Now we must throw Wheatfields Hospice a lifeline as it faces battle for survival - YEP says

Over the last four decades Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice has made a profound impact and difference to so many families across Leeds.

Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 6:00 am
Rugby League legend Jamie Peacock MBE was appointed as the very first ambassador at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice.

It has offered a glimmer of hope to those who have reached out during their darkest moments in the depths of despair.

Above all, it has been a crucial lifeline to help support those dealing with grief and bereavement.

But now it is calling on our city as it faces its own battle for survival.

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Hospices like Wheatfields rely on the generosity of others to help offer crucial funding.

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The hospice has a very special place in this city’s heart and our front page sums it up. It would be simply unthinkable if it was forced to close.