Royal Trinity Hospice will appear on the BBC Lifeline appeal for Hospice UK this Sunday (BBC One at 4.50pm). The appeal, which is presented by broadcaster and TV presenter, Gethin Jones, will showcase the amazing work of hospices up and down the country.

The Hospice UK appeal features Ken and Eddie who were matched through Trinity’s befriending service. Ken has Parkinson’s disease which affects his mobility. His Befriending Volunteer, Eddie, visits him in his own home once a week and they go for a short walk together. The footage also includes Gethin visiting Trinity, where he meets with patients and joins in some of the outpatient classes including the Monday Club, for people living with dementia, and the seated exercise class.

BBC Lifeline appeal presenter, Gethin Jones said “For places that are home to such deep sadness, I’m always struck by how inspiring they can be. That’s why I want to show you the very special work hospices do to give people the best possible end of life care.”

The Hospice UK appeal, which also showcases Robin House children’s hospice near Loch Lomond, aims to demonstrate the importance of volunteer roles. Hospices couldn’t operate without the help of over 125,000 volunteers, who give up their time to support hospices in a range of different roles. You can find out more about the volunteering opportunities at Trinity or check out how you can support the Hospice UK BBC Lifeline appeal here.