Many people have a bucket list of ambitions or challenges they’d like to complete in their lifetime. Whether a challenge to you means climbing to Everest Base Camp, cycling the Coast to Coast, running the Great North Run or even giving up smoking, losing a stone or hosting an event – if you’d like to raise money for Tynedale Hospice at Home why not get involved and take part in a challenge of your choosing or one of our existing challenges?


We have places available for the Great North Run or the Junior Great North Run as well as the Mad March Mare. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous then why not join our team of trekkers who are going to Nepal in 2017?


If adrenaline challenges aren’t for you then The Big Tynedale Bake could be perfect, after all, who doesn’t love cake?


Whatever the challenge, life ambition or event that you want to be part of, please let us know and we’d love to support you every step of the way.



Sarah and Matthew Richardson complete a Life List challenge to help Tynedale Hospice at Home

In 2012, Sarah and Matthew Richardson were given the devastating news that their twins were conjoined and sharing organs. They were told that they would not survive birth.

In May 2012 Sarah gave birth to their gorgeous identical twin boys who were stillborn. The funeral was held on 21 May 2012.

Sarah talks about this being worse than either of them could have ever imagined. They struggled on until a friend told them about the Family Support Service at Tynedale Hospice at Home.

Sarah started receiving bereavement support at the Hospice in 2013, and over the coming months Sarah’s Family Support Volunteer helped Sarah come to terms with what had happened and as Sarah describes it “bringing some normality back to our lives”.

Just having someone to talk to was important in learning to manage their grief. Without her and the support of the Hospice, Sarah says she wouldn’t have been able to move forward with her husband and new baby daughter.

“I can’t thank the Family Support Service enough. They provide a safe and confidential space where the bereaved person can talk on a one-on-one basis, for as long as the service is needed.”

Unlike many others services of this kind, Tynedale Hospice at Home’s services are open-access, there’s no need for a medical referral. If you need help, we are here for you.

Because of the support she received, Sarah has decided to raise funds for Tynedale Hospice at Home so that the Hospice can continue supporting other adults. To mark the anniversary of their beloved twins, Sarah and her husband Matthew fulfilled an ambition on their Life List by doing an extreme face-down abseil from the Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, raising more than £1,500 for the Hospice.


To take part and help people like Sarah and Matthew just tell us what you’d like to do and we can support you every step of the way. For more information please email fundraising@tynedalehospice.com or call 01434 606 444 for an informal chat.