How does our garden grow?

We are delighted that our garden is beginning to grow. We are seeing signs of Spring flowers and enjoyed the blossom before the frost.  Take a virtual tour of our new gardens.

         

 

 

Thank you to John Mulcock, who is one of our patients.  He donated all these wonderful goodies to thank staff for his care.

Trustee, Pat Kinnersley-West dropped off this lovely fruit basket.  Thank you Pat for thinking of us.

 

 

10@10 LATE NIGHT WALK 2021 Entries open on Monday 10th May

We are hoping to be able to have a ‘physical’ event this year on Saturday 10th July.  We have had to move the date to July to give us some wiggle room in case  Covid restrictions are not relaxed in line with the Roadmap Dates.  Full details and entry links will be on our website from 10th May.  All previous participants will automatically receive details.  If you would have not taken part before and would like to receive details of this event, please email to join our mailing list.

With thanks to Harrow Way School and Stitch-a-Logo for their support of this event.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who supported our very first Easter Raffle.

Your entries helped us to raise a phenomenal £22,000 for the care of those in our community with life-limiting illness.   Winning Ticket numbers were:  First Prize: £300 – Ticket No: COB22779; Second Prize: £150 – Ticket No: COB36468; Third Prize:  £75 – Ticket No: COB13796.  All winners have been notified and received their prizes.

 

 

CoBH Clothes Recycling Bin

We now have a clothes recycling bin located to the left of the Hospital ambulance entrance by Outpatients.  If you have any clothes that you would like to donate, please put all items into a carrier/black bag and then place into the recycling bin.  The bin will be emptied on a regular basis and the money raised comes to us.

This bin is for clothes only please.  No duvets, pillows, shoes, carpets or soiled rags.

If you’re a company or organisation with a spare space and would be willing to host a bin to raise money for CoBH, please contact Michele for more details.

 

 

Become a Friend of the Hospice 

Join a community who value the vital care we give, recognise how it helps our patients live with dignity and as much comfort as possible when time is short.

Click here to join online or download the standing order form here.  You can also use the details on this form if you use online banking to set up your regular gift.

 

 

Remembering HRH Duke of Edinburgh

We were saddened to hear the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.  We were so honoured that His Royal Highness attended the very first fundraising event for the original CoBH building more than 30 years ago – seen here with the Countess of Brecknock and Lady Mary Fagan at the event.

 

 

These delightful Bud Vases can now be purchased from our online shop.

Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.

Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass….. It’s learning to dance in the rain.

 

         

 

 

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.

 

 

Craig Mellor is taking part in the Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge in July in memory of his wife, Karen.

Craig 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.  You can support Craig 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.

 

 

Lucy Halpin and Tom Appleton are a third of the way through their epic challenge of running either 50k or 50 miles every month throughout 2021 in memory of Kevlar Reid. You can support them here.

CoBH Feet Walking

 

 

                                                    Although Covid restrictions are being relaxed, as an acute medical facility, the Hospice remains closed to the public and visitor restrictions are in force.      

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.   Please do not come to the hospice if you have any symptoms, are self-isolating or have been contact with someone with symptoms.

 

 

Take a virtual tour of the Hospice

 

 

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Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust -Covid-19 Update

Updated as of 15 April 2021:

Although Covid-19 restrictions are being relaxed, the Hospice is an acute medical facility and will remain closed to the public for the time being.

Please do not ask to be admitted to the Hospice as we need to protect our patients and staff.  Please put letters or donations in the Red Post Box in the porch. It is emptied regularly. 

Our Inpatient Unit is operating as normal but Visitor Restrictions remain in force.

Visits are restricted to close family only.  Number of visitors and duration of visits are also restricted.  Please speak to senior staff or call 01264 835288 to find out how this affects your family. 

All visitors to the Hospice must wear the required PPE, which will be provided.  Please do not come to the hospice if you have symptoms, are self-isolating or been in contact with someone with symptoms.

Thank you for your support and patience, and for helping to protect our patients and staff.

Michele Gard

Director of the Hospice Charitable Trust