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FUNDRAISING
“Life-changing”
Nepal Trek
raises £80k
An intrepid team of 17 local people and Hospice staff raised a record £80k by trekking in Nepal last autumn. They also spent two days volunteering at the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital near Kathmandu.
Hilary Gardener from Berkhamsted said, “The country, the people, the sights, sounds and smells, the team camaraderie, the challenges and the emotions of our achievements will stay with me forever. It was overwhelming, humbling and life-changing.
“I can’t recommend highly enough taking part in a trek to raise funds for a charity which provides such an amazing service to so many local people. They supported my dad Tony for many years and recently a wonderful, brave friend of mine lost her battle with cancer under its love and care.”
If you feel inspired, join our Trek Machu Picchu and Community Project from 24th September to 4th October 2016. The 10-day trek will follow the ancient Inca Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu before a two-day project helping to improve conditions at a local community centre or school.
For more information, please visit www.stfrancis.org.uk/peru
Garden Party at Ashridge House
Sunday 22 May, 1pm-5pm
Our popular Garden Party is jam-packed with quality stalls, a delicious selection of food including our popular cream teas, Pimm’s and children’s entertainment. Advance tickets will be on sale from April in the Hospice shops and our main Hospice reception.
Save the date for the Spring Ball
On Saturday 14th May 2016, Hospice supporters will be gathering at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, for the Spring Ball.
A champagne reception will be followed by a three-course meal served beneath the wings of the iconic Lancaster Bomber. Nigel Barden, food and drink critic for BBC Radio 2, will be the compere.
Tickets at £100 per person can be purchased by emailing thespringball@mail.com
Glow for it at our 10th
anniversary Midnight Walk
Join our party to celebrate 10 years of night-time walking for hospice care on Saturday 25th June.
Experience a glowing world of neon lights and twinkling stars as you walk our 5 or 10-mile route around Hemel Hempstead. Party through our sparkling tents and reflect in our candle-lit zone. We’ll provide you with glow sticks and flashing necklaces and we will be there at the finish line to reward you with a hot cuppa and tasty treats.
A special way to remember
A new Forget-Me-Not Remembrance Garden, with the capacity to display 1500 beautiful handcrafted flowers, is to be opened at the Hospice in May.
Flowers produced by the team who brought a sea of poppies to the Tower of London will give people the chance to remember a loved one. Priced at £25 each, they will be available from the end of January, on display throughout May and sent to those who have purchased one as a special keepsake in June. For more information, please email vanessa.howden-smith@stfrancis.org.uk or call 01442 869555.
For information about any of these events, please call 01442 869555, email
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