Bereavement Benefits for Cohabited Parents
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by Megan Peters
3d ago
The government recently announced that bereavement benefits will be extended to cohabiting parents.  Until now, Bereavement Support Payments (BSP) were only available to eligible bereaved parents who were married or in a civil partnership. From 9 February 23, cohabiting parents or carers of dependent children, whose partner died on or after 9 February, can now […] The post Bereavement Benefits for Cohabited Parents appeared first on St Catherines ..read more
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Share your memories for our anniversary time capsule
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by Anna Jackson
6d ago
We are calling on the local community to help mark our 40th anniversary by sharing their memories of our charity for a time capsule which will be buried at our new hospice site at Pease Pottage in July.  2023 is a big year for us as we will be celebrating the opening of our new […] The post Share your memories for our anniversary time capsule appeared first on St Catherines ..read more
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The Origins of Mother’s Day
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by Anna Jackson
2w ago
With Mother’s Day around the corner, we look back at the origins of the day, the ways it has changed, and the reason it is such a poignant reminder for many of us. In the modern Mother’s Day blitz of cards and gifts, it is often forgotten that the event began as Mothering Sunday. It […] The post The Origins of Mother’s Day appeared first on St Catherines ..read more
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The Ultimate Challenge: Trek to Petra
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by Anna Jackson
2w ago
We’re calling on intrepid members of the local community to sign up for our exciting new oversees trek to Petra, one of the seven new wonders of the world, taking place in November 2024.  The event will see a team of 28 adventurers fly to Jordan for the eight-day challenge, incorporating a 40-mile trek to […] The post The Ultimate Challenge: Trek to Petra appeared first on St Catherines ..read more
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Diary of a London Marathon Runner
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by Anna Jackson
2w ago
Hi, my name’s Chris, and I’ll be running the London Marathon in April, in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice! Since a young age, I’ve loved playing sports and going to the gym, and so naturally, running the London Marathon has always been on my bucket list. That said, I’m a treadmill dodger, preferring to lift […] The post Diary of a London Marathon Runner appeared first on St Catherines ..read more
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“There’s so much potential in second-hand shopping.”
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by Laura Stocker
3w ago
Lottie, our E-commerce Assistant, joined our team in July 2022. Since then, she’s been working across our online shop platforms and helping to grow the presence of our bridal store, Catherine’s Bridal. Here she shares how she came to St Catherine’s, how she’s found the role so far, and some of her favourite things about […] The post “There’s so much potential in second-hand shopping.” appeared first on St Catherines ..read more
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Building Our New Home: One Year On
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by Megan Peters
3w ago
Tuesday marked one year since we broke ground at the site of our new hospice in Woodgate, Pease Pottage.  Since the building work begun on 28 February 2022, the project has continued to progress at a pace, and we are well on track to welcome the first patients to our new home in late Autumn.  Paul […] The post Building Our New Home: One Year On appeared first on St Catherines ..read more
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Healthcare Assistants’ new idea to improve our care
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by Anna Jackson
1M ago
Earlier this year, St Catherine’s started its Hospice Palliative Care Award for our Healthcare Assistants (HCAs). Specific to end-of-life care, the Award helps our HCAs to have the confidence and skills they need to work in palliative care.  Emma Dyer and Catherine Ryan were in the first group of HCAs to complete the training. Here […] The post Healthcare Assistants’ new idea to improve our care appeared first on St Catherines ..read more
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Construction milestone marked at our new hospice
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by Anna Jackson
1M ago
A major construction milestone has been reached at our new hospice currently being built at Pease Pottage.  Hospice staff and key supporters, along with representatives of the construction team and project partners, came together to celebrate the ‘topping out’.  Historically the topping out ceremony draws on centuries of tradition, with builders celebrating the moment a […] The post Construction milestone marked at our new hospice appeared first on St Catherines ..read more
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Our new Horsham shop is officially open!
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by Megan Peters
1M ago
We have unveiled an exciting new shop in the heart of Horsham town centre. Previously situated in Bishopric, our new larger shop is in Horsham’s Carfax, giving new life to the unit that was once the town’s Post Office, and a much more visible location for passers-by. The shop officially opened on Thursday 9 February […] The post Our new Horsham shop is officially open! appeared first on St Catherines ..read more
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