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Stories about enabling people to live well at end of life, including fundraising journeys and more.

Creating Safer Cultures – National Safeguarding Week
Our Trustee Lead for Safeguarding, Jane Butler, has shared how we are creating safer cultures at St Wilfrid's Hospice.
‘To sum up what he meant to us would take a lifetime’
Lisa Wright shared her memories of her husband Tyron, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2018.
‘One of the most extreme challenges I’ve ever faced’
Martin Watts recently completed the Half Marathon Des Sables for St Wilfrid's in memory of his father, Alan.
‘I had regularly passed the hospice, wondering what lay beyond’
Patsy Dinc began volunteering at St Wilfrid's Hospice in 2018. In celebration of our 40th anniversary, she has kindly shared her volunteering story.
‘It allowed us to be her daughters, not her carers’
Maria Walker was a keen supporter of St Wilfrid’s and died under our care in 2019. Her daughters shared her story with us.
Patients benefit from virtual relaxation classes
Hospice patient, Vera, shared her experiences of our Relaxation Class, which takes place over Zoom.
Louise Cullen is a fundraising superstar
From the China Trek to Wilfride, hospice supporter Louise has been coming up with out-of-the-box ideas for her fundraising.
‘Her marvellous smile outshone her suffering’
In 2014, Joan Robinson spent five months under the care of the hospice. Her husband, Ken, has kindly shared her story.
‘The class has made me feel much fitter’
One of our outpatients, Ian, shared how the Gym Class has benefited his COPD.
A day in the life of our Physiotherapist Joe
Our Physiotherapist, Joe, shares what a typical day in his role looks like.
Patsy Thomas sitting in hospice garden
‘My favourite thing about volunteering is the camaraderie.’
Patsy Thomas has been a long-running volunteer at St Wilfrid's, having first joined the hospice in 2012. She has kindly shared her story.
Ella Williams
Eleven years of bereavement support
Our Counselling Services Lead, Ella Williams shares her memories from the past 11 years working at the hospice.
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