Every grain of sand

Read below our CEO Val Stangoe’s thoughts on today’s Dying Matters Theme ‘Diversity and Inclusion at end of life’.   Death comes to everyone. You read it here. No, you won’t be spared because of religion or race, there is no different option depending on income, sex or sexuality. You can’t halt progress and you can’t …

Grieving for a pet

My family role is a proud wife, mum to two teenagers and two Cairn terriers. Working for a hospice I understand life and these times are so precious. In October 2018 our family changed forever when our naughty and loving Cairn Maggie died. It has hurt so much. This character who was a huge part …

Advanced Care Planning

Read below our Legacy and individual giving Fundraiser Geoff Steele’s thoughts on today’s Dying Matters Theme ‘Funeral costs’.    The financial and emotional stress involved in planning a funeral can never be underestimated. Thinking and talking openly about the issues involved along with your personal preferences is essential in ensuring your wishes are met and …

Low Furness School and their basket of treats

The Volunteer Department were truly moved when 3 Student Council members from Low Furness called into the hospice with 2 beautiful baskets of treats.  Heather, Daisy and Mia have been organising and motivating the pupils at the school to raise money over the last few months. They have done various things and chose to donate …

So what did Retail ever do for the hospice?

Working in the hospice building it’s easy to think it’s all about care. Whether you’re in the Ulverston building or the Living Well Centre every day there are patients and families coming and going, receiving our support. The lovely Facebook comments focus on the quality of care, so do the comments over coffee at the …