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The Pear Tree Fund

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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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Building progress at the Pear Tree Centre

Building work progresses

We’re pleased to report that construction work on the Pear Tree Centre is progressing well, with the internal and external walls now at roof level. The roof itself is being constructed and insulated, and will be complete over the next ... Read More
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Job advert – Pear Tree Centre manager

We’re looking for a highly organised and energetic manager to play a key role in developing the Pear Tree Centre for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
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.

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