Gosforth Schools’ Trust Children are ‘Going On A Bear Hunt’ for St Oswald’s Hospice


Gosforth Schools’ Trust Children are ‘Going On A Bear Hunt’

For St Oswald’s Hospice

St Oswald’s Hospice has launched an urgent appeal to support their vital work.

‘Over the next three months, St Oswald’s Hospice will not be able to raise the £1.125 million we would have normally raised through voluntary income and so I am forced to ask if you can help to safeguard our hospice financially. Our local patients and families need you and us now more than ever.  We need your help. Donating via this emergency appeal will mean our staff and volunteers will be able to continue providing expert, outstanding care to those patients and families who need it. We will be there in the middle of the night when patients are scared and there for those whose families are no longer able to come onsite to visit their loved ones until it is safe to do so. We are also preparing to help our NHS partners further as the pressure mounts.’

                                                                                 James Ellam, Chief Executive, St Oswald’s Hospice

What can you do? 

Place a bear in your window!

We would like to invite out children to join in with the national campaign to raise the spirits of our communities by placing a Bear or picture of a bear on your window to cheer up people passing on your streets and children on their daily exercise. 

Share your bear

St Oswald’s would like to share pictures of your bears and messages you bears want to give! #Bears4StOwalds 


Make donations from your bear and for bears you spot on your daily exercise 

Donations via our JustGiving page – https://justgiving.com/campaign/soh-urgent-appeal

We know that for many of our families this may be a very difficult time financially and we do not want to put additional pressures on you. If you are unable to donate, you are still able to contribute through the encouraging others with the bears and signs you are putting in your windows.