Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

The Challenge

Phyllis Tuckwell is an extraordinary hospice serving the whole of West Surrey and North East Hampshire. With only minimum NHS funding, they need to raise £15,000 a day to keep running. Valiant Design in Farnham created a year long appeal based around Pip Butler, one of the hospice nurses. As part of that, they wanted a low-key video that gave a flavour of a normal day at the hospice, to help potential donors see it as a calm, caring environment, somewhere offering peace and hope.

The Solution

Working with Valiant, I spent a lot of time talking to Pip Butler and the staff at the hospice and worked out how we could create a mini ‘fly on the wall’ documentary. So as to be unobtrusive as possible, we kept everything very small and agile, following Pip Butler for one complete shift, filming as we went, no repeats or tricks. A big edit followed to get the essence of the day down to a digestible three minutes. The hospice was really happy with the result. It needed to be honest, reflective and without any hard selling, though of course there was a strong call to action asking for donations. Pip’s appeal was a great success for Phyllis Tuckwell, helping them to continue they’re fantastic work. I’m proud to be able to have helped.

I hired Giles to deliver a video to help promote our annual appeal. Giles was an absolute breeze to work with he has great vision and completely understood what I wanted the video to portray; a “day in the life” of one of our Nurses who was the “face” of the annual appeal. I also wanted the video to give those watching an inside “peek” into what happens within the Hospice. Giles worked very closely with the staff and made them feel very comfortable whilst carrying out the filming, at every stage I was kept informed of the filming and editing process. I would thoroughly recommend Giles; whilst he has a very soft exterior; inside his mind is cooking up a creative masterpiece! Without a doubt, I would hire him again.

Nadine Campbell

Marketing and Supporter Development Manager, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

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