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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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Golf

Teeing off to raise £5,000 of charity cash

A campaign to raise vital funds towards the running costs of an innovative resource centre for people with life-limiting illnesses has been given a £5,000 boost thanks to the generosity of local golfers.
Progress at the Pear Tree Centre

Pear Tree Centre nears completion

Work on a much-needed resource centre which will bring vital information and support closer to home for people with life-limiting illnesses is nearing completion, with project leads hopeful the building will open by the end of the year. Doors, windows ... Read More
Chutney

Pick up your charity chutney!

The Queen’s Head in Bramfield are continuing their support for the Pear Tree Fund by selling delicious homemade chutney and second-hand books to raise vital funds.

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