Spirit of Harrogate joins Saint Michael’s Guild of Patrons

We sat down with Marcus Black and Mike Carthy, co-founders of Spirit of Harrogate. the newest member of Saint Michael’s Guild of Patrons, to discuss their company and decision to further their already generous support for their hometown hospice. Spirit of Harrogate is home to the ultra-premium spirits brand, Slingsby. With six award-winning variants in …

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Leeds solicitors Legal Studio join our exclusive club of strategic business supporters

The business community in Harrogate has generously supported Saint Michael’s since the hospice was founded in 1987. To celebrate this historic relationship, in 2017 we created a new way for businesses to support us, through an opportunity to fund key strategic areas of the hospice’s future. We called this “H3O” to celebrate our 30th anniversary. …

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Giving people freedom: the work of an occupational therapist

“We help people remain true to themselves.” Iona Kerriss is a specialist palliative care occupational therapist here at Saint Michael’s Hospice.  An occupational therapist’s primary aim is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life, such as getting out of bed in the morning, getting washed, preparing meals, going to work or …

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Volunteers – you are our everyday heroes!

To mark Volunteers’ Week – which runs from June 1 -7 - and to acknowledge the skills and dedication of  the 100s of volunteers who support local hospice care,  chief executive of Saint Michael’s Hospice, Tony Collins, sent this letter to the Harrogate Advertiser series of papers. It’s Volunteers’ Week June 1-7, and I would like to …

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The importance of being open – Dying Matters Week 2019

THIS week is Dying Matters week – an annual awareness week which aims to encourage people to talk about death, dying and bereavement. Here we speak to Saint Michael’s Hospice chaplain Kathy Couchman with her perspective on why these sometimes difficult conversations are both useful and necessary. “Many years ago, before I became a church …

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