Ashgate’s stunning flower display in memory of loved ones set to open at Chatsworth

Ashgate Hospicecare is inviting North Derbyshire to remember their loved ones by visiting a poignant and spectacular display featuring thousands of forget-me-not flowers at Chatsworth this month. The charity launched its Forget-Me-Not Appeal in May as a special way for supporters to celebrate, mourn and remember their loved ones who are no longer with us. […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare charity shops report record sales as lockdown eases

Ashgate Hospicecare’s retail sales rocketed by almost  as the charity’s shops reopened following the latest lockdown. And on the opening day, the charity reported its most successful day ever for retail – recording more than £18,000 in sales towards vital end-of-life care for patients and their families. Between Monday and Sunday, sales were up 48% […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare’s shops set to reopen to supporters

Final preparations are being made to Ashgate Hospicecare’s network of shops as they get set to reopen their doors to returning shoppers next week.  The charity’s 14 shops and three coffee shops were forced to shut after the country plunged into a third lockdown.  Now, shoppers across North Derbyshire are being urged to support Ashgate’s shops when they reopen on Monday, April 12, after COVID-19 has caused the charity to lose out on more than […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare’s retail staff praised for going “above and beyond” after being redeployed as frontline workers during height of pandemic

Furloughed Ashgate Hospicecare retail staff have been praised after swapping their usual roles to support their colleagues in the inpatient unit caring for end-of-life patients, during a crucial period of the pandemic. Just last month, the charity opened a temporary second COVID dedicated wing at their inpatient unit at Old Brampton, taking bed capacity up […]

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Staff from Ashgate Hospicecare talk to ITV News about the integral role they are playing in the COVID response

Reporter, Daniel Hewitt, and his team from ITV visited Ashgate Hospicecare to report on the rising number of COVID patients the charity is caring for and their crucial role in the COVID-19 response in North Derbyshire.  During the visit, Dan spoke with hospice patient John Wood, who has Motor Neurone Disease and has recovered from COVID-19, as well as interviews with the nursing team on […]

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“She was always talking about the hospice, everything she did revolved around Ashgate.”

Kind-hearted tributes have been paid to one of Ashgate Hospicecare’s first volunteers who ‘dedicated her life’ and 32 years to the charity.   Margery Preece, from New Whittington, died at the age of 93 on 2nd February 2021 after contracting Covid whilst in hospital.  She was involved with the charity as a fundraising volunteer since it was founded in 1988, when she […]

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Local businessman donates over £11k to Ashgate Hospicecare after making £1m from lockdown start-up

Chesterfield man, Ash Young, who launched CarMats.co.uk during lockdown, has raised over £11k for Ashgate Hospicecare.  Alongside homeschooling his two kids during lockdown and running a successful digital agency day-to-day, Ash decided to start a new venture, launching his own ecommerce site with a target of reaching £1 million within the first 12 months. Documenting his progress […]

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Fabric hearts keep patients and families connected at Ashgate Hospicecare

Ashgate Hospicecare have introduced fabric hearts to help keep families connected during the Coronavirus pandemic. The hand sewn hearts are made in matching fabric, with one kept by the patient and the other given to the family member. The charity is hoping that this will provide comfort to those who are unable to visit the […]

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Twin sisters volunteer at Ashgate Hospicecare to pay tribute to Grandad

Teenage twins who volunteer at Ashgate Hospicecare will be spending Christmas helping others in memory of their Grandad. Sisters, Alisha and Keris Hurrell, 17, from Temple Normanton in Chesterfield will spend Boxing Day volunteering on the Inpatient Ward and are hoping to inspire others to come froward. The pair, who have been volunteering for six […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare’s Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk postponed until September

Since receiving news of the Coronavirus outbreak, Ashgate Hospicecare has followed all health guidelines and introduced sensible and precautionary plans to ensure patients and their families, staff, volunteers and the wider community are kept safe during this difficult time.   The Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk was due to take place on Saturday 11th July 2020. However, the hospice has decided to postpone […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare moves non-clinical staff off site and restricts external visitors to keep end of life patients safe from coronavirus

Ashgate Hospicecare is implementing precautionary measures including enabling most of the hospice’s non–clinical staff to work remotely and stopping any non–essential visitors from coming to the hospice at Old Brampton as it works to reduce the risk of coronavirus to its end of life patients, staff, volunteers and the wider community.  Services at the hospice will continue to be delivered to ensure the hospice is providing vital care for patients […]

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Transforming our three bedded bays into nine individual bedrooms

Please pardon our appearance whilst we get ready to make nine new individual bedrooms. We have exciting plans to turn our three bedded bays into nine individual, beautiful, modern and private bedrooms which will allow us to care for more people, cut waiting lists and allow patients and families much-needed privacy. Please excuse us for […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare officially unveil new Garden Room and Dementia Friendly Courtyard thanks to a generous donation from the Westfield Health Charitable Trust

Last week, Ashgate Hospicecare officially opened the doors to their brand new dementia friendly courtyard and garden room thanks to the amazing generosity of the Westfield Health Charitable Trust. The new garden room provides a homely sanctuary to patients and their families who want a non-clinical, modern space to spend precious time together. The garden […]

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104 year old gets tattoo in aid of Derbyshire hospice

One of Derbyshire’s oldest men has entered the history books – by having a tattoo for his 104th birthday! Jack Reynolds, who hit headlines in summer 2014 when he became the oldest Brit to brave the ice bucket challenge, achieved his goal yesterday when he became the oldest man in the world to get their […]

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