National Volunteers’ Week 2019

Spring Newslink is out now!

Our latest copy of Newslink, our community magazine, is hitting doormats this week.

Inside you can read all about some amazing people, their stories and the reasons why we do what we do at Tynedale Hospice at Home, providing care when are where it counts.

Click here to have a sneaky peak!

If you would like to be on the distribution list please drop us a line on fundraising@tyendalehospice.com or give us call on 01434 606 444.
Newslink is published twice a year, Spring and Autumn.

Clipper Around the World Yacht Race – with Susan Peart

“In August 2013 my husband Chris finally succumbed to the neurological disease that he had been suffering from for 8 years.   For the final six months or so I nursed him at home, which is what we both wanted.

It wasn’t easy, I was “on call” day and night, and had to have some fairly intensive training on using the machines needed to help monitor him and also with tube feeding, as by this stage he was unable to eat normally.

Tynedale Hospice at Home were a godsend…a fully trained and very caring nurse came out to our home to stay with Chris every week for one afternoon, giving me chance to go shopping or even just to take the dogs for a walk.

That time off was invaluable to me and I knew Chris was in very good hands with someone who understood his illness and how to care for him.

This ‘adventure’ that I’ve signed up for is the most challenging, an endurance test like no other.

It’s  mentally and physically VERY demanding, and also dangerous.  Although safety is paramount, nothing can prepare you for the unexpected.   People  have died, yachts are damaged and in the 17/18 race one was even lost.

But we have only one life and Chris would have loved to do such a thing, but sadly he never got the chance.

No one knows what the future holds, but given a choice, most people would like the opportunity to spend their last days in their own home amongst their own family.  Tynedale Hospice at Home enables this and I will be forever grateful to them.

Please give generously to this wonderful local charity, in Chris’s memory most certainly, but more importantly to enable them to help future families in severely distressing circumstances.

Thank you,

Susan x

 

These are the words on Susan Peart’s Just Giving page. Susan will be taking part in the momentous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in aid of Tynedale Hospice at Home. She is an amazing woman and her strength and determination are simply awe-inspiring. We will be following and sharing Susan’s journey as she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Please support her generously.

Charity Film Award Success !!

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A film made by bereaved teenagers at Tynedale Hospice at Home has been awarded a prestigious national accolade.

The film, “Grief as a Teenager” created by six teenagers all bereaved of a parent, was awarded a bronze at the Charity Film Awards.

“We were up against some tough competition so to come away with a bronze is amazing!” said Family Support Practitioner Emma Andrews.  “The gold in our category went to a film on the Thames narrated by David Attenborough and the overall winner was the Child Bereavement UK film Just One More Minute which featured Rio Ferdinand and Princes William and Harry. A truly wonderful film. As you can imagine we gave them a particularly massive cheer!”

The group of excited teenagers travelled to London with Emma and the Hospice’s Chief Executive Office, Mike Thornicroft for the awards ceremony which was compered by actress Sally Phillips.

“This is an amazing achievement,” said Mike. “I am thrilled, delighted and exceptionally proud of the team and of the young people in the making of this film.

“I would like to remember in particular that this film was part of the exceptional and innovative care provided to young people in our community living with bereavement. The film was part of that care process, not created for any other purpose than to help those involved and go on helping families and young people living with bereavement in our community. The film is now regularly used by the Family Support Team in their sessions.”

The film, “Grief as a Teenager” brought together six teenagers who had all received one-to-one support from the Family Support Team at Tynedale Hospice at Home.

From the very beginning of the creative process the group were determined to tell their stories without sugar-coating. “We wanted to tell it how it is,” said Amelia Rust, whose father died suddenly of a heart condition while she was away in India on a school trip.

“I have loved being a part of this group and I am so proud of what we have achieved. I will never forget this experience.”

Mike paid tribute to the young people for their “openness, maturity and compassion to help others facing or experiencing bereavement.”

He added: “It is also a ringing endorsement of the Family Support Team at Tynedale Hospice at Home.  It is a public affirmation of the quality, high standards and innovative style of our care. This film and this award in particular will enable our message to reach many, many more people.”

CQC report is out… and it’s feeling good!

We’re Charity Film Awards finalists!

Our ‘Grief as a Teenager’ Film gets national recognition.

Lighting up special memories

A memory lantern workshop supports families who are bereaved.

Hospice seeks new Trustees to join its Board

If you’re passionate about making a difference in your community, we’d love to hear from you.

A ‘wheely’ great start to the New Year!

The annual Ponteland Wheelbarrow Race kicks starts our 2019 fundraising!

Annual Raffle 2018

View our winning ticket numbers.