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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?

Inevitably, costs to deliver our care are rising. From 1st January 2024, we have launched revised costs:

  • £775 could pay for a day delivering our Living Well Centre Services.
  • £2,000 could pay for a day running our In-Patient Unit.
  • £2,775 could pay for a day of delivering services in our In-Patient Unit and Living Well Centre Services.
  • £3,770 could pay for a day of delivering all our Hospice Services including our Family Support Team, Dementia Services and Community Support, as well as our In-Patient Unit and Living Well Centre Services.

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 an Afternoon Tea at our Coffee Shop

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 an afternoon tea in our coffee shop on us.

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

    In Memory

    In Memory of Malcolm Cole

    Thursday 18th April 2024 "All day today, for twenty four whole hours, our Living Well Centre costs have been donated in loving memory of Malcolm Cole with a ‘Pay for a Day’ donation."

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    In Memory of Veronica Alvarez

    Wednesday 17th April 2024: "She met the challenges of her illness with great bravery, maintaining a stoic, dignified and graceful attitude throughout. She was helped enormously by the wonderful kindness she received from the exceptional staff who cared for her at St Cuthbert’s Hospice."

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    In Memory of Jillian Salkeld

    Tuesday 9th April 2024: "We are extremely grateful of the amazing staff at St Cuthbert's Hospice and we want to thank everyone again for their kind donations in her memory."

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    In Memory of Catherine Groves

    Monday 11th March 2024: "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, 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."

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    In Memory of Dawn Marie Bailey

    Wednesday 28th February 2024: "It still seems impossible to believe that two whole years have passed by without Dawn. Each of us is coping with our grief in our own way. Dawn was such a big, bubbly character, full of life, always smiling, always wearing bright clothing, and a friend to so many people."

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    In Memory of David Cartner

    Monday 26th February 2024: "Today would have been David’s 64th birthday. The first to make everyone laugh, and to be there whenever you needed him, he was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him."

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    In Memory of Susan Oram

    Tuesday 20th February: “In memory of Susan Oram on her 60th birthday and to thank the team that took care of her In January and February 2023. Thank you.”

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    In Memory of Lucie Hope

    Wednesday 7th February 2024: "Our beautiful Lucie was only 38 years old when she was admitted to St Cuthbert’s on the 23rd of October 2023. She died 3 days later on the 26th October. In that short time the care she received from the staff was second to none and we will always be grateful for that care."

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    In Memory of Heather Almond

    Thursday 25th January 2024: "Edward, Peter, Graeme and Fiona will be forever grateful for the care Heather received at St Cuthbert's Hospice. Enabling her to spend the last weeks of her life back in her own home, in her own bedroom, overlooking the garden she enjoyed so much with her family around her and of course Baxter the dog."

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    Donation by All Smiles Dental

    1st January 2024: "I would like to thank everyone who is a part of this outstanding charity, extending to the shops, those volunteers that collect counter boxes to the nurses, doctors and gardeners and the chefs in the kitchen - thank you all!

    May this New Year release the pain of the past and fill your heart with peace and joy for 2024”

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    In Memory

    In Memory of Amanda Horobin

    Wednesday 20th December 2023: "St Cuthbert’s Hospice were a god send, what a bunch of heroes. They treated us like family and managed to get Amanda well enough so she could come home for the last 8 days of her life."

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    In Memory of Claire Kirk

    Tuesday 19th December 2023: "Despite Claire being taken from us so soon, her friends and family have used their grief in a positive way to raise funds for the Hospice, who supported her at the end of her illness."

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    In Memory of Sue Butters

    Tuesday 28th November 2023: "Sue passed away peacefully at the Hospice on 09 July 2022. As a family, we wanted to thank everyone at the Hospice for making the time spent there so comfortable, for all of us. We couldn’t have asked for better – you are real Earth Angels."

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    In Memory of Dawn Bailey

    Wednesday 18th October 2023: "Today, 18th October 2023, our amazing, fun-loving, colourful, beautiful daughter Dawn would have been 45 years old. It’s still hard to accept that she’s no longer with us. We all still feel her presence everywhere. Dawn passed away peacefully in St Cuthbert’s on Monday 28th February 2022."

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    In Memory of Michael Adamson

    Thursday 12th October 2023: “Thank you to Steve, the Club Captain in 2023, for donating this day, and to all the golf members for raising funds for St Cuthbert’s Hospice.”

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    In Memory of Margaret Gray

    Friday 6th October 2023: "Margaret looked forward to her regular visits to the Living Well Centre as she really enjoyed the activities."

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    In Memory of Judith Stafford

    Friday 29th September 2023: "Today would have been her 65th birthday. I would personally like to thank all the staff especially in the In - Patient unit who showed Judith such love and affection during her time there. We really couldn’t have asked for anything more for her last few weeks than to have the care afforded by such wonderful people as yourselves."

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    In Memory of Marie Johnson

    Thursday 28th September 2023: "The care Marie received at St Cuthbert's Hospice was nothing short of magnificent. The staff, those incredible human beings, touched our hearts with their unwavering support. Without this charity, people like us would struggle to find solace. To each and every one of them, we extend our heartfelt gratitude."

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    Dunelm Foundation Pay for a Day

    Friday 22nd September 2023: This amazing donation was raised at the 2022 Foundation’s Annual Dinner. Today is the Foundation’s 2023 Dinner – we hope all who attend have a wonderful evening!

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    In Memory of Alison Atyeo

    “I came to this wonderful place of peace and tranquility, St Cuthbert's Hospice. Everyone is so kind and helpful and trying to do their best for me”. - Extract from Alison's diary in April 2020.

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    In Memory of Sophie Ramshaw

    Sunday 20th August 2023: "No words can be said to thank the people who cared for Sophie in her final days. It goes without saying how valued the staff of the Hospice are. "

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    Par Petroleum Pay for a Day

    Today was chosen as this 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 four years.

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    In Memory

    In Memory of Gerry Ingledew

    Saturday 5th August 2023: "Gerry is a huge miss to all who knew him and he is missed and loved every day. We are forever thankful that he was so well looked after in his last few days by such caring and compassionate staff."

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    In Memory of Josephine Coleman

    Friday 21st July 2023: "Josephine worked as a volunteer receptionist at the Hospice once a week from about 2006, until she moved to Norwich in 2018. She was very enthusiastic about the work of St Cuthbert’s Hospice and found her involvement there rewarding and fulfilling."

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    In Memory of Emma Bolam

    Wednesday 28th June 2023: "A year on and we are proud to raise money to support St Cuthbert’s hospice where Emma received such fantastic care and to pay for a day’s care in her memory."

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    In Memory of Margaret Gray

    Tuesday 27th June 2023: "Margaret looked forward to her regular visits to the Living Well Centre as she really enjoyed the activities."

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    In Memory

    In Memory of David Matthew Best

    Wednesday 21st June 2023: "The care the staff provided and support to the family was second to none and we will be forever grateful."

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    In Memory of June Groom

    Monday 19th June 2023: "The care and kindness she received by everyone in her short stay at St Cuthbert’s Hospice was incredible, and we can’t thank them enough for all they did for mam and our family."

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    In Memory of Steve Platt

    Sunday 18th June 2023: "Thank you St Cuthbert’s for all you did for Steve and the family during such a difficult time. We will never forget it"

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    In Memory

    In Memory of Tom Hudson

    Sunday 14th May: "In loving memory of our much loved husband, dad, grandad and great grandad."

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    In Memory of Patricia Ramsay

    Tuesday 9th May 2023: “We all love and miss you so much especially me your husband Paul but also Kara, Stephen and the kids and everybody’s life you touched with your kindness and thoughtfulness."

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    In Memory of Pauline Wade

    Friday 5th May 2023: "All day today, for twenty-four whole hours, our Living Well Centre costs have been donated in loving memory of Pauline Wade with a ‘Pay for a Day’ donation"

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    In Memory of John Poulton

    Tuesday 11th April 2023 “John was a regular visitor of the In-Patient Unit for several years until the day he sadly passed. When he was fit and well enough to be back home, he enjoyed his weekly visits to the Hospice’s Living Well Centre, joining in with craft days and gardening."

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    In Memory

    In Memory of Tom Flowers

    Saturday 8th April 2023 “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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    To Celebrate Malcolm Rolling’s 80th Birthday!

    Sunday 2nd April 2023. "As part of his 80th birthday celebrations and in recognition of monies raised for St. Cuthberts from the sledges he’s made, Malcolm Rolling's family and friends have arranged a Pay for the Day’, on his birthday."

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    Donation by Ramside Hall

    Saturday 1st April 2023. "Thank you to Steve the Club Captain in 2023, and the members for raising funds for St Cuthbert's Hospice"

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    In Memory of Catherine Groves

    Saturday 11th March 2023 “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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    In Memory of David Endean

    Tuesday 7th March 2023. “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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    In Memory

    In Memory of Sandra Atkinson

    Monday 6th March 2023: "Sandra spent a short but peaceful time at St Cuthbert's Hospice and for that, her family and friends are eternally grateful."

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    In Memory of Elizabeth Cox

    Monday 27th February "We decided to donate to St Cuthbert's as thanks for the superb care Mum received in her final days. No restrictions were put on our visiting hours and the staff were always very helpful and extremely kind. My sister was even able to spend several nights - and days - with her."

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    In Memory of David Cartner

    Sunday 26th February 2023. "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."

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    In Memory of Linda Miller

    Thursday 19th January 2023. "Linda would always say that she loved being at the Hospice, as she felt like a 'normal' person and not someone with cancer. Our family cannot thank all the staff and volunteers for making Linda feel human again in her last months of life."

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    In Memory of Helen Foster

    Tuesday 17th January 2023. "After having multiple admissions to hospital, mum really needed a place where she could relax and sleep without being disturbed and that was exactly what St Cuthbert's provided. St Cuthbert's provided a quiet, calming and relaxing environment for mum and she loved the Reiki sessions, massages and Jacuzzi baths that she received."

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    Donation by All Smiles Dental

    Sunday 1st January 2023. “It is with great pleasure that we sponsor today’s Pay for a Day on the 1st January at St Cuthbert’s Hospice. Reflecting on another tough year, St Cuthbert’s Hospice has kept its doors open and have been providing care throughout it all."

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    In memory of Reuben Davison

    Friday 16th December 2022. "I can’t speak highly enough of all the staff we encountered at St Cuthbert’s, and the Living Well Centre certainly helped Reuben to do just that. We all miss him terribly, but will hold on to the myriad of happy memories we all share of him."

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    In Memory of Violet Howe

    Friday 9th December 2022. ''She couldn't have been happier at the Hospice. The care the staff provided was second to none and with the help of the Hospice and their amazing team, she got to say goodbye the way she wanted, with her family surrounding her.''

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    In Memory of Terri Wharton

    Tuesday 29th November 2022. “Forever beautiful in the Arms of the Angels”

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    In Memory of Mary McMullen

    Friday 25th November 2022. "The Hospice and their amazing staff were there when we needed them the most. Mum was fortunate to spend her last 19 days at St Cuthbert’s, allowing us to be a family at her bedside and not carers as we had been."

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    In Memory

    Dawn Marie Bailey Pay for a Day: 18 October 2022

    At 43 years old, Dawn was living her best life. She had moved into a new home with her fiancé David and daughter Ruby in September 2021, their first home together. She announced her engagement to David in November 2021. The future looked bright. Dawn told us that she and David wouldn’t be getting married for some years yet, they were not going to rush things.

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    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 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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