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Consett Sunderland Supporters Club raise over £38,000 for Willow Burn Hospice!

11th July 2017

In December 1995 Chairman elect, Stewart Wilkinson, arranged a meeting in the Demi Social Club Consett, with the aim of forming a local branch of the Sunderland Supporters Association. Amazingly almost 150 fans attended and as the minimum number required by Sunderland Association Football Club was 50 members, the Consett and District Branch of SAFC … Continued

The Willow Burn Hospice Summer Fair

10th July 2017

Join us for our biggest and best Summer Fair yet! On Saturday 15th July we will be welcoming you to St Bede’s School in Lanchester from 12pm – 3pm and with over 30 stalls and entertainment throughout the day there really is something for all the family.   Browse our array of stalls with everything … Continued

Meet Christine Watchman – Ladies Golf Captain at Hobson Golf Club

4th July 2017

This week we caught up with Christine Watchman, the Ladies Captain at Hobson Golf Club. One of her duties as Ladies Captain is to raise funds for charity by hosting a golf and fun day and Christine has very kindly chosen to support Willow Burn Hospice this year. Read our interview with Christine below: Why … Continued

Digital Sparkle #dodigital for Willow Burn Hospice

12th June 2017

Nicola Little from Digital Sparkles has come up with a unique way to raise funds for Willow Burn Hospice, read her story below!   “Early in January 2017, I pledged to raise £2000 for Willow Burn Hospice. Ever since meeting Laura Douthwaite, Corporate Fundraiser, and working with her team, I’ve felt compelled to help raise … Continued

Willow Burn Golf Day raises £3,000!

5th June 2017

On Friday 26th May teams battled on the green to win the exclusive Willow Burn Golf Trophy!     The event was held at the stunning George Washington Golf Club, which is one of the most challenging golf courses in the North East of England and was kindly sponsored by Ensure Inheritance. The teams met … Continued

Great North Run inspiration from Our Willow Burn One!

30th May 2017

On Sunday April 23rd Jill Young, our very own Willow Burn One braved the streets of London to run the London Marathon for us. Read her story below.   I am Jill Young and this year I was chosen to be the Willow Burn One, running London Marathon in their only charity place. Being the … Continued

Willow Burn Food Festival

25th April 2017

Young and old alike should pencil in their diaries Saturday 20th May – as the arrival of Consett’s very first food festival – with a difference at Consett Rugby Club, DH8 6LU.   Not only bringing you a massive selection of local, national and international cuisines, Willow Burn Hospice’s premier Food Festival is the most … Continued

Spring Fayre Success!

25th April 2017

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of our Spring Fayre!   We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that attended our 2017 Spring Fayre at St Bedes School in Lanchester. We had a fantastic range of stalls, including our Easter Egg Eggs-travaganza Tombola, home made cakes, delicious fudge, … Continued

Forever Living Supports Willow Burn Hospice!

24th April 2017

When Willow Burn Hospice threw out a challenge to members of their BNI chapter, Julie Armstrong, of Forever Living – the global health and wellbeing company was quick to rise to the challenge to help raise cash for such a worthy cause. Rallying the support of a handful of business associates from More Than Financial, … Continued

Wedding Dreams Come True for Winning Couple

11th April 2017

Consett-couple Rachael and Matthew Stewart had the wedding of their dreams this weekend as winners of Willow Burn’s very first Win Your Happily Ever After competition. Made up with luxury and local suppliers, their wedding package was worth more than £13,000 and was the ultimate prize from this local competition held by hospice charity Willow … Continued

Nigels 50th Year Challenge!

15th March 2017

Elddis Transport have been supporting Willow Burn Hospice for 10 years and this year Nigel Cook, MD has set himself a huge personal challenge! Here is his story, in his words. Many of you may know that in 2010 I stupidly committed, as a 40 something, unfit and over weight businessman, to run 10 half … Continued

Meet the cleaners who care

14th February 2017

Meet the North East Laundry and Dry Cleaning company that wants to change the way you wash your clothes and do business. We recently caught up with Claire Heathcote, Managing Director of Cleaners for Causes, former Solicitor and mum of two, to find out more. Since the launch of Cleaners for Causes back in 2009 … Continued

Fundraising Couple Stunned at Winning Wedding

3rd January 2017

Christmas has truly come early for a young County Durham couple who have won a dream wedding after raising thousands of pounds for their local hospice. Rachael Hayley and Matthew Stewart had put their marriage plans on hold after they became parents to Darcey and spent any spare cash on work on their house in Medomsley. … Continued

Willow Burn wins £12,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help! Thank you for your votes.

7th December 2016

Willow Burn has bagged a share of a £12.5million carrier bag charge fund & is delighted to announce it has bagged £12,000 from a Tesco funding scheme. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the second round of its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised … Continued

Elddis wins Outstanding Charity Support award for its support of Willow Burn!

4th November 2016

Last night Willow Burn Hospice attended the North East Charity Awards with Nigel Cook & Elddis Transport. We had a fantastic evening and it was an honour to be in a room with so many inspirational charities and supporters. We are delighted to announce that Elddis won the Outstanding Charity Support by a Large Company … Continued

North Durham Academy raise amazing amount of money for Willow Burn Hospice

4th November 2016

Every day there is a change, something is always different and usually it is because someone has helped to change it. In this case, an entire school has joined together to raise an amazing amount of money for Willow Burn Hospice. Students and teachers of North Durham Academy in Stanley have been working hard over … Continued

Plods ‘N’ Bombs – Riding To Make a Difference

4th November 2016

It all started in 2012 with just two men that were “lost in the countryside”. It was John Geoghegan and Steven Morrison – the founders of Plods ‘N’ Bombs. Now, it has developed into an amazing group of people who time and time again have challenged themselves to achieve what most would consider out of … Continued