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Introducing the Pear Tree Fund

The Pear Tree Fund offers vital information, advice and holistic support to people with life-changing illnesses or long-term conditions, and families and carers. 

We provide a wide range of services to people living in East Suffolk and neighbouring parts of Mid Suffolk and South Norfolk. 

From our tranquil and welcoming base at the purpose-built Pear Tree Centre in the heart of Halesworth, we offer everything from a cup of tea and listening ear to sessions with our qualified counsellors.

Working closely with the voluntary sector, community groups and partner charities, we put the right help in place to meet the needs of the whole family.

We pride ourselves on walking alongside people on their journey and offering local support when they need it the most.

Our charity also provides nursing care, as well as emotional, physical and practical support to people reaching the end of their lives so that they can die in the comfort and security of their own homes.

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You’ll Be Fine Audio Play

The Pear Tree Fund, in collaboration with our partners is delighted to publish You’ll Be Fine, an audio play written Jan Etherington, as part of our Compassionate Communities work.

It is hoped the play will support those who receive a life-changing diagnosis and their families, encourage and facilitate conversations around planning for end of life and help educate the wider public.

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Support for people bereaved by coronavirus

We are currently offering counselling more widely to support those who have lost close friends and family as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

We are committed to supporting those who have been bereaved by COVID-19 or have life-limiting conditions as a result of a coronavirus infection. Please get in touch with the Pear Tree Centre if you would like more information.

If you are a qualified counsellor and would like to join our register, then please contact us by emailing peartreecentre@peartreefund.org or phoning 01986 899655. We have an established team working flexibly, offering both remote and face to face counselling. You choose the number of hours you can provide at the Pear Tree Centre, which offers a tranquil and rewarding place to work.

At the same time, we are reminding everyone in our local community to continue to follow the government advice on staying safe and well. Please wash your hands regularly, use a mask to cover your face and keep your distance from others.

If you have received a letter or text asking you to book a vaccination, please be sure to do so.

For more information and advice, click here.

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Tommy to complete fundraising endurance challenge in memory of his father-in-law

Tommy Williams-Green is completing four miles, every four hours for 48 hours in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice and The Pear Tree Fund, who supported his father-in-law Clive Roose, who lived in Halesworth, before his death in April 2022. Tommy, ... Read More

Special event to support people’s health and wellbeing

A special event which will shine a spotlight on the wide range of services, support and activities which are available in the Halesworth area to boost people’s health and wellbeing has been organised by the Pear Tree Fund. The Halesworth ... Read More

Pear Tree Centre throws open its doors

People from east Suffolk and neighbouring areas are being invited to find out more about the free services offered by the Pear Tree Fund, meet its friendly staff and volunteers and enjoy refreshments and live music at a special open ... Read More

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