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Local Hospice encourages community to sponsor a nurse

The need for more hospice nurses in North Derbyshire is continuously growing as people are living longer with more complex symptoms that require specialist care. Ashgate Hospicecare is pulling out all the stops with its ongoing sponsor a nurse campaign to ensure more nurses are able to provide care in the hospice and reach patients across the county […]

Care for elderly
Mayoress volunteers for the day at north Derbyshire Hospice

The Mayoress of Chesterfield, Jill Mannion-Brunt, paid a special visit to Ashgate Hospicecare last week, not as a visitor but as a volunteer. The Mayoress, who has lived in Chesterfield since 1989, volunteered on both the Inpatient Unit and Day Hospice throughout the morning serving breakfast and lunch to patients. The Mayoress said, “The whole […]

Hospice Care Week
Week of celebration planned to highlight the work of North Derbyshire’s local hospice

Ashgate Hospicecare along with other hospices across the country, will be taking part in Hospice Care Week, which takes place between the 3rd and 9th of October, highlighting how the work of hospices is vital and increasingly relevant to our local communities with the aim to help illustrate what hospice care is all about and […]

Power of Love
Peak FM launches wedding competition, raising money for #ChallengeDerbyshire

Local radio station Peak FM has launched their brand new competition called The Power of Love. The competition, which aims to give one lucky couple an amazing opportunity to win an all expenses paid wedding at The Rutland Arms in Bakewell, is well under way. #TeamLove and #TeamDevotion are racing against the clock to see […]

Hospice Heroes
Derbyshire community invited to nominate ‘super’ hospice heroes

Ashgate Hospicecare is inviting the North Derbyshire community to give their nominations for the hospice’s recently launched staff recognition awards, which highlight staff members’ outstanding contributions to hospice care, services and supporting activities. Anybody who has been affected by the service provided by Ashgate Hospicecare can submit their nominations. Forms, along with ballot boxes to […]

Open Air Cinema
Hospice to host Chesterfield’s first Open Air Cinema

Ashgate Hospicecare is proud to announce that they will be hosting Chesterfield’s first Open Air Cinema. The event, which will be based on Ashgate Hospicecare’s meadow on Saturday 13th August from 7.30pm onwards, will screen the film Dirty Dancing, as voted for by the public on the Hospice’s Facebook page, for up to 500 people. […]

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Summer Fair fun coming to Ashgate Hospicecare

Ashgate Hospicecare’s Summer Fair is just round the corner and this year promises to be bigger and better. The event, which will run from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 13th August, guarantees to be a fun-filled day on Ashgate Hospicecare’s meadow. There will be a petting zoo with a collection of animals ranging from snakes […]

Fundraising Team
Ashgate Hospicecare nominated for Charity Times Award

Ashgate Hospicecare is proud to announce that it has been nominated for ‘Fundraising Team of the Year: with an income under £5 million’ at this year’s Charity Time Awards. The hospice, which has been nominated for its continuing specialised development and its outstanding professionalism under the category of fundraising, has been shortlisted to attend the […]

Bill McQuinn
Home from Home: Local Hospice Re-Unites Patient with Beloved Dog

A hospice in North Derbyshire has lifted the spirits of inpatient Bill McQuinn by re-uniting him with his beloved pet dog. Holly, a Yorkshire Terrier cross with a Bichon Frise, was welcomed with open arms by everyone at Ashgate Hospicecare to visit her owner, Bill, on the hospice’s Inpatient Unit. Bill, 74, has had an […]

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Local companies rally support for hospice building project following £1 million legacy

Local construction company H.A.Briddon Ltd has teamed up with building merchants Markovitz in a new and innovative drive to encourage other local companies to donate items for the urgent refurbishment of Ashgate Hospicecare in Chesterfield. Following an unprecedented £1 million legacy from the late Harry Fisher, the Hospice – which provides specialist palliative and end […]

Volunteer Week
Ashgate Hospicecare Thanks and Recognises Work of 700 for Volunteers’ Week

Ashgate Hospicecare, an independent registered charity, provides care to patients across North Derbyshire at its hospice, in the community and at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. As all of its services are free to those with life-limiting illness, the charity relies on the generosity of the local community to maintain its exemplary level of service. Rebecca Littlewood, […]

Cycle enthusiasts to take part in nearly 4,000 mile cycle challenge for hospice

Chairman of leading national design group WCEC Architects, James Kemp, and his good friend Wayne Vaughan are taking on a challenge like no other. Starting in California on the West Coast of the United States of America, the cycle enthusiasts will begin a mammoth 3,838 mile cross-country cycle ride across America, in aid of Ashgate […]