Supporters can dedicate a light on a special remembrance tree in memory of a loved one this Christmas by taking part in Light up a Life. These lights will be unveiled at a remembrance service which takes place on Wednesday 16th December at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, doors open at 5pm, service starts at 6.30pm.
Our lovely supporter Annabel, remembers her Grandmother, Madge Moffit, this Christmas. Madge was an inpatient at St Oswald's in 2014.
Annabel tells us:
“St Oswald’s came in to my life August 2014 as my Grandmother Madge was an inpatient for about a month before she died there. She had aggressive bowel cancer and as a family we couldn’t have asked for better care. St Oswald’s made such a horrendous experience more positive by making the last part of my Grandma’s life bearable.
“As a family, we are long-time supporters of the Hospice since my Grandfather, John Moffitt CBE, raised £120,000 for hospices in 2003 by driving his 100 year old Ivel tractor, the oldest of its kind, from its birthplace in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire to Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, completing 100 miles in 100 days. My uncle, Peter Moffitt, owns Vallum Farm and we do a lot of fundraising activities for the Hospice. We will always continue to support St Oswald’s as we recognise it as an important and worthwhile charity that helps many families through the worst of times.”