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St Cuthbert’s Hospice


February 2019

The Worshipful Master, John Nye, Treasurer, John Dodds, Secretary, Paul Quinn and long serving member Derek Hartley from Rowlandson Lodge No 3360 visited St Cuthbert’s Hospice today to present a cheque on behalf of its members.


St. Cuthbert’s Hospice has just celebrated its 30th. anniversary year and is situated on the outskirts of Durham City at Merry Oaks, just to the west of the A167. The Hospice has grown over the years and provides an in-patient unit, which offers palliative and end-of-life care.


It has a Living Well Centre, providing palliative care, outpatient appointments, day treatments, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. It also has a Family Support Service to meet counsellors and social workers, and a Dementia Support Service offering advice and group training to improve the quality of life for people with advanced dementia.


Derek’s wife Margaret Hartley sadly passed away in January 2018 after a long illness and spent her last few days at the Hospice, which was a great comfort to Derek, who recently celebrated his 60th Year in The Rowlandson Lodge.


The cheques presented were from the Rowlandson Lodge No. 3360 – £1,000 and a surprise extra cheque from Rowlandson Chapter No. 3360 for £300.00. The bulk of the money from the Lodge was raised via a raffle at Derek’s 60th year anniversary and the £300 donated by the Chapter was raised at the Annual Burns Night social. All the members present today are members of the Lodge and Chapter.

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