Spring Into Easter Coffee Morning

Emily Doyle age 12 of Dowdales’s secondary school and Olivia Doyle age 9 of Burlington C of E primary school Held a ‘Spring into Easter’ Coffee Morning on the 13th April 2019 at their local Grizebeck Community Hall, in aid of St Mary’s Hospice.   Emily and Olivia planned how they wanted the poster, what …

What will you do for Dying Matters week?

Every year in May, ‘Dying Matters’ host an awareness week to tackle the taboo subjects of death, dying and bereavement. It helps highlight the importance of these parts of life and puts them firmly on the national agenda. This year the week runs from 13th to the 19th of May and the theme is ‘Are …

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 …

Hospice debut anniversary video series

Celebrating a life on film Your legacy is so much more than the home you own, your valuables and physical assets. Your legacy can be a way of reflecting on life and sharing unique experiences, observations and beliefs and feelings. Every person who uses St Mary’s Hospice services is different and we believe in caring …

New Bereavement Craft group starting

We are delighted to be holding our first 6 week bereavement craft group at our Living Well Centre in Barrow. The group aims to give people the chance to meet other people in a similar position to themselves through being creative. The aims of the craft group are to: • Restore self-esteem • Develop a …

Hospice apprentice recognised as best by Love Barrow

Louise Tucker won ‘Love Barrow’s’ apprentice of the year award. She said “I feel amazing, it’s been nice that people appreciate what I’ve done and how far I’ve come”. Louise started at St Mary’s Hospice as a clinical apprentice. Working with our In-Patient Unit team she has shown motivation, commitment and support in her role. Louise …