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The Story So Far

Lakelands Day Care Hospice was set up as a direct response to the needs of local Corby people living with cancer, heart failure and other life limiting illnesses.

The experiences of local residents identified the need for a facility to care and support those with life limiting illnesses such as cancer.

Co-founders Vic Hardy and Jean Clark joined together and spent the next 13 years raising the £1 million needed in order to build the hospice in Butland Road, Corby.

The day care hospice was finally opened in July 2001.

The Mayor of Corby officially opened our new charity department store and café in October.

A brand new minibus was purchased in June, making it much easier and far more comfortable for patients to travel to the hospice.

In August,  Lakelands Hospice launched its new "Hospice at Home" care service. Running as an extension to Lakelands Day Care, this provides much needed overnight care by registered nurses, for terminally ill patients in the last two weeks of their life.

Lakelands welcomes Corby born Lawrence Olivier Award winning actor Brendan Coyle as a patron for the charity.

Lakelands Hospice became the first hospice in the country to receive the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Accreditation Quality Hallmark Award for the quality of its end of life care.

In October Lakelands Hospice received the Outstanding Service Award at the annual Corby Business Group Awards cermony.