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Sun shines on afternoon tea celebration

We say thank you to our volunteers with cake and a cuppa.

Fundraiser is easy as pie!

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We’re kicking off our 2018 Big Bake campaign in style by joining forces with two Hexham businesses to encourage people to ‘bake a difference’ in our annual fundraiser.

Deb and Tim with their Big Bakes.

TastyBITES and Robson & Sons Butchers are creating the perfect sausage roll to sell at our special Big Bake stall at the Farmers Market in Hexham Market Place on Saturday, 14 April between 9am and 1pm.

Tim Graham, owner of Robson & Sons, said: “We’re delighted to partnering TastyBITES by providing the award-winning Hexhamshire sausage meat to go in the Tasty Bite sausage roll.  We are proud to be a local business supporting such a worthwhile charity that helps so many people.”

Deb Humble from TastyBITES added: “Our customers return again and again for our sausage rolls so for everyone we sell during the Big Bake campaign we’ll be making a contribution to the Hospice. Tynedale Hospice at Home provides wonderful support in the community and as a local business we’re really pleased to be involved.

Our Nursing Care team love lemon bundt cake!

Now in its third year, our Big Tynedale Bake has raised over £10,000 for the Hospice.

Cathy Bates, Tynedale Hospice at Home’s community fundraiser said: “Our Big Bake campaign is a popular fundraiser but we thought we’d bring it back with a difference this year. Most people think of baking something sweet for a coffee morning or bake sale but not everyone likes sweet things.  This year, we’re encouraging any type of baking so if a savoury pie tickles your taste buds more than a cup cake, you can still get involved.”

“Last year, we raised over £5,000 through the Big Tynedale Bake but we’d love to top this if we can.  Whether you’re part of community group, school, a local business or simply just want to invite a few friends over for a cuppa and a cake or pie, please get involved. We can supply you with our Big Bake Fundraising Pack, which includes everything you need to host your own event.”

Cathy continued “The need for our services continues to grow.  In the last year, we provided over 4,916 hours of nursing care in the home, enabling 86 people to die at home at they had wished.  Our Family Support and Hospital Transport Services are also in high demand.

The Big Tynedale Bake is taking place throughout the Spring and Summer so there’s plenty of time to get organised, join in and help bake a difference!

To find out more visit Get Involved

 

40 challenges at 40!

They say that life begins at 40 and for two Ponteland mums they are certainly taking it to heart by taking on 40 new challenges in their fortieth year – and top of their list is the Great North Run where they hope to raise £1,000 in support of our Hospice.

Despite never having run any distance before Jessica Eyre-Tanner, who turns 40 in September, and Lucy Goldwater, who turns 40 a month later, are already throwing themselves into their training with gusto.

Lucy said: “I have never done anything like this before and my family and friends are pretty surprised that I’ve signed up. I absolutely hated running when I was at school,  but it’s such an iconic race and when I see everyone on the TV running you can see that they are having a brilliant time. It was definitely number one on my list of 40 things to achieve. I’ve just got to think of the other 39 things now!  I haven’t got a target time to complete it in, I just want to finish it. Everyone I know who has done it speaks about how supportive the crowd lining the roads are and how they spur you with their words of encouragement. I’m hoping that will get me through.”

Whilst it’s the first time Jessica will have run this race she’s already taken part in the Ponteland Wheelbarrow Race, and a 10k tough mudder and has begun attending a regular circuit training class which she hopes will stand her in good stead for the challenge ahead.  Jessica added: “It’s great to be supporting a charity which provides such valuable services in our local community. Tynedale Hospice at Home makes such a positive difference to the lives of people that need its services, from the nursing care and hospital transport service, to the bereavement support they offer individuals and families. We are so lucky to have a charity which offers such a lifeline to people in times of need.”

Cathy Bates from the Hospice said: “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate a milestone birthday than by running miles in the Great North Run – just as long as there’s some cake at the end of it! We’re delighted to have Jess and Lucy running in support of us and we’re really grateful for their efforts. They will join another 23 runners taking part in this year’s run who are fundraising for us in a bid to raise £15,000 for Tynedale Hospice at Home.”

For those of you have a bucket list of challenges that you would like to achieve in your lifetime, Tynedale Hospice at Home has a whole list of challenges on offer which we refer to as our Life List. From hosting a bake sale or a fundraising coffee morning, to doing something a little bit more adrenalin-filled like taking on our Via Feratta Challenge in the Lake District, there really is something for everyone, as well help from our Fundraising team who will provide dedicated support.

To find out more, visit check out our Life List challenges here

 

Sharing knowledge on a national stage

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Tynedale Hospice at Home will be showcasing its innovative approach to learning and development and audit when Senior Nurses Sylvia Ritson and Sandie Faircloth, attend Hospice UK’s national conference in Liverpool next week (22-24 November). 

Hospice UK conference 2017 is the flagship event for the hospice and palliative care community and for those interested in Leading, Learning and Innovating.

They’ve been invited to display a poster ‘Tynedale Hospice at Home: Coming of Age’.  It will reflect the progress the Hospice has made in promoting training and development and auditing our quality of care in the Leading, Learning and Innovating category.

 

 

Sandie said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been invited to share our poster which reflects how far Tynedale Hospice at Home has come over the years.  The poster will be seen by a wide range of services and professionals attending the national event and we’ll have the opportunity to share ideas and best practice with others in the Hospice sector.  It’s a brilliant opportunity and we’re delighted to be involved.”