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Carl and Cynthia Sherdly
July 4, 2023

Cynthia and Carl

While Cynthia’s husband Carl was being cared for in Eden Valley Hospice, they found solace through their toughest of times in the beautiful hospice gardens – a memory so profound that Cynthia returned as a volunteer, supporting the charity for almost a decade.
Tony Whalley at the hospice
June 27, 2023

Tony Whalley

When Tony Whalley was made redundant in 1992 it understandably came as huge blow. At the time it felt like this decision would have a profoundly negative impact on his life as he struggled to find suitable work in the north west of England.
Volunteer Fedella Marsden in the therapy room
June 27, 2023

Fedella Marsden – Volunteer

Fedella Marsden works alongside our Day Services team volunteering her time and performing complimentary therapy with patients on the ward.
Neil Wallace and Julie's marriage at the hospice
June 27, 2023

Neil and Julie Wallace

While Julie was quickly approaching the end of her life, a dying wish was to marry her partner of almost 30 years, Neil. Surrounded by their two daughters, loving family and close friends, they tied the knot in Eden Valley Hospice while Julie was being cared for.
Christine Telford stood outside the hospice.
June 27, 2023

Christine Telford – Volunteer

Christine has volunteered in the family support team as a Bereavement Counsellor for around 6 years providing valuable support to families and children.
Mark Duffell outside the hospice grounds.
June 27, 2023

Mark Duffell

In 2017 Brian Duffell spent his final days in the hospice and his son Mark and the rest of the family were blown away by the care his father received.
John Barrett sat in his garden
June 27, 2023

John Barrett

For John Barrett, losing his wife of 28 years Josie to cancer was devastating, but he can take comfort in knowing the end of her life was spent in Eden Valley Hospice being cared for by the dedicated and compassionate staff.
Graham Mattock
June 19, 2023

Graham and Val Mattock

Retired police officer Val Mattock dedicated herself to looking after her community, her family and her beloved dogs, but when she needed care at the end of her life, it was Eden Valley Hospice who could be there for her and husband Graham at the time when they needed it most.
The hospice gardens with flowers on show.
June 16, 2023

Shirley – Day Services

Shirley, who’s 93 and lives near Carlisle, has terminal bowel cancer and attends Eden Valley Hospice’s Day Services regularly to help manage her symptoms and speak with our expert clinical team.

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