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Celebrating a Decade of Care

Celebrating the Butterfly Hospice's 10 Years of Compassionate Service in Lincolnshire

A remarkable journey of care and compassion has been unfolding over the past decade. The Butterfly Hospice Trust, in partnership with Lincolnshire Community Health Service, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This milestone, 'A Decade of Care,' marks a significant chapter in providing exceptional life-limiting and end-of-life care in Boston and the wider Lincolnshire area.

The Journey from Vision to Reality

It all began in August 2014 when the hospice welcomed its first patients. From its inception, the Butterfly Hospice has been a beacon of hope and comfort, offering free personalised holistic care to those living with a life-limiting illness. The hospice was born from a vision - a dream nurtured by the local community's determination to succeed. Bridget MacPherson, Chief Executive of The Butterfly Hospice Trust, reflects on this journey: "The unwavering support from our community transformed a dream into a reality. Here we are, 10 years on, a testament to that collective faith and effort."

The Butterfly Hospice Trust on a Frosty Morning.

Personalised Care: The Heart of the Butterfly Hospice

At the Butterfly Hospice, every day is about making a difference. Holly Watson, LCHS Clinical Lead, explains: "Our goal is to bring light during dark days. Whether it's fulfilling bucket-list wishes or providing little comforts, we strive to make every day count." The hospice's approach goes beyond traditional care, encompassing therapy services alongside exceptional nursing, supporting both patients and their friends and families in both pre and post-bereavement.

A Decade of Achievements and Transformation

Over these ten years, the Butterfly Hospice has not just grown in size but also in the reach of its impact.

2014: The hospice doors opened in partnership with LCHS, bringing hope and care to the first patients needing a specialised service in their local community.

2015: The charity expanded its retail presence with the emergence of new stores – 3 in total: Boston, Spalding, and Skegness, widening the hospice reach across Lincolnshire

2016: A very 'positive' first Healthwatch visit was proudly received, a testament to the quality of care provided by the nursing teams.

2017: The development of the Memory Garden to enhance the hospice grounds brought solace and tranquillity to patients and their families.

2018: A corporate rebrand refreshed the charity's image, reflecting growth and commitment for both the charity and the hospice.

2019: The 5-year ‘Hospice Opening’ milestone was celebrated, acknowledging the continued support from the community.

2020: A successful charity warehouse expansion enabled the operation of 5 retail stores ensuring the charity's continued sustainability and commitment to the wider ‘green agenda’.

2021: The charity and clinical partnership expanded to include The Sidings Medical Centre, so strengthening ties to the local primary healthcare network.

2022: The opening of the Therapy Village enabling an expansion of therapy and well-being services marked a significant and much needed new offer to the local community.

2023: The dedication of the staff was recognised as the LCHS Team won the coveted Clinical Team of the Year at the Celebrating Success Awards and the Charity Team was nominated as Charity of the Year at the Lincolnshire Excellence Awards.

A New Symbol of Hope and Commitment

The Butterfly Hospice Trusts 10 Year Stampmark

Marking this 10-year journey, The Butterfly Hospice Trust is proud to

unveil a new 10-year stamp mark. Designed by the talented Sam Burt. The logo symbolises transformation, hope, and rebirth, featuring the beloved butterfly, surrounded by forget-me-nots, daffodils, and tulips. This symbol not only represents remembrance but also celebrates the hospice's connection to the county and its royal recognition, heralding back to the hospice being visited by the Princess Royal.

Join Us in Making a Difference

As part of the 10th-anniversary celebrations, the hospice aims to raise £100,000 to directly enhance the patient experience. Your contribution, big or small, can make a significant impact.

The Butterfly Hospice Trust, your local hospice for local people, invites you to join in celebrating 'A Decade of Care' and help continue making a positive impact on the lives of those in our community.


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