Hospice at Home West Cumbria (HHWC) is one of more than 200 charitable hospices across the UK taking part in Hospice Care Week (10 – 14 October) an awareness campaign led by the national hospice and end of life care charity, Hospice UK.

As part of Hospice Care Week, today we join our Communications Co-ordinator, Ellie Mcmillan and our Fundraising Co-ordinator, Gemma Bell to find out what their day to day responsibilities are.

Communications Co-ordinator, Ellie Mcmillan said, “At the beginning of each day, I monitor our social media accounts. This involves checking the performance of our posts, engaging with our supporters, and monitoring our tags and mentions. Then I check my emails and to-do list to see what my top priorities are for the day. My priorities change every day, but they often mix between coordinating and managing press and communications tasks, which vary between press releases, website stories and fundraising/supporter stories, creating promotional materials for internal and external events, and covering important topics related to our charity in national campaign weeks.”

Fundraising Co-ordinator, Gemma Bell said, “As a fundraiser for Hospice at Home West Cumbria, my day to day work revolves around raising awareness of our services in the local community. I build new and ongoing relationships with our supporters who fundraise for us and support them throughout their fundraising journey. In doing so, I am always trying to find new ways to raise the profile of the charity and run our campaigns and events throughout the year to raise vital funds.”

For more information on Hospice Care Week or to make a donation please click on the ‘Donate Now’ button, email info@hhwc.org.uk  or call 01900 873173.