Celebrating 30 years of care
1992 - 2022
30 years of care for our community
This year marks the official 30th anniversary of Oakhaven Hospice. Although services started from the hospice in the preceding year, 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of our official opening in May 1992 by HRH The Duchess of Kent.
Three decades of care for the community of the New Forest and Waterside and more recently that of Totton and the surrounding areas. From small beginnings, the hospice has now blossomed into a well respected and loved part of our community providing support and care for all those with a life-limiting illness.
We now provide support in so many different forms and settings; whether that be for those with the most complex end of life needs or more general support. Oakhaven strives to be there to support all of us in whatever way as we face end of life, be that as a patient or friend or family.
Thank you for your support
“Our anniversary is an important time to thank everyone in our community who has helped make Oakhaven become what it has, whether that is as a supporter, volunteer or member of staff at any point in those 30 years.
We are indebted for your support and thank you for help making the last 30 years possible.
Oakhaven aims to continue to grow to meet the ongoing needs of all those facing end of life in whatever way. We want to reach out and support all those that need us and to do that we need your continued support. We look to the future with renewed determination, hope and passion to expand and enhance our care to continue to support our community for another 30 years. Thank you for your support.”
- Andrew Ryde, Chief Executive
We invite you to contribute to our photo exhibition
As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations we would like to remember all those special people who have been supported by Oakhaven over the years.
We'd love for you and your family to be involved in this special celebration, so please do send us a photo of your loved one and a short message about what Oakhaven means to you.
All of your photos and messages will be included in a special '30 Years of Care' exhibition that will be held at Oakhaven in September. If you would like your loved one to be included, please send us your photo and message by 30th July 2022.
The support of our community has been vital to Oakhaven over the last 30 years, allowing us to continue to care and support families facing end of life. Without you, our community, we wouldn't be there to help individuals and their loved ones through the most difficult of times.
Your continued support will allow us to be there for families for the next 30 years and more. A regular gift each month will allow us to continue to provide expert care and support those in our community who need us most.
How to send in your photo and message
Please email us your electronic photo and message to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th July 2022. Alternatively post a copy of your photo with your message to Oakhaven Hospice 30 Years of Care, Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington SO41 8ZZ.
Please only send one photo and a short message. We would like this to be as easy as possible for you, so if you have any concerns or difficulties in sending us your photo, please call our fundraising team on 01590 677773 who would be delighted to assist you.
How to make a copy of a printed photo
We understand how precious these images are to you, so if you only have a printed photo we ask that you retain the original and make a copy to send to us. You can make a copy in one of the following ways:
- take a photo of your original image (using a phone or digital camera) and email the photo to us along with your message
- scan your original image and email the scan to us along with your message
- take your image to a photography store and as them to make a copy to post to us.
Working together to secure the long-term future of Oakhaven Hospice
Could you help Oakhaven by committing to give a regular amount each month? Together we could ensure that Oakhaven is there to support everyone, throughout our community, now and in the future.
Here’s how you can help: it’s the small things that make a difference
- £6 a month helps transport patients to and from our Day Hospice where they can enjoy a social day, shared laughter, a hearty lunch and relax for a while.
- £12 a month helps those coping with a diagnosis or following the death of a loved one the opportunity to work through their emotions with one of our counsellors.
- £36 a month helps to bring the hospice to your home, where our community teams can support you, allowing you to remain at home and independent for as long as possible.
'Mum was the heart of our family. Married to Dad for nearly 50 years, two adoring daughters and three doting grandchildren. Towards the end of her life, Mum was taken into hospital and unfortunately, her health deteriorated quickly and we were told that she did not have much time left but was too unwell to go home.
Obviously, we were devasted and scared that mum’s last moments would be on a busy hospital ward, hooked up to machines, with little privacy. This was when Oakhaven literally ‘scooped’ us all up. Within hours mum had been transported to the hospice where she received exemplary care and we were looked after too by the incredible staff and volunteers. Nothing was too much trouble and Dad was able to remain by her side the whole time, even during the night.
Thanks to this wonderful place, mum was made comfortable and spent her last moments, surrounded by the whole family in such a beautiful and peaceful environment'.