St Clare Superstars

With the help of local primary school children, we are spreading the word that NURSES ARE NEEDED!
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What have we been doing? 

Two local primary school pupils have interviewed one of our nurses, Anne Pemberton, about what it means to be a nurse at St Clare Hospice. This video has been shared in classrooms across the area and we are inviting children to write to Anne telling her what nurses mean to them. They have also been designing a puzzle piece which will become a part of a collage that will be on show at the hospice.

Please click here to read Anne’s story, and find out more about her nursing role.

Why have we been doing this? 

Because nurses are needed. 8 people in your community will die today. We need to be there for them. Help us put more nurses in people’s homes, and in your hospice. With more St Clare nurses, we will be able to support more local people to have the best possible death, pain free, and in the place they wish. You can read more about this campaign, and why Nurses Are Needed, by clicking here.

How can you help? 

To support our nursing expansion pay £5 and your little St Clare Superstar will receive a mini Clare Bear and a St Clare Superstar certificate.

A collection of Care Bear toys and students holding Nurses are Needed signs

Thank you to the children in our community for being St Clare Superstars!

Donate today, to help us fund more nursing roles

We are here for you and your children

We know that this topic may encourage your children to ask questions, we have developed a set of resources which are free to download and are to support people on a range of issues and questions that children may have around death, dying and loss.

We also run The Echo Project that is for children, young people & families facing loss and bereavement. It is available to any child or young person under the age of 21 years, living in West Essex and East Herts, who is facing a loss or who has been bereaved.


We have developed a set of resources, designed to help you have conversations about the future with those around you – including younger members of the family, and children. These supportive, comprehensive guides are here for you to read at your own pace.

A Guide: How to talk to children about death and dying

This is a guide designed to offer support to adults to help them feel more comfortable to approach the subject of death and dying and engage in meaningful conversations with their children.

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Infographic: How to talk to kids about death and dying

This infographic provides bitesize information about having a conversation about death with kids and is designed to provide useful pointers for parents and guardians.

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