Community Projects – St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington


Feethams’ charity of the year is St Teresa’s Hospice, which provides care and respite services to patients across the Darlington and North Yorkshire area.

We work in partnership with the charity on a number of initiatives, such as their annual Santa Fun Run in early December, to help fundraise and support everyone involved. We also use our PR and social media channels to increase awareness of the charity and include them in our promotional activities such as the recent ice cream van tour. Our tenants have also engaged with the charity by donating raffle prizes, raising funds and organising volunteering opportunities.

Our relationship with St Teresa’s predates Feethams as our Director of Project Management, Richard Hepworth, has been a fundraiser and volunteer at the hospice for 13 years. As Vice Chair of the Trustees and Chair of their Development Committee, Richard has provided advice and guidance on the management of the charity’s existing building assets and infrastructure, as well as the development of a number of new ventures to meet the ever changing provision of end of life care in the community.