We would like to say a huge well done to Kevin Greenhow, who is currently on his 20th hour of Litter picking, in connection to the Caption Tom’s 100 challenge.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Joanna Hadfield and the members of Cockermouth Golf Club for their recent donation of £570 to support Hospice at Home West Cumbria. This fantastic amount was raised at the golf clubs President’s Day in May, in honour of Joanna’s husband, Neil Hadfield, who sadly passed away in April. Neil was a well-respected member of the golf club for many years and held position as Men’s Captain in 2016 and was appointed President in 2021.
Dying Matters Awareness Week is a national campaign to break the stigma, challenge preconceptions and normalise public openness about death, dying and bereavement. This year’s focus of the campaign is the importance of being ‘in a good place to die.’ There is no right or wrong place to die; it will be different for everyone. But it is important for families to think about it, to talk about it and to plan for it.
Dying Matters Awareness Week is a national campaign to break the stigma, challenge preconceptions and normalise public openness about death, dying and bereavement. The focus of the 2021 campaign is the importance of being ‘in a good place to die.’ We would like to share a story from Natalie Elliot who joined our Home Nursing team in December 2020. Natalie was drawn to hospice care after supporting a close family friend through her end of life journey, and has shared this story to help us highlight the importance of talking to people about our final plans and wishes.
Gary McKee from Cleator Moor is running 110 Marathons in 110 Days to raise vital funds for Hospice at Home West Cumbria and Macmillan Cancer Support. Gary has now completed a marathon every day for 92 days, and is set to finish this epic challenge on Friday 21st May. The total raised by Gary and others who are supporting him has reached an incredible amount of over £75,000! This week we caught up with Michael Watson from Whitehaven, who has been running with Gary throughout and has so far ran 34 marathons and will run 3 to 4 marathons a week for the remainder of the challenge.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Bethany Bennett and Kelly Brown from Workington who set themselves a challenge of running 100 miles in March and have raised just over £1,370 for Hospice at Home West Cumbria!
On behalf of all at Hospice at Home West Cumbria, we would like to express our deep sadness at the announcement of the passing of our Vice President Lord Judd of Portsea. Lord Judd was a great supporter of our charity and always had kind and encouraging words for our staff and volunteers. He once said “We are one terrific team: what a joy it is for me to be part of it”.
Gary McKee from Cleator Moor has taken on the monumental challenge of completing 110 marathons in 110 days to support Hospice at Home West Cumbria and Macmillan Cancer Support. Other members of the family are also involved including all three of Gary's children, Alfie, Beau and Minnie completing their own daily running and cycling challenges, and Gary's nephew Stuart and 16-year-old Alfie, are following in Gary's footsteps and completing a marathon every day! We would like to spread the word and pay tribute to the “Marvellous McKee’s”!