The Laundry Ladies of the Hospice
Communications Officer, Demi, had the pleasure of speaking to Hilda and Ann, Hospice Volunteers with a combined service of over 50 years. The dedicated duo started volunteering when the Hospice was located in Hutton Avenue.
Three amazing staff members from Alice House Hospice are taking on the Great North Run in support of Alice House Hospice
The three ladies, Paula Tempest, Kat Inch and Grace McCann will be running to raise funds for and awareness of the work that Alice House does.
The Government’s Kickstart Scheme provided funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
Alice House took part in this scheme and has given placements to 87 young people since April 2021. Each of these people were given a 25 hour per week, 6 month placement in a particular area of the Hospice. Placement holders all took part in a Workplace Skills course, provided by Orangebox Training and were mentored in their roles by Hospice staff.
It is said that the kitchen is the ‘heart of the home’ and the Catering Team here at Alice House work diligently to ensure the Hospice’s heart keeps beating.
The result may be a Victoria sponge cake or a tasty steak pie, but the main ingredient is always love.