Friends and family often give donations at funerals in memory of their loved one, to benefit a cause that was important to them, or in lieu of buying flowers. Due to the current limitations on people attending funerals, setting up an online Funeral Tribute page provides an opportunity for people who can’t be there in person, to pay their respects and leave a message of condolence or even light a virtual candle.
A Sunflower Tribute is a wonderful way to remember and celebrate the life of your loved one, whilst raising valuable funds for Hospice at Home West Cumbria. It’s a place where you, your family, friends and colleagues can remember your loved one upload special memories, photographs, music and also commemorate important dates such as birthdays and anniversaries.
In April 2020, we were grateful to receive a donation of £30,000 from the Mahone family from Cleator Moor, in memory of their loved one Joanne Mahone. Last week, Joanne’s devoted husband Martin contacted us again to inform us they would like to donate another £10,000! We are absolutely overwhelmed to receive this additional gift, meaning the total given to Hospice at Home West Cumbria is an astonishing £40,000.
From 1st February until 21st May this year, Gary will run 110 marathons in 110 consecutive days to raise awareness and vital funds for Hospice at Home West Cumbria and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Last year was a difficult year for Hospice at Home West Cumbria, with all our fundraising events being cancelled and our shops having to close, we had to come up with new initiatives to generate the income we need to provide our vital services across west Cumbria. Read more about the success of our new fundraising campaign - 50 Faces for Hospice.
We would like to pay tribute to a long standing, dedicated member of our clinical team, Angela Gibson, who is retiring from Hospice at Home West Cumbria after over 30 years of dedication and commitment within our home nursing and complementary therapy teams.
Our new Charter sets out our promises to all our patients and their loved ones and will help us to shape and improve our services into the future.
Sue Blakeney is a state enrolled nurse for Hospice at Home West Cumbria, and has recently celebrated her 30th work anniversary with us! We would like to thank Sue for her dedication and commitment to hospice over the last 30 years, and we are sure that many families who have met Sue would like to join us.