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The donation of funds to pay for a day of care at St Cuthbert’s is something so precious beyond words.

When you pay for a day of care those 24 hours take on a new meaning. They become far more than ticks, tocks and numbers around a dial. They become compassion and care. They become moments and memories to be treasured.

We know the day you choose will be special to you. You might like to mark an important birthday or anniversary, or if you are a business you might like to choose a significant company milestone. Whatever reason you choose to Pay for a Day, we’re very grateful for your support, and so are the families who we care for each and every day. Scroll to the bottom of this page to read stories from previous days which have been paid for.

How much does it cost?

It costs £2,300 to provide our full clinical services for 24 hours.

In-Patient Unit care costs £1,650 per day

A Living Well Centre day costs £650 per day

You can fundraise to raise the costs or pay in full if you are able.

 

How we’ll mark your chosen day

We know that the day you choose will be special and meaningful to you. We’d be honoured to mark the occasion in a couple of ways.

Online

If you’re happy for us to share your story with our supporters, then we will feature it here on this page of our website and social media accounts. If your day is in memory of someone special we’d love to share some photographs of them and will display them alongside their name and story. If you are a business then we’d be delighted to promote your kind donation online and show your logo too.

Join us for Cream Tea at our Café

The best way we can say thank you for your generous support is to invite you to visit the Hospice. You’ll be able to see the help, compassion and care we’re providing to people with advanced illnesses and their families. You’ll be able to meet some of our team and enjoy a cream tea in our coffee shop on us. *sadly our coffee shop is currently closed due to coronavirus measures. As soon as we can we would love to invite you to visit us to take us up on this offer*

How do I sign up?

Once you’ve chosen your day simply complete the form below or contact us to let us know and we can start to get everything ready for your special day.

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    Pay for a day stories

    Your special days’

    Pay For A Day

    Remembering Alison Atyeo

    Monday 12th September 2022 "Alison Atyeo died on 28th May 2020 after a short illness. During the latter stages of her life she received tremendous support and care from the staff at St Cuthbert's Hospice."

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    Par Petroleum Pay for a Day

    Friday 12th August 2022. Par Petroleum have chosen to cover the clinical costs for our care today. This date was chosen as it is the date the company was founded in 1991 and they wanted to celebrate their anniversary with us, which they have kindly done for the past three years.

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    Remembering Gerry Ingledew

    Friday 5th August 2022. “Gerry was not only my father-in-law but one of my mates as well. Gerry was married to Sandra for 52 years. He was a loving dad, grandad, great grandad and a friend to many. Family and friends were everything to Gerry. He was a true gent and loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing him."

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    In Memory of Steve Tregoning

    Tuesday 26th July 2022. All day today, for twenty-four whole hours, our Living Well Centre costs have been donated in loving memory of Steve Tregoning with a ‘Pay for a Day’ donation. Today was chosen to mark what would have been Steve and Laura's 42nd Wedding Anniversary.

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    In Memory

    Celebrating my 8th birthday by Paying for a Day in memory of Dad

    "Nathan, and our cousin Helen, took part in the 1-mile ‘Run Like A Legend’ race at Durham City Run Festival. Nathan chose to run his race for St Cuthbert’s to ‘repay them for their kindness’ in looking after his Dad. He completed the race in 10m 39sec. Thanks to our generous family, friends, and even people we have never met before, he raised over £1,600 for the Hospice."

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    In Memory of Andy Rennison

    Wednesday 29th June 2022. "During his illness, Andy regularly visited the Living Well Centre at St Cuthbert’s for pain management, counselling and reiki sessions. I know Andy would be delighted that, thanks to the generous donations from family and friends, his 50th birthday is being marked by the running costs of the Living Well Centre being paid in his name."

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    In memory of Margaret Gray

    Monday 27th June 2022.

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    In Memory of Denis Marwood

    Monday 9th May 2022. "We all love and miss Dad every single day, he is always and will forever be in our thoughts and smiles. Today would be his 70th Birthday. We will always be grateful to the St Cuthbert's Team for the care they gave Dad and the insurmountable support given to our family. Thank you for being so kind.”

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    In Memory of Ray Thompson

    Friday 22nd April 2022. "Ray was a much-loved Husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad – he had a brilliant sense of humour, the cheekiest grin and gave the best bear hugs. We wanted to Pay for a Day of care in memory of Grandad today, as we will be forever grateful for the care that St Cuthbert’s gave him during his time there."

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    In Memory of Tom Flowers

    Friday 8th April 2022 “My husband, Tom Flowers spent the last three and a half weeks of his life being cared for by the staff at St Cuthbert’s Hospice. He and I could not have wished for better people to look after him. I cannot praise the staff highly enough."

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    In Memory

    In Memory of Susan Laing

    Thursday 24th March 2022. "We decided to Pay for a Day of care in memory of Mum on the 24th March. This is the anniversary of my Mum’s death. It means that on this day we can remember my mum in a special way and know that we are helping another family like mine receive the same fantastic care we did.”

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    In Memory of Catherine Groves

    Friday 11th March 2022 “On 20th December 2018, my wonderful wife Catherine lost her brave fight against Breast Cancer. She spent her final weeks in St Cuthbert's Hospice in Durham, a place that means so much to my family as they gave the most amazing, end of life care to Catherine before she passed away. Our children were only 5yrs (Ethan) and 3yrs (Kara) when mummy became a star in the sky.”

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    David Endean

    Monday 7th March 2022. “David was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was a fun loving & proud Dad and Husband with a great sense of humour, always up for a laugh, and had a kind word for everyone. He truly was one in a million”

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    David Cartner

    Saturday 26th February 2022. “David was a special type of person; he got along with everyone he met, would be the first to offer a helping hand and was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Today would have been his 62nd birthday, which no doubt would be spent laughing with friends and family over a pint.”

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    In memory of Colin Rynn

    Tuesday 15th February 2022. All day today, for twenty-four whole hours, our full clinical running costs have been donated in loving memory of Colin Rynn with a ‘Pay for a Day’ donation. The sum of £5,000 has kindly been donated by Cheviot Holdings (Amble) ltd and today was chosen to mark Colin’s birthday.

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    John Holmes

    7th February 2022. "Dad supported us all and enjoyed special time with his many grandchildren (he loved Shrek). He always had a cheeky smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye, was selfless, loved mum’s cooking, harvest time and always whistled to work, enjoying life to the full."

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    Jason Brown

    24th January 2022. "Jason was a loving, caring and supportive family man and friend. He always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. Eight years on from his death Jason still makes us smile and as we reminisce about our adventures together.”

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    Helen Foster

    17th January 2022. "Today would have been mum's 55th birthday. We all miss her & think about her a lot. And as a family, we think it fitting that some of the money we raised in her memory is to be spent to pay for today's care at St Cuthbert's.”

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    Trevor & Joyce Elliot

    31st December 2021 “Joyce spent her final few days at the Hospice back in July 2016 after a short battle with cancer. As a family, we will always be grateful for the care and compassion shown at St Cuthbert's."

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    Freda Styles

    Christmas Eve 2021 “We all love and miss Mum every single day, she is always and will forever be in our thoughts but especially on Christmas Eve.”

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    In memory of loving parents

    Wednesday 15th December. "It’s an honour to be able to pay for a day, a year to the day our Dad, Granda and Great Granda. Alan Mason lost his life to Covid. Our beautiful Mam, Margaret Mason lost her life nine days later on Christmas Eve."

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    Donation by Ramside Hall

    Ramside Hall pay for 24 hours of our Living Well Centre running costs.

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    In memory of Sue Dobson

    On 11th October 2021, for twenty four whole hours, our full clinical running costs have been donated in loving memory of Susan Dobson with a ‘Pay for a Day’ donation. The words above were kindly shared by her family. We are extremely grateful for this special donation in her name. 

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    In memory of Andy Rennison

    On 29th June 2021, for twenty four whole hours, our full clinical running costs have been donated in loving memory of Andy Rennison with a ‘Pay for a Day’ donation. We are extremely grateful for this special donation and the beautiful words shared by his wife Karen.  

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    In memory of Denis Marwood

    On 9th May 2021, for twenty four whole hours, our Living Well Centre costs have been donated in loving memory of Denis Marwood with a ‘Pay for a Day’ donation. We are extremely grateful for this special donation. 

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    In Memory of Jan Hopper

    On 31st March 2021, for twenty four whole hours, our In-Patient Unit costs were donated in loving memory of Jan Hopper with a ‘Pay for a Day’ donation. We are extremely grateful for this special donation and to Jan’s wife for kindly sharing these words with us.

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    In memory of Catherine Groves

    On 11th March 2021, for twenty-four whole hours, our In-Patient Unit running costs have been donated in loving memory of Catherine Groves with a ‘Pay for a Day’ donation. 

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    In memory of Sophie Louise Ramshaw

    On 8th January 2021 our full clinical running costs were donated by the ‘Boxing Day Dippers’ in loving memory of Sophie Louise Ramshaw on what would have been her 30th Birthday.

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