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Volunteer Focus: I wanted to get back into work

Jane Rudd previously worked as a Secretary  for F.G Chambers before leaving to raise her children. Jane, who lives in Whitmore, said, “Having brought up two children for the last 19 years, I really wanted to return to a working environment. I looked on the internet to see if there were any vacancies at the […]

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Volunteer Focus: I wanted to update my skills

Gary Hancock, started working at Remploy in Trentham in 1987, when he was just 19 years old but lost his job there in 2012 when the company closed. “On losing my job, I was seconded to a liaison officer from the Job Centre who was most helpful in trying to find further employment for myself. […]

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Volunteering fits in with my busy schedule

Mike Pegg is originally from Birmingham and moved to Tean five years ago. The 67 year old was a Sales Manager at National Express Coaches before retiring in 2013. “When I moved to Tean, I heard from many people in the are about the wonderful reputation the DougieMac has. I also found out that the […]

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Volunteer Focus – We love to garden

The beautiful gardens at DougieMac have always been an important feature of the hospice. They provide an attractive calm area which helps to alleviate stress and support the therapeutic services of the hospice. When the DougieMac opened in 1973, much thought went into planning, landscaping and levelling of the land, before an assortment of rose […]

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DougieMac announces partnership with Uttoxeter Racecourse

Douglas Macmillan Hospice is proud to announce a new charity partnership with Uttoxeter Racecourse. The Blurton-based hospice was nominated as charity of the year at the recent Kaiser Chiefs concert at the racecourse on Saturday 20th May, which was attended by 9,000 people. A collection took place on the day which raised an incredible £1625.08 […]

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Envisage goes the Extra Mile for DougieMac

Multi-national exhibition specialists Envisage have assembled a team of runners to take on the iconic Potters Arf Marathon on Sunday 11th June raising funds for Douglas Macmillan Hospice and the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. Last year to celebrate Envisage’s 40th Anniversary their team raised £1400 for both local hospices’ with 20 members of staff running […]

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Admiral Nurse appointed at DougieMac

The Douglas Macmillan Hospice has recently appointed an Admiral Nurse, the first in Staffordshire and only the fourth Admiral Nurse to be based in a hospice in the UK. The service has been developed in partnership with Dementia UK, the national charity that provides specialist dementia support for families through Admiral Nursing. Admiral Nurses provide […]

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Gym Equipment installation saves DougieMac £10,000

Staff from John Munroe Group have donated £8,000 worth of gym equipment to Douglas Macmillan Hospice which has been installed free of charge by Sneyd Construction. The installation of the equipment would have cost approximately £2,000 for the hospice. Matthew Harris, Managing Director at John Munroe Group commented, “We are really pleased to be supporting […]

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Dougie Mac Making Final Moments Count

As part of Dying Matters Week, we spoke to members of our clinical team to find out what it’s like working at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. First up is Dr. Melica Daily-Hunt, who has been working at the hospice for the last 3 years, here’s what she had to say – “Throughout  my medical career , […]

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DougieMac says ‘thank you to the emergency services and the cyclists who tried to help’

Welsh Police and Ambulance crews were called upon for assistance when a participant in the Dougie Mac Bike Ride collapsed at the roadside, mid-morning on the A5 near Llangollen, on Sunday 7th May 2017.  Organisers later learnt that the cyclist had sadly died at the scene. Chief Executive David Webster commented “I have been made […]

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