Celebrating 40 years of your support

Over the past 40 years, your generous support has seen St Wilfrid's grow from small beginnings to the point where we are supporting over 2,200 people each year in the community, through our Inpatient Unit and through our wellbeing and carers support.

Our 40th Anniversary Year

Share your story! Get involved! Give back to the future! Paint the town red!

In 2021, we want to celebrate your support over the past 40 years, sharing stories and memories and publicising your fundraising efforts.

2020 has been a tough year for the hospice, with more people needing care and pressure on fundraising because of Covid-19 restrictions. We hope that, with your help, we can raise the funds that we need to keep going for the next 40 years, helping people in our community to live well until the end of their lives.

Mock up of Anniversary book
Anniversary book

As we look to our future, it is important we reflect and celebrate all that has gone before. Our commemorative book will celebrate the last forty years of St Wilfrid's providing compassionate local hospice care.

Ruby Forget Me Not Flowers with hospice in the background
Ruby forget-me-not flowers

During our 40th anniversary year, our thoughts naturally turn to all those we have cared for but are sadly no longer with us. We are marking this milestone by turning our forget-me-not flower ruby and making it a beautiful keepsake

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Lights of love

As we head towards Christmas we wanted to find a way for you to remember those you have lost and for us to be together in a new and different way.

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Make a ruby donation

Just £40 could pay for a home visit from our team of nurses and therapists, enabling a patient to be cared for in the familiar surroundings of their own home.

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Introducing Fortytude Gin

Raise a glass with us in celebration of 40 years, in gratitude for the support we’ve had and in memory of all those who are no longer with us.   

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Become a friend for life

A regular monthly donation of just £4 will help provide a stable monthly income so that the hospice can plan future patient care.

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Support a day of care

Choose any day during our 40th year to sponsor and know that your donation will support a whole day's care of a patient in our IPU.

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40 ways to join in and show your support

How about getting sponsored to take on a challenge with a 40 theme? Here are a few suggestions we’ve come up with to start you thinking, let us know what else you come up with!

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Give back to the future

A gift in your will can help St Wilfrid’s to support local people for the next 40 years, and into the future.

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Paint the town red!

Hundreds of businesses and individuals have already signed up to join our celebrations through October - will you join them?

Mill Gap Road - Original hospice site
Share your memories

Most local people will have been touched by St Wilfrid’s at some point in their lives, whether through care for themselves, a family member, colleague or loved one, and we would love to hear your stories.

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