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A very special anniversary
11th February marks a very special anniversary for St Leonard's Hospice
Posted Feb 11

A very special anniversary

11th February marks a very special anniversary for St Leonard's Hospice: 35 years to the day since the first Hospice patient was admitted. 

Although the building work was completed on the Hospice In-patient Unit in September 1984, the first ever Hospice In-patient was admitted on 11th February 1985. The Hospice was ‘officially’ opened with a ceremony on 1st June 1985 by HRH the Duchess of Kent. 

There are many exciting plans to celebrate the milestone which the Hospice will be revealing in the coming weeks, but most notable is an anniversary thanksgiving service at York Minster on Sunday 14th June at 4pm. The Hospice will also be celebrating St Leonard’s Day on 6th November 2020 with a ‘Hug our Hospice’ event.

Thank you very much to everyone who has ever supported St Leonard's Hospice in any way - whether you have donated money or items for our charity shops, fundraised, volunteered, sponsored an event or simply spread the word about the Hospice.

You can read more about the Hospice's 35 year history here.