Tree-rific donation to St Oswald's Hospice

In early December, St Oswald’s Hospice received 3 Christmas trees by way of donation from a family who first connected with the Hospice 8 years ago

Beth Maddison and her mum, Nickie Kilkenny, spotted the call out for Christmas Trees for the Hospice in our Community Newsletter. Nickie, who is an Enterprise Manager for Natwest, felt compelled to donate a tree in memory of her grandson Alfie’s dad and as a thank you for all of the support the family received at such a sad and difficult time.

Shortly after, Nickie’s daughter Beth got in touch with the team at the Hospice to confirm that she would be donating a second tree in connection with their business, CM Tiling Services.

Beth shared, “St Oswald’s is such a special place. They were amazing with us when we were going through a really difficult time and the bereavement team really helped Alfie understand what was happening, explaining things in a child-friendly and accessible way.”

Nickie and Beth headed off to Leamside Nurseries to choose the trees ready for delivery to St Oswald’s. Whilst there, Beth shared about the trees and their destination with salesperson Michael, who very kindly offered to donate a third tree to the Hospice.

The three Christmas Trees are now decorated and displayed around the Hospice within the Children’s and Adult’s courtyard areas.

Beth added, “As a family, we will never be able to thank St Oswald’s Hospice enough for what they did for us and how they helped us. In comparison, a Christmas tree is such a small gesture but we’re delighted to be able to do this for the Hospice and bring some festive cheer to everyone there this Christmas.”

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