Look out for our annual door drop
which will be delivered from 7th October. Deliveries are spread over a 2-3 week period from this date so you may not receive it at the same time as others. The mailing will include our annual appeal and our Christmas card leaflet. It is not possible to exclude current supporters from the door drop. However, it is a very cost-effective way for us to reach a large number of households we would normally not be in touch with to raise funds and awareness of our work.
CoBH Christmas Cards and Gifts will be available from Monday 5th October.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to sell our Christmas Cards and Gifts in Minor Injuries this year or hold Christmas shopping events. All our Christmas Cards and gifts will be on our website and cards can also be ordered on the leaflet in our door drop.
If you wish to come to the hospice to purchase cards and gifts, we can offer you a Covid compliant Personal Shopping Appointment. Please email Noelle or phone 01264 359789 to make your appointment.
we also have a limited number of evening and weekend slots available.
Please do not turn up at the hospice without an appointment.
Thank you so much to everyone who did the 10@10 Virtual Walk last weekend.
We have received photos from Maureen Scahill who walked the 10@10 course and Anton Lakes, Iain Henderson who completed his walk in stunning Cornwall, Derek Gard who walked from Bradford on Avon to Devizes along the Kennet and Avon Canal, Roger and Jane Weems who walked West Down accompanied by Bertie and Maudie; and then Millie McGaughey did her challenge in Washington DC where she is currently working. Sam Pratt walked after work and sent us this stunning sunset photo.
Thank you to everyone who joined our 30th Anniversary Virtual Tea Party on Zoom.
We couldn’t invite you in-person but that didn’t stop us celebrating our 30th Anniversary. Video presentations showed the history of the Hospice over the last 30 years, a virtual tour of the new hospice, a message from the Chief Executive of HHFT, Alex Whitfield and a thank you from the staff. Our Chairman of Trustees, Lady Mary Fagan spoke about how she launched the appeal for the original hospice with Countess of Brecknock thirty years ago. Lady Mary then cut a beautiful cake donated by Pat and Dennis Kinnersley-West and made by Tina of Heavenly Cakes, which hospice staff thoroughly enjoyed along with individual cup cakes after the live event. Congratulations to Maureen Scahill, who won the prize for the best decorated party background. You can watch the recording of the Tea Party here
Congratulations to Kelly Wood who ran 100 miles in August.
Kelly told us, ‘Who would have predicted Storm Francis, Storm Ellen, a lightning storm, hottest day for 17 years but despite these challenging conditions I completed the challenge. I initially set out to raise £250 but was so happy to have raised £732 in donations from the wonderful support of family, friends and work colleagues. I completed the challenge at Wisemans bridge in West Wales and looked out at the sea knowing my wonderful friend Stacey Chilcott was looking down on me.’ Well done Kelly – you are amazing.
Congratulations to the AH4 Team who finally got to abseil down the Spinnaker Tower on 5th September.
Undaunted by cancellations caused by Covid-19, the AH4 team completed their challenge and have raised an amazing £2,350 in memory of Kev Heaton.
Well done to Richard Patient, Donna Heaton-Patient, Justin Heaton and Sonia Heaton. Kev would be so proud of you.
Our Eternal Tree is a beautiful, handcrafted copper wall sculpture set in the family area of the inpatient unit. Engraved maple leaves can be added to the branches to create a stunning artwork and a lasting collection of memories and special messages.
Leaves can be dedicated in memory of a loved one, to express thanks, as a gift, to show support for the hospice or simply be engraved with your own name or personal message. Download our leaflet for full details
ALL VISITORS TO THE HOSPICE ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A CLINICAL GRADE MASK WHICH WE PROVIDE FOR YOU. If you have any symptoms, please do not come to the hospice.
To protect our patients and clinical staff, please continue to support us by donating online via our website: www.cobh.org.uk or by using online platforms such as Facebook and JustGiving.
A gift to CoBH in your will will allow us to continue supporting patients through one of life’s most difficult
journeys, for generations to come. Please support us today so we can continue to be here tomorrow and in the future.
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 be able to thank you and talk about the difference you can make. Contact Michele Gard on 01264 359789.