Just in the spirit of kicking off the Blog I very simply share our press release.
Hosbis Daear/Earth Hospice is a sustainable model for living and dying well.
A team of 7 directors have formed a community interest company to raise funds to purchase land near Bethesda in North Wales.
We will become the stewards of this property for the benefit of our locality and to offer to the world a model of end of life care that is in right relationship with both the land and local community.
This is not a medical hospice. The term hospice has its roots in the concept of hospitality. This is a home from home where care is holistic and people can die surrounded by nature and those that love them.
Have a look at our website and facebook page for more information about the property itself. In addition to hospice beds we will also offer retreat and respite, a learning resource, gathering spaces and woodland burial.
We have a vision to create using sustainable building methods a great circular community hall called tomen y crannog – the mound of sanctuary – where human stories of life and love can weave with the myths and echoes of the snowdonia landscape.
We have launched a crowdfunding campaign.
We seek to raise half a million with a stretch target of 1 million and we fully believe this can come from many thousands people who share our passion who can contribute what they can financially but join us in vision to be part of a global shift in how we serve the dying.