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The Pear Tree Centre

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.

We are now expanding the services we provide by building an innovative one-stop-shop for people who have been diagnosed with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses.

Called The Pear Tree Centre, it will provide a wide range of valuable services closer to home for anyone from north east Suffolk or south Norfolk, including help understanding a diagnosis, bereavement support and counselling.

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

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Covid-19 – temporary closure

To protect our staff and public during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have closed the Pear Tree Centre.

Anyone who needs to access our information and support services should email peartreecentre@peartreefund.org

Thank you for your understanding during what is a difficult time for all of us. We will reopen as soon as the government advises that it is safe to do so.

Peartree Centre Halesworth

The Pear Tree Fund's latest news

Learn what's happening in and around our fund.

Ambitious Aimee’s marathon challenge

The assistant manager at a popular Suffolk pub is preparing to take on the London Marathon for a second time to raise funds for the Pear Tree Fund.
Golf

Teeing off to raise £5,000 of charity cash

A campaign to raise vital funds towards the running costs of an innovative resource centre for people with life-limiting illnesses has been given a £5,000 boost thanks to the generosity of local golfers.
Progress at the Pear Tree Centre

Pear Tree Centre nears completion

Work on a much-needed resource centre which will bring vital information and support closer to home for people with life-limiting illnesses is nearing completion, with project leads hopeful the building will open by the end of the year. Doors, windows ... Read More

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Dee’s Den is our charity shop which is run by a fantastic group of volunteers. It has raised more than £80,000 for us since January 2013.

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