Balloons to Remember

St Mary’s Hospice is inviting supporters to take part in a virtual Balloons to Remember race. Mel Dixon, St Mary’s Hospice: “Covid-19 has regrettably meant the cancellation of our much loved ‘Walk to Remember’ event this year. We are aware that so many of you join us year on year to have the opportunity to …

Record breaking fundraisers!

Tom and Sam Stephenson set themselves quite a challenge in memory of their grandad Sam McKittrick, who was a keen hiker, biker, climber and lover of the Lakes. On Sunday 14th June, in sweltering heat, they rode the height of Everest (29029ft) by biking up Kirkstone Pass 38 times in one day – AMAZING! Sam …

Living Well Centre Update

St Mary’s Hospice serves part of South Lakeland and all of the Furness Peninsula with the hospice situated in Ulverston 11 miles away from the area’s largest local conurbation in Barrow. At the Trustee Away Day in 2016 Trustees agreed as priority the finding of a way to deliver more care into Barrow for the …

#declutterdonations

Did you know that by sending your unwanted books, games , CDs and DVDs to Ziffit you can make a donation directly to St Mary’s Hospice? Whoever said charity begins at home was right- this is a simple way to fundraise for us and still stay at home and stay safe by turning decluttering into …

Happy Volunteers week to you all

National Volunteers week is when we stop and take the time to say a special thank you to all those who give their time to help and support others. Never has there been a more important time to do it. Thousands of people have become volunteers during the pandemic. THANK YOU, all of you who …

Good Grief! It’s Dying Matters week

Dying Matters is a national campaign that started in 2010. Each year hundreds of events take place as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, which this year runs from May 13-19. The campaign aims to encourage people to become more comfortable talking about death and grief, and to sort out the practical issues about their …

Living Well and Staying Connected

We have launched a “Living Well and Staying Connected” Facebook page. This is a closed group, run by staff from the Living Well Team at St Mary’s, where we can safely support each other and stay connected as a community. It is a particularly difficult time and we feel now more than ever we need …