The last few years have been difficult for many in our community. Those living at home with a terminal or life-limiting illness have keenly felt the social restrictions. Demand for all of EPC’s services and programs is at an all-time high and we need your donation now more than ever.
100% of your donation will help those receiving palliative care at home. Although the majority of our funding comes from Government sources, EPC also relies on community fundraising, bequests and donations to maintain the wide array of free* services and programs we provide to clients, care givers and families. *Some exceptions apply
Your donation allows us to fulfil our mission to care for and accompany the dying person and their caregivers in the final phase of life, and in our bereavement services.
You can direct your donation to us in 3 different ways. You can choose from our Equipment For Home Appeal, our Stay at Home Appeal or General Donations. Read more below on what each Appeal will target.
Donate By Mail Or Phone
PO Box 2110
Rangeview Vic 3132 or
Phone: 1300 130 813
Click here to download a Donation Form
Donate (An Approved) Gift Or Service
Enquiries: 1300 130 813
Equipment For Home Appeal
Your gift will go towards the cost of securing specialised equipment for our clients to use in their home so they can avoid going to a hospice or hospital and die at home if that is their wish. EPC assists families to access this equipment, which is often urgently required and sometimes hard to source on short notice.
The 'Equipment for Home Appeal' will help EPC in three important ways:
1. To purchase vital equipment for client use, so that it is readily on hand.
2. To assist with the cost to maintain, repair, store and clean our equipment.
3. To continue replenishing the stocks of essential, everyday pieces of equipment for our palliative care nurses, so they have the tools they need to take to client visits.
We aim to raise $60,000 to meet these essential needs of our clients. (Please note that we cannot accept donated second hand equipment.)
Overnight Respite Services Appeal
When someone is dying the role of the carer expands every day – from supporting people to attend appointments to attending to normal daily activities, the role of the carer increases over time. EPC recognises that as people get closer to death, carers become more and more important and this can be very tiring for them. For most people caring at this level is very unusual. It is also emotional and stressful. EPC will provide overnight respite in the person’s own home to carers when the client is close to death so that the carer can get a good night’s rest and leave the care to a registered nurse who will manage all the care overnight. This will often prevent their loved one from being admitted to hospital or a hospice for the prime reason of giving the carer some respite.
Stay at Home Appeal
Over the last 3 years, demand for EPC’s services has increased at a higher rate than our government funding. Many of our clients wish to stay at home for as long as they can instead of going to a hospital or hospice and we work hard to help fulfil this wish. Your considerate gift will assist us to fund the key areas of EPC that are essential for clients to stay at home and will help to fill our funding gap. EPC's first fun run POUND THE PAVEMENT 4 EPC on Sunday 9 October 2022 at Lillydale Lake is raising funds for this appeal. To find out more about this event click here
*Some exceptions apply
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