St Wilfrid’s Hospice serves a population of 235,000 people, covering an area of around 300 square miles. Our expert teams work hard helping people to live well until the end of their lives and to support their family and friends. We provide care in our 20-bed Inpatient Unit, through our Wellbeing service and, increasingly, to families in their own homes.

Our mission is to transform end of life care for the people of Eastbourne, Seaford, Hailsham, Uckfield, Heathfield and all points in between.

We are a charity that relies on voluntary gifts to support over 70% of our vital work. It costs just over £15,000 a day to provide our care and support services across our catchment area.

These are tough times for local people nearing the end of life and their families. St Wilfrid’s Hospice continues to care for patients following the COVID-19 outbreak, using our specialist skills to care for vulnerable people throughout our community.

Thank you very much for joining us for our Virtual Balloon Race while we face these unique challenges – every penny raised will make such a difference and ensure that we can continue our vital support of our local community.

At £3 each, five balloons could cover the cost of a call to our 24 hour Nurse Line, which is needed more than ever right now. 10 balloons could cover an inpatient’s meals for one day. 34 balloons could fund a Registered Nurse on our Inpatient Unit for one day.

Thank you for your kind support of St Wilfrid’s Hospice – and best of luck in the race!

Our fundraising target is: £5000

Gross monies raised so far: £252

Supporters so far: 31

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Christine D : travelled 1,515.30km

  • #2 In memory of John Wallis: travelled 1,482.46km

  • #3 I love you Grandad: travelled 1,380.90km

  • #4 Mags1943: travelled 1,358.36km

  • #5 The African Giraffe: travelled 1,357.96km

  • #6 Glenn's Team: travelled 1,271.52km

  • #7 Moonshine: travelled 1,269.80km

  • #8 Sally Webber: travelled 973.25km

  • #9 Billy: travelled 753.09km

  • #10 Fire bomb : travelled 748.29km

  • #11 Grandads Balloon: travelled 745.24km

  • #12 Christine D : travelled 744.01km

  • #13 Sables d'Or: travelled 730.93km

  • #14 Mother knows Best: travelled 631.30km

  • #15 Love you Daddio: travelled 615.12km

  • #16 Subs balloon: travelled 566.45km

  • #17 Grandad: travelled 554.69km

  • #18 Eastbourne Mayor's Office: travelled 526.74km

  • #19 Dave: travelled 490.84km

  • #20 An Elephant Never Forgets: travelled 487.34km

Supporter Balloons (84)

  • Grandad joined the race on July 2, 2020, 4:54 PM

  • Grandma joined the race on July 2, 2020, 4:52 PM

  • Clare joined the race on July 2, 2020, 4:50 PM

  • Rita joined the race on July 2, 2020, 4:38 PM

  • Geoff joined the race on July 2, 2020, 4:38 PM

  • Dave joined the race on July 2, 2020, 4:38 PM

  • Jack joined the race on July 2, 2020, 4:38 PM

  • Hannah joined the race on July 2, 2020, 4:38 PM

  • Grandads Balloon joined the race on July 2, 2020, 10:38 AM

  • I love you Grandad joined the race on July 2, 2020, 10:38 AM