Time to really get glowing
GLOW for it... With just nine days to go until our Midnight ‘Glow’ Walk on Saturday, June 27 now’s the time to sign up if you haven’t already!
Open to all over 10s, there’s a choice of two new five or 10 mile routes. Register online for just £20 at www.stfrancis.org.uk/midnightwalk or sign up on the night at Hemel Hempstead School from 8.45pm.
Sun shines on dedicated volunteers More than 250 of our volunteers enjoyed a special thank you tea party on Sunday, June 7 held in our beautiful gardens in the glorious sunshine at the end of National Volunteers’ Week.
Our new CEO Steve Jamieson gave a short speech thanking the volunteers – who work across all departments, from our shops and patient care to our gardening and fundraising teams – for the valuable contribution they make to the care we provide for patients and their families.
Family Fun at the Steam Fayre! Enjoy a packed weekend of family fun at the Dacorum Steam and Country Fayre from 10am-5pm on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 with everything from heavy horse, blacksmithing and birds of prey displays to glass blowing, archery, vintage tractors and fire and military vehicles.
There’s fun for the children too, with circus skills, Thomas the Tank Engine rides and lots more. The costs are adult £7; concessions/ children £4; family £15 – all proceeds to the Hospice. The action takes place at Green Croft Farm, Potten End, HP1 2SG. See www. dacorummachineryandsteam.co.uk for details.
The Mud Pack Challenge is Back Registration has officially opened for The Hospice of St Francis’ Mud Pack Challenge II, which promises to be bigger and muddier than ever!
The adrenalin-fuelled obstacle course, set in the beautiful grounds of Ashridge House, takes place on Sunday, October 18 and involves crawling, wading and climbing through the 190acre gardens of the historic country estate, negotiating wet and muddy obstacles along the way. The event is open to anyone with a basic level of fitness, it’s perfect for individuals over 15 and also fantastic fun for friends, teams and work colleagues.
Places are limited so don’t delay! Get your pack together and sign up now at www.stfrancis. org.uk/mudpack. Participants are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £50 to help the hospice raise the £4.7m it costs every year to fund its free care for people living with lifeshortening illnesses – 80 per cent of which it relies on from voluntary donations.
Paint Workshops June and July see Returned to Glory, our stylish pre-loved furniture emporium on Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted (HP4 1EH), running its popular ‘Learn the Basics’ specialist paint workshops – the perfect solution for breathing new life into pre-loved furniture. Dates in June are: Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. July dates are Friday 3rd and 17th and Saturday 18th. Find out more at 01442 874 356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.