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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 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 Health Care Assistant Rachel who has spent 21 years at the Hospice and In-Patient Unit Nurse Emma who has cared for patients for 10 years.

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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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Patient Stories

Bartek’s Story

Bartosz Balczerski was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in 2019 just two weeks after welcoming his second son into the world.

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Volunteer Stories

Maintenance volunteer Michael shares his skills

It's fantastic when we have volunteers who are so willing to help share their skills to help us here at the Hospice.

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In Memory

Running in Memory of Mum

This September Elliot Foster, 25, will be running the Great North Run in memory of his mum, Helen Foster, and to raise vital funds for St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Durham. He will be running in the place his mum had originally secured to run herself before being diagnosed with cancer.

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