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Garden Party
Sunday 22nd May 1-5pm
Join us in the glorious gardens of Ashridge House for our annual Garden Party!
With quality stalls, a delicious selection of food, including our popular cream teas, Pimms, live music and children’s entertainment, there’s lots of fun for all the family.
Advance tickets are available now from Hospice shops priced £5, or £6 on the day. Children under 16 enter FREE!
Can’t make the Garden Party? The annual Markyate Plant Sale in
aid of the Hospice takes place on Saturday 21st May at 10am in the gardens of 64 High Street, Markyate. A selection of colourful bedding plants, perennials, herbs, vegetables and hanging baskets will be on sale. Music and entertainment for children too!
Or for a weekend of family fun, enjoy a great day out at the Dacorum Steam & Country Fayre on 30th/31st July at Green Croft Farm, Potten End, Hemel Hempstead. Starting at 10am, there’ll be heavy horses, steam engines, vintage tractors and commercial  re and military vehicle displays and plenty of things to keep the children entertained. For more information visit
Here’s a snapshot of our events throughout the year.
For more information about any of these events, visit or call 01442 869555 or email
Land’s End to
John O’Groats Cycle
3rd – 15th May and
30th Aug – 11th Sept
This is a tough challenge but a fabulous way to see the country, and one of the most rewarding things you will ever do!
Markyate Plant Sale
Saturday 21st May – From 10am 64 High Street, Markyate, AL3 8HZ
Corporate Partner
Networking Event
Thursday 26th May Berkhamsted
Join a network of over 100 corporate partners for an evening of networking and fun in aid of the Hospice.
Harpenden Golf Day
Wednesday 8th June Harpenden Golf Club, Hammonds End
One of the best courses in the country – a challenging 18 holes in 150 acres of rolling Hertfordshire countryside.
St Albans Half Marathon
Sunday 12th June
Verulamium Park, St Albans
With races for all ages and abilities, this is the perfect opportunity for anyone who enjoys running to support the Hospice as the o cial charity of the event!
The Challenge
Trophy: Stocks
Friday 8th July
Stocks Golf Club
This 18-hole championship course is set in a picturesque valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Corporate Partner
Networking Event
Wednesday 13th July
The Hospice Summer Picnic,
at the Hospice
Join a network of over 100 corporate partners for an evening of networking and fun in aid of the Hospice.
London to Paris Cycle Ride
– Tour de France Edition
20th – 24th July
Cycle from London-Paris, travelling through the best cycling routes in Europe over the Tour de France weekend!
Dacorum Steam &
Country Fayre
30th & 31st July
Greencroft Farm, Potten End, nr Hemel Hempstead
See details above.
Prudential RideLondon-
Surrey 100
Sunday 31st July
Take on a cycling challenge like no other through the closed roads of London and the Surrey Hills.
3 Cities Bike Ride
31st August – 4th September Ride from London to Brussels via Amsterdam!
Cycle from the heart of the UK to Brussels via Amsterdam on this challenge of a lifetime!
Great North Run
Sunday 11th September
From Newcastle to South Shields Be part of the world’s most iconic half marathon TODAY!
Ashridge Golf Day
Wednesday 14th September
Our 16th Annual Golf Day at Ashridge Golf Club!
Corporate Partner
Networking Event
Thursday 15th September
Smiths Co ee Factory,
Ebberns Road, Apsley
Join a network of over 100 corporate partners for an evening of networking and fun in aid of the hospice.
Herts Garden Centre
Sunday 18th September
Herts Garden Centre, Redding Ln, Redbourn, St Albans AL3 7PS Join us for hog roasts and
plants galore.
Swim Serpentine
Saturday 24th September
See page 4 for details.
Royal Parks Half Marathon
Sunday 9th October
The stunning 13.1-mile autumnal route takes in the capital’s world- famous landmarks and includes four of the London Royal Parks. You couldn’t ask for anything better!
Coffee Morning
Come along to the Hospice on the last Friday of every month from 10.30am for tea and cake, an optional tour and a browse round our craft fayre.
Film Forum
Everyone is invited to our monthly  lm forum in The Spring Centre on the  rst Wednesday of each month. Find out more by emailing
See details above.
The Hospice of St Francis Garden Party
at Ashridge House
Sunday 22nd May
Ashridge House 1pm – 5pm
See details above.
Midnight Walk
Saturday 25th June Hemel Hempstead See page 4 for details.
Mud Pack Challenge
Sunday 23rd October Ashridge House
See page 4 for details.
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Events Calendar Summer 2016

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