The Friends

The Friends of The Wisdom Hospice is a Charity dedicated to supporting the work of the Wisdom Hospice, providing specialised end of life care and support to local people, their families, friends and carers whether at home, in the hospice or hospital.  It's all about the patients and helping the hospice team to care for them and their families.

With your help, The Friends will be able to continue supporting The Wisdom Hospice and ensure that those facing life-limiting illness get the help they so desperately need.  We need to raise more than £2,000 a day, £15,000 a week and £600,000 a year towards The Wisdom Hospice's running costs.  Whilst we are funded partly by the NHS, with every new day we are facing increasing pressure to achieve these targets.

Each day we meet new supporters that are raising money for us in so many inspiring ways.  We really could not do the work that we do without the generosity and support from our local community.


Our vision and mission

The Friends Vision and Mission are one and the same - to promote the relief of suffering and the treatment of adults in Medway and Swale with life-limiting illnesses. The Wisdom Hospice delivers the best of care.

The Friends support the Hospice by raising money to provide an annual grant, plus those little extras, to ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible.

Our History

The Queen 31st October 1984
Over thirty years ago, The Wisdom Hospice opened its doors to the adults of Medway and Swale. The Wisdom Hospice was born out of need; a need for palliative care in the community...

The Team

Chief Executive
Martyn joined The Friends as Chief Executive in December 2011 joining The Friends having been the Managing Director of his family business for over 25 years.
Community Fundraiser
Beth joined our fundraising team in March 2017 as The Friends newest Community Fundraiser, she was very excited to start working within her own community.
Fundraising Co-ordinator
Emma Dengate, the longest serving member of our team, has been Fundraising Co-ordinator for The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice since April 2004.
Community Fundraiser
Clare joined our fundraising team in June 2018 as a one of The Friends Community Fundraisers. She has worked for a couple of charities before joining us and has supported the hospice as a volunteer for the last 10 years.
Financial Controller
I have recently joined The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice as Financial Controller. I have worked in finance roles in the private sector for many years before switching to the charity sector in 2016.
Fundraising Office Administrator
Charlotte started off as a volunteer working in the fundraising office in October 2017. Coming from a finance and admin background, she brings a range of experience to what is becoming a diverse and varied role.

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