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Introducing the Pear Tree Fund

The Pear Tree Fund offers emotional, physical and practical support to people reaching the end of their lives so that those who wish to can die in the comfort and security of their own homes.

Originally known as Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund (HCNCF), the charity was set up in 1989 and is entirely funded by people’s generosity.

The Pear Tree Fund has two charitable objects:

  • Nursing care in the community.  To support people with a life-limiting illness who are registered with Cutlers Hill Surgery, by the provision of nursing care, practical support and equipment; and
  • Information and support at the Pear Tree Centre. To provide information and support at the Pear Tree Centre to people living in Halesworth and the surrounding area, who either themselves or a member of their family have a life limiting illness.

We are asking for your support to help us continue providing these vital services for people in our rural community.

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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.

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.

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Temporary closure - COVID-19

The Pear Tree Centre and Dee's Den have temporarily closed to keep our staff, volunteers and the public safe.

We are still able to offer advice over the telephone, as well as counselling services online or over the phone. Please call us on 01986 899655 or email peartreecentre@peartreefund.org

Dees Den will also remain closed until the government says it is safe to reopen.

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, we unfortunately had to cancel many of our planned fundraising events during 2020, which means the charity will suffer a considerable loss of income.

During this time we would welcome all donations to help us continue to deliver signposting services, counselling and benefits advice in the community, which will be even more vital than ever:

  • A consultation with DANES, our disability advice service, costs £30
  • An hour of counselling costs £50
  • Benefits and form filling advice costs £30

Please click here if you can help.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support. We will reopen as soon as the government advises that it is safe to do so.

Look after yourselves and stay safe.
Peartree Centre Halesworth

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Latest News

£15,000 boost for Suffolk charity

More people in north east Suffolk and south Norfolk will now be able to access specialist help to come to terms with bereavement or the diagnosis of a life-limiting illnesses after the Pear Tree Fund was awarded more than £15,000 ... Read More
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Could you be our first chief executive officer?

The Pear Tree Fund is appointing its first chief executive to provide creative and dynamic leadership to develop the charity’s services and ensure its future financial sustainability. The Pear Tree Fund was established in 1989 to support people with a ... Read More

Counselling service handed £3,650 boost

More people in north east Suffolk will now be able to access specialist help to come to terms with bereavement or the diagnosis of a life-limiting illnesses after the Pear Tree Fund was awarded a £3,650 grant by Norfolk Community ... Read More

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