Businesses encouraged to bag a boat at this year’s Dragon Boat Race

Could the Dragon Boat Race at Bewl Water, Kent be a way for St Michael’s Hospice to earn some of the £14,000 it needs to raise every day to be able keep doing what it does so well. The hospice is hoping that local businesses from across Hastings and Rother might use the race as […]

It’s July so it’s time for St Michael’s Hospice Open Garden season

Throughout July, 31 ‘stunning’ gardens will open their gates to visitors as part of St Michael’s Hospice Open Garden season, sponsored by Crest House Care Home. One recent Open Garden visitor said: “For a few hours I got lost in a beautiful garden and watched dragonflies dance, frogs swim and birds sing their hearts out. […]

30 in 30 for St Michaels Hospice this June

St Michael’s Hospice is inviting supporters to challenge themselves in June by completing 30 activities in 30 days to help raise vital funds – and you’ll receive a special 30 in 30 medal for your efforts too.  A hospice spokesman says: “You could read 30 books in a month, scoot around the park 30 times, bake 30 cakes for […]

Have you made your will?

Make a Will month in June is a simple way to make your will while supporting St Michael’s Hospice. Have your Will written for free (basic Will writing only, prices for more complex Will available on discussion), and you will be invited to make a voluntary donation to St Michael’s Hospice. Appointments will be taking […]

Open garden season returns in May – explore ‘breathtaking’ private gardens

St Michael’s Hospice Open Garden season returns on Tuesday May 18th, kicking off with a visit to Benenden. This year’s open gardens span all of Hastings and Rother, with ’60 spectacular gardens’ opening over 16 days, according to the Hospice. Three gardens open their gates in May, including: Benenden on May 18th, Peasmarsh on Tuesday […]

St Michael’s Hospice recruiting Registered Nurses

St Michael’s Hospice has opportunities for registered nurses to pursue a career in palliative care across a variety of ‘challenging and fulfilling roles’ in its in-patient unit, community service and telephone support and advice line. The team provide skilled hands-on nursing care, palliative care assessment, as well as advice and compassionate support ensuring the holistic […]

Being part of an ‘exciting future’ new Chairman takes over at hospice

St Michael’s Hospice has a new Chairman and that’s Susan Munroe who brings a wealth of experience as a nurse, in palliative care at a national level and as a senior leader in several charities. Susan first trained as a nurse and worked for a number of years in elderly medicine. She ran a Marie […]

Nimble fingered Georgie’s lockdown knitting raises funds for hospice

Keeping busy during lockdown has seen Georgie Farrow knit 60 scarves and she’s given the money raised from their sale to St Michaels Hospice. Georgie’s daughter, Lindy, said: “My mum is 85 and lives in Bexhill on Sea. She’s originally from Hastings, as was my dad, who sadly died in 2010. During lockdown mum has […]