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EPC's 2024 Online Auction

EPC's 2024 Online Auction is now finished!

Thank you to everyone who got involved in this ‘fun’draiser! This was EPC’s 3rd online auction and it was another success! There was a huge variety to choose from and many items were battled over. A frenzied countdown took place online on Sunday 26 May as bidding for the items closed down progressively throughout the day. By the time the last item closed at 6pm most participants got something! We are still taking donations until Friday 14th June. To donate to this appeal click here. We sincerely thank the following businesses and people that donated items this year!

All funds raised will provide assistance to EPC clients who require overnight respite. Caring for a loved one in their last days can be exhausting and often overwhelming for their carer. EPC can arrange for a Registered Nurse to stay in the home overnight so that the carer can get some much needed rest, knowing their loved one is being well looked after. 

Why are we fundraising for the Overnight Respite Nurse Appeal?

Many EPC clients require different levels of care to help them stay at home and avoid going to a hospital or hospice. Whilst visited regularly by EPC staff and volunteers, they are also cared for by unpaid carers such as partners, families or friends. 

Care increases significantly as people deteriorate, with increasing symptoms, more complex medication management, and often complete physical dependence requiring 24-hour care.  While providing care to their loved ones, the carers also need to look after themselves and maintain their other commitments. 

If a client meets the criteria, we can arrange for a Registered Nurse to stay in the home overnight. They then provide the required care so the carer can get much needed rest knowing their loved one is well looked after. This enables more people to die at home, if that is their wish, instead of needing to be transferred to a hospital or hospice. Demand for this service is very high and EPC currently has limited funding to run this program. EPC's 2024 Online Auction aims to raise $10,000 which will cover 9 nights of overnight respite care with a palliative care nurse.