HospiceCare North Northumberland

Caring for Life!

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 14:14

Ensuring charity's team gets out

Local dealership, Blackshaws of Alnwick, presented a third courtesy car to HospiceCare to support their invaluable work throughout North Northumberland.  On presenting the car last month, Will Blackshaw (pictured) said

We are delighted to offer our support to HospiceCare once again by providing a car for the clinical team to use as they carry out their vital work in north Northumberland.  We hope it will continue to prove to be really useful to the Hospice for home visits which are so important to people in a time of need.  As a well-established company in this area we are always happy to help where we can as we feel it is very important to give something back to our local community.”

 Sue Gilbertson,(pictured)Hospice Nurse Manager, said “we are overwhelmed with the continuing support of Blackshaws. the car has wbecome an invaluable resource for our clinical team to use when travelling throughout our rural communities.”

Sue also added The Blackshaw family are no strangers to supporting the Hospice, over the last few years they have held a number of fundraising events within their Showroom, taken part in Zip Wire and Golf Challenge events , as well as joining our Great North Run Team. It is only with support such as theirs that we are able to continue to meet the growing demand for our Hospice at Home Services, which has seen a 238% increase in just the last 24 months.”   

What HospiceCare means to me: At the interview for Hospicecare, I remember saying that I subscribed to lifelong learning and in this case it couldn’t be more true.

After almost 20 years in maternity, I have come full circle and Hospicecare is giving me so much insight into palliative care and what it means for the people I care for and their families The appreciation for what Hospicecare can do for our patients/clients is very evident at all the homes I have attended so far and this translates into tremendous job satisfaction and in my case, the feeling that even at retirement age, working life can continue as per norm if you want to.

Here's a picture of our local Lloyds Bank staff who volunteered a day to come and make over our patient garden.

Take a look at some of our ideas for activities you could do, we've also included some our top tips.

Have you been inspired by the stories or challenges by other fundraisers? If so, you could always organise your own fundraising event.

You could do something local and invite your friends or do a personal challenge and get sponsorship. Please get in touch by filling in our enquiry form!  we would love to hear from you.  Thank you.

If, like Poppy Rudge, pictured here with her parents,  you are organising your own event to raise funds for HospiceCare, please get in touch with us because we can give you dedicated posters, balloons and banners to promote your fundraising efforts and lots of other support!

Contact Claire Price our Supporter Care Administrator ; 01665 606515 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rik Dyson decided to surprise all the guests at his recent wedding by announcing he was going to shave his head for HospiceCare North Northumberland. Rik, whose family live  locally, wanted to support us because of the incredible services we provide within the local community.

Dennis Greenslade and a friend cycled 1100 miles across France following a route described in the splendid book “France en Velo”.

In the summer 2014, Joyce Fairburn and her neighbour Joan Johnson, hosted a garden party to raise funds for HospiceCare North Northumberland and made it even easier to view both gardens by putting an arch in the hedge between their two gardens so visitors could walk between them!

Be inspired by some of the past events organised by the community to raise funds.

Our award wining team of volunteers saved us over £170,000  in the hours they donated to the hospice last year. 

Infact, we would not be able to offer our vital clinical services without their generous committed and support.

If you would like to know more you can  either give us a call on telephone: 01665 606515 or by completing one of our enquiry forms.


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