Glow­ing re­port for fundrais­ers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

THANK you to the 600 peo­ple who glowed for it and walked our Mid­night Walk at the end of June. We are hop­ing to have raised at least £65k in spon­sor­ship, which will go to­wards pa­tient care.

Come and see our stun­ning Hos­pice Gar­dens, which we’re open­ing as part of the NGS Open Gar­dens Scheme on Sun­day, Septem­ber 6 from 2pm to 5.30pm.

Ex­plore the sen­sory gar­den, wood­land walk or en­joy re­fresh­ments on the lawns with their views over to the Ashridge Es­tate.

The gar­dens were cre­ated from a brown­field site eight years ago and to­day are a haven for plants and wildlife, be­ing tended to by a team of en­tirely vol­un­teer gar­den­ers. En­trance to the event is £4.

Our fur­ni­ture and up­cy­cling show­room has just scooped the pres­ti­gious Spe­cial­ist Shop of the Year award at the na­tional Char­ity Re­tail As­so­ci­a­tion Awards.

The pre-loved fur­ni­ture show­room, in North­bridge Road, Berkham­sted, of­fers 2,500sqft of selling space and col­lab­o­ra­tive re­la­tion­ships with fab­ric de­sign­ers have en­abled it to in­cor­po­rate do­nated de­signer fab­rics in up­cy­cling projects, re-in­vent­ing fur­ni­ture to make it both de­sir­able and unique.

Re­turned to Glory is al­ways in need of fur­ni­ture and home­ware do­na­tions to sell and up­cy­cle. Please drop them off at the shop or call 01442 874 356 to ar­range for a free home col­lec­tion for larger items.

On Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 9, at the end of Hos­pice Care Week, will you Go Pur­ple to show your sup­port for us?

You can wear pur­ple for the day, bake pur­ple-iced cakes to sell and host a cof­fee morn­ing or be cre­ative and or­gan­ise your own crazy pur­ple-themed fundrais­ing ac­tiv­ity.

The aim is to make pur­ple the colour of the day and help us turn pur­ple into pounds!

Any­one – schools, busi­nesses, com­mu­nity groups or in­di­vid­u­als – can take part. All we ask is that you do­nate what you can to help peo­ple who need our hos­pice ser­vices in our lo­cal com­mu­nity.

For your Go Pur­ple info pack, call 01442 869 555 or email gop­ur­ple@stfran­cis.org.uk or visit www.stfran­cis.org.uk/gop­ur­ple.

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 190-acre gar­dens and wood­land 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.

All that’s needed is a sense of ad­ven­ture and a will­ing­ness to get muddy.

Places are lim­ited so don’t de­lay. Get your pack to­gether and sign up now at www.stfran­cis.org.uk/mud­pack.

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