Autumn is here! This week feels as if we have very much turned a corner from summer to autumn, literally in a matter of days! During the summer months people of all ages have been continuing to fundraise for the Hospice in the most innovative and creative ways. These fundraisers are crucial to the funding of all Strathcarron services, particularly as traditional events have been off the cards for the past 18 months and I don't think any of us can articulate quite how grateful we are for this support. As an independent charity we rely on voluntary donations of £14, 215 every single day to provide specialist palliative care for people who need it and we hear every day from families who are eternally grateful their loved ones had the special care they deserve. During Autumn we have some wonderful ways you can keep the fundraising momentum going. In October we present the annual Gift In Will initiative, supported by local solicitors. The last year, amongst many other things, has taught all of us the importance of planning ahead and putting our wishes in place. If you would like to make a Will, free of charge, please visit Make a Will Month 2021 | Strathcarron Hospice for a full list of participating solicitors. During October we all benefit from an extra hour as the clocks go back. Please make your extra hour count by taking part in the Power of the Hour. All we ask is you put your hour to good use by raising enough funds to pay for an hour of nursing care. All it takes is one hour of activity to make £24......in any way you want! Please support your Hospice this October.