30 seconds with new trustee, Amanda Bloor (YOUR saint michael’s magazine – extended content)

Giving something back is one of the major reasons people become involved with Saint Michael’s Hospice. This motivation is shared by recently-appointed trustee, Amanda Bloor, who signed up to become a trustee having seen how the Hospice “does tremendous good for people who are in tremendous need.” Amanda is Chief Officer of the newly established …

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Conference to tackle the issue of rising suicide rates and the effects

  A CONFERENCE exploring the effects of suicide on the community is being arranged for the first time by a local charity. Just ‘B’ Bereavement Support, North Yorkshire, is preparing for a one-day conference in November to explore the hidden epidemic of suicide and tackle the question of what we can all do to help …

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Welcome to new Spiritual and Pastoral Care Manager, Janet Henderson (YOUR saint michael’s magazine – extended content)

Or perhaps it’s more appropriate to say “welcome back” to the Revd Janet Henderson. The new Spirtual and Pastoral Care Manager is no stranger to the Hospice, having previously acted as a trustee for Saint Michael’s. While most people are aware of the chaplaincy service offered to our patients and their families, many may not …

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Light up a Life

Linda Mears will dedicate a light to remember her husband Alex this Christmas… “Saint Michael’s was a light in a dark place for us and our family when we were told that Alex’s stomach cancer was terminal. “The clinical team were beyond brilliant; they had his pain under control almost immediately and they even brought …

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Sunrise Walk Success

MORE than 200 local people watched the sun rise over a distinctly autumnal Ripon landscape last Sunday morning. Supporters of local charity, Saint Michael’s, set their alarm clocks and got up early to take part in the Ripon Sunrise Walk and raise vital funds for local families living with terminal illness and bereavement on Sunday …

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