Advent Candle with lights to night

Our beautiful gardens are nearly finished.  

For the last month, Garden Designer Fi Boyle and the Team from Natural Habitats Landscape have been working hard on our new gardens.  Fi has designed wonderful garden areas for all the senses, which are low maintenance and have interest all year round.  We are looking forward to seeing them bloom in the spring and summer next year.


Who you gonna call when the delivery man won’t deliver?




Light Up A Life 2020 – Dedicate a Light for your loved one and support the hospice
Time is running out to make your Light Up a Light Dedication.  We need to receive your dedication by Monday if you wish to receive your Programme and Dedication Certificate for the Light Up A Life Dedication on Sunday 6th December.  If your dedication arrives later than this, your light will still shine on our tree and your dedication certificate will be sent but we cannot guarantee you will receive it in time.   You can dedicate a light on our virtual Light Up a Life Christmas Tree at any time.

The Light up a Life Dedication will be streamed via YouTube, Facebook and our website on Sunday 6th December at 4.00pm.  Full details will be on how to watch will be on our website from Friday 4th December.



The Hospice is currently closed to the public.  Visitor Restrictions are also in force for patients.  Only close family are allowed to visit for a limited time period.  Please speak to senior staff or call 01264 835288 to find out how this affects your family.  Visitors must wear a clinical grade face mask, and in certain situations, additional PPE.  These will be provided.   It is likely that this will continue even once Lockdown restrictions are relaxed on 2nd December.  This is to protect our patients and staff.  Please do not come to the hospice if you have any symptoms, are self-isolating or have been contact with someone with symptoms.



Thank you so much to everyone who has supported our Door Drop Appeal and/or ordered Christmas Cards.  Christmas Card stocks are now very low – please see website for available designs.  Please continue to support us by post, telephone,  donating online or by using online platforms such as Facebook and JustGiving.  If you bring donations to the hospice, please use the red post box which is located in the front porch of the hospice.  It is emptied on a regular basis and providing the information is given, an acknowledgement will be sent.



Thank you to the Provincial Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
Ian Vincent presented Michele with a cheque for £1,500 which was collected by members of the Lodge at various fundraising events during the Masonic year.



CoBH Launches it Gift Range Online.  

We cannot hold our Christmas events or arrange personal shopping appointments this year so we now have our gift range on our website shop.  From our sunflower range to candles, we have something for everyone.



Shopping Online for Gifts this year?  
With Amazon Smile, while you shop,
Amazon gives to CoBH at no cost to you.  

Shop at and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to CoBH.  All you have to do is sign up, choose CoBH and then make your purchases through Amazon Smile.   Same products, same prices, same service.




Give as You Live and Make your Christmas Shopping Count

This Christmas, give to loved ones AND to those in need. Shop and raise money the simple way for CoBH with Give as you Live Online.  It’s a free way to raise money for charity when you shop online.  Shop at over 4,000 leading stores via the Give as you Live website or app and you’ll raise free funds for CoBH.



Push Yourself Further, Complete an Amazing Challenge in 2021 and raise money for CoBH
Are you a regular walker or runner and new to endurance events?  Perhaps a seasoned trekker looking for testing adventures?  Or even a marathon runner wanting to ‘up’ your distance?  Whether it’s along magnificent coastal scenery, or in stunning open countryside, there’s an Ultra Challenge for you. Walk, Jog or Run at your pace on one of 15 Ultra Challenge Series events and raise funds for CoBH.  See our website for full details.




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.  Order Online or Download our leaflet for full details,



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.


December Newsletter 2020
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