Hospice celebrating ‘Good’ rating

Bury Hospice is celebrating a new era with a Care Quality Commission rating of ‘Good’. Inspectors came into the hospice in March and praised every aspect of the service and management– the service is Safe, it’s Effective, Caring, Responsive and it is Well-led. The ‘Good’ rating comes at a time when Bury Hospice has appointed Suzanne Carr to the full-time General Manager’s role…

A happy hippy Hospice

 “A happy hippy hospice” is how Helen Mcginlay describes her special wedding blessing – but she admits it was tinged with sadness. Helen had her wedding vows blessed at Bury Hospice recently – a first for the Rochdale Old Road site – with a hippy theme for family and friends. But the vows were emotional…

October is Hospice Care Month

‘Bury Hospice Care Month’, runs right through the month of October.            As the Sunflower is the national symbol of hospice care and yellow is the colour of the Hospice Movement, we are asking everyone in the borough to think about what kind of yellow event they can hold  during Bury…

 Woof-derful visitors to Bury Hospice

Charley and Bailey are proving woof-derful visitors to Bury Hospice. The two bichon frise’s have been visiting the hospice for around three months with their owner Andy Gaskell and have won over both the staff and the patients. Andy, a keen photographer, works at B&Q in Bury as a Showroom Manager. “Bury Hospice was selected…

Bury Mayor’s fashion Show

We are honoured to be one of the Mayor of Bury, Dorothy Gunther’s, chosen charities for her year in office. One of her events is a fashion show at Bury Drill Hall on Thursday 21st September. Tickets are £10, including a glass of fizz, from fundraising@buryhospice.org.uk.

Meet one of our volunteers

  “There’s only so much shopping, visiting and cleaning you can do.”  That’s one of the reasons that long serving volunteer Val Turner gives for helping out at Bury Hospice. Widow Val, 70, is a mother of four, grandmother of 12 and great grandma of four but, for 12 years, has found time to spend…

Head over heels for Bury Hospice

Gem Business Support are asking people to go head over heels for Bury Hospice. The company, based in Mossfield House in Bury, have taken part in the hospice’s Corporate Challenge where businesses are competing to turn £50 into as much as possible by fundraising events over a six month period. Gill Arnott, of Gem Business…

Bury Hospice fraud

Cyber criminals have stolen £235,000 from Bury Hospice in a sophisticated fraud.   The criminals struck on July 11 when it was discovered the money had been stolen from hospice bank accounts following an elaborate hoax involving an online virus check.   Bury Hospice Chairman Prof Eileen Fairhurst said: “We are shocked and sickened that fraudsters…

Wedding shop open!

The wedding season is here!  Bury Hospice has opened a wedding shop on Blackburn Street in Radcliffe with most of the dresses brand new. There are designer dresses including creations from Alfred Angelo, Mori Lee, Ronald Joyce and Justin Alexander with prices starting at £50 up to £700. Appointments are now being taken. Please contact…

‘Brutal’ climbs in hospice fundraiser

Julian Ferrier will be cycling up and down some ‘brutal’ mountains as he raises money for Bury Hospice – continuing the fundraising he started more than 20 years ago. Julian is partner at Pearson Ferrier Estate Agents in Ramsbottom and first took part in the London Marathon for Bury Hospice in 1994. “I chose Bury…

New shop is a hit

Two battlers celebrated the opening of Bury Hospice’s refurbished shop in Prestwich. Bury boxer Scott Quigg, a patron of Bury Hospice, officially opened the shop in Prestwich town centre as he builds up to his next big fight. And running the shop will be Bury Hospice’s very own battler Denise Jones-Payne who has fought cancer…

eBay volunteer wanted!

Bury Hospice is on the hunt for an eBay volunteer. If anyone can help please email samduncan@buryhospice.org.uk.  eBay Volunteer Role Description Responsible to: eBay Coordinator/Warehouse Manager Location: Radcliffe Purpose of Role: To list donated goods on eBay in order to reach a wider customer base and achieve the best price possible, therefore generating income for the…

Bury Hospice paint the town!

 Bury Hospice’s Touch the Rainbow 5km Colour Run at Burrs Country Park was a huge success. Thank you to Bury boxer and patron Scott Quigg for starting the run, to former Shakers striker Andy Bishop for competing and promoting the event and to every single person who took part. We couldn’t have held the Colour…

Bury Hospice Survey

  Bury Hospice will be launching a survey next Monday to find out what staff and volunteers think about the hospice. Last year staff were encouraged to inform the Bury Hospice Board about their views on how well the hospice was being managed and to offer ideas as to where improvements could be made. Last year…

Strictly – Bury Hospice-style!

Fancy following in the talented footsteps of Strictly Come Dancing stars while getting fitter and having fun all for free?  Now is your chance to get in step for a fundraising Strictly style dance event inspired by a spirited Bury woman following the untimely death of her beloved husband. Deborah Lisle, 58 from Tottington, has…

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