Going ABOVE and beyond in the name of networking

The morning of Thursday 29th February started in style for those attending our latest breakfast networking event – although it was lucky our guests had a head for heights!

The stunning ABOVE Rooftop Bar and Lounge, at the top of Newcastle’s Vermont Hotel was the venue for another morning get-together with around 50 friends and supporters from businesses from across the region in attendance, alongside members of our own hospice team. The theme of event was ‘making the most of the time we have’, and with the event falling on a 29th February it seemed like the perfect subject matter to celebrate our extra day in 2024.

Guests enjoyed a breakfast of pastries and fruit and over tea and coffee, they were welcomed by Sonia Graham, St Oswald’s Hospice Corporate Fundraising Manager. We then heard from our Social Worker Marisa Woodward and Auxiliary Nurse Nicola Wealleans, who shared some of the special ways that the hospice teams ensure that every moment counts for our patients and their families.


Making memories and moments to share...

This includes all of the little things that can make a big difference to those being cared for on our Adult inpatient unit, such as arranging for a birthday cake to be made by our kitchen staff so that a special celebration can happen in a patient’s bedroom, or helping to arrange a movie night for families to spend some quality time together.

This was rounded off by Corporate Fundraiser Sophie Hindhaugh, who ran through some upcoming ways businesses and their staff could get involved with St Oswald’s Hospice campaigns and events, including a Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge (details coming soon, watch this space!), joining our Great North Run 2024 team and becoming a member of our Better Together Business Club, which aims to fund the kind of work Marisa and Nicola described.


Lets chat...

All that was left to do then was to enjoy some networking time with representatives from a wide range of businesses from across the region, many of whom we already work with and some new faces who we were delighted to meet.

Thank you to the team from ABOVE and The Gainford Group for hosting us in their beautiful venue.

Date for your diary:

Our next networking event will take place at The Great North Hotel in Gosforth on Wednesday 17th April from 9am. More details and a link to book will be announced soon – we would love to see you and your colleagues there!

If you’re active on LinkedIn, why not join our Networking group and connect with other like-minded businesses from across the region.

If you’d like to get in touch with the team, please email them at bettertogether@stoswaldsuk.org

Check out some images from the day:

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