As a major donor, you have the opportunity to make a transformational impact on our services in the Hospice building and across Birmingham and Sandwell. Our priority is to embed high quality palliative care in as many sectors and organisations as we can, so these principles become mainstream in the years ahead.

Join us as we lead with our vision where the best experience of living is available to everyone leading up to and at the end of life. With strategic investment now, this could become a reality for our city and beyond.

Can you support our ambition with a philanthropic gift towards our vital work?

As the first independent hospice in the Midlands, since 1979 we have been a pioneer for hospice care in Birmingham. Our founder, Monica Pearce’s, determination to provide better end-of-life care for patients and their loved ones led to her raising over £350,000 through the generosity of philanthropists and the local community. Today, we support and care for over 500 individuals living with life-limiting illness everyday across Birmingham and Sandwell. Our projects within the Hospice building, across the community and in partnership with local organisations provide philanthropists with a unique opportunity to help drive our commitment to bring change across the whole system of healthcare, so that more people have a better experience at the end of life.

In her book, ‘Dear Life’, Rachel Clarke describes how ‘in a hospice there is more of what matters in life- more love, more strength, more kindness, more joy, more tenderness, more grace, more compassion- than you could ever imagine’. If you share this ethos, partnering with us by donating a significant gift will see us bring more love, strength, kindness, joy, tenderness, grace and compassion to a community who needs us.

We build bespoke, long-term relationships with each major donor, and will work collaboratively with you to make sure your donation has the greatest possible impact. As a loved and valued major donor at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, you can expect:

  • An initial consultation with our Partnerships Manager, Helen, to ensure we understand your motivations, ambitions and how you would like your donation to be used.
  • A dedicated personal contact at the charity to keep you updated regularly on the impact your gifts are making
  • An opportunity to visit the Hospice, meet our expert nursing staff, key organisational personnel and see our work in action (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Invitations to exclusive events and networking opportunities
  • The knowledge that your donation is making a genuine, long-term difference to the delivery of palliative care to adults and their loved ones across Birmingham.

To find out more about how your support can make a difference, get in touch with our Partnerships Manager, Helen, on

Here is our Triage Nurse, Rachel, sharing some of the vital pieces of equipment we have been able to purchase thanks to the generosity of the public and major donors: