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Elaine French in running gear standing on road
A year of half marathons
In the run up to her 50th birthday, Elaine French is running 12 half marathons in memory of her father in law.
Corrie Paxton smiling
Early hospice memories from Corrie Paxton
Corrie Paxton was part of the committee that helped to set up St Wilfrid's Hospice in the early 80s. She has kindly shared her memories with us.
Complementary Therapy team in room at hospice
‘They called us the Lavender Ladies!’
Our Lead Complementary Therapists, Anna Kent and Angie Panteli, share how their role has changed over the years.
Janice with patient
‘A special time in my nursing career’
Janice Vanstone (née Pavey) worked on the Nursing Team at St Wilfrid’s Hospice for over four years when it first opened in 1983.
Christmas Dinner At Mill Gap Road
‘The kitchen became my domain’
The first cook at the hospice in Mill Gap Road, Ruby Clemence, shares her memories.
Denis Nolan With Daughter Zoe
The first St Wilfrid’s patient
In 1983, Denis Nolan was the first patient to be admitted to St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Sheila, his wife of 21 years, has kindly shared their story.
Hospice steering Committee
The beginning of St Wilfrid’s Hospice
St Wilfrid's Hospice Co-Founder, Dr Joan Hester, has shared her story and how the idea first came about.
Wellbeing Cooking session
St Wilfrid’s has been chosen as a Co-op local cause!
St Wilfrid’s Hospice has been selected for the Co-op Community Fund scheme.
‘You can end up being the one person who can brighten up their day’
Community Support Volunteer (CSV), Geoff shares how his role has had an impact on both him and his patient.
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