Glowing report for fundraisers
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 email@example.com 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.