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Starts with You commitment to supporting Bolton Hospice

Starts with You (SWY) is a Bolton business that believes in doing business in a fairer, kinder way - delivering advice and a range of commercial environmental and building services, which help local people overcome challenges and create good quality, local jobs.

University of Bolton raises funds with cut-price meals

Generous staff and students at the University of Bolton have raised £1,700 for Bolton Hospice by donating money collected from £1 meals sold to students during the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions over the winter months.

Ramadan donations support Bolton Hospice

Donations from the local Muslim community, at the end of fasting in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, have amounted to an incredible £8,873 (and counting!) for Bolton Hospice.

Sue and Vida celebrate 20 terrific years!

Bereavement Support volunteer Sue McKellen and volunteer Florist Vida Sharples both celebrate 20 years at Bolton Hospice this Volunteers' Week and kindly shared their stories with us.

Bereavement Support at Bolton Hospice

This Volunteers’ Week here at Bolton Hospice we are celebrating the impact of our volunteers across the hospice. Joan Anderson is one of our fantastic Bereavement Support volunteers, and has volunteered at the hospice since 2010.

Deb and Oliver's 'My Memories Walk' tribute

Deb Isherwood and her 8 year old son Oliver are taking part in this year's 'My Memories Walk' as a tribute to their late father/grandfather, Gerry Lunn. The 10,000 step virtual sponsored walk takes place on Saturday 19th June 2021.

Partnership with The Christie to provide lymphoedema clinic at our Wellbeing Hub

We have continued our successful partnership with specialist cancer centre, The Christie, to improve services for local patients with lymphoedema. A weekly clinic is now being held in the new facilities of our Wellbeing Hub to provide specialist outpatient care to people in Bolton and beyond.

Covid-19 Visitor Update

During the current outbreak of Covid-19 we have had to restrict access to the hospice building for family members and friends of patients on the Inpatient Unit to ensure that our patients, staff and volunteers working within the hospice are safe. These will continue to be reviewed on a regular basis and may change depending on the national and/or local infection rate and guidance.

Thoughts on 'Belonging' | Hospice Poet, Phil Isherwood

This Dying Matters Awareness Week, Bolton Hospice volunteer and Poet Phil Isherwood shares his new poem 'Belonging' written for the awareness week, his thoughts on the topic of belonging and what this means for our patients here at Bolton Hospice.