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St Cuthbert’s Hospice is full of people with inspirational stories to tell. Patients, families, carers staff and volunteers are our greatest ambassadors and it is a privilege to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of Hospice life.

Volunteer Stories

Volunteering at Rainbow Ramble

"The Rainbow Ramble was a wonderful day of community, colours and most importantly charity."

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In Memory

Nathan Runs a Mile in Memory of Dad

7 year old Nathan Rennison takes on the Durham City Run in memory of his dad Andy Rennison.

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In Memory

Be More Dawn #ChooseHappy

“I never imagined I would lose my sister at the young age of 43. Dawn was a bright and colourful person who had a natural skill at making, and maintaining, hundreds of friendships."

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Volunteer Stories

Volunteering is my hobby, it’s something I’m good at and I enjoy it!

"I volunteer to give something back. I’ve never worked in retail, but I love it. I’ve built a rapport with the customers and we have some who come from miles away. I have got to know the regular customers enough to be able to point out items I think they’d like and have a chat with them."

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Our Staff

Emma & Rachel Reflect on a Career in Care

We're incredibly lucky to have many members of staff and volunteers who have spent a great number of years caring for patients and guests at St Cuthbert's Hospice. Read about Rachel and Emma who have cared for patients for over 31 years between them.

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Volunteer Stories

Ken donates Olympic Torch

Retired Fireman Ken Allday, 89, has donated one of his most prized possessions, his 2012 Olympic Torch, to us at St Cuthbert's Hospice. Ken lost his soul mate Joan to cancer in 2010 when she died peacefully at our Hospice and he credits our team for keeping him going all the years since.

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Patient Stories

Covid Heroes Recognition

Our Living Well Centre team are thrilled to have been recognised as 'Covid Heroes' in The Newcastle Chronicle.

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In Memory

‘Wendy Bus’ Wows Hospice Guests

A brand new patient transport minibus dubbed ‘The Wendy Bus’ has been donated to St Cuthbert’s thanks to the amazing fundraising efforts of a local family.

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