Sarah Barker and a group of friends are competing in the Manchester Marathon on 2 April to raise funds for Alice House Hospice in memory of Sarah’s Mam, Elizabeth Dobell.
Sarah said “Liz’s Marathon Army will be taking on the enormous task of completing the Manchester Marathon for a wonderful soul and my beautiful Mam.
A unique volunteering opportunity has arisen after one of the Hospice’s longest serving volunteers has retired after 20+ years.
Local man, Maurice Foster has volunteered for Alice House Hospice for over 20 years and finally hung up his hat at Christmas. Maurice began volunteering when his wife needed hospice care at the Hospice in Hutton Avenue.
Over the last decade the Kay Smith Fund have donated over £120,000 towards the Counselling & Support Service at the Hospice and in particular the Children’s Bereavement Service.
The Kay Smith Fund was set up in memory of Kay Smith who was cared for at Alice House Hospice in 2006 and has raised money in her memory to be used to support the work of the Hospice’s Children’s Bereavement Service; her legacy for local children in Hartlepool and East Durham.
Members of Hartlepool Golf Club are celebrating after an incredibly successful year of fundraising for Alice House Hospice patients.
The club’s 2016-17 Captain, Kevin Jones chose the Hospice as his nominated charity and throughout the year organised a variety of fundraising initiatives, resulting in a fantastic total of £17,817. He was also able to donate £1,000 to the Saras Hope Foundation, which organises holidays for families with terminally ill children.