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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 Fund Christmas cards now available

Christmas cards featuring original artwork created by a man who received “life-changing” support from the Pear Tree Fund have gone on sale. The cards, which feature an image of a partridge in a pear tree, are available from the Pear ... Read More

Celebrating marathon success

The owner of a popular Suffolk restaurant and a former Halesworth town councillor has raised nearly £3,000 for the Pear Tree Fund after lacing up her running shoes and taking on the London Marathon. Karen Prime, of Edwards Restaurant, presented ... Read More

Record-breaking golf day goes with a swing

Generous golfers have taken to the tees to raise a record-breaking £8,290 to help the Pear Tree Fund continue its vital work supporting local people. The charity hosted its seventh annual golf day at Halesworth Golf Club at the start ... Read More

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