Rowans Hospice hits £800,000 landmark

Rowans chief executive Ruth White
Rowans chief executive Ruth White

QA Hospital staff celebrate winning awards

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DOROTHY’S Dream is getting closer and closer to being achieved as the Rowans Hospice has hit another milestone in its fundraising.

The Purbrook hospice has now raised more than £800,000 for its hospice at home scheme.

It now needs an additional £200,000 for the 18-month pilot to be turned into a full service.

Dorothy’s Dream gives terminally-ill people the chance to spend their final days at home with their loved ones.

Chief executive Ruth White said: ‘This is a fantastic achievement in tough economic times, I’m so grateful to the readers of The News for getting behind their hospice and supporting us.

‘Our team of nurses is able to go out to care for patients in their own homes and offer a unique service to each person, making a real difference to end of life care in Portsmouth and south-east Hampshire.’

In a bid to raise money the hospice is raffling a car, which has been donated by Richmond Citroen, in Portsmouth.

People are invited to enter a raffle draw for £1 and be in with a chance to win a three- door Citroen C1.

Tickets can be brought from the hospice in Purbrook Heath Way or from any of its charity stores.

The car will also be at Port Solent, Portsmouth, from Monday, March 12 to Sunday, March 18.

The raffle draw takes place on April 1.

Donations of £5 can be made to the appeal by texting Dream to 70800.

You will be charged £5 plus one message at the standard network rate.

To find out more about the hospice and its services go to or call (023) 9223 8532.