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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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Raising charity cash with fashion and fizz

Raising charity cash with fashion and fizz

A fun-packed evening of fashion and fizz held at a popular Suffolk pub has been heralded a success after raising nearly £800 for the Pear Tree Fund.
Exciting partnership announced

Exciting partnership announced

The Pear Tree Fund is joining forces with Big C Cancer Charity to increase the range of help and support available to local people with life-changing illnesses once its new resource centre opens.
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Popular pub pledges its support

The Queen's Head at Bramfield has named the Pear Tree Fund as its charity of the year.

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