Many people may be fearful or scared when they think about what a hospice does. At Mountbatten, one of our main aims is to change people's perceptions and to show them that our building offers everyone - including the general public - a warm welcome.

Social programme

There are many ways in which we aim to dispel myths about hospice care. One of these is our busy social programme, which includes a number of regular events and activities which are open to the public, including

  • Mountbatten Concert Series - every first Thursday of the month, enjoy live music from local talented musicians in the welcoming environment of our John Cheverton Centre
  • Mountbatten Community Choir - anyone can join our choir which rehearses every Wednesday at 6:30pm, you don't even need to be able to read music or have any experience
  • Art Gallery - come and see our regularly changing art gallery in the main Mountbatten Hospice building, where local artists display their amazing work
  • Death Chat - help break the taboo of talking about death and dying, and join the conversation in a safe, supported environment with Mountbatten experts on hand
  • Sunflower Café - from delicious cakes to hearty main meals, our Sunflower Café is at the heart of our hospice and is open to the general public, as well as those we support
  • Chelsea Garden - opened in 2016, come and enjoy our beautiful landscaped gardens which are open to everyone, as well as children who can enjoy the dedicated children's playground area

Find out more about our regular events and how you can support others to feel more at ease with talking about death and dying.