Your stories

St Margaret's strives to make each day count for patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Somerset. We are supported by patients and their families, staff, volunteers and supporters across Somerset. Some of these wonderful people have been kind enough to share their stories with us...

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Diane's story

Diane Baker shares how she has been helped by St Margaret’s to tick off dreams on her bucket list.

Three friends host a G&T Party

Julie shared why and how she and two friends hosted a G&T Party with tips on how to host your own.

Gameathon in memory of Great Grandma!

Jacob is holding a Gameathon in aid of St Margaret's in memory of his Great Grandma

Ann's Story

The family of Ann Hallett share how St Margaret’s became a sanctuary for them.

Harriet's Story

10-year-old Harriet from Devon has recently been helped out by the St Margaret's Lymphoedema team.

Andy's Story

Andy shares his experiences of the hospice for the support and care provided to his beautiful wife Tanya.

Sue's Story

Unable to carry our her usual volunteering role, Sue helped fix uniforms

Jill's Story

During the crisis Jill has been able to offer more of her time volunteering

Belinda's Story

Just as Belinda was getting into the swing of her new roles, the Coronavirus crisis started. She contacted St Margaret's and found we needed her help.

Sharon's Story

Sharon has had family members cared for by St Margaret’s Hospice, and with her sister working at the hospice for the last 23 years it’s a charity very close to her heart

Le-Anne's Story

Volunteering at St Margaret’s brought back Le-Anne’s confidence and gave her purpose, now she doesn’t ever want to stop helping

Gill's Story

Gill recalls many touching and happy stories whilst volunteering at St Margaret’s, which she has been doing for over a decade

Ruth's Story

Ruth Jolley, Sunflower Centre Lead, Day Care & Therapies - provides an insight into how she is still providing support to her Sunflower Centre Day Hospice patients during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Faith's story

Faith tells how she has been helped by our lymphoedema team

Doreen's Sunflower Centre story

Doreen, from Yeovil, explains how the Sunflower Centre at our Yeovil hospice has helped her to live with cancer

Stephen's story

After her husband Stephen was cared for by St Margaret's, Naomi decided to organise a charity concert

Helen's story

Helen Webb reflects on her 22 years working at St Margaret’s Hospice Care

Fred's story

Fred shares his experience of St Margaret’s and why his initial misgivings about hospice care proved unfounded

Carla's story

Carla shares her family's experience of St Margaret's Hospice Care

Elizabeth's Story

Elizabeth Yates began volunteering for St. Margaret’s Hospice in 1984, and has been fundraising ever since!

Doreen's volunteering story

Reception volunteer Doreen Eastment has been welcoming visitors to our Yeovil hospice for 12 years.

Greg's story

Greg Schofield explains why he cycled from John O'Groats to Land's End to raise funds for St. Margaret's Hospice.

John's story

John Young explains why he volunteers as part of our Spiritual Care team.

Michael's Story

Michael Copham is a Ward Receptionist at St. Margaret’s In-patient Unit in Taunton. He has been volunteering since 2014 when his wife passed away at the hospice.

Mike and Tess’s story

Mike Edwards explains why St. Margaret's Hospice will always be close to his family's hearts.

Rosie's story

Rosie Callard volunteers at the St. Margaret’s support group for patients and carers which meets at our Sunflower Centre in Taunton.

Tony's Story

As well as being an avid fundraiser, Tony Harris is also a dedicated volunteer in the St. Margaret’s Bridgwater Furniture Shop...

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