A carpet of bluebells in the woods in early morning sunlight, Hampshire, UK

New Hospice Update

Work continues  on the new building to enable us to open during March. It is very exciting as the finishing touches and new furniture are added, and systems and equipment are commissioned. Thank you to the Amiri Blogging Team for the photographs.

Outstanding Care needs an Outstanding Team

CoBH believes in developing our staff.  This month Sandra Leonard and Charlotte Burgess begin studies to improve the care and service we offer and further their careers.  Charlotte, who is currently a Healthcare Assistant, is starting a foundation degree in nursing to become a Nursing Associate. Sandra, Senior Sister and Day Care Leader, is taking a post-graduate module to become a non-medical prescriber.  We wish them both every success with their studies.


If you are a motivated skilled professional Band 5 registered nurse looking for a new challenge – then we would love to hear from you.  Applicants should have post registration experience in a relevant setting and be keen to develop their career.  Contact Sarah McGaughey in the first instance by email.   (No agencies please)


Aubrey the Donkey visits Day Care



The Nationwide Building Society in Andover are hosting a cake sale for CoBH on Thursday 5th March from 9am – 12 noon, Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy some lovely cakes.


Liam Heaton is organising this charity football match in memory of Kevin Heaton.  All proceeds will be split between CoBH and Macmillan. Details below – for further information please call 0759 5402420


The lovely ladies from Sprat & Winkle Quilters offered to make quilts for the Hospice. Val Read from the group brought them in for us.   Thank you very much ladies – they look amazing.


More Events and Fundraising

Thank you to Andover Evening WI, Clatford Village Stores, Grately Community Coffee Morning, KJM Windows, Peter and Sue Lewis’ 50th Wedding Anniversary and Test Valley Ladies Luncheon Club for your support in February.


Thank you to Kings Somborne Village Hall Fundraising Committee for raising a wonderful £800 for CoBH.


Janet Holloway and Val Geoghegan successfully completed Dry January. Val’s son, Darren Cooper sponsored them and they raised a magnificent £500 which has been split between CoBH and the Nerve Tumour Association. Congratulations ladies and thank you Darren


Thank you Unity Christian Theatre.  Bruce Parker, one of our Trustees, was delighted to visit the group and receive a magnificent £2,250 from Cllr Martin Hatley, Mayor of Test Valley on behalf of the cast.


Good Luck to Rachel, Jason and Mick Lewis for your parachute jump today in memory of mum and wife, Tina. Following major surgery, Rachel can now undertake the jump planned last year.  Our fingers are crossed that the weather will be kind and you can all finally jump. You can support the Lewis family here


The Foresters Arms are having a quiz night on the first Tuesday of each month.  All the money raised will be donated to CoBH.  Anyone is welcome to go along and join in.


The AH4 Team will be abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower to raise money for CoBH on Saturday 18th April.   Richard Patient, Donna Heaton-Patient, Justin Heaton and Sonia Heaton are raising money in memory of Kevin Heaton.  If you would like to make a donation please go to their Just Giving page, so far they have raised an amazing £1,630.



Are you a qualified Hairdresser or Masseur? 
Could you spare a couple of hours once a month to cut hair or provide a massage to our patients?  Please contact Michele Gard for an initial chat.


A gift to CoBH in your will means care will be there for others when they need it most.  If you have made the incredible decision to leave a gift to CoBH in your will, or are considering doing so, we would love to hear from you. Contact Michele Gard on 01264 359789



10@10 Late Night Walk Saturday 20th June entries open 1st April






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