St Clare’s Hospice: How you fundraised to support the place that helped so many

Families across South Tyneside have been sharing their stories of how St Clare’s Hospice has supported them during difficult times.

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 11:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 11:40 am
Fundraising for St Clare's on Boxing Day 2012.

The hospice, based in Jarrow, announced its closure on Monday. Forty-five staff will face redundancy as a result. As the news broke, we received so many heartwarming messages of support from you about how the staff and volunteers helped your families, and provided dignity for those who needed their services. We have now taken a trip down memory lane to remember all of the fundraisers you attended, from Boxing Day Dips to sponsored runs.

Taking part in the Boxing Day Dip at Sandhaven Beach.
Braving the chilly waters.

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No fear when fundraising.
A great time for a great course.
A runner takes part in the Rainbow Dash.
Dashing through Monkton Stadium.
The colours of the rainbow at a sponsored run for St Clare's.
Warming up for the Rainbow Dash.
The colour run was a popular event with all ages.
Getting into the running spirit.
Before starting the run.
Families across the borough have been sharing their experiences of St Clare's work.
Donning their shades and taking to the track in 2016.
The end is in sight! Keep going ...
Weather proves no match for Boxing Day dippers.
Dressed and ready to go.
What a way to blow the cobwebs away!
Their fundraising is a gift.
A warm outfit to face the freezing waves.
Dozens take part in the annual Boxing Day Dip in aid of the hospice.
They may be used to warmer waters ...
Whatever the weather, there was always plenty of fun to be had at the Boxing Day Dip.
St Clare's supported countless families across the borough
Some super fundraisers take to the water.
Gazette readers have told of how the hospice and its staff helped them in their hour of need.
The hospice closed in September temporarily and reopened earlier this year.
The hospice's closure will be a sad loss to the borough and beyond.
Walkers set off from St Clare's Hospice on their Memory Walk.
Fundraisers tall and small take part in the hospice's Memory Walk.