News from the hospice

South Ayrshire Council employees nominate Ayrshire Hospice
A new campaign to promote and support Ayrshire Hospice has been unveiled by South Ayrshir...
Patient vehicle
We were delighted to take delivery of a new patient vehicle recently which has been adapted ...
In a bid to help
A huge thank you to Thomas R. Callan Ltd auctioneers in Ayr who very kindly sold some pieces...
Talking art
Just a few weeks before our Art Exhibition and Sale at the Irvine Maritime Musuem, artist St...
Every little helps
Tesco Community Champions from stores throughout Ayrshire met with the hospice fundraising t...
Limited Edition Ladies
A  leading  Ayrshire  business  group,  Limited  Edition  Ladies,  very  kindly  hosted  a  ...
Sharing the caring
Our Respite and Response team recently celebrated the success of a pilot programme aimed at ...
Treasured donation
We were very lucky to have been recently gifted a treasured possession from Mrs Rosemary Agn...
Launch of the People Strategy
We recently launched our hospice People Strategy which, at its very heart, acknowledges that...
The 30th Ayrshire Hospice Annual Ladies Lunch
The 30th Ayrshire Hospice Annual Ladies Lunch was held at Trump Turnberry Resort on Sunday 4...
A lotto help!
On 13th February 2018 the Ayrshire Hospice lottery team hosted an event for their long-servi...
A special kind of love
Ayrshire Hospice nurses joined hospice staff from across Scotland in February to launch a ne...
Take part in Kiltwalk Glasgow!
The Ayrshire Hospice is appealing to supporters across Ayrshire to take part in the Kiltwalk...
Gender Pay Gap report
The Ayrshire Hospice welcomes the government's initiative to improve pay equality through co...
Help Ayrshire Hospice Lottery team!
We are appealing to organisations and venues across Ayrshire to host a promotion of the Ayrs...
Ladies lunch in aid of hospice
The Ayrshire Hospice is appealing to ladies across South Ayrshire to join the hospice Ladies...
Challenge yourself during 2018, in aid of the Ayrshire Hospice
The Ayrshire Hospice is appealing to communities across Ayrshire to hold a fundraising event...
Winners of the Ayrshire Hospice Christmas Raffle drive away with a brand new Vauxhall Corsa
We are delighted that the winner of 2017 Christmas raffle first prize, a stunning Vauxhall C...
New Chair for Ayrshire Hospice Board of Directors
The Ayrshire Hospice Board has appointed a new Chair - Mr John Corrigan from Stewarton in Ea...
Ayrshire Hospice annual ladies lunch celebrates 30th anniversary
The Ayrshire Hospice is going to be hosting the 30th anniversary of its annual ladies lunch ...
Christmas concert is music to the ears of hospice
We held our third annual Light up a Life Christmas Concert on the evening of Sunday 26th Nov...
Sportsman's Dinner
This year’s annual Ayrshire Hospice Sportsman’s Dinner on Friday 27th October 2017 took plac...
Christmas Raffle 2017
Buying raffle tickets is a fantastic way to support people in the local Ayrshire community w...
Lymphoedema support group
In October we held a support meeting for patients with lymphoedema. Although there are vario...
Shop on eBay!
Looking for some unique Christmas gifts? Try your luck on our eBay shop! Every week you will...
Patient and family support
Providing emotional support for our families is vitally important to us at the hospice. This...
Monthly Ladies Lunch Clubs
A massive thanks to the Ladies Lunch Club who meet at Western House each month for sponsorin...
Our new Annual Overview 2015-16
Following on from Hospice Care Week, we have launched our annual overview for 2016-17 entitl...
Shopping success
It’s been very successful few months for our Largs shop which has doubled its takings since ...
Give as you earn!
Thank you to North Ayrshire Council who invited us to promote our payroll giving scheme to e...
A Grand Trek ahead!
We are delighted to announce that our next Overseas Challenge in 2018 will be a trek of The ...
Autumn Ball
Our annual Autumn Ball was held on Friday 29th September in the stunning Firth Pavillion at ...
New support group
The Ayrshire Hospice is playing host to a new group supporting people living with a rare neu...
Institute of Fundraising Scotland Awards 2017
As part of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland two day annual Conference their Awards Dinn...
Therapets
For some years now it has been recognised that pets are good for us!  Research studies have ...
November issue of our newsletter The Article
The November issue of our newsletter The Article is now available to view online - please cl...
Remember a loved one, support your hospice Christmas concert
The Ayrshire Hospice is getting ready to hold their third annual Light up a Life Christmas C...
Reindeer visit hospice (1)
Two beautiful reindeer from Ayrshire Reindeer Centre came to visit patients and staff at the...
Go Purple 2017
Purple people were spotted all over Ayrshire on Friday (13th October) as individuals, groups...
Hospice celebrates Hospice Care Week 2017
The Ayrshire Hospice celebrated Hospice Care Week (9th - 15th October 2017) by using this ye...
“Tesco stores ‘Go Purple’ for Ayrshire Hospice”
Thirteen Tesco stores across Ayrshire have recently joined forces to support the Ayrshire Ho...
Spread the word about the Ayrshire Hospice lottery!
The Ayrshire Hospice is appealing to organisations and venues across Ayrshire to host a prom...
“Make a Will, Make a Difference” for the Ayrshire Hospice
Thirty eight solicitors firms from across Ayrshire and Arran will join forces between 16th a...
“Ladies Lunch Club” get together in aid of hospice
The “Ladies Lunch Club” held in aid of the Ayrshire Hospice is due to start meeting again wh...
Oedema support group
Come along to our Oedema support group and find out what’s new in the world of lymphoedema. ...
Collabro Go Purple!!!
Britian’s Got Talent winners “Collabro” are helping to promote the Ayrshire Hospice “Go Purp...
Elves make special delivery to Ayrshire Hospice Christmas shop
The hospice retail team was excited to take delivery of this year’s new hospice Christmas ra...
“Ladies who lunch” get together in aid of Ayrshire Hospice
The “Ladies Who Lunch” club held in aid of the Ayrshire Hospice is due to start meeting agai...
Over 115 people in Colour Dash team running in memory of Fiona
Gareth Scott and his daughters Abbie and Amy from Ardrossan took part in Colour Dash on Sund...
Calling Ayrshire Hospice collection cans!
The fundraising team at the Ayrshire Hospice is appealing to any venue that has an old, yell...
Lottery win for Kilmarnock man!
Congratulations to Paul McNair from Kilmarnock who won the top prize of £1,500 in the Ayrshi...
Ladies enjoy “Afternoon Tea by the Sea” in aid of Ayrshire Hospice
Two ladies lunch clubs held in aid of the hospice joined forces on Thursday 17 August at an ...
Music of the Night
Ron Swanson, Assistant Fundraising Manager at the Ayrshire Hospice has a great passion for m...
Patient and carers survey
Help us to plan and shape Ayrshire Hospice services. We are currently reviewing our clinica...
Photographic Competition winner
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Ayrshire Hospice Photographic Competition 201...
Nuts for netball
Congratulations to Stewarton Ladies Netball for organising the extremely successful Play on ...
Cheque-ing in
We were delighted to welcome Provost Clarkson of North Ayrshire Council to the hospice recen...
Following in the footsteps...
Lynne Carmichael our Respite and Response Community Team Manager was recently nominated for ...
Relaxation CD
We were delighted when Connor Hull and Robin Woods popped in to the hospice recently to deli...
Parkdean's 30th anniversary
Parkdean Resorts held their annual golf tournament and dinner on 22nd June, marking the 30th...
Walking with confidence
Have you got an umbrella stand full of walking sticks? Have you got a kitchen trolley-aid t...
Mum's mural
We have recently refurbished the reception and waiting areas within our main hospice buildin...
Carers' needs
Lynne Carmichael, our Respite and Response Community Team Manager, was recently invited to p...
Latest issue of our newsletter The Article (7)
The latest issue of our newsletter The Article is now available to view online - please clic...
Ayrshire Hospice Lottery needs Cumnock collector!
Would you like to earn some extra cash while helping a good cause? The Ayrshire Hospice Lott...
Largs shop opens doors to bigger and brighter premises
Our well-established shop in Largs has relocated to a new prime retail site at 51 Main Stree...
Winners of Britian’s Got Talent “Collabro” give surprise guest performance at Ayrshire Hospice Summer Ball
The Ayrshire Hospice has raised a spectacular £68,389 at its Summer Ball on Saturday (3rd Ju...
Help your £1 go further in aid of the Ayrshire Hospice
Brother and sister, Ewan and Emily Carmichael (aged 11 and 9 years) have joined forces to en...
Duncan’s Family Butchers encourage Ayrshire to sizzle in aid of Ayrshire Hospice!
Duncan’s Family Butchers are encouraging the Irvine and Ayrshire community to hold a barbecu...
Pollok Williamson Butchers encourage South Ayrshire to sizzle in aid of Ayrshire Hospice!
Pollok Williamson Butchers are encouraging the Ayr and South Ayrshire community to hold a ba...
, D Barclay & Sons Quality Butchers encourage North Ayrshire to sizzle in aid of Ayrshire Hospice!
D Barclay & Sons Quality Butchers of North Ayrshire are encouraging the North Ayrshire c...
The Big Beef Scotch Sizzle
Ayrshire Hospice kicked off its summer of barbecue campaigning on Friday 2 June to encourage...
Volunteers' Week (1)
We celebrated Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2017) in recognition of the exceptional contributio...
Walk this way!
Over 830 walkers took to the streets of Ayr on Saturday 20th May 2017 for the annual Ayrshir...
Auchenharvie Academy pupils show the way and deliver hand-crafted waymarkers to the hospice
Pupils from the Auchenharvie Academy in Stevenston popped in to the hospice recently to pres...
Energy boost from Tesco at the Starlight Walk
Tesco are kindly supporting the Ayrshire Hospice Starlight Walk on Saturday 20th May by dona...
Hearty soup for all Starlight Walk participants
Back by popular demand, the Ayrshire Hospice Land o’ Burns Starlight Walk is returning on Sa...
Donald Ross moving in the right direction for the hospice
Back by popular demand, the Ayrshire Hospice Land o’ Burns Starlight Walk is returning on Sa...
Rain or Shine, Judith Launches BBQ Time
Oneof the country’s most popular TV weather presenters, Judith Ralston, swapped forecasting ...
Double win for Ayrshire Hospice lottery winner
Congratulations to Ian McDougall from Kilmarnock who won the top prize of £1,500 in the Ayrs...
Barns Medical Practice sign up for Starlight Walk
Back by popular demand, the Ayrshire Hospice Land o’ Burns Starlight Walk is returning on Sa...
Chair Yoga classes
Come along to our Chair Yoga! We offer open classes suitable for anyone living with a life-l...
Flapperghasted
Catch a cab to 'Flapperghasted '- the sixth Murder Mystery production, in a line of fantasti...
Volunteer Friendly Award
We are delighted to announce that the hospice Volunteer Friendly accreditation has been rene...
Hollywood Movie Night
Calling all the movie fans out there! We are excited to be holding a Hollywood Movie Night w...
Point, press and click!
The Ayrshire Hospice calendar photographic competition is back and we can't wait to see all ...
Going for gold
The hospice was successful once again taking part in the Healthy Working Lives scheme, gaini...
Welcome aboard!
Four new Directors were welcomed to the hospice Board in November. With a wealth of experien...
Come along to one of our Recruitment evenings
Join our team! Are you passionate about making today matter for patients and families? Do yo...
Take part in our lottery!
Every Friday members have a chance to win one of the 48 prizes from the guaranteed weekly pr...
Just relax...
As part of the hospice day service programme in Solas, we provide popular relaxation session...
After the applause, donate to our cause!
Calling all amateur dramatic societies, young farmers clubs, instrumental groups, schools an...
Today, Tomorrow, Together
We held our fifth annual event “Today, Tomorrow, Together” on Friday 24th February at NATS P...
So brill, so Spar!
Spar stores in Logan Drive and Portland Street in Troon have supported the hospice over the ...
Unveiling the Ayrshire Hospice Bridal Boutique for one month only!
Our shop on Kyle Street in Ayr is transforming into a pop-up Bridal Boutique for the whole m...
Ready, steady, go!
Why not set yourself a goal to cross the finish line this year? Whether it’s a 10K, half-mar...
March issue of our newsletter The Article
The latest issue of our newsletter The Article is now available to view online - please clic...
Grand opening of eleventh Ayrshire Hospice shop in Saltcoats
We are delighted to extend our highly successful retail network with the opening of an 11th ...
Can you help us? Yes you can!
Could you help us to collect and distribute our collection cans? We currently have over 120 ...
Ayr Audi sponsorship drive for Ayrshire Hospice
Back by popular demand, the Ayrshire Hospice Land o’ Burns Starlight Walk is returning on Sa...
Grand opening of the 10th Ayrshire Hospice shop in Prestwick
The Ayrshire Hospice is delighted to be extending its highly successful retail network with ...
Stylish headwear kindly donated to Ayrshire Hospice hairdressing salon
Sewing Bee of Future Textiles at Dumfries House have generously donated their hand-made turb...
‘Runaway’ success for Ayr Seaforth Athletic Club’s Ayrshire Hospice fundraising effort
Ayr Seaforth Athletic Club has made a generous donation of £350 to Ayrshire Hospice followin...
Winners of the Ayrshire Hospice Christmas Raffle drive away with a brand new Vauxhall Viva - courtesy of Kerr & Smith
Ayrshire Hospice are delighted to announce that first prize from this year’s Christmas raffl...
HRH The Duke of Rothesay visits the Ayrshire Hospice
On the 21st of December HRH The Duke of Rothesay visited the Ayrshire Hospice meeting a numb...
Three year strategic partnership agreement signed between NATS and the Ayrshire Hospice
We are delighted to have recently signed an innovative, strategic partnership agreement with...
Arts and crafts
Painting, drawing, sewing, designing – doesn’t it sound fun? Everybody enjoys being a little...
Ayrshire Hospice events team win Institute of Fundraising Scotland award!
Huge congratulations to our fundraising events team who won a prestigious national award rec...
Latest issue of our newsletter The Article (6)
The November issue of our newsletter The Article is now available to view online - please cl...
Reindeer visit hospice
Two beautiful reindeer from Ayrshire Reindeer Centre came to visit patients and staff at the...
Play therapy introduced to the hospice staff
We’ve been having great fun at the hospice recently as our Children and Young Person’s Pract...
Barclays Bank celebrate five years of supporting the Ayrshire Hospice Annual Race Day
Barclays Bank celebrated supporting the Ayrshire Hospice Annual Race Day for a 5th consecuti...
UWS and Ayrshire Hospice build on close links with Partnership Agreement
University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and Ayrshire Hospice have signed a Strategic Partne...
Thousands Go Purple for the Ayrshire Hospice!
Purple people were spotted all over Ayrshire on Friday (7th October) as individuals, groups ...
Ayrshire solicitors support the Ayrshire Hospice Make a Will Fortnight (Monday 17th to Monday 31st October)
A total of 38 solicitors offices have signed up to Ayrshire Hospice Make a Will fortnight (M...
Get ready for Go Purple on Friday 7th October !
Our fundraising team are looking for fun-loving people from Ayrshire to take part in their G...
Hospice Care Week 2016
We would be delighted to invite our supporters to celebrate the Hospice Care Week (03-09 Oct...
Special delivery at Ayrshire Hospice Christmas shop
The Ayrshire Hospice retail team was excited to receive their delivery of this year’s new ho...
Chamber and Buzzworks urge Ayrshire to Go Purple for the Ayrshire Hospice
Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce and Buzzworks have been busy planning activities for the Ayrshi...
Parkdean Resorts Pro-Am is a swinging success for Ayrshire Hospice
Parkdean Resorts has raised thousands of pounds for Ayrshire Hospice at its annual Pro-Am ch...
Every little helps thanks to Tesco!
Tesco Extra Ayr have just finished their month of fundraising in aid of the Ayrshire Hospice...
Ayrshire Hospice represented at 4th Worldwide Nursing Conference in Singapore
Ayrshire Hospice Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Meriel Conn recently represented the hospice a...
Ayrshire Bluebell Free Gardeners make bloomin’ good donation to the hospice
The Ayrshire Bluebell Free Gardeners recently donated a generous cheque for £500 to the Ayrs...
Art of Dentistry sponsor Ayrshire Hospice Summer Ball
Ayrshire Hospice are delighted to announce Art of Dentistry, Prestwick have kindly agreed to...
Go Purple (1)
We are getting ready to Go Purple again this year – our annual fundraising campaign will tak...
Palliative and End of Life Care learning and development opportunities for 2016/2017
Check out our brand new Palliative and End of Life Care booklet filled with exciting opportu...
Spring teas with Ayrshire College
Ayrshire College Hospitality students held some very successful spring teas recently in thei...
Garden party (1)
A wonderful day was had by all at Ron Berretti’s eighth annual garden party where we are hop...
Behind the Scenes tea parties
Brownings the Bakers generously sponsored this year’s Tea at 3 event and held various Behind...
Starlight Walk
Over 700 walkers took to the streets of Ayr on Saturday 21st May 2016 for our annual Land o’...
Romanian Visit
Four of our staff recently spent a week working in Bucharest and Brasov, thanks to some gene...
Graduating in Namaste Care™
Many congratulations to all the Namaste Care™ trainees on completing the first course of its...
Tesco Extra Ayr
Tesco Extra Ayr have a special family fun day planned in aid of Ayrshire Hospice on Saturday...
Business Ambassadors' breakfast
On the 22nd of June we were delighted to host another Business Ambassadors’ Breakfast meetin...
Garden Room opening
On Wednesday 13th July, Ayrshire Hospice had a pleasure to officially open the brand new, be...
Christmas raffle 2016
Our Christmas Raffle 2016 looks like being bigger and better than ever and we are delighted ...
Vanilla Joe’s sponsor Colour Dash
Vanilla Joes in Irvine are supporting the Ayrshire Hospice Colour Dash this year by being a ...
Latest issue of our newsletter The Article (5)
The July issue of our newsletter The Article is now available to view online - please click ...
Norman Rennie from Seamill Hydro Hotel & Resort donates to the hospice
Norman Rennie, General Manager at Seamill Hydro Hotel & Resort gave a very special donat...
Ever fancied being a superhero?
Well now’s your chance! As part of our schools and community programme we are looking to rec...
A wedding favour with a difference
Louise Donald and Michael Wilson got married at the Gailes Hotel in Irvine on 27th December ...
Nutrition Group
At the hospice, nutrition and hydration play an extremely important role in how we deliver t...
Go Purple
2016 will mark the fifth anniversary of our annual Go Purple day which this year will take p...
Our hospice can bank on Clydesdale
Over the past eight years the hospice has received more than £147,000 through Clydesdale Ban...
Ladies Lunch Club
Calling all ladies out there! Why not come along and enjoy a very warm and friendly welcome...
Summer afternoon tea beside the sea
Following on from the huge success of last August’s event with over 300 guests in attendance...
Carers' Week celebrations
We celebrated Carers Week this year (6-12th June) with a wee get-together in our carers café...
Volunteers' week
We recently celebrated Volunteers’ Week at the hospice, giving us the opportunity to reflect...
Ayrshire Hospice welcomes Healthcare Improvement Scotland report
On Tuesday, 29th June 2016 the Ayrshire Hospice welcomed the publication of Healthcare Impro...
Ayrshire Hospice vintage shop display in Ayr
Recently our vintage shop welcomed some visitors from Ayrshire College when Ross Ball and Ca...
Prize window at hospice Troon shop
Staff and volunteers of the Ayrshire Hospice shop in Troon were absolutely thrilled to once ...
Stag-gering photograph wins calendar competition!
We are delighted to announce the winner of their calendar photographic competition 2016 is C...
Prestwick Airport climbs on board the Colour Dash
Ayrshire Hospice are delighted to welcome Prestwick Airport on board their Colour Dash trip ...
Chat and Do raise grand funds in aid of Ayrshire Hospice
Ron Swanson from the Ayrshire Hospice recently received a cheque for £1,150 from the communi...
Ayrshire Hospice Irvine Shop Hosts Tea at 3
The Ayrshire Hospice Irvine shop held an in-store Tea at 3 event on Thursday 16th June – whe...
Time for Tea at 3
Children and staff from Doonvale Private Nursery School indulged in some traditional afterno...
Get ready for Play on the Pitch
Stewarton Ladies Netball will be transforming Kilmarnock FC’s Rugby Park into a giant, open ...
Romanian Adventures 4
Day 5, Thursday 12th May 2016  Today was the last day that myself, Alison and Rhonda spen...
Romanian Adventures 3
Day 4, Wednesday 11th May 2016 Another good day in sunny Bucharest, although we missed Mand...
Romanian Adventures 2
Day 3, Tuesday 10th May 2016 We had another early start at the hospice this morning, picked...
Romanian Adventures (1)
Day 2, Monday 9th May 2016 Today started at 7.30am when Tony picked us up and took us on th...
Romanian Adventures
Four Ayrshire Hospice staff will be spending this coming week in Bucharest and Brasov with t...
Sharing knowledge and experience
Following on from a number of recent volunteering visits to the adult and children’s hospice...
Project Scotland
Project Scotland is a charity that helps young people aged 16-30 get on in life through volu...
Improving palliative and end of life care
The Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of life Care (2016-2021) was recent...
Latest issue of our newsletter The Article (4)
The March issue of our newsletter The Article is now available to view online - please click...
Achievement awards
Congratulations to all of our employed and voluntary staff who were presented with their lon...
Remembering loved ones
Christmas can be a wonderful time of year, but it can also be a difficult time too.  Particu...
Response to Ayrshire Post news article about hospice shops
As a local charity that relies on the goodwill and generosity of all our supporters, the Ayr...
“Fit for the future” – the Ayrshire Hospice Annual Overview 2014/15
The Ayrshire Hospice has published its annual overview for 2014/15 entitled “Fit for the fut...
Children’s Grief Awareness Week
The Ayrshire Hospice is supporting the first ever Children’s Grief Awareness Week (19-25 Nov...
Advancing nursing
Following an extremely successful, two year joint funded project between the hospice and the...
Winning team!
We were delighted when our Family Care team won the Investors in Education award at the rece...
Latest issue of our newsletter The Article (3)
The October issue of our newsletter The Article is now available to view online - please cli...
We care about your opinion
We are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Care Opinion to become the firs...
Latest issue of our newsletter The Article
Our newsletter "The Article" is now available in a flipbook format.  The June issue is full ...
Spotlight on crafts
By Stuart Hynd, BA Journalism student at UWS On a yearly basis the craft team raise an exce...
Ayrshire Hospice launches new Strategic Plan for 2015-18.
The Ayrshire Hospice has launched its new Strategic Plan for 2015-18, including nine key pri...
Register for our Starlight Walk
Online registration for our Starlight Walk on 16th May is now open! Sign up now at Starlight...
Latest issue of our newsletter The Article (1)
Our new look newsletter "The Article" is now available in a flipbook format. The March issue...
Celebrating achievement - the Ayrshire Hospice Annual Overview 2013/14
The Ayrshire Hospice has published its 25th anniversary annual overview for 2013/14 entitled...
Hospice welcomes Healthcare Improvement Scotland report
The Ayrshire Hospice has welcomed the publication of Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s unann...
Solas open day
Solas community and day services at the hospice opened their doors on Sunday 5th October to ...
Latest issue of our newsletter The Article (2)
The November issue of our newsletter The Article is now available to view online - please cl...