East Lancashire Hospice

Volunteer Updates

During these difficult times we miss our staff and volunteers who are not presently able to be with us.

We know many are still in touch with service leads and for those who are not, we want to give you as much information as possible to make you aware of what is happening in the hospice, our shops and retail and our clinical services out in the community.

We are working hard to ensure the safety of everyone including our staff, volunteers and supporters and we thank you for your patience during this time.

We have currently opened our Warehouse based on Brunswick Street, Blackburn as a donation centre whereby slots can be booked by clicking here… for a drop off time and date, and open to the public for sales from 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday.

Café Retreat remains closed to the public and there are as yet no plans to re-open for the foreseeable future.

If you have any queries regarding the department in which you are based, please contact the Department Leads on:

Gaynor Barlow         Inpatients                                                                             (01254) 287024

Carol Swindells        Support and Wellbeing and Hospice at Home   (01254) 287025

Fiona MacDonald    Community Team – Specialist Nursing                  (01254) 287028

Lee Hyatt                   Catering                                                                                (01254) 287038

Dawn Neary              Retail                                                                                      (01254) 287022

Sharon Crymble       Fundraising and Lottery                                               (01254) 287010

Philip Carter              Facilities                                                                                (01254) 287031

Caroline Sharkey     Finance                                                                                 (01254) 287029

Emma Baldwin         Admi­nis­tra­tion                                                                   (01254) 287034

We will continuously update this page, so please check regularly for updates. Don’t forget the East Lancashire Hospice Volunteers closed group on Facebook too!