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A triumphant return for St Oswald’s Christmas Market!

After a two-year hiatus, last weekend saw the much anticipated return of the St Oswald’s Hospice Christmas Market and we were thrilled to welcome over a thousand people back to the Hospice.

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Behind the scenes with Ian from our Supporter Care Team!

We caught up with Ian Turner, Supporter Care Manager, who took time away from his usual duties to talk all things supporters, Donorflex and data.

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The Michael Howard Award for Partnership Working

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the team behind our Combined Supportive Care Service – they’ve only gone and won an award at the Hospice UK National Conference this week!

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The Invisible String

The Invisible String 💕 Did you know some people believe there’s an invisible string that connects your heart to the heart of anyone you love? 💕That’s what children’s author, Patrice Karst, writes in her bestselling book ‘The Invisible String’.

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Beth's story

Beth Gregan, our Family and Bereavement Practitioner (Children’s Lead), spent some of her teen years caring for her mam, Linda when she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Linda sadly died at St Oswald’s Hospice on 11th February 2014, leaving Beth and her dad to support her younger sister through her grief.

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St Oswald’s Hospice Christmas gift Guide

And the elves at St Oswald’s Hospice have put together this handy Christmas Shopping Guide to help make things easier this festive season.

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UK Disability History Awareness month – quality time for everyone in the workplace

Did you know St Oswald’s Hospice is a Disability Confident Employer? Today marks the start of UK Disability History Awareness Month, which runs nationally from 16th November – 16th December. We feel it’s important to remind people of our core belief of providing ‘quality time for everyone’ at any stage of their journey with us. This includes our staff and volunteers and potential people who come to work and volunteer with us.

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Celebrating Cyril Winksell, this International Men’s Day.

Celebrating one of our original co-founders and Hospice friends, Cyril Winksell, this International Men’s Day.

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They made it to Machu Picchu!

Congratulations and a big thank you to our dream team of staff and supporters, who took on a Community Project in Peru and high altitude trek, across the Salkantay mountain range to Machu Picchu.

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Sandra Says “I was proud to tell people my wedding dress was second-hand”

Sandra Coulter, Chief Executive of North East charity Silverline Memories, has shared her experiences of buying her wedding dress from our St Oswald’s Hospice Bridal and Posh Frocks Boutique in Whitley Bay.

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Changing Career Paths - Karen’s Story

A career change is something that many of us may explore during our lifetime and is something that Lymphoedema volunteer, Karen Ashtinai, has embarked upon.

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Remembering Joyce

Siblings Mark and Kathleen will be dedicating a light on our hospice Christmas tree and attending Light up a Life at Event Northumbria with their families this year, in memory of their parents, John and Joyce Doherty.

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