Butterfly Volunteers support patients who are dying in hospital
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Hospital Partners

106

Butterfly Volunteers

2340

Patients Supported

7369

Total Visits

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.

Vanessa’s Story

How You Can Help

Volunteer

Volunteers bring with them enthusiasm, skills and experiences. Whether they offer time to support patients regularly, or help with running events, promotions, and fundraising for us, either on a one-off or occasional basis, everyone has a unique contribution to make.

Donate

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.

Hospital Enquiry

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.

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The conversation

So grateful to our amazing team for their support, dedication & resilience during the last few months. Some exciting ideas will come to fruition soon - can’t wait to share with our Twitter friends! Happy weekend all 😊

@juliaholding @CNOEngland @SherreeFagge @wilson9_richard @zoepackman117 @paulmreeves1 @Lindajdempster @neilgchurchill @Emma_Valentine @AshfaSlater Julia it is so well deserved wear it with pride for every patient carer and family you have helped and for every health care professional you have inspired and keep on doing more of the same 💜

Fascinating afternoon interviewing for #ButterflyVolunteer Coord for @NHSHarlow with @nhs_shahid @PahVolunteers @samanth62006124 Looking fwd to getting the service back up & running when it’s needed most #NoOneDeservesToDieAlone

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