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Bear Grylls
Survival Race
Saturday 3rd October 2015 Trent Park, London
This isn’t your average obstacle race! Release your inner Bear. Registration Fee: £40.
Friday 9th October 2015
Will you Go Purple on Friday 9th October during Hospice Care Week to show your support for The Hospice of St Francis?
Go Purple is a simple idea which aims to generate wider awareness of our care and also to raise valuable funds.
Anyone can help us on the day by simply wearing something purple, baking some purple-iced cakes and holding a coffee morning
for friends or being creative and organising your own fun-purple themed activity – all we ask is that you donate what you can to help us turn purple into pounds!
For a Go Purple Fundraising Pack call 01442 869555 or email or visit:
An Evening with
John Bly – the perfect opportunity to see if you’re sitting on a priceless treasure! Wednesday 7th October 2015
5.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Pop along to Returned to Glory, our showroom in Northbridge Road and bring up to two items to be valued by John Bly, BBC’s Antiques Roadshow host and furniture expert. Enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles whilst being entertained by John with his fascinating facts and anecdotes as he talks through the treasures. £5 donation per valuation.
An Evening at The Rex,
with Blowers & Bly
Sunday 11th October, 6.30 pm Billed as “Bald, Bold & Belligerent”, sit back and relax in the opulent surroundings of The Rex and
enjoy an evening as Henry Blofeld (Test Match Special) & John Bly (Antiques Roadshow) reminisce over their fascinating careers and put the world to rights, sharing their hilarious anecdotes. Appearing for one evening only. Tickets from £15, available from The Rex box office from early September.
Mud Pack Challenge II
Sunday 18th October 2015 Ashridge House
The Mud Pack is back and guaranteed to be even wetter and muddier! Get filthy for St Francis!
Laura’s Fashion Sample Sale
Tuesday 10th November 2015 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Spring Centre, the Hospice of St Francis
Treat yourself to something lovely for the new season! With over 2,000 garments and items of jewellery on sale, you’re bound to find something for the new season! Cash or cheque only.
The Chocolate Ball
Saturday 14th November 2015
The Noke Hotel, in St Albans
Tickets for this year’s Chocolate
Ball are ON SALE NOW and selling fast! This year promises to be bigger and better with sweet indulgence, dining, dancing and chocolate galore...all for a great cause! Visit:
Light Up a Life
Sunday 6th December 2015 4.30pm
The Hospice of St. Francis
A special ceremony to celebrate and remember the lives of loved ones, whilst lighting the special lights on our tree.
Santa Dash
Sunday 13th December Riverside, Hemel Hempstead See page 4
Biggest Loser
Starting January 2016
Our sponsored fitness and weight- loss challenge in partnership with Sportspace.
See page 4 for more details.
MARCH 2016
Sky Dive
Sunday 20th March 2016
Hinton Airfield, Brackley
Are you interested in Sky Diving for The Hospice of St Francis? Why not make your dream a reality whilst helping the Hospice in the process.
APRIL 2016
Berkhamsted Golf Day
Friday 15th April 2016
An 18-hole stableford competition followed by a gala dinner, prize giving, raffle and auction.
Brighton Marathon
Sunday 17th April 2016
Renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and roaring crowd support, The Brighton Marathon is one of the UK’s favourite 26.2 milers. Registration is £40 with a minimum fundraising target of £500 for our patients. We have limited places available so register now!
Midnight Walk
June 2016
Look out for more information on our 10th Midnight Walk.
JULY 2016
London to Paris Cycle
Ride – Tour de France
20th – 24th July 2016
You will cycle 300 miles through beautiful English villages and into stunning rural France, passing historical landmarks until you finish under the Eiffel Tower. This trip is extra special for any avid cyclist as you’ll be cycling the Parisian streets the day before the Grand Finale of the Tour de France. Registration Fee: £99 Minimum Fundraising Target: £1460
Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100
Sunday 31st July 2016
With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, this is a truly spectacular event for all involved. We have a limited number of places available for this truly unique cycling experience. Registration is £50. Minimum sponsorship: £500
Trek Machu Picchu &
Community Project
24th September – 4th October 2016
Come to our open evening on 15th September. See page 4 for more details.
Year Round Plant Sale
43 Tresco Road,
Berkhamsted, Hp4 3LA
Year Round Sale – 7 Days a Week 9am-5pm
Plants for sale, year round, in association with P&L Gardening Enterprises and DEMACO Garden Services. Proceeds donated to The Hospice of St Francis. email for more information.
Virgin London Marathon
Sunday 24th April 2016
We are delighted to have secured a charity place in the 2016 Virgin London Marathon. To apply for the place please visit our website to download the application form or email
JUNE 2016
Harpenden Golf Day
Wednesday 8th June 2016
An 18-hole stableford competition followed by a gala dinner, prize giving, raffle and auction.
3 Cities Bike Ride
8th – 12th June 2016
Take on a challenge of a lifetime and cycle from the heart of the UK to Brussels via Amsterdam!
The 3 Cities bike ride takes you through beautiful English villages, across the Dutch lowlands via Amsterdam and down to Brussels. You’ll pass canals, historical landmarks and rural villages stopping off in the wonderful city of Amsterdam before making it all the way to beautiful Belgium and the city of Brussels.
Contact 01442 869555 or email for more information about any of our events.
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Events Calendar 2015-2016

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