The Hospice of St Francis – Hospice News April 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 next event is Friday 28th April. 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: www.stfrancis.org.uk/CoffeeMornings
Donate to our shops!
Are you having a spring clean of your home? Please drop any donations to our shops! Thank you for your support! Find your nearest shop on the Hospice website: www.stfrancis.org.uk/shop-with-us
Highfield Shop – new Homeware area!
Come along and check out the new Homeware area; selling small pieces of furniture, lamps, mirrors, ornaments plus some home furnishings at the hospice Highfield shop, Hemel Hempstead. Please visit: www.stfrancis.org.uk/shop-with-us/love-to-give-charity-shops/highfield for more information.
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: www.stfrancis.org.uk/cpn
Take on a challenge in 2023
Get involved with some of our fabulous fundraisers in the upcoming year!
Bubble Rush – Last Chance to Sign Up! (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: www.stfrancis.org.uk/bubble-rush
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: www.stfrancis.org.uk/ridelondon
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: www.stfrancis.org.uk/ridgeway
Trek Scotland – Edinburgh 7 Challenge – Final Spaces Left! (Sept)
Final spaces left for a fantastic fundraising opportunity! 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: www.stfrancis.org.uk/edinburgh7
The Mud Pack Challenge
The Legendary Mud Pack Challenge returns on Sunday 15th October. Hurry! The first 200 Mud Pack recruits will be able to sign up for just £30! Register your team NOW: https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/mud-pack-challenge
We also have some newly listed events for this year…
Hospice Golf Days – (various dates and locations)
Grab a team and join one of the Hospice’s infamous Golf Day! Choose between Stocks: Friday 4th August – Stocks (Aldbury) or Ashridge (Berkhamsted): Wednesday 6th September – and get set for a fun-filled day! To register and for information, please visit the Hospice website: https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events
Summer Sound Festival (June)
The Hospice will be bringing you their first music festival in 2023! With a jam-packed line up of talented local artists; covering a range of genres from rock, afro beat, folk, jazz, bluegrass and funk – this is one to definitely NOT miss! Bring the whole family along to enjoy the day and dance into the sunset. More details on the Hospice event webpage: https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/summer-sound-fest
Classic Car & Motorbike Show (July)
Join the Hospice for their third Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, on Sunday 16th July, featuring a range of impressive cars each lovingly cared for with their own a personal history. A range of market stalls, licensed bar, refreshments and family activities will be available, with free onsite parking. If you would like to register your car or to be a stallholder, please visit the event webpage: https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/classic-car-show
The Garden Party (Sept)
Save the date! Back on Sunday 10th September, the Hospice will be back in the beautiful grounds of Ashridge House with an impressive food court, popular entertainment including a dog show, and ‘shop local’ village. More details to follow! Register your stall for the shop village here: https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/ashridge-garden-party