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Michael a former nurse and long term supporter of St Oswald’s Hospice now wears us proudly on his chest. Michael has supported us for over 10 years after losing a friend and former colleague who was cared for here at the Hospice, and continues to support us ensuring our care is there for others when they need it too.

An avid sportsman Michael has completed the GNR for the Hospice and now supports us through rugby alongside his team mates at Jarrow Vikings. The team are currently North East Rugby League Champions and recently defended their title at the match against Edinburgh Eagles and won! Their amazing new shirts must have brought some luck with a little St Oswald’s magic.

The Jarrow Vikings were looking to support new charities for the Ruby 22/23 season, and by wearing the logos proudly on their shirts raise the profile of local charitable causes. We are thrilled that Michael nominated St Oswald’s Hospice, shouting the loudest about our wonderful care given to patients and their families across the North East. Thanks to Michael and his team mates taking a vote St Oswald’s Hospice now sits in pride of place on the front of the new shirt.

Our huge thanks to Michael and all the team at Jarrow Vikings for supporting the Hospice and all that we do. Retaining their title of NE Rugby League Champions, the Jarrow Vikings will next compete in February 2023 at the Challenge Cup which will also be the national run out of their new kit. We hope it brings you lots of luck!