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The Pear Tree Fund's history

Our charity was set up in 1989 after two community nurses heard about a young man who was in danger of being admitted into hospital to die, against his and his family’s wishes, as he was unable to get the funding he needed to remain at home.

The nurses – Jane Edwards and Nikki Sawkins – pledged to do whatever they could to stop this from happening again and started raising funds to allow people to die at home if they wished to.

Since then, the charity has provided care for hundreds of people registered with Cutlers Hill Surgery, giving them choice and helping reduce anxiety for their families at what can be a very difficult time.

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Pear Tree Centre opens its doors

A much-needed resource centre which will bring vital information and support closer to home for people with life-limiting illnesses has welcomed its first visitors thanks to the generosity of local people. The Pear Tree Centre, which is next to Cutlers ... Read More
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Coronavirus update

To protect our staff and public during the coronavirus pandemic, we have temporarily closed the Pear Tree Centre and Dee’s Den. But although our doors may be shut, we are still here for you, your family and loved ones. We ... Read More

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.

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