HospiceCare North Northumberland

Caring for Life!

Tracy Jones

In the winter of 2008 I moved to Alnwick from South West Scotland and wanting to make friends and find a purpose in Alnwick I chose to volunteer at Hospice Care North Northumberland.

I was made very welcome and got involved in helping to raise funds and support the work that is done. Having identified my artistic flair I was asked to arrange an A5rt exhibition with the support of local artists who donated their work to sell. Having mounted over 200 pieces of work I exhibited them at the Gate Gallery in Alnwick and as a result raised over £2000. Due to this success I have repeated this exercise on a number of occasions.

I have also arranged craft sessions at the Hospice where I have met Day care patients to make such things as mini photo albums, bunting to celebrate the Queen’s visit, silk painting, silk fibre bowls and much more. This is always enjoyed by the patients who find it very stimulating. During the summer months I have had the opportunity to assist with the opening of local gardens for the charity, and found this to be rewarding coming face to face with supporters of the Hospice. I have volunteered now for almost 7 years and have made many friends and acquaintances and look forward to supporting the Hospice in the future.

Tracy has also completed the Great North Run for us and St Cuthbert’s Challenge and now meets regularly with our other Castle Side Crafters on a Monday where handmade crafts are made to sell through the year at our craft fairs. Thank you Tracy.

Are you a student studying for your 'A' Levels

Looking to enhance your Personal Statement or CV?

Then have you considered volunteering for HospiceCare? We have a range of volunteering opportunities within our Fundraising and Marketing departments.

Hours are flexible and as well as gaining valuable work experience you will be able to enhance your Personal Statement or CV with a supporting reference from us. If you would like more information we would love to hear from you

Contact: jfrost@hospicecare-nn.org.uk


Considered volunteering?

  • Dawn Stevenson

    Register here: http://www.hospicecare-nn.org.uk/contact and complete our online enquiry form, if you have been inspired and would like to talk to someone about becoming a volunteer for the Hospice.

    You can also call the office and speak to Dawn, who deals with our volunteer applications on Telephone: 01665 606515


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40 Narrowgate, Alnwick,
Northumberland NE66 1JQ
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