LIFE MATTERS: Blown away by the support shown by our community

In my ninth year working with HospiceCare there isn’t a day goes by when I’m not amazed and humbled by the support we continue to receive from our local communities.

By Julie Frost
Thursday, 25th March 2021, 12:00 am
Each year Blackshaw’s loan a new car to our clinical team. Here's our Nina with one.
Each year Blackshaw’s loan a new car to our clinical team. Here's our Nina with one.

Support that I’ve always considered a partnership in that one couldn’t exist without the other – a feeling shared by all the team at the hospice and something we never take for granted.

A perfect example of our strong community partnership was highlighted last year at the start of the first lockdown when we were forced to close our shops and cancel our fundraising events.

In April we reached out to our communities for financial help with our first-ever appeal.

What happened next completely blew us away.

Our communities rallied like never before, coming up with novel ways to help raise funds which has resulted in a community fundraising income more than triple previous years – how amazing is that?

We also are fortunate to enjoy many local business partnerships - businesses that continue to support us in various ways from giving direct donations, sponsoring our events and donating their professional expertise.

One such local business is Blackshaw’s, one of our longest established partners.

Each year Blackshaw’s loan a new car to our clinical team to ensure they can continue to reach families living in some of the most rural parts of North Northumberland - so if you see our new clinical car out and about please give us a wave.

We are busy planning the year ahead and are always grateful for whatever support we receive.

If you have a fundraising idea, even if you think it sounds crazy (we love a challenge), or are a local business who would like to partner with the hospice, please get in touch.

You can call our fundraising team for a chat on 01665 606515 or 01289 309997.

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Until next time be kind to yourself and others.