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Judges’ Award 2023 Gold £5-20 million

Marc's Story


Martlets is a local charity providing terminally ill people in Brighton and Hove, and surrounding areas, the very best care and support. Our expert teams help people do the things they love with the time they have. We’re bold, we’re brave, and we break down barriers so that everyone affected by terminal illness can make the most of the precious time they have.

Martlets offers expert hospice care to people over the age of 18 who live in Brighton & Hove, and the surrounding areas. And our care is free, thanks to the support of our local community. NHS funding covers about a third of our costs, but we rely on local support to fund the majority of our vital services.

From terminal cancer and chronic heart disease to neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Motor Neurone Disease, we’re here to help. Some people choose to spend their final days on our inpatient unit, or to stay with us for respite care or symptom management. But most receive care from us in their own homes.

Outpatients also visit Martlets for pain relief, physiotherapy, counselling, and wellbeing and social activities. During the COVID pandemic we adapted these services and some activities continue to be delivered via online video conferencing or telephone.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: