Whatever the occasion, Christmas, Easter or Mothering Sunday, Alice House is always full of wonderful staff who choose to spend these special days caring for our patients.
Christine Neil is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to selling raffle tickets; over the course of three Hospice Raffles she has sold almost 5,000 tickets on our behalf!
Christine’s beloved husband Michael, had been battling cancer for three years and before Christmas 2019 had been told his prognosis was poor, but he had kept that from his family. He made a huge effort to decorate the house
and put up the Christmas lights to ensure they all had a Christmas to remember. Christine could tell all was not well and recalls that, for a man who loved his food, he could not eat his Christmas dinner.
Gillian Holbrook was a dedicated Alice House volunteer and fundraiser who sadly and unexpectedly died in November 2021. She is hugely missed by all of her friends at the Hospice.
Gillian became involved with Alice House in 2016 after retiring from a Senior Management role in the Civil Service.
Craig Rogan saw first-hand the care given by Alice House Hospice to his father-in-law, Derek Winwood, his uncle, Chrissy Rogan and his close friend, Ste Cooper.
This is what inspired him to step well out of his comfort zone, alongside his friend Eddy Hetherington and take on a fundraising skydive challenge for the Hospice.
Hartlepool Golf Club Captain Heath Hardman celebrated the end of his 2021-22 Captaincy by handing over a substantial donation to his chosen charity.
Heath, who ended his tenure as captain in February had raised almost £10,000 for Alice House Hospice from a number of events in the club, cash collections and club members taking part in the Great North Run for the local charity.