Funding Boost for Tynedale Hospice

A Tynedale charity which offers vital end of life nursing care to people in their own homes has welcomed a generous donation from Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa.

Over the past three years, staff, guests and health club members from the award-winning hotel in Northumberland have been raising money for Tynedale Hospice at Home.

The charity was chosen by Matfen Hall staff in 2016 as the good cause which would benefit from its ongoing fundraising activities. Since then, around £20,000 has been raised through a variety of activities including fundraising cycle rides and charity bake off sales by members of Matfen’s Aqua Vitae health club as well as a constant stream of guest donations.

This week, a cheque for £6,500 – representing the fundraising efforts of 2018 – was handed over to Tynedale Hospice’s fundraising manager, Charlotte Pearson by Matfen Hall’s managing director, Bernard Bloodworth and hotel manager, Peter Dawson.

Charlotte said, “We are so grateful for all the support Matfen Hall has given Tynedale Hospice at Home over the last three years. We provide support to around 430 people a year who need our services and every penny raised will make a real difference to the lives of local people and their families. A sum like this could provide around 216 hours of direct end of life nursing care to a patient in their own home which is just incredible.”

As well as offering end of life care, the charity, which serves a community of around 70,000 people across 800 square miles of rural Northumberland, also provides pre and post bereavement support through its Family Support Service and a Hospital Transport Service.

Bernard Bloodworth said, “Everyone at Matfen Hall Hotel is delighted that we are able to make this donation to Tynedale Hospice at Home – an amazing local charity which does such vital work, offering care and support at the most difficult time in people’s lives. As well as being amazingly proud of the fundraising efforts of our staff and Aqua Vitae members and friends, we’re also incredibly grateful to all of the hotel guests who have been happy to have a donation added to their bill. We have been honoured to work with everyone at Tynedale Hospice at Home over the past three years and know they’ll put these funds to invaluable use.”

For more information about Tynedale Hospice at Home, call 01434 600388 or visit