Appeal: The Big Four-Oh!

9am - Sunday 1st May 2022

Compton's Big Four-Oh!

The need for Compton Care will never go away, we’ve been around for 40 years and we’ll be needed for another 40 and beyond.  

Today, a local person is being given their diagnosis and will need future support. Tonight, family members will pick up the phone to call our Care Coordination service for help and guidance for their loved one. Someone will need our rapid response team in the early hours. In the coming weeks, families will sadly face the death of their loved one and will need specialist bereavement support.

This spring, we're asking people to help us to make sure we're here for patients and families in the future. You can donate by:

Compton cares, because you do - thank you.

Story of Vicky

As I look back over the years and all of those countless moments of care provided by Compton, I’m reminded of Vicky, a young woman who tragically never got to celebrate her 40th birthday.

In 2015, Vicky was admitted to Compton’s Inpatient Unit with terminal cervical cancer. Vicky’s stay at Compton meant that our doctors were able to get her pain levels and symptoms under control. Being so young at 32 – a similar age to me at the time – she’d ask if I could help with her personal care. I’d run her the bubbliest of jacuzzi baths, put her favourite music on, braid her hair and we’d sit and munch pick ‘n’ mix in pamper facemasks. Vicky’s death wasn’t morbid. She lived her life to the end. I’ll always feel honoured to have helped look after her.

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Since supporting our first patient in February 1982, Compton has had the absolute privilege of supporting and being part of thousands of peoples' palliative care journeys, like Vicky’s.

Our work is about helping people: to be as pain free as possible, get symptoms under control, to negotiate care plans and life choices, to work through personal finances and all the lifestyle changes that come with a terminal diagnosis. And to live. We do all of this with the aim of making life a little easier for patients and their families.

Your donation means even more to us in our special 40th birthday year.

Louise Greenaway

Clinical Nurse Specialist



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Compton's Big Four-Oh!

The need for Compton Care will never go away, we’ve been around for 40 years and we’ll be needed for another 40 and beyond.  

Today, a local person is being given their diagnosis and will need future support. Tonight, family members will pick up the phone to call our Care Coordination service for help and guidance for their loved one. Someone will need our rapid response team in the early hours. In the coming weeks, families will sadly face the death of their loved one and will need specialist bereavement support.

This spring, we're asking people to help us to make sure we're here for patients and families in the future. You can donate by:

Compton cares, because you do - thank you.

Story of Vicky

As I look back over the years and all of those countless moments of care provided by Compton, I’m reminded of Vicky, a young woman who tragically never got to celebrate her 40th birthday.

In 2015, Vicky was admitted to Compton’s Inpatient Unit with terminal cervical cancer. Vicky’s stay at Compton meant that our doctors were able to get her pain levels and symptoms under control. Being so young at 32 – a similar age to me at the time – she’d ask if I could help with her personal care. I’d run her the bubbliest of jacuzzi baths, put her favourite music on, braid her hair and we’d sit and munch pick ‘n’ mix in pamper facemasks. Vicky’s death wasn’t morbid. She lived her life to the end. I’ll always feel honoured to have helped look after her.

Spring Appeal thumbnail (1)

Since supporting our first patient in February 1982, Compton has had the absolute privilege of supporting and being part of thousands of peoples' palliative care journeys, like Vicky’s.

Our work is about helping people: to be as pain free as possible, get symptoms under control, to negotiate care plans and life choices, to work through personal finances and all the lifestyle changes that come with a terminal diagnosis. And to live. We do all of this with the aim of making life a little easier for patients and their families.

Your donation means even more to us in our special 40th birthday year.

Louise Greenaway

Clinical Nurse Specialist


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