Welcome to your Summer issue of The Raphaelite, where we highlight the important work of our team at the Hospice and in the heart of the community, all thanks to your kind and vital support.

"In this issue we feature our Complementary Therapy services, take a peek into our Wellbeing Centre and celebrate the remarkable efforts of some of our volunteer fundraisers. Including Charlie who was inspired to run the Manchester Marathon for us, raising over £12,000 after his best friend Luca was cared for at the Hospice.

Hospice Nurse Martina helped to care for Luca and features in our Sponsor a Nurse appeal. She shares her experiences of being a nurse and why she believes the Hospice is such a special place to work. It costs us over £6.5 million a year to provide our free end of life care, with only 25% funding from the NHS. Every donation we receive, helps ensure that we can continue to be there for the people of Merton and Sutton, helping them live the fullest life they can, until the end."

Nick Stevens, CEO