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Martlets launch ‘Cuddle Up’ campaign

Graham Robson April 30, 2019

Martlets hope to raise £25,000 to refurbish patient rooms to feel more like home.

Martlets, the Brighton & Hove-based hospice, launches Cuddle Up campaign with support from designer Sarah Moore aims to raise £25,000 to help make patient rooms feel more like home for them and their families during their time at the hospice.

After listening to patient feedback, the team at Martlets realised that making changes to the hospice rooms would enable patients to enjoy some real home comforts in the precious time they have left.

Sarah Moore
Sarah Moore

These changes could include having a sofa or a chair big enough for loved ones to cuddle up on, a homely colour-scheme or even fun-themed children’s bedding for when youngsters are staying with their mum or dad.

Designer Sarah Moore, who lives in Sussex, has a very personal connection with Martlets. Her close friend Emma, a popular designer who worked with her on the BBC programme Money for Nothing, was a patient at the hospice.

Sarah said: “Martlets delivered amazing care for Emma when she was really poorly.  I’m so happy to support the Cuddle Up Appeal; small design changes can have a big impact on wellbeing and quality of life, and it’s important to balance great design with the practicalities of care.”

Ruth Tierney, Martlets’ Ward Manager, added: “Time is such a precious thing, time to love and be loved, time to say all the things that need to be said and time to cuddle together.

“With fundraising help we could make simple improvements that would make a world of difference to our patients. We want to create a space where it’s easy for loved ones to snuggle up, talk, laugh and comfort each other together.

“We’d like our wonderful supporters to help us to raise enough money so that our patients can enjoy all the comforts of home whilst they are at Martlets. We hope that people will really take this campaign to heart and help us make this possible.”

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