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Get involved with St Oswald's!

There are many ways you can get involved with St Oswald's Hospice and help us continue to support our patients and their families.
Whether you'd like to share your skills and volunteer with us or take part in one of our fundraising events, check out how you can get involved.

Challenge yourself

Want to set yourself a challenge for charity? We have the event for you! Whether you want to run, trek, cycle, or take part in one of our Life List challenges, we have events all across the region.

Browse through our list of events, sign up to your perfect challenge and join St Oswald's in our mission to improve quality of life for everyone in the North East living with an incurable condition, and their families.

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In memory

Donate or fundraise in memory of someone special and help fund the care of patients both now and in the future.

There are lots of ways you can make a difference to other people’s lives and commemorate your loved one, from dedicating a memory leaf on our tribute tree, making a gift in your will, or attending one of our memory walks.

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By volunteering you can learn new skills, make new friends and achieve satisfaction from giving something back.

Volunteers are quite simply, the lifeblood of St Oswald’s and we wouldn’t be able to operate without them. We have over 120 different volunteering roles: working directly with patients; in a support role; in our shops or fundraising team.

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Fundraise your way

Amazing people organising events or celebrations within their community collectively raise nearly £200,000 each year - this could pay for over 10,000 nursing hours at the Hospice! Fundraise your way for St Oswald's by hosting your own event or activity.

We are a charity and rely on the generosity of people living in the North East to support the people of the North East.

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Whether you're a community group, sports group, youth group, or just want to band together with your mates to have some fun while raising money for charity, we can help you find the perfect event or activity.

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Give regularly

Your generosity will help achieve incredible things - by donating you're helping create a better future for people across the region living with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Donate to us


Our weekly lottery gives you the chance to win up to £10,000 while supporting our hospice care.

Win with us


If you're interested in becoming one of our 1,100 volunteers, we have a wide range of part-time opportunities available from patient-facing vacancies, to support services, fundraising events and retail positions.

Volunteer with us

How your money helps

Your donations make a massive difference as every penny helps us provide care to patients from across the region and their families.

We are a registered charity and we rely on the generosity of local businesses, individuals, groups and companies to enable us to care for local people and their families, when they need us most.

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How can schools help?

St Oswald’s relies on the support of the local community to continue to offer our vital care services to local people who need us. Whether you are a school, youth group or a young person looking to support St Oswald’s, there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved and we would love to have your support.

Encouraging pupils to get involved with charitable fundraising activities helps to develop their creative thinking, their ability to work individually and as part of a team, and encourages them to become responsible citizens.

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How can businesses help?

There are a variety of ways your company or group can support St Oswald's to care for babies, children, young people and adults who need hospice care and we would love to have your support.

Working with your colleagues and employees on charitable fundraising activities helps to create better working relationships and can create a more satisfied workforce.

Our Fundraising Team are here to provide you with all the support you and your colleagues will need.

Find out how Businesses can help