Cher’s story: “They gave me strength for the day ahead”

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Cher Melsom is a busy mum of four kids; currently in remission having battled with cancer, she’s also eager to tell people about the difference that St Giles care can make: “I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in February 2013. A year later I was told that I had a 35% chance of survival. This […]

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St Giles Education Library boosted by generous donation


We would like to thank Professor Calum Paton, recently retired from Keele University, who has kindly donated 30 boxes full of health-related books to St Giles. Our Education department run a wonderful library to support staff and visiting students who are undertaking any kind of relevant study, and this donation will make a big difference […]

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Sainsbury’s Tamworth names St Giles Hospice Charity of the Year for 2015-16


Sainsbury’s Tamworth have launched their partnership with their new Local Charity of the Year, St Giles Hospice. St Giles Hospice were chosen by Sainsbury’s customers at the beginning of July by customers and the charity will now receive a year’s worth of support through fundraising and awareness from the store. Representatives from the charity joined […]

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Cannock furniture shop celebrates one year


We’re thrilled to be celebrating a year of successful trading at our large furniture and household shop in Cannock, which has become a firm favourite with local shoppers thanks to the wide range of high-quality furniture and household items on offer at competitive prices. The store has been a huge hit with shoppers in the […]

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£10,000 in memory of Burntwood musician

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Thanks so much to the friends and family of Burntwood musician Mike Stanley, who have raised an incredible £10,000 for St Giles Hospice! Mike, who was an established singer-songwriter, was cared for on Compassus, our inpatient unit in Whittington, and sadly died from bowel cancer in June 2013 at the age of 48. Yvonne Stanley, Mike’s widow, and their […]

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Partnership project employs two workers to improve dementia care

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Support workers will help improve care for dementia patients in Walsall. We’re dedicated to helping to improve dementia care for people at end-of-life. As part of this, we’re involved in Pathways For Life, a partnership between the Accord Group and Age UK Walsall, and St Giles Hospice. The partnership has appointed two new workers as part of a year-long project. […]

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New book tells story of a couple’s cancer journey


When Tracey was diagnosed with cancer in December 2013, she began to write a journal to help her cope with what was happening, and her husband Simon also began writing poems. Tracey was cared for on our Compassus inpatient unit, before she sadly lost her battle with cancer in August 2014. To show his support for St […]

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Starlight Walk coming soon!

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Twinkle twinkle little star, nursery staff are walking far!  In fact, the team of colleagues at The Co-operative Childcare in Walsall Wood will be covering up to 7.5 miles when they take part in our upcoming Starlight Walk for St Giles Walsall Hospice. Now the group are calling for others to join them on our Starlight Walk, […]

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