HOSPICE OF ST FRANCIS
Third Mud Pack Challenge is ‘Best Yet’!
On October 21, on a crisp autumnal Sunday morning, over 750 people, including many from Chesham, took part in The Hospice of St Francis Mud Pack Challenge III at Ashridge House tackling challenging, muddy, obstacles, all to fund local Hospice care.
Joining the throng negotiating filthy swamps, slippery slides and skips full of cold, muddy, water, were four participants from the Filthy Four from Chesham taking part for the second time.
Alex Jepson, a graphic designer, said: “It’s the second time we’ve done it and would definitely do the Mud Pack Challenge again.
“Our team loved the foam slide and obstacles, and the motivation by the military. You always know someone who needs the Hospice care – a friend’s father came here – so it’s so good to support a local charity and do something fun too!”
Thank you so everyone who supported our recent Go Purple day on Friday October 7! Over 50 businesses, groups, schools, nurseries and individuals raised £££’s for the Hospice by dressing, baking and painting all different shades of purple to support our Hospice care.
We’ve launched a new Art Bag for 2016, funded by Macmillan, to boost the wellbeing of individuals living with a life-limiting illness in our community, or those who support them.
The theme for the second art bag initiative is ‘carve out a time and space for yourself’ and the bag contains all the materials needed to complete a soap carving including a beautifully scented LUSH soap. Once completed, artists can return their creation to the Hospice to be exhibited. Find out more on our website.
“Our free art bags provide an accessible and simple creative activity for those supported by the hospice and the wider community,” explains the Hospice’s Macmillan Creative Therapist Annalie Ashwell.
“Those who participated in last year’s art bag reported to feel a range of benefits from being transported away from the here and now, to focusing their mind and enabling thoughts and feelings, that are hard to articulate in words, to take shape.”
Christmas and Beyond!
Christmas is quickly coming and there are many ways to support your local Hospice this festive season:
Recruit the family (and Jingle Dog) and dress up as Santa to join us for our annual Santa Dash through the streets of Hemel Hempstead on Sunday December 11 at 10am.
Have fun and help us raise funds for the Hospice this Christmas time!
Buy some of our beautiful Christmas cards for sale online!
Purchase a Norwegian spruce, non-drop, Christmas tree from the Hospice in early December.
Great prices with all profits from the sale of the trees going to the Hospice.
Keep an eye on our website for details.