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Treetops fundraiser Gay Evans and Gordon Russell

Gordon raises £1,700 in memory of his sister-in-law

A 65 year old man from Belper has completed the Great North Run to raise money for the hospice that cared for his sister-in-law. Gordon Russell, from Bargate, completed the 13.1mile race in 3.5 hours on 15 September. He ran in memory of Jill Bilbie, his wife’s twin sister, who was supported in her final […]


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Survey shows demand for hospice care “will rocket”

Seven in ten people think demand for hospice care will “rocket” because of the UK’s rapidly ageing population. That’s according to a survey into hospice care in the UK, commissioned by Help the Hospices. Treetops Hospice chief executive has responded to the findings by saying; “Treetops is taking steps to meet those demands.” Almost three […]


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Lottery tickets make a great present

At Treetops Hospice, it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas and more importantly presents. Why not treat your friend or family member to a Treetops Hospice lottery membership? Whether you choose one week or 52 weeks (or more), you are helping to raise vital funds for your local hospice, as well as sorting […]


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Friends raise money in memory of Matthew

The friends of an Ilkeston man have raised £3,000 for the hospice who helped care for him. Matthew Stenson died in May aged 28. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumour four years ago. Towards the end of his life, Matthew received care at home from a Treetops Hospice at Home nurse, which was […]


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Festival organisers swap bikes for a bench

Normally seen sat astride their motorbikes, the organisers of the Rock and Bike Festival took time out from biking to relax on a bench at a Derbyshire hospice. They have donated the bench for Day Care guests at Treetops Hospice in Risley to use. A representative of Rock and Bike Fest said: “When your health’s […]


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“Treetops Hospice stepped in just in time”

When George and Mary Briddon both became unwell, it was up to their only child, Janet Grindey, to care for them. “My dad had always been healthy and active, running the farm.” said Janet, speaking from her parent’s home in Hulland, near Ashbourne. “Early in 2010 he had a stroke and was admitted to the […]


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Let’s Celebrate Hospice Care

Treetops Hospice is celebrating the third annual Hospice Care Week (7-13 October). George Cameron, chief executive said: “I am really looking forward to the hospice movement in general promoting the good work they do but especially to our Open Day on Saturday 12th October. I would love to welcome you to the hospice and either […]


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Hospice founder lays foundations for a new era

The founder of Treetops Hospice has made a special return visit thirty years after her campaign began. In 1983, Cally Cheetham started campaigning for a hospice in South East Derbyshire. Cally, who then lived in Draycott, formed The Draycott Hospice Association which eventually became Treetops Hospice Trust. The group bought the current building in Risley […]


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Treetops goes international

A hospice in Derbyshire has been recognised internationally for its excellence in providing end-of-life care. Treetops Hospice in Risley was approached by a former supporter, Gerry O’Neill, who was Chief Superintendent with Derbyshire Police until he retired in 2002. He now lives in Prague in the Czech Republic, and supports Hospic Jordán in nearby Tabor. […]


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Inner Wheel makes wheel-themed gift to hospice

Inner Wheel Club of Church Wilne have made a ‘wheely’ generous donation to their local hospice. Inner Wheel clubs across Great Britain have been asked to make a donation to their local charities, on the theme of wheels, as part of the 90th birthday celebrations for the national movement. The Church Wilne Inner Wheel Club […]