The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, which recently won the Cambridge News Business Excellence Award for Social Entrepreneurship of the year, has announced the departure of its Chair of Trustees, Stuart Evans, a well-known local entrepreneur.
A celebratory chapter in Arthur Rank Hospice History
Having become a trustee two years earlier, Stuart Evans was in post as Chair for eight years, and had the ideal experience to support the organisation to grow, become independent and build a new state-of-the-art £10.6 million hospice.
Stuart said, "I am very sad to be leaving the charity but it has been enormously rewarding to see the way the charity has developed over the last ten years and I am proud to have been part of that. The new hospice is a wonderful facility for Cambridgeshire and will for many years to come make a tremendous difference to people at a time in their life when they most need the care and facilities of a well designed hospice. I know that the staff and the wonderful army of volunteers at Arthur Rank will continue to put the patients at the core of everything they do and that Isabel Napper will be an excellent new chair to lead the hospice through to further success".
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.
We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.
It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.
For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk