1. You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching
2. Sing like there’s nobody listening
Palliative Care is not just holding hands
3. And live like it’s heaven on earth
4. Love, like you’ll never be hurt.
You came, You Walked, You Helped, Together You Cared.
A huge thank you to every one who took part in or volunteered at our 10@10 Late Night Walk on Saturday 10th July. You have already raised over £13,000 with more sponsorship money coming in. Everyone was a HERO – thank you so much.
Special Thanks to Stitch-A-Logo, Harrow Way School, Anton Rotary Club and Tesco Extra Andover for their support of this event.
Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge Completed …
Huge congratulations to Craig Mellor and Martin Ruddick on completing their gruelling 106km Ultra Challenge on the Isle of Wight. Together they have raised a phenomenal £9,722 in memory of Karen and Rachels’ mum. You are amazing guys – everyone is so proud of you.
Nick Eliott Art Exhibition
Nick Eliot staged his Art Exhibition in the Warren Hall at Micheldever Station on Saturday 3rd August and raised almost £670 for CoBH. Nick is photographed here beside a painting he did of his late father, Tony Hooper, at the Art Exhibition. Photograph taken by Mr Allan Croombs and used with permission.
Coins for the Countess
Michele visited the Nationwide Building Society and the Newbury Building Society in Andover town centre to thank the staff and customers for their fantastic support for the Hospice over recent years.
The Hospice collects ‘Coins for the Countess’ – small jam jars that customers pick up, fill with 5p coins, and return. Despite the restrictions of the lockdown, they have raised over £2000 since the start of last year.
Michele said: ‘It’s humbling to see how generously our local community supports us. It is wonderful to work in partnership with both the Newbury and Nationwide Building Societies on this initiative. It is a simple idea but makes such a difference to the Hospice and we are so grateful to the staff and their customers for their support.’
If you would like to collect ‘Coins for the Countess’ and raise money for the Countess of Brecknock Hospice at your pub, shop, club, cafe or church, please phone Michele on 01264 359789.
President’s Day at Andover Bowls Club
Cindy McLaughlin held her President’s Day at Andover Bowls Club on 4th July. They had a fun Bowls competition followed by a BBQ and draw. £424 was raised for CoBH. Thank you to Cindy and everyone involved. So great to see you all enjoying yourselves
Harry Plumstead and the Radley Ramblers are planning on walking 75 Tors in as close to 75 hours as they can (weather permitting!) on Dartmoor at the end of August
They are raising money after we looked after Harry’s Grandmother Nicole Carr-Smith. You can support Harry here
Head for Heights…
Lynsey Herbert is going to Bungee Jump 400ft on 29 August at Chepstow in memory of her mum, Brenda
Lynsey has already raised a fantastic £1,265 and we have every admiration for her 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
Vicky and Elena have signed up to two virtual running events this year to raise money for CoBH in memory of Alex Roberts . They are running the distance from Lands End to John O’Groats (874 miles) and will finish off with the Virtual London Marathon in October. Go Girls! You can support them here.
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