St Teresa’s Hospice is an independent charity providing free care and support to the people of North Yorkshire & South Durham.
Founded in 1986 the Hospice is a Registered Charity (registered as the Darlington & District Hospice Movement).
The palliative and end of life care we provide has been developed by listening to the needs of patients and carers.
We have grown from a small, home care volunteer team to a hospice which now provides a range of holistic day, home, inpatient, complementary therapy, and family support services to support people with a life-limiting illness, and their direct carers, and other family members.
The cost of our services is over £2m a year, and we rely on charitable donations, fundraising events, support from community organisations and businesses, our own shops, and legacies to be able to continue providing free care.
The Richmond Support Group (RSG) was formed in 1992, with the aim of raising funds and awareness for St Teresa's Hospice in Richmond and North Yorkshire. Hospice Trustee Mary Lovell MBE is Chairman of the RSG, and serves alongside some of the original members. The Group regularly holds street and supermarket collections, and receives support from other organisations such as Rotary, Soroptimists International and the Women's Institute.