Our Vision is to work with NHS hospitals across the country to help them set up ‘Butterfly Volunteer’ teams – that support patients who are dying in hospital, many of whom have no other visitors at all.
Death for some people is a peaceful experience, spent in the presence of loved ones. For many others, the last days of life are spent in a hospital bed, frightened and alone.
No One Should Die Alone
Time is what we give
Time to engage with patients who have no visitors
Time to read, listen to music, or simply sit quietly
Time to support family or friends who are struggling
Time to take over when family or friends need a break
Time to simply sit and listen.
Time to liaise with nursing staff on behalf of the patient.
Time to ensure that nursing staff know that their patients are not alone.
How You Can Help
Volunteers bring with them enthusiasm, skills and experiences
As the work we do is entirely supported by voluntary donations, fundraising is a vital part of keeping the Anne Robson Trust in hospitals across the UK and providing compassionate support at the end of life. Click here to donate now.
We’ve successfully launched several Butterfly Volunteer Schemes and would love yours to be the next. If you’re interested in becoming our next hospital partner, please take a more detailed look.
Find out more
Anne Robson Trust National Recognition
How people die remains in the memory of those who live on.
– Dame Cicely Mary Saunders