So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu …
We have said goodbye to two long-serving staff this month.
Sherine Locke was treated to breakfast after her final night shift. Sherine was one of our Health Care Assistants and retires after 20 years
Staff Nurse Linda Johnston has also retired after 10 years service.
We wish Sherine and Linda a very long and happy retirement
Warm and Cosy
The family of John Mulcock and his company, the Fireplace Warehouse, have donated this fantastic modern fire and fireplace for our family space in the inpatient unit.
We are very grateful to them for this generous gift, which makes a stunning focal point in our seating area.
Made with Love …
Linda Peck visited the Hospice on behalf of the Grenville Quilters. She kindly brought us bags of beautifully worked quilts for our patient beds. Each quilt has a little label which tells us who made them and that they were made with love in Andover. Thank you so much to Linda and the Grenville Quilters for all your hard work during lockdown and donating your quilts to us.
Short Back and Sides
After 9 years, Dan Allen sacrificed his 34 inch long dreadlocks in memory of his father-in-law, John Wallace and raised an amazing £1,085 for CoBH. Dan said, ‘The team at COBH were absolutely amazing in their care and understanding while looking after him, and all the support they offered John’s family was second to none. I am very grateful for everyone’s generosity in raising this money, my nan Kathleen Walton also passed away in a hospice so my family are very aware how hard the staff work, and how important all their efforts are in a families time of need.
Thank you Dan – you are awesome!
Kickabout for Kev – Charity Football Match
Liam Heaton is organising a charity football match on Saturday 3rd July at Charlton Althletics Pitch in memory of Kevin Heaton who sadly lost his fight with Cancer in February 2020. Please contact Liam on 07595 403420 for further information. Please see their justgiving page if you would like to support them.
Local artist, Nick Eliot is holding an art exhibition on Saturday 3rd July at Warren Hall in Micheldever from 1pm to 7pm. There will be free parking, free entrance and an on-site cafe will be open for refreshments and food. 10% of all signed original paintings sold will be donated to the hospice.
Craig Mellor is taking part in the Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge on 10th and 11th July in memory of his wife, Karen.
Craig, together with Martin Ruddick, will be attempting to run, walk or crawl around the coastal path of the Isle of Wight, 106KM (66 miles in old money) in less than 16 hours. Craig and Martin have already raised a phenomenal £3,500. You can support Craig and Martin by clicking their names. Good Luck Guys – you’ll be amazing!
Every Step Counts… Claire Martin and her support worker are aiming to do as many steps as they can in memory of her dad, Richard, who would have been celebrating his birthday this month. You can support Claire here.
10@10 LATE NIGHT WALK 2021
Thank you to everyone who has entered our 10@10 10 Late Night Walk and volunteered to help. Entries are now closed for this year’s walk on Saturday 10th July 2021 at Harrow Way Community School, Andover, SP10 3RH. We are sorry but we are unable to take entries on the night.
Due to the changes in the Government Covid Roadmap, we are currently working to ensure the event is Covid compliant and safe for all walkers, volunteers and staff. An email giving full details of the Covid requirements for the event will be sent on Monday 5th July. Please look out for this.
You can collect your T-shirt from the Hospice on: Thursday 8th July from 10am – 6pm and Friday 9th July from 10am – 4pm. T Shirts will also be available on the evening. Unfortunately, we are unable to change the T-Shirt size you request on your entry form.
Flashing accessories will be on sale on T Shirt collection days and on the night.
Head for Heights…
Lynsey Herbert is going to Bungee Jump 400ft on 29 August at Chepstow in memory of her mum, Brenda. You are a Crazy Lady Lynsey and we have every admiration for you undertaking this challenge for CoBH. You can support Lynsey here
Lucy Halpin and Tom Appleton are still running either 50k or 50 miles every month in memory of Kevlar Reid. You can support them here
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