The Ellis Campbell Foundation has been a long-term supporter of St. Michael’s Hospice, based in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
During the Covid pandemic, St. Michael’s has been in the front line of the response to the Coronavirus. Bed capacity has been expanded substantially to ease the pressure on Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital in providing end-of-life care, now including patients suffering from Covid-19. Hospice management and staff are working round-the-clock to provide this crucial support to the community. At the same time, following government guidance, St. Michael’s has had to close all its shops and suspend almost all normal fund-raising activities. To survive the crisis and to continue to be able to provide the care for which the Hospice is renowned, the Hospice launched a Crisis Appeal in April 2020 to which Trustees made a donation of £5,000.