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Why I Fundraise for Hospice at Home West Cumbria
19th October, 2015

Rachel Farrar interrupted her Great North Run to tell Tyneside Radio why she was fundraising for Hospice at Home West Cumbria.


  • Gets me out of the house. I enjoy being a volunteer in the shop, meeting and serving customers on a regular basis. Louise and Jo are a pleasure to work with. - Jayne
  • The Hospice Shop, Whitehaven. It’s always clean, fairly priced and good quality goods. The staff, are absolutely super – always a kind words for everyone. A super shop. - Jennie
  • I have to wear a compression sleeve all day and the lymphoedema has affected what I can do – I can’t do all of the things I used to. Mind you, the nurse has started doing a new type of massage and I have noticed that for a week afterwards my arm feels brilliant.
  • My mobility has improved vastly over the past two and a half years. Prior to the weight loss I couldn’t walk 40 yards without being in pain. Now I walk up to seven miles a day pain free.
  • Hospice at Home is a truly wonderful organisation and an extremely valuable asset of and for the local community.
  • Whenever I rang for help you always sorted someone to come and help me and the nurses were wonderful.  You are all angels.
  • It helped so much having someone to come into our house and look after our mam sometimes in difficult situations.  You’ll never know how much we appreciate this, your work is amazing!
  • Thank you so much for caring for my father in his last days.  Your wonderful manner made him feel confident and safe.
  • Without doubt my brother would not have been able to pass away peacefully in his own home with the family around him if it were not for this wonderful service.
  • The evenings you spent with us at home will not be forgotten.  The kindness and compassion shown to us and the care and respect to […..] helped us through some of our difficult hours.
  • The care provided by Hospice at Home was really appreciated as it meant that [……] was able to stay at home and not return to hospital.
  • Mam found both the reflexology and the relaxation techniques extremely beneficial.
  • It helped me make some sense of the issues that were affecting me and provided support whilst I came to terms with the problems affecting me.
  • Just talking about A to a complete stranger enabled me to release some of the grief I am feeling at this time.

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