Ulverston St Mary's marks the start of Hospice Care Week

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Awareness: St Mary's Hospice, Ulverston JOE RILEY
Awareness: St Mary's Hospice, Ulverston JOE RILEY
9 October 2017 11:49AM

A WELL-deserved spotlight will be shone on the Furness heroes who selflessly devote themselves to the needs of others.

From October 9 to 15 St Mary's Hospice in Ulverston will be linking up with more than 200 other institutions to celebrate Hospice Care Week.

Led by national charity Hospice UK the theme of the week will be 'We Are Hospice Care'.

Learn more about St Mary's in Ulverston by clicking here.

From nurses to volunteers, chefs to chaplains and corporate partners to carers the awareness-raising week will celebrate the contribution of everyone involved in hospice care.

St Mary’s will be highlighting stories about their staff, volunteers, donors and supporters with members of the public and encouraging members of the public to share these using the hashtag #WeAreHospiceCare

Anne Atkinson, volunteer and community engagement lead from St Mary’s, said: "We are delighted to be part of this awareness raising week. For St Mary’s to be able to offer hospice care for our community it takes a large team. Everyone from our supporters to volunteers, nurses to gardeners, each role is important and together we care."

Each year across the UK 200,000 terminally ill people receive hospice care.

Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of national hospice and palliative care charity Hospice UK, said: "Hospice care is so diverse and involves many people with different skills and talents from all walks of life coming together to deliver incredible care. They are all united by their passionate commitment to the special ethos of hospice care and ensuring that everyone they support is treated with kindness, dignity and respect.

“Hospice Care Week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the rich and varied contribution of everyone who contributes to hospices across the UK and we hope the public will join in the celebrations and help share more widely the many personal stories that make up hospice care."

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