Celebrating the special moments that may otherwise go unnoticed

We want to share and celebrate the wonderful work our clinical colleagues do every single day: those little moments that so often go unnoticed, but make all the difference to a patient or their loved ones. These are the things that make our care exceptional! It’s when bluebells were found and brought in from someone’s garden for … Continued

Open day for young people transitioning to adult hospice care

  Young people and their families were welcomed to an Open Day jointly hosted by Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, last month. The event took place in the gardens of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s Shelford-based site on a rare gloriously sunny day, on Monday 23 … Continued

Announcing our Summer Super Draw winners

Our Summer Super Draw really was Super! Raising £31,926 with 8 happy winners. Huge congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who took part, shared details, and sold extra tickets. It all contributes to raising this tremendous total. The top prize of £2,000 was won by Judith from Fordham (ticket number 241071). … Continued

A poem reflecting on the past year for World Poetry Day

Sunday 21 Match is World Poetry Day and with the anniversary of the first lockdown next week, we have been reflecting on the past year, the changes we’ve all had to make, the loss we have felt and our hopes for a brighter future. Chris Barker, Our Caring Communities Coordinator (and hospice knitter extraordinaire, leading … Continued

‘Help at Hand’ app launched

An innovation to help support Hospice patients Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s patients are benefitting from a new community information app which will help them to access everything from exercise classes to wellbeing support groups, telephone helplines to mental health services and much more! It is the first time a Hospice has adopted the ’Help at … Continued

An Unexpected Chapter – Hospice at Home

Anyone who has benefitted from our Hospice at Home service, will understand how responsive our team are. Especially when it comes to caring for, and supporting the families of, those at the end of life in their own homes. However, the need for the team to  respond flexibly was taken to a new level in … Continued

Our CEO Sharon Allen shares how she has ‘chosen to challenge’, as we celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day

Our CEO, Sharon Allen, shares some of her personal experience and thoughts on International Women’s Day, on the theme #ChooseToChallenge “I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” Maya Angelou This year’s International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women’s rights, where progress has been … Continued

An Unexpected Chapter, silver linings from the pandemic: video consultations for Lymphoedema outpatients

Did you know that Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports hundreds of outpatients each year through our Lymphoedema Clinic? In the last quarter of 2020 alone (October to December) they supported 205 outpatients through 251 appointments. An Unexpected Chapter – silver linings from the pandemic: video consultations for Lymphoedema outpatients What is Lymphoedema? A chronic long-term … Continued

Launch of the First National Payroll Giving Week

February sees the launch of the first National Payroll Giving Week, running from the 8th-14th of the month. Themed around Valentines and why we love Payroll Giving, the aim of the week is to raise awareness within the sector and wider about the benefits of donating through this easy, tax-efficient method. Arthur Rank Hospice Charity along … Continued

A special recipe from our Bistro team!

As you will probably have realised, our Bistro has unfortunately had to be closed to the public as we make our way through this third lock-down. However, the Bistro team are still in the Hospice, working hard to provide fresh and daily food for our patients and for their visitors – as well as refreshments … Continued