New year, new challenge

What challenge could you take on?

Florence Nightingale Hospice are looking for people to take on a challenge and help them be there for more patients this year.

Whether you are looking to test your physical limits or set a personal goal, take on an exhilarating experience or journey across the world on a once-in-a-lifetime trip, the charity is there to support you to make the most of the challenge.

“There’s only one feeling better than that of completing a challenge. And that’s completing a challenge for charity and raising much-needed funds for a local charity, who supports people you know and love.” says Bill Richards, Fundraising Officer at the charity.  “We have some really exciting challenges planned over the next year for people to join, or can help you design your own challenge and support you with your fundraising.”

With a growing and ageing population, the charity know that the number of patients across Buckinghamshire and its borders who could benefit from specialist care is going to increase rapidly and are determined to be there to support everyone who needs them.

Helen, a Day Hospice patient says, “Until I needed palliative care, I hadn’t realised how much Florence Nightingale Hospice relied on charitable funding. I am incredibly thankful for those who donate and undertake fundraising activities.”

The charity has a number of events coming up this summer such as 80-mile hike across the South Downs and adrenaline filled skydives. Or train for a once in a lifetime experience by trekking across the Saharan Desert next year.  Some supporters prefer to take on their own challenges, in previous years these have included headshaves, pub crawls and egg and spoon races!

Sisters Paula & Fiona are taking on The Conqueror’s Lord of the Rings virtual challenge in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, aiming to walk over 1800 miles with their much-loved dogs Buzz and Zoe. Already, just a few days into the New Year, they have clocked up 25 miles!

Paula tells us “We like to do a challenge each year for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, which has always been close to our hearts – we have had a number of friends who have been looked after by the amazing team. We are so fortunate to have such an excellent facility locally, but like all charities they rely on donations to survive. We are pleased to be able to help in some small way”.

The charity has two information evenings coming up to find out more about their South Downs Hike in 2023 and a Saharan Adventure in 2024.  Visit www.fnhospice.org.uk/challenge for more information, or you can email fundraising@fnhospice.org.uk or call 01296 429975

Whatever you chose to do, Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity will be very grateful of your support in 2023 and beyond.