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Meet Scirin

Scirin has worked at the Hospice for almost two years now and started her current role as Volunteering Development Officer in February this year.

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From one iconic North East running even to another

To mark the end of #ChildrensHospiceWeek we wanted to share with you how some of our Children and Young Adults team recently ‘pushed themselves to the limit’ by taking part in the Virtual Blaydon Race for St Oswald’s Hospice.

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Hilary's story

As #ChildrensHospiceWeek continues we’d like to introduce you to one of the amazing volunteers who supports our Children and Young Adults Team. Hilary is an Activities Volunteer who supports Lauren, our Activities Co-ordinator. She volunteers once a week and has been regularly volunteering for the last three months.

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Katy's chilling 100km swim for St Oswald's Hospice

Meet Katy, Purchasing Manager at St Oswald’s Hospice, who has decided to complete our 100km in July challenge through open water swimming

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Aaron's story

Aaron has been using our Children and Young Adults Service for seven years. The four nights that Aaron is at the Hospice every month is the only time Elaine and husband Alan get an overnight break from caring for their son.

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Ralph and Elliott’s miles in memory of Grandma

Two young brothers teamed up to take on a super cycling challenge in memory of their Grandma, and raised over £1,000 for St Oswald’s Hospice.

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Team Oldham’s year of fundraising for Doris

Connie’s mother-in-law Doris was cared for on the Inpatient Unit at St Oswald’s Hospice for several weeks during the height of the pandemic, before she passed away in April 2020. The care Doris received inspired the Oldham family to put their fitness to the test with a range of sponsored activities to raise funds for the hospice.

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Nick's story

Nick Cornwell, age 22 from Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, has been supported by our Children and Young Adults Service two nights a month for short breaks since August 2019.

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Pet show winner’s prize presentation

In May, our hearts were warmed by the return of St Oswald Virtual pet Show, a wholesome celebration of our furry and feathered friends who bring so much joy to our lives.

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Prudhoe Plodders clock up the distance and pounds for St Oswald’s

A North East running club took on a 5k challenge for their local hospice during May, raising an incredible £525!

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Dispelling myths about hospice care to student pharmacists

As part of working closer with local partners, we’ve been hosting Pre-Registration Pharmacy student placements from Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Eileen's story

“Back in 1987 when the Hospice had just opened my Mum died on the Inpatient Unit, so I saw first-hand the care she received and I knew once I retired I wanted to give something back by volunteering."

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