Big Futures Show at Eastbourne Sports Park

Today we showcased the best and brightest of the hospice at the Big Futures Show at Eastbourne Sports Park - a gathering of employers from across East Sussex looking to generate excitement about potential career paths for young peopleRead more

'I ran in the first London Marathon in '81.. now I'm cheering on St Wilfrid's runners in 2018!'

In 1981 Brian Knight ran the first ever London Marathon as a dare and now he's back to cheer on our runners April 22nd 2018 at the finish lineRead more

Clair celebrates important asbestos legal victory

Clair has donated £12,000 from a legal battle over her husband's asbestos-related cancer to our hospice. Here she shares her thoughts and feelings on a hard but victorious time for her familyRead more

Sussex Uni film students interview staff and volunteers

We were joined by students from the University of Sussex on Friday as they filmed staff and volunteer interviews, met patients and explored our space for a second year practical projectRead more

Duckling rescue!

Our patient gardens welcomed a surprise guest and her unruly brood this spring - a duck and her 17 ducklings!Read more

Flautist serenades The Street at lunch time

We were joined by a talented young flautist in The Street today, who played beautifully while patients and family visitors enjoyed their lunch.Read more

Cherry blossom in bloom in our patient gardens

The blossom is out in our patient and Wellbeing gardens as winter finally departs and spring gets pretty in pink!Read more

'The hospice has become like a second home to me..'

Ian Whilde has advanced prostate cancer and attends Wellbeing courses such as social afternoons. He recently shared an account of his time with usRead more

Celebrating 6 months of success with young volunteers

We celebrated a successful finish to our 6 month youth volunteering program - helping young people learn about the hospice and acquire valuable skills in patient careRead more

Crafty Friday: Screenprinting with Hugh Barrell

We were joined by talented print-maker and screen printer Hugh for Crafty Friday this week!Read more

New gardening club launches

Gardening is something that so many of our hospice supporters enjoy - they certainly love our gardens! But how would they react to a hospice garden club based in our grounds?Read more

New interactive screen for hospice visitors

A new large-format screen for looking up legacy gifts, booking events, adding a Tribute Fund or viewing our website has been added to The Street at the hospice, in front of our Enduring Legacy leavesRead more

Fire extinguisher training for staff

Our retail and office teams participated in some fire extinguisher training to help protect our hospice and shops in case of minor fires.Read more

Maureen retires after 20 years at St Wilfrid's

Maureen, one of the longest serving nurses at St Wilfrid's, is taking on a well-earned retirement after 20 years of providing care on our wards. Read how she feels about celebrating such a huge milestone and caring for so many patients over the yearsRead more

'Outside the Box' tickets on sale

‘Outside The Box’ asks its audience to embrace mortality and look on the bright side of life, with a weave of untold and surprising stories, a hint of history and some pithy commentary on the funeral industry (from one who knows!).Read more

Making enamel jewellery with Crafty Friday

Tara Culley joined our Crafty Friday regulars and new attendees in a hot new addition to Crafty Friday - mini-kiln made enamel pieces!Read more

Falls Awareness Week

The importance of managing falls and preventing their occurrence and re-occurrence is vital for hospice staff and community partners. We joined with Welbeing to highlight this issueRead more

International Women's Day at St Wilfrid's

Women inspire and galvanise compassionate care across East Sussex. We put them in the spotlight both on International Women's Day and all year round.Read more

‘Working as a hospice nurse is one of the best things I’ve done’

We interviewed Laura Hanaghan, a student nurse from Brighton University in her third year. Laura has worked in two placements with us first on our Hospice at Home team and then with our In Patient UnitRead more

'Being here has opened my eyes to end of life care'

Victoria Scott is a Medical Elective student from New Zealand who chose to study and train for parts of her qualification in England with St Wilfrid's. Her understanding of what end of life care and palliative care are grew as she came to understand what being on the front line of delivering hospice care means.Read more