Get into the fes­tive spirit and take part in the Santa Dash

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

OVER the past year your lo­cal hospice, The Hospice of St Fran­cis, has cared for just un­der 2,500 pa­tients with life-short­en­ing ill­nesses both here in our hospice beds, peo­ple’s homes, care homes, as well as at our out­pa­tient fa­cil­ity The Spring Cen­tre.

The Spring Cen­tre of­fers ad­vice, clin­ics, work­shops and com­ple­men­tary ther­apy for peo­ple who have a di­ag­no­sis of a life-short­en­ing ill­ness and is free to ac­cess. To find out more visit www.stfran­ uk/spring­cen­tre or call 01442 869 550.

The Hospice needs to raise £4.7mil­lion each year to fund all our ser­vices and we rely on the support of Che­shamites to help us achieve this through fundrais­ing.

This month we want to say a huge thank you to all those peo­ple from the town who got filthy for us at our first ever Mud Pack Chal­lenge, es­pe­cially the team of 22 from OurChe­sham who col­lec­tively raised £8,500!

If you’d like to take part in an event to­gether with your lo­cal group and do some­thing to get into the fes­tive spirit, why not en­ter our next fundraiser, our Santa Dash? We’re look­ing for San­tas to dash, walk or scoot 2.5 miles around Hemel Hemp­stead on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 14, at 10am as part of our sev­enth an­nual Hospice Santa Dash! Reg­is­tra­tion costs £15 for adults, £5 for chil­dren and £35 for the whole fam­ily, in­clud­ing dogs and in­cludes your Santa cos­tume! Ev­ery­one is asked to help raise as much as they can for the Hospice to support us in the run up to Christ­mas.

Also, think about whether you’d like to learn to dance or diet in the New Year in our Strictly Learn Danc­ing or Big­gest Loser Chal­lenges.

Check out www.stfran­cis. for more de­tails.

Shop with us – Do support us by vis­it­ing our Hospice Love to Give shop in Che­sham in the run up to Christ­mas for party wear, toys or gifts. Also look out for our char­ity Christ­mas cards in store and on­line as 100 per cent of the prof­its come to us. www.num­ber­twen­ty­on­ uk. We also have two Christ­mas shop­ping evenings com­ing up: Thurs­day, Novem­ber 13, 5.30-8pm Num­ber Twenty gift shop, Lower Kings Road, Berkham­sted (HP4 2AB). 15 per cent dis­count on the evening and com­pli­men­tary fizz.

Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 19, 5-8pm – Re­turned to Glory pre-loved home­ware and fur­ni­ture, North­bridge Road, Berkham­sted (HP4 1EH).

Art at the Heart – Come and see a showcase of work from lo­cal artists at our Spring Cen­tre (ad­ja­cent to the Hospice) on Satur­day, Novem­ber 15, 10-5pm / Sun­day, Novem­ber 16, 12-4pm.

Find out more at www. stfran­, call 01442 869 555, Face­book TheHospice­ofStFran­cis, Twit­ter #hos­pice­care­week.

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