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New Hospice Chair of Trustee appointed

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The Hospice of the Good Shepherd are pleased to announce Robert Mee has recently been appointed the new Chair of the Hospice Board of Trustees. Robert has had an extensive career in banking and financial services and has held a number of senior board positions within the sector. Since his retirement in 2009, he has… Read more »

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Eggceptional Easter Egg Fundraising

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The Hospice Of the Good Shepherd received eggceptional support from the cracking people of Chester and West Cheshire, following our appeal for Easter egg donations. Kind-hearted individuals and businesses donated more than 500 Easter eggs for us to use in Easter hampers on display across the community. The chocolate hampers could be won by guessing… Read more »

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Volunteers needed for Chester Sparkle Night Walk

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Local residents are being encouraged to sign up as a volunteer for the Chester Sparkle Night Walk which will take place on Friday 15th June, in aid of Hospice of the Good Shepherd More than 75 volunteers are needed to marshall the route and help with setting up the event to ensure that all participants… Read more »

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Local hospice volunteer signs up to cycling challenge

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Fundraisers and cyclists are preparing for this year’s Liverpool Nightrider on 14th/15th July and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd is appealing for more people to sign up and get involved. The Hospice has five charity places available and is looking for people to sign up and register their place. Hospice Volunteer, Mandy Duncan, from… Read more »

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Sparkle for your local Hospice

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Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Chester is inviting people to ‘sparkle’ and take part in a sponsored city centre night walk and help raise vital funds to support local people affected by a life limiting illness. The Chester Sparkle Sponsored 5k Night Walk, sponsored by URENCO, is an exciting new city centre fundraising event… Read more »

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Chester hospice funding from Cheshire Freemasons

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Hospice of the Good Shepherd based in Chester recently received £1,580 – which is a share of nearly £15,000  from the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) being donated to hospices by Cheshire Freemasons. We also received an additional £1000 donation from the Chester lodge  from the Cheshire Freemasons’ Charity (CFC) presented by Gary Horstman, Assistant Provincial Grand… Read more »

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Chester 10K #hospiceheroes

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Congratulations and huge thanks to Heidi Cotton and Charlie Brophy who recently completed the 2018 Chester 10k race. The event took place between Chester city centre and Mollington, with runners battling through cold weather after a week of snow and freezing conditions. As part of a small team, Company Secretary Heidi and her husband Steve,… Read more »

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Hospice volunteer takes on the epic London Marathon

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A volunteer bereavement counsellor is training hard for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon with high hopes of raising over £2,000 for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. Volunteering at the Hospice has given Paula Reynolds, 41, an insight into the lives of some of the people the Hospice has supported and given her the… Read more »

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On your marks, get set for the Hospice!

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Lining up at the start of the Chester Half Marathon on Sunday 29th April 2018 will be many runners hoping to raise as much money as possible for their chosen charities. Among these will be Emma Croft, 34, from Hartford, who will be running the Half Marathon to raise funds for the Hospice of the… Read more »

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Urgent call for retail volunteers.

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Your local hospice, which provides free, dedicated care for local patients, and their families, facing a life-limiting illness desperately needs volunteers for its charity shops. Every year the Hospice relies on more than 400 volunteers – volunteers who support and care for patients, help fundraise, carry out vital tasks at the Hospice and in the… Read more »

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Hospice staff thank volunteers

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The Hospice of the Good Shepherd held a thank you evening to show their appreciation to volunteers from across the local community.

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Hospice car raffle winning ticket revealed.

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This New Year, one lucky raffle ticket holder will be driving away with a brand new Škoda Citigo, supported by The Mitchel Group, after the winning ticket was drawn on Thursday 11th January. Margaret Wright, Chief Executive of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd and Cath Garrod, Staff Nurse, Hospice In-Patient unit revealed the winning… Read more »