Bistro Buddies … ‘Something to look forward to’

Sue giggles, “We take the mickey out of each other”, Peter agrees, “but not on camera!” This lovely video shows two friends talking about how they met at the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Bereavement Group and the importance of the union. Four years ago Peter explains: “I was ‘chasing my tail- running away from what … Continued

The Hospice is here for young people needing our support too

Kristie Foreman, Young Person’s Transition Coordinator, whose role sits across Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH)  as part of an ongoing partnership, designed to support young people with life limiting illness in their transition to adult hospice services before they reach 18 years old. Kristie also liaises … Continued

10 FUNdraising Activities to try during the Easter Holidays

Introducing guest writer Olivia Wood Olivia is a freelance writer who specialises in non-profit, and healthcare industries, based in the South West of England. She is an avid book-reader and coffee lover who obtained her love for writing from studying English Literature at university in Bristol. Olivia kindly shared this article with us to “encourage … Continued

A close ‘knit’ group celebrate 5 years together

The ‘Knits of the Round Table’ celebrated their 5th birthday with tea and a special cake in the Bistro this week. Two further members attended on Zoom, one of whom was Alice, who has been with the group since the start. There was also a message from a former member who moved out of the … Continued

You’ve got to be in it to ……taste it!

So far our Bistro team have shared our recipes for Fruits of the Forest Brownies, Chocolate Berry Marble Cake and our Chocolate Biscuit Cake and we think it’s only fair to include the very popular Millionaire Shortbread too. So get your apron on and baking tray ready! Millionaire Shortbread The Shortbread Ingredients: 170g Butter 75g Caster … Continued

A paler shade of green…

We have an amazing team of volunteers at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, who keep our services running smoothly. They help us with everything from bereavement support sessions to customer service at the shops, proof-reading to baking cakes for the Bistro. Often, much of what they do happens so quietly in the background that you don’t … Continued

Unbe-leaf-able cyclist volunteer shares her story

You may have noticed our Memory Tree in the main reception at the Hospice at Shelford Bottom. It is adorned with bronze, silver and gold coloured brass leaves with the names of loved ones engraved on them. It is one of the tangible and beautiful ways to remember a loved one offered via the Charity. … Continued

COVID-19: overview wider Hospice services

___ LATEST COVID-19 NEWS, CLICK HERE OVERVIEW CLINICAL SERVICES, CLICK HERE OVERVIEW FROM OUR CHARITY SHOPS, CLICK HERE SPONSOR A NURSE ___ LATEST NEWS: Friday 1 April 2022 Easter Opening Hours Our Shops and Retail Hub  For the Easter opening times for our Retail Outlets please click here. Mask wearing is left to the discretion of … Continued

Are all your ducks in a row?

We know it can be a bit overwhelming to think about the big question of practicalities when you die. But it can make life so much simpler for your loved ones if you spend a bit of time thinking about these important questions now. Of course, we all  try our best to keep things simple… … Continued