In January this 2017 Alice House Hospice were awarded a substantial grant for the specific purpose of updating the grounds for patients and visitors.
There is always ongoing maintenance work that needs attention at Alice House Hospice and it is difficult to find the time and the staff to perform these regular maintenance tasks without spending money on outside contractors.
The National Citizenship scheme has, over the years, helped to support the Hospice to do many of these maintenance jobs that they simply don’t have the time or funds to complete.
Alice House Hospice will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 28 September 2017 at 7.00 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start at Alice House Hospice, Wells Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 9DA.
Alice House Hospice now provides an additional Social Care Day Service on a Friday, starting Friday 15th September 2017.
The Hospice provides a Day Hospice for people living with life limiting illnesses living in the local community. However, some people have needs which are more social in nature and therefore attending Day Care can help.
Darlington Building Society Marketing Department launched a pledge at the beginning of 2017 that they would share 5% of their net profits, after tax, to their local communities.
In an initiative to supplement the pledge, they have asked their members and staff to vote for charities in their local area that they would like to support. They have asked each of their 10 branches to have three shortlisted charities who they would like to support, in line with what members requested. All three of the shortlisted charities per branch will receive a donation to aid their cause.
The Alice House Counselling and Support service has, for many years, been improving outcomes for bereaved children and their families, community wide.
A few years ago, the Hospice became aware of a local man called Ian Richardson who, following the tragic death of his wife Jo and one of their young daughters, Mya in August 2010, had been tirelessly fundraising for the Jo & Mya Memorial Trust. Part of these funds were to be used to help bereaved children and their families and so the Jo & Mya Education Project was launched in November 2015 to provide free training to schools for a period of 2 years.