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Colour and Sparkles at Child Bereavement Group

Wed 31st May 2017

What a fab children's bereavement group night we had on 24th May, when our dear friends at Hobbycraft, Teesside Park ...



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Technology Adding Quality to Young Lives

Tue 30th May 2017

Assisted Technology is very special equipment. It is designed for children and young people who struggle to operate computer systems ...



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Angel's Story

Fri 26th May 2017

Angel is Living Life to the Full As part of our celebration of #ChildrensHospiceWeek we would like to introduce you ...



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Lack of understanding of children's palliative care

Fri 26th May 2017

Taboos around childhood death could leave families at risk of isolation and of missing out on vital support Public perceptions ...



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Because Every Moment Counts

Thu 20th Apr 2017

Butterwick Hospice Care serves the whole of the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees and the South Durham Dales of Weardale and Teesdale ...



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Miss GB UK 2017 Takes Off!

Tue 14th Feb 2017

Following the success of last year’s competition to find the most beautiful and inspiring young women in our region, Butterwick ...



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Eat More Cake

Fri 3rd Feb 2017

There were great photographs on the Butterwick Hospice Facebook page this week www.facebook.com/butterwichospice of staff from Thornaby based business Lindy ...



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Great North Run Team Tactics

Fri 27th Jan 2017

The Great North Run is one of the North’s greatest running challenges and if you are thinking of getting involved ...



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What a Difference a Day Service Makes

Fri 20th Jan 2017

Those who know me well know if you cut me in half I would have Butterwick written through me like ...



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Don't Need it? Donate it.

Fri 13th Jan 2017

We have just enjoyed Black Friday, Christmas and so many great sales my wardrobe is groaning and complaining, so this ...



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What is Family Support Anyway?

Wed 10th Aug 2016

In this week’s blog we take a look at the Family Support Team at Butterwick’s Bishop Auckland Hospice who are ...



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Butterwick 10K and 3K Results

Wed 3rd Aug 2016

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Butterwick 10K and 3K races in Hamsterley Forest on Sunday 31st ...



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Variety is the spice of Volunteering

Thu 28th Jul 2016

Have you ever wondered about becoming a fundraising volunteer for your nearest and dearest charity but didn’t dare enquire about ...



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A Snapshot of Living Again

Thu 21st Jul 2016

Not long after I started working for Butterwick Hospice I was asked to go and speak to a large group ...



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Top Quality Care from Small Acorns!

Thu 7th Jul 2016

We all know the old saying about the oak tree growing from small acorns, it’s an adage true of so ...



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A Day to Themselves

Wed 6th Jul 2016

Caring for your child when they are seriously ill can be a 24hrs a day, 7 days a week responsibility ...



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A Heartfelt Reason to Run

Thu 30th Jun 2016

Paul Dalkin, known as ‘Dolly’ to his mates, is running for Butterwick Hospice in this year’s Great North Run.  ...



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Am I a Curvy Kate, a Goddess or a Shock Absorber?

Wed 22nd Jun 2016

I am so looking forward to Butterwick Hospice’s next Ladies Afternoon Tea Event at Rockliffe Hall Hotel on 7th July ...



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Butterwick Bake Off a Delicious Success

Thu 16th Jun 2016

The ovens have been on overdrive around the North East recently as employees from 19 leading companies stretched their baking ...



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First Contact Group in Focus

Mon 13th Jun 2016

The Hospice is coming to the end of a very busy few weeks populated by a string of important awareness ...



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The Family and Friends Guide to Being A GNR Spectator

Thu 9th Jun 2016

As much as the participants are amazing – thank you – we know that family and friends are an equally ...



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Pre-Race Essentials For The Great North Run With Butterwick Hospice

Fri 3rd Jun 2016

We know that you are working hard to get yourself ready to #RunForButterwick in the Great North Run.  So ...



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Healthy Foods, Snacks and a Positive Approach to Your GNR Diet

Thu 19th May 2016

Nutrition can – believe it or not – be the make or break aspect of your half marathon preparation.  ...



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Let’s Get Physical! Exercises To Get Training Started For The Great North Run

Thu 12th May 2016

Signing up to #RunForButterwick in the Great North Run was the easy bit, now you have to make sure you ...



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8 Marathon Hacks To See You Through The GNR

Wed 11th May 2016

We’ve all read the articles as we complete our training preparation for pretty much any basic run we’ve ever done ...



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Preparation Is Key – All of the Sport Gear You Need For the Great North Run

Thu 21st Apr 2016

Now that you have signed up to #RunForButterwick you will be getting ready to start your training and preparation for ...



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Top 7 GNR Fundraising Ideas – Raise Support and Sponsorship Money!

Thu 14th Apr 2016

Butterwick Hospice aims to raise as much money as possible through its charity events and the fantastic efforts of each ...



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Preparing for the Great North Run with Butterwick Hospice

Thu 7th Apr 2016

Signing up to #RunForButterwick at the Great North Run is just the beginning, you need to put in the hard ...



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Keep ‘Cool’ On Your Run with Our Top 15 Hydration Facts

Thu 31st Mar 2016

Our bodies already require a considerable amount of water intake per day just to keep our bodies and minds healthy ...



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Butterwick Hospice gets the support of Teesside athlete Matty Hynes

Thu 17th Mar 2016

It is with great pride that I can now speak about our 320 charity places for hopeful Great North Run ...