This is where you will find the latest news on all things HospiceCare!
Beau Monde Spa Lucker presented us with a cheque for £900 this week - the proceeds from their Winter Wonderland Shopping event last month.
This is the second time HospiceCare has been nominated as Beau Monde's chosen charity, bringing a total of £2,179 in donations from their 2016/2017 shopping events.
Our brand new charity shop on Wooler High Street has got off to a flying start and received some fantastic feedback from local residents and tourists to the area.
Don't forget about our charity shop at Berwick, which is also full of gorgeous items for sale.
Official cheque presentation from The Red Lion Inn, Alnmouth, of £8,546.00 - the proceeds from their 2017 Beer Festival.
Pictured L-R: Raz (staff), Mac McHugh (owner), Julie Frost (HospiceCare), Jane McHugh (owner) Event Sponsor, David Jobling-Purser and Georgie (staff)
Local Alnwick man, Barry Grieveson, raised £353 for HospiceCare after completing the Wooler Wheel Cycle Challenge, which was held on Saturday 7th October 2017.
On presenting his cheque to HospiceCare Barry said “Having experienced Cancer earlier this year and recovered, it makes you think of all the people who are less fortunate to have care and support around them to help them through life-limiting illnesses. My wife Julia, who volunteers at HospiceCare, and I were reassured to know that the nurses were there for us both if needed.”
HospiceCare needs to raise over £525,000 this year and will only receive 7.5% funding from the NHS the rest has to be generated by fundraising and receiving donations. The money that Barry has donated will support the delivery of 14 hours of Hospice at Home services.
HospiceCare North Northumberland have just had their biggest ever GNR with a record number of 73 runners taking part this year – one being our very own James Willoughby.
Emma Arthur, Events and Community Fundraiser for the hospice said “It’s been another fantastic year for us. It’s such a tremendous feeling to have this support from our local community. Over the last 5 years we have seen our GNR runners grow from just 9 to the 73 who ran for us this year. One of our runners was Doreen Scantlebury, HospiceCare nurse, who said “The Great North Run was a huge challenge for me (double the distance I've done in the past!), the atmosphere was brilliant and although it was very challenging my incentive was to raise money for the HospiceCare.” Doreen crossed the line in 2hrs 04mins.
As a runner myself, It’s always so humbling to greet the runners as they cross the finish line, as I fully appreciate the months of training that goes into preparing for the GNR and the dedication needed to take part. We are very lucky to have this incredible local support. We’re also chuffed that James Willoughby not only came first over the finish line for HospiceCare, with a personal best of 1hr 23mins, but was the 300 GNR runner out of 43,000 finishers.