Kate’s Story

I have been volunteering with St Mary’s since 2017. I started out at the charity shop in Ulverston and then after a year of experience in a retail setting, I applied for a role within the hospice on the In-Patient Unit. My volunteer role includes assisting with meal times for the patients. It is a …

Julie’s Story

My first knowledge of what St Mary’s Hospice offers was when my Nanna was seriously ill and the district nurse suggested Hospice at Home could help. My parents were looking after her 24/7. Hospice at Home offered my parents a break on a couple of occasions, a lovely lady sat through the night with my …

Dudley’s Story

When I was asked about joining the hospice as a trustee, I soon realised that I had a lot to learn. It took at least a year of spending time at the Hospice and reading before I started to feel confident that I understood how the hospice worked. In addition to Board meetings I also …

Linda Carradus’ Story

We’d like to give special thanks to Linda Carradus for sharing her story. “When we were told that my husband’s illness was terminal in November 2012 I felt alone, isolated and felt I had no one to talk to. One lonely evening I emailed the Hospice to ask if they knew where I could receive …