Step back in time with us and take a look at these amazing images of our Heeley Road shop from the mid 1950s which were colourised and kindly sent to us by Mark Parsons.

Who better to talk about the amazing work our charity does than the people behind it? As part of our Staff Spotlight series we caught up with Occupational Therapist, Angela Deffley, who shares an insight into her role with The Hospice Charity Partnership.

Our Homelessness Support Service has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2020, supporting members of the homeless community in Birmingham as well as local charities. Hannah Warwick, our Palliative Care Social Worker, reflects on the project’s many achievements and looks ahead to the next six months.

Kerry Smyth, from Solihull, is joining our team of super Santas taking part in the Jingle Bell Jog in memory of her mom, Sheila, who was cared for by Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. She explains why she’s lacing up her trainers this year to support The Hospice Charity Partnership.

We caught up with the members of the Therapies Team who are based at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice to find out how the team has changed following the merger and the team’s upcoming projects to support patients.

Lesley came to Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice three years ago after being diagnosed with skin lymphoma. She explains how Birmingham St Mary’s bereavement counsellors, Day Hospice and Support at Home service have offered her vital support when she needed it most.

Following the merger between Birmingham St Mary’s and John Taylor Hospice on Monday, we wanted to share some positive stories and catch up with our staff members as they begin their new roles as part of The Hospice Charity Partnership – and perhaps introduce you to some new members of the team.­­

John, our Retail District Support Manager is running the London Marathon this year for the 2nd time in aid of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. Read on to find out why.

In the spirit of Afternoon Tea Week, we are inviting you to organise one of your own to raise even more vital funds for the Hospice!

Jo was due to run the Shakespeare marathon in April 2020 but due to the pandemic the race was sadly cancelled. However this didn’t stop her from taking on her own challenge to raise vital funds for Hospice care.

We want to thank everyone who has taken the time to share their experience of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice on the independent feedback platform, Care Opinion.

Birmingham St Mary’s is joining people across the country to celebrate and say “thank you” to our neighbours, friends, and everyone who has made the past year that little bit better.


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