Helen's Trust

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Helen's Trust is a non-profit organization located in Derbyshire, England in the United Kingdom. It aims to enable people with any terminal illness to have the choice to stay in their own home.[1] Originally established in Baslow, the charity now supports people throughout north Derbyshire and Sheffield, providing a help at recipients homes; the organization supports those in need with home care respite, equipment acquisitions, household chores, and additional tasks needed to support those with terminal illness to stay at home.

History[edit]

The charity was named after Helen Louise Lyon (1956-2001). Lyon died from breast cancer.[2] Lyon focused on living a normal life, living at her home instead of entering a hospital when her cancer worsened; the charity launched one week after her funeral, in 2001.

President and Patrons[edit]

The Duchess of Devonshire is the president of the Trust.[3] Patrons included Dominic West, who became involved after his mother wished to stay at home during the final stages of an illness,[4] and Roy Hattersley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charity walk founder loses battle with cancer". Derbyshiretimes.co.uk. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 April 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "Superstar actor back in Sheffield for role that's close to his heart". Itv.com. Retrieved 3 October 2018.

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