Show your love for John Taylor Hospice this Valentine’s Day

For many, it’s a day when love is in the air. Here are five ways you can share the love and show your local hospice how much you care this Valentine’s Day!


Giving the gift of time through volunteering is a special way to support John Taylor Hospice. Volunteers are vital to hospices and people who contribute their time make a huge difference to patients and their families. We love our volunteers and every day we’re inspired and astounded by their kindness, commitment and friendship. If you’d like to join our incredible volunteering family then we can’t wait to hear from you! Find out everything you need to know here.


Maybe your Valentine isn’t a fan of flowers or you find it difficult to pick the perfect present? If John Taylor Hospice is a cause close to their heart then you could make a charitable donation instead of buying a gift. Here’s what a difference your money makes to the people we care for:

  • £5 provides a home cooked meal for someone being cared for in our In-Patient Unit
  • £10 can fund one-to-one practical help and advice around benefits and housing issues
  • £16 provides an hour of caring at home

It’s easy to make a donation through our website, over the phone or in person. Your donation helps us to continue being there for people when they need us most.

Support our charity shops

On 15 February we’re excited to be opening a new John Taylor Hospice charity shop! Our new store is in Brownhills and is the fourth store we’ve opened in the last year. We’re always on the look-out for donations and will gratefully accept pre-loved clothes, accessories and home items.

You can show the love for John Taylor Hospice by donating items we can sell in our shops. Also, please pop in and see us if you’re passing as we have some fantastic, high-quality items for sale (you may even discover that last-minute gift to set your Valentine’s heart aflutter!). Your support really means the world to us and is helping us make every moment matter for hundreds of local people every day.

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Join one of our events

Signing up to an event is a special way to declare how much you care this Valentine’s Day! It’s a fantastic time to get involved in a John Taylor Hospice event as we have an exciting fundraising calendar lined up for the year ahead. Whether it’s running or baking, bucket collecting or doing something breathtaking – there are many ways you can raise money for our hospice and help ensure our vital work continues for years to come.

Host your own fundraiser

It’s not just one day of the year when we feel the love from our super supporters – every day they amaze us with their fundraising efforts and their willingness to go above and beyond to help local families.

Stuck for event ideas? Well, we have the perfect recipe to kick-start your fundraising! By holding a Big Brummie Bake sale on Friday 5 April (or a day to suit you) you can raise vital funds to support people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.

Our Fundraising Team will be there to support you throughout your fundraising journey and can provide you with a Big Brummie Bake toolkit jam-packed with top tips, invitations, fun games and lots more! You can get in touch with the team by calling 0121 728 6739 or emailing [email protected]

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What our patients think

“I’d have really struggled without them”

“They’ve been ever so good to me and that’s why I wanted to fundraise and do something to help just like they’ve helped me.”

Philomena Sharpe

“The impact they had will never be forgotten”

“The community nurses were so helpful and they’re lovely people. They put my mind at rest and it’s such a comfort to know you’re not on your own.”

Jackie Day

“An angel sent into my life”

“I can’t thank Angie (patient and family support worker) enough for everything she’s done for us. She’s so reliable and professional – a wonderful person. She took away all these worries and was there for me in my time of need.”

Patricia Smith-Evans

“I’ve really enjoyed it”

“The FAB Programme has helped me to get fitter and my walking is better. Everyone is really nice at the hospice, they’re friendly and they’re good company. I’d recommend it to anyone who is in a similar situation to me.”

Don Bell

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