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Following a recent compliance visit by the Gambling Commission who Dr. Kershaw’s Hospice Lottery is licensed by, we are proud to announce that Dr. Kershaw’s Hospice Lottery has been awarded a rating of ‘Good’ by the Gambling Commission which is the highest rating achievable.

Dr. Kershaw’s Hospice Lottery is committed to providing a secure, fair and socially responsible service and to endorse responsible gambling amongst members of the public who support our lottery in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 and specifically the licence conditions and codes of practice which apply to our licence.

Mother and daughter get muddy to raise money for the Hospice

Lynsey and her daughter Sophie, aged 7, recently participated in the Tough Mudder event for the Hospice and have raised an outstanding £1685.00! Lynsey and Sophie have recently visited the Hospice during the time a family member was cared for here.

Lynsey told us ‘Mel was in the hospice for just under 3 weeks. I hadn't been to a hospice before and I was expecting it to be very clinical and run like a hospital. It wasn't like this at all. The building and the grounds are very homely and peaceful. It is more of a homely atmosphere. Everyone took very good care of Mel, as you would expect, but I was so touched at how all the staff dealt with us as a family, especially my sister. The effort, care, respect and friendliness shown to us was amazing. My daughter, who is only 7 and was close to her Aunty, was always included and spoken to with the same amount of respect as the adults, which was a big thing for me - she came away from the hospice saying that she'd like to visit again and once saying that she'd like to become a nurse!’

Thank you for taking on this challenge and supporting the hospice, you are both amazing! 

Local students put on ‘night at the musicals’ in aid of Hospice

Local lad Jack Grennan, student at Crompton House School recently put on an evening of entertainment to raise money for the Hospice.

Jack and a group of friends put on ‘night of the musicals’. He got together with other young musicians to pull the evening together with their choice of music and entertainment.

The young group of students invited family and friends to attend the evening with a small charge for the ticket and managed to raise an amazing £415.00 for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

Thank you to everyone involved for putting on the evening of entertainment and to everyone who attended the spectacular show.

A massive well done to Jack and his friends for raising money for the Hospice, we really appreciate the support!

Group of friends take on challenge!

Three young ladies took on a fundraising challenge after one of their mother’s received care and treatment from Dr Kershaw’s Hospice last year.

Michelle Horrocks was joined by Heidi Smith and Emma Bland as they took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in memory of her mum. Rita Dixon died while in the care of the hospice in February 2016. Now her daughter and her friends have helped raise a huge £1474.85 by completing the challenge and named themselves Team Rita in remembrance of Michelle’s mother. Well done and thank you ladies!

Summer Fair 2017

A massive thank you to everyone who attended our Summer Fair this year, it was a superb event! We had several stalls selling items from garden ornaments, knitwear, cakes, fudge, handbags, toys and lots more. With entertainment from Oldham Scottish Pipe Band, Jayne Barnes Dance and Street Jammers who amazed everyone throughout the day! Hope the bear and Chaddy the owl came along to see the children. We had a bouncy castle, show us your strength and sand art stall with activities for the children and some yummy food stalls with burgers and pizza being sold. The event this year raised an amazing £5,029.86, we cannot thank everyone enough for the support received on this fabulous event!

Corporate Support

A group of colleagues from RSM UK recently came along to the Hospice to give us a hand with painting our fence and a spot of litter picking.

The team of 15 people came along for the afternoon on Friday 12th May dressed ready to paint our fence. The team had also raised enough money to pay for the materials needed to complete the task. They managed to raise an amazing £279.54 which more than covered the materials needed to spruce up our front fence.

The team were here for just four hours and did a fantastic job and even managed to do a second coat of paint, they were not put off by the bad weather either. Once completed the sun even came out in time for us to take a picture of their amazing work.

A huge thank you to everyone involved from RSM UK and for raising funds to complete the work, we really appreciate the support.


College students help to raise awareness

 First year Financial and Professional Services students from Oldham College spent a day at our Oldham Shop on Thursday 27th April to help raise awareness of the Hospice and promote the amazing items which you can find in our charity shops.

They were armed with leaflets and collections tins and Hope the mascot even made an appearance on the day to help encourage shoppers in Oldham to visit the Hospice charity shop. 

The group spoke to passers-by to raise awareness of the care provided by the Hospice and this contributed towards part of their project which involved team work and leadership.

They had a successful day despite the miserable weather and managed to speak to several people, they also interacted with people by wearing some of the fantastic items you can find within our charity shops and even held a raffle.

A massive thank you to everyone involved from the college!


Learn More About Charities While Shopping

We are proud to announce that Spindles Town Square Shopping centre has decided to support two local charities during 2017 Dr Kershaw’s Hospice and Maggie’s Centre, Oldham. The Hospice which provides care and support to the people of Oldham affected by life limiting illnesses, alongside the new Maggie’s Oldham who provide practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their loved ones.

Both charities will have the support of the local shopping centre in the upcoming months. Representatives from the Hospice have met with Mike Flanagan, Centre Manager to help raise awareness of the services we provide to the people of Oldham.

Here at the Hospice we are over the moon to be one of the two chosen charities. The Hospice provides services which include Hospice at Home, inpatient unit and Sunfields day hospice care as well as complementary therapy, 24 hour advice line, Lymphedema and more.

Various events and updates will take place throughout the year and we are looking forward to working with the shopping centre to raise awareness in the local area. 

Hospice Passes CQC Inspection

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice is proud to announce that it passed its recent CQC inspection. The Care Quality Commission is responsible for ensuring that health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care. They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure that care providers meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and the Commission publish what they find, including performance ratings to help people choose care.

Dr Paul Cook, Executive and Medical Director at the Royton-based hospice said, “There have been many changes at Dr Kershaw’s over the last few years with our expanding services and ever increasing regulations that must be met. We are delighted that the CQC report recognised the hard work that our staff and volunteers put in to ensuring that we offer the best care possible to the people of Oldham and the surrounding areas. We are proud that the CQC reported that we provide a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led service to our patients and their families and this sentiment is certainly reflected in our patient feedback and the multitude of thank you cards we receive each month.”

The full report can be viewed here


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