We’re committed to providing comfort, support and specialist care to over 2,200 patients and their loved ones across South Devon each year, and determined to continue raising the money that funds our work as an independent charity.
It takes time, compassion, patience, medical expertise and money to help patients and families make the most of every day, but every year we help over 2,200 people living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon to do just that.
By providing comfort, support and specialist services in our patients’ homes, in the community and at our Inpatient Unit in Torquay, we enable families to share precious and joyful moments when they are needed most – whether it’s a beautiful wedding, remarkable reunion, simple thank you or gentle cuddle.
At our premises in Torquay, our team of doctors, nurses, social workers and a range of other health and social care professionals provide specialist care in our Inpatient Unit.
We also care for out-patients and their loved ones, offering therapies, bereavement support and medical consultation in an environment that helps patients and families make the most of precious time together.
From Dartmouth to Dawlish, we care for ¾ of our patients in their own homes with a team of community nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and bereavement counsellors delivering a holistic approach tailored to individual needs.
Last year it cost £8.3 million to provide our services. As an independent charity, more than 70% of our funding comes from the incredible generosity of local people, without whom we would not be able to fund our work. We’re determined to make sure every penny raised from your donations continues to help patients and their loved ones make the most of every moment they have together.
There are so many ways you can raise funds to support local families facing life-limiting illness in South Devon. From a making regular donation to playing the Rowcroft lottery; baking up a storm in our Big Bake to getting caked in colour for the Colour Rush; trekking the Sahara to strolling the Sleep Walk! Every pound raised helps to support Rowcroft’s vital work, enabling families make the most of each and every day.
Together, we can make every day the best day possible
The Helen Foundation was launched in January 2006 as a living memorial to Helen Elizabeth Kirk, aged 24, who tragically died after a road accident on 26 December 2005.