The Hospice of St Francis – Hospice News February 2023

The Hospice of St Francis relies upon community fundraising to help fund the £5 million needed each year to provide free care. By supporting the Hospice, you are helping more people in the local community to feel safe and supported through a life-limiting illness and to live their precious life well.



News and Events


Hospice Coffee Mornings and Craft Fayres

On the last Friday of the month (except December) The Hospice of St Francis hosts a Coffee Morning in the Hospice Bistro and a Craft Fayre in the Acorn Suite.  The February event is Friday 24th February. Pop along for a coffee and a chat to find out more about the Hospice and the work that they do. All proceeds from the Craft Fayre go to the Hospice. Contact: Reception on 01442 869550 to book your place. Find out more here:


Donate to our shops!

Clearing out this month? Please drop any donations to our shops! Thank you for your support! Find your nearest shop on the Hospice website:


Green with Envy Fashion Show (Feb)

Get ready for another fantastic fashion show at Shendish Manor! (Apsley, HP3 0AA). Wednesday 1st February. Doors open at 7.00pm for 7.30 start – Bar open from 7.00pm. Opportunity to buy clothes and accessories being modelled. Plenty of free parking and guaranteed fun! Tickets available to purchase in the Hospice shops and website:


Become a Corporate Partner!

The Hospice CPN Network turned 10 in 2022! Three fab reasons why your business should join in 2023… 1). Free attendance to regular business networking events and connecting with like-minded local business. 2). Benefit from increased opportunities for web, social media and local press coverage. 3) Supporting a local charity can also boost staff morale and employee engagement! Interested in finding out more and attending regular networking events with 175 other Corporate Partners? Visit the hospice website:


A new year, a new YOU!

Take on a challenge in 2023! Get involved with some of our fabulous fundraisers in the upcoming year!


Hospice Skydive (March)

Always wanted to do a Skydive? Know anyone who wants a challenge? Why not, join a team of skydivers who are jumping to raise funds for the Hospice on Saturday 11th March at The North London Skydiving Centre (Cambridge). Register here:


Berkhamsted Half Marathon (March)

Calling all runners! Take part in this fabulous local event on Sunday 5th March! The 40th Berkhamsted Half Marathon and 5 Mile Fun Run is routed through the beautiful Chiltern countryside! For more details and to sign up please visit:


Brighton Marathon (April)

2023 will see a new route for the marathon! Be part of this unforgettable day and accomplish an achievement of a lifetime in the buzzing and vibrant city of Brighton and Hove. Sign up now:


Bubble Rush! (May)

Join in the fun at a new location; Drift Limits Racetrack, Hemel Hempstead, on Sunday 14th May for lots of brilliantly bubbly fun! The course is family friendly, so you can walk, run, dance, jog, or toddle through the foam, and it is suitable for pushchairs too! Register today:


RideLondon Essex (May)

Ride London – Essex 100 will take place on a new 100-mile traffic-free route, starting and finishing in central London and taking in 60 miles in the beautiful Essex countryside. Get your cycle crew together for Sunday 28th May. Register today and support your local Hospice! Book your place here:


Walk Your Ridgeway (June)

Come together with family and friends on Sunday 11th June to support the Hospice and walk in remembrance of special people on this thirteen mile or twenty six-mile walk, (you pick!) retracing our history through Berkhamsted. More information available on the Hospice website:


Trek Scotland – Edinburgh 7 Challenge (Sept)

Registration is open for a fantastic fundraising opportunity for 2023! Make a new year’s resolution to support your local hospice. Journey a marathon distance while enjoying the spectacular views of Edinburgh from the 7 highest viewpoints around this vibrant city. Dates: 22nd- 24th September. Sign up now:


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