What's new for you?

Discover the latest ways to show your support of your local charitable hospice – with benefits for your business too!

Beat the Ballot for Great North Run 2022

Join Team St Oswald’s for the 2022 Great North Run and secure your place on the start line on Sunday 11th of September!

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Bereavement support training for employers

Did you know that our Bereavement Team now offer specialist bereavement support training packages to employers?

All support and training for businesses is currently delivered online and is designed to help you understand grief and loss, and to learn how to support bereaved people in your workplace. The training will help you to understand what people experience when a loved one dies, how it impacts their life, how you can support that person and why this is important. Our aim is to hopefully help to build your confidence in supporting people who have been bereaved.

In 2020, Hospice UK reported that 56% of UK adults would consider leaving their job if their employer did not provide the proper support if someone close to them died. This avoidable loss of skilled workers can be detrimental and costly.

All our training is led by our Bereavement Team and there are a range of packages available to suit your organisation and staff.

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Free Wills for Charity

We offer all of our supporters a way to make and update their Will free of charge all year round, thanks our partnerships with McClure Solicitors and online Will experts, Beyond.

Having a Will is the single most important thing you can do for your family, and at St Oswald’s we know how vital it is to prepare for the future. Your staff and colleagues can take advantage of this offer throughout the year by making their own Will online or by telephone or video call at a time convenient to them. The Will is completely free of charge, although they will have the opportunity to leave a legacy gift to the hospice if they wish.

This is a great benefit to pass on to your teams. Just let us know if you’d like us to provide any leaflets, posters or an e-flyer to share with colleagues.

Find out more about our Free Will offer