Duchess of Kent House in Reading is a hospice which provides specialist palliative care for people with advanced life-limiting illnesses. The services are provided via 15 in-patient beds and supported with a day centre for those who aim to spend as much time as possible living in their own homes.
Although the Unit receives some central funding, it relies on the generosity of people living in the area to fund many of the support services provided.
Reading Home Instead owner Phil Keohane and some of his team recently took part in the Englefield Charity Walk with many other local sponsors to help raise funds for the Hospice.
On a lovely, Sunny Sunday afternoon over 50 people took a stroll around the magnificent gardens of Englefield House near Reading to enjoy the local plant and animal life with a view to raising funds and awareness for this vital local unit which does great work to help those in need. Many of the other walkers continue to support the Hospice in gratitude for the efforts they made in helping their family members in the past.
Phil Keohane of Home Instead is a great admirer of this fantastic organisation ‘Anything we can do here in Reading to help the Duchess of Kent House will be a big priority for us in the future.’