Friends of Cicely Saunders

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‘You matter because you are you.’

These words by Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement, continue to resonate today.

Expert palliative care can make a difference to quality of life, not only for those with progressive illness or nearing the end of life, but also for those they leave behind. It puts the person before the disease, addressing not only physical pain, but also other symptoms and conditions, which might be psychological, social or spiritual.

Cicely Saunders International is committed to ensuring that everyone gets the care they need when they are ill, dying or bereaved, but we need your help to raise £150,000 a year to continue Dame Cicely’s work.

Your donation will go towards supporting our work building palliative care evidence, skills and capacity.

Join the Friends of Cicely Saunders International and support world-changing research into palliative and end of life care.

To donate via online banking (annual standing order) please see our details here

If you would like to make a donation by monthly standing order please visit our donation page on Virgin Money Giving

If you have any queries please email us

Read our Action Plan for Better Palliative Care