Start date for building of the new Thorpe Hall Hospice announced

Work on the new Thorpe Hall Hospice will get underway in September – and we need your help now more than ever.

Unprecedented support from across the region has already seen us raise £2 million allowing us to complete the first two phases of the project.

Now, the third and final phase, the building of a modern, state-of-the-art in patient hospice has been scheduled to begin early in September.

That means the new Thorpe Hall – a hospice designed to serve the region for generations to come – will welcome its first patients next summer.

It also means we urgently need your help to raise the rest of the money taking that totaliser up to £6 million.


Find out:

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When someone is incurably ill, we can't change the outcome. But we can change the journey. We want their last days to be spent somewhere special, surrounded by the people they love.

- Philip Ball, Care Centre Manager

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Looking forward to trying our ball skills next to the guys and girls from One Touch Football at our summer Fete on Sunday, August 3.
22 hours ago by @SRthorpehall

@BeautyRetreat22 That's really generous - if slightly mad of you girls! Thank you
22 hours ago by @SRthorpehall

RT @BeautyRetreat22: On the 14th of September myself (Sophie) and Jessica will be doing a skydive for Charity! Look out for our fundraisers…
22 hours ago by @SRthorpehall

We're grateful to ongoing support from @thefaneclinic who sponsored Eye Charity 5 in aid of our appeal - massages all round apparently!
Yesterday by @SRthorpehall

Big thanks @EyeCommRunners.£817 raised at charity race night for our appeal. Great effort, particularly in this heat! pic.twitter.com/oDrFVPWpTc
Yesterday by @SRthorpehall

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Our supporters

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire have pledged to support us for the next year, helping us Raise the Roof of the new Thorpe Hall Hospice. They'll be organising events with us, enlisting support and getting involved in fundraising challenges.


Hegarty Solicitors

Hegarty Solicitors

In its 40th anniversary year, Hegarty Solicitors, which has offices in Peterborough and Stamford, has pledged to support the Thorpe Hall Capital Appeal. Staff have been asked to nominate themselves for 'life begins at 40' challenges in a combined effort to raise £10,000.


ESP Magazine

ESP Magazine

The premier leisure and lifestyle magazine for greater Peterborough, promoting everything positive about life in the area. Published monthly and distributed for free, it is also available online on www.espmag.co.uk

The Fane Clinic

The Fane Clinic

The Fane Clinic provides treatments including podiatry and chiropody, injury rehabilitation and prevention and holistic therapies. The team is working hard to spread the word about our Thorpe Hall appeal.



Answers to some of the questions you may be asking:

When will you start building the new hospice?

We announced in June that building of the new hospice will begin in September this year.

Have you raised all the money then?

No, not yet. But we have robust plans in place to raise the money we need at the right time to cover each stage of the build. It is anticipated the £6 million appeal target will be reached at the same time as the hospice opens. But it is vital that fundraising continues throughout the build. 

The first two phases of work - repairing and preserving the perimeter wall, refurbishing the West Wing, adding a new lift and transforming the carpenter’s workshop into the new Thorpe Hall shop - have been completed. We've also created the entrance and reception area for the new hospice. We will start work on the final phase – building the new in-patient unit – in September, but we need the help of everyone in the region to do that.  The new hospice will open in summer 2015.

See our full list of frequently asked questions


Sue Ryder - Thorpe Hall Hospice

Thorpe Road

Hospice main number: 01733 225900


If you think you, or someone you know could help, please get in touch with our local team:

Telephone: 01733 225900
Email the Thorpe Hall fundraising team


For media enquiries, please visit our media centre or contact Suzanne Ostler by telephone on 01733 225991 or by email

Care services

For information about services currently available at Thorpe Hall, visit the Sue Ryder website


You'll start to see the walls going up as our vision for the new centre takes shape.