Fashion Blog Friday: Blog 1 – Pastels

We love to shop. High Street to High End. Chanel to Charity. Written by Caroline Painter (Manager – Compton Hospice Charity Shop Kingswinford) and Emma Gardiner (Volunteer) We are excited to introduce to you our brand new Fashion blog! Brought to you every other Friday the blog will show you how you can achieve the latest catwalk inspired looks without having to pay those […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

‘Compton Conquerors’ to take on toughest challenge to date

Ryan Fletcher and his close friends James Coxhead, Dave Masella, Nick Campbell and Dan Bragoli have been affectionately nicknamed ‘The Compton Conquerors’ by us here at the hospice. Why? Since 2012 the group have taken on a number of physically demanding challenges in order to raise money for Compton Hospice. In 2012 the group took […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Sixth form students are keen to be ‘Counted In’

Sixth form students from St Thomas More Catholic School in Willenhall have signed the Compton Hospice ‘Count Me In Pledge’ and have vowed to raise awareness and funds for hospice care. During Hospice Care Week 2013 a group of nine students from the School visited Compton Hospice to find out more about the services provided […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Caroline’s Autumn Collection

Caroline’s Autumn Collection

Codsall shop Manageress, Caroline Painter, has compiled her very own Autumn fashion collection from outfits donated to her hospice shop. Inspired by the request to “Go Yellow” for Hospice Care Week (7-13 October), where shops were asked to find a ‘yellow’ outfit and dress their window in yellow, Caroline decided to go one step further and […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Patient Dianne completes 250 mile bike ride

My name is Dianne (Di) Freeth and I am 56 years old. I have terminal lung cancer, and in February this year was told I have 6 months to live. I visit Compton Hospice’s Woods Therapy Centre once a week and have the pleasure of meeting with some fantastic and inspirational people who I can […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Raising Awareness of Lymphoedema – Ann’s Story

My name is Ann and I am 62 years old. I first noticed the early warning signs of Lymphoedema whilst I was having chemotherapy to treat breast cancer. I didn’t know it was Lymphoedema at the time, I just thought it was a side effect of the chemo. My right arm was swelling, I noticed […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Raising Awareness of Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a progressive chronic disorder of the lymphatic system .The lymphatic system transports lymph, a clear and colorless fluid containing white blood cells that helps rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. Lymphoedema occurs when there is a blockage in the lymphatic system which causes excess fluid (lymph) to collect in […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

One Million Thank You’s

Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude go to each and every person who has supported our Compton Hospice charity shops over the last 12 months helping us to generate £1 million in income for the very first time! Whether you are a regular customer, have donated items for sale or worked as a shop volunteer your contributions […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

An experience never to be forgotten

Have you ever thought about doing a skydive but are still in need of convincing? Compton Hospice supporter Steve Giles was inspired to take on the jump after one of his wife’s friends was admitted as a patient at Compton Hospice. On Friday 16th August 2013 I did a charity parachute jump raising money for […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Survey shows high satisfaction with hospice care

Figures released this week have highlighted that hospices play a large role in providing the best care for people at the end of life. The National Bereavement Survey 2012, which was commissioned by the Department of Health, asked bereaved people about the quality of care provided for their loved ones during the last three months of their life. Hospice care […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }