John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham invites you to an open day

John Taylor Hospice is inviting local people to visit for its annual open day this June.

The event on Friday June 14 welcomes people to the Erdington-based hospice to find out more about hospice care and the staff and volunteers who work there.

The day will feature talks and discussions with health professionals, the opportunity to have a go at an art therapy activity and the chance to discover more about volunteering and events. Refreshments and a light lunch will also be provided.

John Taylor Hospice Head of Brand and Media Diane Parkes said: “Many people are afraid of the idea of hospices or have little idea of all the amazing work we do for local families. Our open day is a chance for everyone to meet with our staff, volunteers and people who use our services to ask questions and find out more.

“Last year’s open day exceeded our expectations in terms of the number of people who attended and the feedback. Everyone who came said they found it really useful in learning more about the hospice.”

The open day is hosted by the Living Well Centre and Friday Social Group – a weekly group of local older residents who are at risk of isolation and loneliness so come together at the hospice for social activities, lunch and conversation.

Diane added: “Our open day takes place between 11am-2pm and visitors are welcome to attend for the entire event or drop in at a time to suit. Attendance is free but we ask that people register so we can cater as lunch is provided.”

A full programme for the day and registration is on the hospice website at: