Large group of Treetops Hospice staff

We are celebrating 40 years of caring for people in the local community and thanking everyone who’s played a part in us achieving this significant milestone.

This is an amazing milestone for Treetops Hospice. We’re really proud to have cared for thousands of patients and their loved ones at the most challenging time of their lives since the charity began.

Julie Heath, Treetops Hospice Chief Executive

The hospice grew out of a campaign started by a local woman, Cally Cheetham, in 1983, following her own experiences of caring for relatives with cancer.
In the very early days, the hospice began by offering a volunteer home-sitting service and bringing patients to the hospice once a week.
Julie Heath, Treetops Chief Executive explained how the hospice services have developed over time in response to local need:
Our care has changed such a lot over the last 40 years. Now, more than ever, patients are choosing to receive our care in the comfort of their own home.
The Treetops building in 1986
Treetops Hospice building in 1986
Julie Heath, Treetops Chief Executive
Julie Heath, Treetops Chief Executive
"We’re also taking our support and information out into the local community to make it even more accessible.
“We support more than 2,000 people and their loved ones every year. This is thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff, our volunteers who help across the whole hospice and out in our charity shops, and our wonderful supporters.
Without them all, we just wouldn’t be the charity we are today.
We have several birthday celebrations planned throughout the rest of the year. This includes a car raffle and distributing birthday cake through Treetops charity shops plus several surprises throughout the year to say thank you to our  supporters.