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Celebrating our 30th anniversary

On Friday 24th April 1987, at approximately 3pm, St Michael’s Hospice was officially opened by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, marking the beginnings of an invaluable asset in Hastings and Rother. In recognition of this momentous occasion, we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary throughout 2017.

Since opening our doors, we have welcomed thousands of patients, providing excellent holistic care and support for all those throughout Hastings and Rother affected by a progressive life-limiting illness or bereavement. Over the past 30 years, our services have developed to offer high standards of palliative care and support, including Hospice at Home care, Bereavement Services and our award winning Hospice Neighbours scheme.

As we move in to our 30th year, we are looking to celebrate with the residents of Hastings and Rother throughout the year. We have hosted several Celebratory Teas for our supporters across our catchment and have several events still to come including an Open Air Movie Night.

Karen Clarke, Chief Executive said “We will be welcoming and encouraging everyone in Hastings and Rother to be a part of our 30th anniversary events and celebrations. The community plays a vital role in the work we do, and without the support of those who generously give their time or donations, we simply wouldn’t be able to provide our specialist care and support.”

Our lovely merchandise to celebrate our 30th anniversary is on sale in the Hospice reception and also available at our events across Hastings and Rother throughout 2017. Items available include a retro cassette tape shoulder bag, a mug and tea towel designed by Pete Smith, a 30th anniversary t-shirt, perfect for sporting at any of your sponsored events, and an enamel pin badge.