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The Pear Tree Fund

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The Pear Tree Fund's vision

The Pear Tree Fund, formerly known as Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund (HCNCF), was set up to support people who are registered with Cutlers Hill Surgery in Halesworth and wish to die in the comfort and security of their own homes.

The charity works alongside the NHS and social services to provide extra equipment and 24-hour care in the last days of life. Our aim is to offer emotional, physical and practical support at the time when people need it the most.

We pride ourselves on helping to meet the individual needs of our patients and their families while also giving them a choice of where they receive their care as they near the end of their lives.

In 2011, we identified a need to expand the services we provide and began developing plans for the Pear Tree Centre. It opened its doors in early 2020 thanks to the generosity of local people, who whole-heartedly backed a drive to raised funds for the facility.

The centre provides information and advice to people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, as well as their families, and welcomes visitors from across north east Suffolk and south Norfolk.

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Joining forces to start positive conversations

The Pear Tree Fund and Kinda Education have joined forces to run a year-long programme exploring memory, life and death following the success of a special woodland memorial event held earlier in the autumn. The partnership will see monthly events ... Read More

“The support I’ve received has been life-changing”

A Suffolk artist has thanked the Pear Tree Fund for the “life-changing” support he received during his cancer treatment by creating an original piece of artwork to appear on a Christmas card to raise money for the charity. John Appleton, ... Read More

Help us map Halesworth’s treasures

People living in Halesworth and the surrounding areas are being invited to join the Pear Tree Fund on two special walks to map out the local treasures which help them through tough times. Called ‘asset walks’, the events will take ... Read More

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