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Give While You Save and support Willow Burn Hospice

6th April 2018

Willow Burn Hospice is proud to announce that they are working in partnership with local energy company Give While You Save to raise funds and awareness for the Hospice. The Give While You Save Scheme was set up as a way of supporting home owners and business to save money on their energy while raising … Continued

Ground breaking day for Willow Burn

27th March 2018

After 29 years of service to the communities of Derwentside, we were proud to break the ground on Friday on a brand new, state of the art In-Patient Unit. The £1.5million donation made by Helen McArdle has made the dream of continuing to provide excellent specialist end of life and palliative care across the region … Continued

Willow Burn announces new build to support Palliative Care

6th March 2018

Willow Burn Hospice, in partnership with Helen McArdle are delighted to announce plans to shortly commence building works on a new state-of-the-art, six bedded In-Patient Unit on its existing site in Lanchester.  Helen is supporting the construction of this new facility with a generous donation of £1.5 million.  The building work is planned to get … Continued

Help the Hospice; A Huge success

28th February 2018

On Thursday 22nd February 2018, businesses from across the North East gathered together and collectively donated more than £12,000 worth of free consultation to support a very worthy cause, Willow Burn Hospice. This fantastic event was generously organised by Kate Vogelsang, Founder and Managing Director of Birdsong Consultancy, a Communications, Digital and Marketing Agency based … Continued

Allison’s Journey at Willow Burn

26th February 2018

Having suffered with so much loss in a few short years, Willow Burn Hospice had become a place of refuge for me. I first got involved with Willow Burn in 2011. They looked after my father, who passed away in the February. This was a really difficult time for me but the care that my … Continued

Printmeit Raise A Tonne for Willow Burn!

15th February 2018

PrintMeIt.com are a local printing and design company working on a national level, serving businesses and organisations all over the United Kingdom and Europe. The company is led by some philanthropic principles trying to support as many organisations as possible. They proud to support charities such as Willow Burn and businesses by offering high quality … Continued

Nigel Cook completes his 50th half marathon

23rd January 2018

A long time ago, back on the 22nd June 2010 to be exact, after a few too many glasses of wine Nigel decided to enter a half marathon in the Arctic Circle. At the time he was not a runner at all. That was the start of an initial challenge to try and run 10 … Continued

How to support a charity without breaking the bank.

11th January 2018

Hi everyone, I’m Laura Forbes, Income Generation Manager at Willow Burn Hospice. As part of the Income Generation Team I mainly focus on Corporate Fundraising and I want to dispel a few myths about what this actually means! When I use the term “Corporate Fundraising” people instantly think that refers to multi million pound businesses … Continued

Derrick Armstrong – Christmas Lights

22nd November 2017

Magical Winter Wonderland comes to Mountsett House From Sunday 3rd December all of the magic of Christmas is coming to Mounsett House courtesy of Derek and Elaine Armstrong from Tyne Valley Motorhomes. What started as a bit of fun for his grandchildren has escalated over the last few years and the Christmas light display at … Continued

A Night At The Oscars Hollywood Ball

18th October 2017

On Saturday 30th September all of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood came to the Black Horse at Beamish for one spectacular night to support Willow Burn Hospice. Guests were greeted by a red carpet entrance with movie style searchlights setting the tone for the evening, while the paparazzi were on hand to snap shots … Continued

Muddy Mayhem

18th October 2017

What better way to start October, than to be covered in mud and throwing yourself at obstacles you never thought you would be able to tackle? On Sunday 1st October 14 members from BNI Centurion took part in Muddy Mayhem in aid of Willow Burn Hospice and it was a day full of fabulous friendly … Continued

Patients get crafty thanks to The Crafthood!

18th October 2017

Willow Burn Hospice were delighted to welcome Kay and Sharon from the Crafthood to the Hospice on Friday 22nd September as part of their buy one gift one promise. They wanted to create something with our patients that could be displayed in the Hospice and decided to do block printing to create bunting. The artists … Continued

The Horror of Networking!

16th October 2017

Everyone has a horror story from a networking event, whether it is the guy who just throws business cards at you without explanation, the pretentious business owner who won’t stop telling you how amazing their business is, or the chatty person who won’t let you move on and NETWORK! On Friday 13th October Willow Burn … Continued

Pedal for Pounds 2017!

4th October 2017

  On Sunday 24th September #TeamWillowBurn riders took on our Pedal for Pounds Challenge Ride – 57 miles across undulating terrain raising funds for Willow Burn! Thank you to everyone who took part and special thanks to the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County, Consett Rugby Club,  MRS Training and Rescue, John Geoghegan and Ian Bird … Continued

Red Lion Meal Deal

14th September 2017

On October 9th The Red Lion Pub in Plawsworth is offering you the chance to enjoy a 3 course meal whilst supporting your local Hospice.  Costing only £19.99 for 3 fabulous courses and set in lovely cosy surroundings, it is the perfect chance to spend time with the family or friends. Each customer will receive … Continued

Willow Burn Hospice and MRS Training & Rescue working together to help save lives.

31st August 2017

Back in April, MRS Training & Rescue, based at Houghton, delivered potentially life-saving equipment to Willow Burn Hospice, with the aim of helping people have the best possible quality of life whilst avoiding the need for hospital admission. The hospice first approached Gary Williams, Operations Manager at MRS, as they required some first aid training, … Continued

Happily Ever After finalists to be announced soon

15th August 2017

It’s the dream of couples in love everywhere to be able to hold their perfect wedding; celebrating their union to each other with their nearest and dearest. But what happens if the occasion of their dreams is out of their reach? Our 4 lucky couples are now in with the chance of winning this amazing package! … Continued

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