David Fuller and nurse picking flowers

Flower Power


David is a 90-year-old patient staying on Martlets’ inpatient unit (IPU) and was once head gardener for Sir Winston Churchill. He wanted to enjoy Martlets’ gardens one last time (before building works began on site).

The Sally Army ready for the trek

The ‘Sally Army’


When Sally became terminally ill with cancer, her friends and loved ones formed the ‘Sally Army’ to look after her and her family. They were there to support each other during the toughest of times.

Grant, who works in our fundraising team, in the sunset

Why I work for Martlets’ fundraising team


Martlets cared for Grant’s Mum and his friends which inspired him to volunteer at the Hospice. He now works full-time for Martlets’ fundraising team. Grant explains what his job entails, and why Martlets is such a rewarding place to work. 

Grant and his mum and sister

Caring for Gladys


Martlets cared for Grant’s mum Gladys who was an outpatient at the Hospice. Martlets also supported Grant as her full-time carer at home. Grant shares his experience of caring for his mum and explains how Martlets offered support. 

Inside our Church Street shop for Volunteers Week

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 1–7 June


Volunteers' Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. Christina, who volunteers in Martlets’ vintage shop, tells us why it’s such a rewarding experience. 

Martlets memories in garden

Memories of our Martlets gardens


Chris, a patient on our inpatient unit, has taken some wonderful photos of our Hospice gardens. We are sharing them here as we say goodbye to our current hospice building and grounds.

Maureen's family supports with Regular Giving scheme

Caring for Lisa’s mum


Lisa’s mum Maureen was cared for on Martlets’ inpatient unit in 2015. Lisa tells us about the support their family received and why she continues to contribute to Martlets’ regular giving scheme.