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Helena volunteering in our bookshop.
May 29, 2024

Helena – Volunteer

Helena is a volunteer in our popular Lanes Bookshop helping to sort books and be a friendly face to serve our valued customers.
Ian and Barbara volunteering on the ward.
May 28, 2024

Ian and Barbara – Volunteers

Ian and Barbara have volunteered on our ward for several years, helping provide comfort to patients.
Ryan Shield
October 10, 2023

Ruth and Ryan Shield

When car and motorbike enthusiast Ryan Shield was diagnosed with cancer in his early twenties, he wanted to give something back and set about raising money for charity. However, following a short battle with the disease he died at Eden Valley Hospice and his family vowed to keep his fundraising legacy alive.
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.

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