130 years of care, in your home or ours Much more than our name has changed since 1891 when the Hostel of God: the Free Home for the Dying, was first established. One thing that hasn't changed is our commitment to providing free end of life care and helping our patients and their families live every moment to the last. Because to us, every moment matters. For the last 130 years we have moved mountains to deliver outstanding care to thousands of Londoners with life-limiting illnesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for Trinity, but we have weathered many challenges before - including two World Wars, Spanish Flu and The Blitz - and still provided care to those that needed it. We have always adapted to ensure we can go on being there for our patients and their families. We know the future will bring new challenges, but we are determined to overcome them and go on being here for everyone who needs us. One hundred and thirty years ago it was the generosity of the local community that made our hospice possible. In what was a pioneering version of modern-day crowd-funding, an appeal for donations in The Times on Christmas Day 1891 raised £1,000 and was matched by the Hoare banking family who were committed to providing a home “for the man who is neither curable nor incurable but simply dying” in London. The need to provide care to the dying identified by Colonel Hoare in 1891, is even greater today. Our larger and ageing population is living longer with more specialist care needs. We anticipate that by 2030 demand for Trinity’s services will have increased by 44%. We need your support to increase our ability to meet the growing demand from our community into the next 130 years. During the coming months we are celebrating our history and asking our community to make their mark on our future. There are lots of ways to get involved in the celebrations, to show your support and to share with others our vision of a future where we can help everyone make every moment matter. From fun fundraising activity to sharing your own story or memory of Trinity there are so many ways to help us in this 130th Anniversary year. Find out how you can help us celebrate 130th Anniversary: 130 Challenge Read more We are very proud to be celebrating Trinity’s 130th Anniversary and are delighted to launch our 130 Challenge. We are asking our community to get involved and celebrate this huge milestone together. There will be something for everyone - from 130th themed relay races to bake offs - and we would love you to be part of the celebrations! Every pound you raise really will make a huge difference to our patients and their families. Please contact Emma Greally to find out more and get involved. 130 Together with Trinity Read more In our 130th year, we are excited to launch our brand new supporter programme, Together with Trinity. We are asking our community to celebrate our past and make their mark on our future by helping us build Trinity's resilience with a regular donation. Your ongoing and consistent support, will help us navigate the months ahead, recover from the pandemic and ensure we can continue providing free palliative and end of life care for another 130 years. For more information, get in touch with to Molly Collard. 130 Fund Read more Replicating Colonel Hoare’s pioneering 1891 appeal to the great and good of the community to establish a ‘Free Home for the Dying’, we are launching a 130 Fund campaign to raise £1.3m to secure the future for Trinity and position us for the next 130 years. To learn more about how a gift can be made to the fund contact Grattan Thompson. 130 Gala Dinner Read more To mark our 130th anniversary we are delighted to announce the 130 Gala on Saturday 20 November 2021 at Old Billingsgate in the City of London. The evening will celebrate our unique history and raise funds for our amazing nurses. Our exclusive Gala features a drinks reception, three course meal and exciting entertainment throughout the evening. To be part of this spectacular event and pledge your table, please contact our Events team by email or call 020 7787 3233. 130 Tribute Fund Read more For our big anniversary, we have launched a brand new platform to set up Tribute Funds. Tribute Funds are a free, online memorial to celebrate your loved one's life, whilst helping to raise vital funds in their name so we can continue to support families like yours. Find out more and create a Tribute Fund. 130 Local Business Heroes Read more In 1891 it was the community and local business that founded Trinity. During our 130th year we are seeking 130 local business heroes to help position us for the next 130 years. We’ll be launching our Local Business Heroes programme soon, but in the meantime contact Anthony Davison for further information. 130 years of history: share your stories and photos Read more The hospice team has been busy uncovering stories and photographs of Trinity from years gone by and we would love to hear from you if you have anything to contribute. Perhaps you or someone you know worked or volunteered for Trinity in the past? Maybe you took part in a school visit or a fundraising event in years gone by? We would be delighted to hear from anyone with memories, stories and photos to share that showcase Trinity through the years. You can fill in the form here or contact the Trinity Communications team by email to share your memories. Contact us We will be updating this page regularly with more information and new ways for people to celebrate with Trinity. If you have any other ideas for the 130th anniversary please don’t hesitate to contact our team.