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Afternoon Tea with Bassetlaw Hospice

On the 14th August 2021 we are hosting Afternoon Tea in the
Bassetlaw Museum Gardens.
Doors open at 12:30 and with one sitting only the event will close at 3:30
Tickets: Adults £12          Child (5-12) £6          with under 5’s free
Tickets can be purchased from the office.
Payments can be made using cash or card in store, over the phone by debit card or online by clicking this link

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AfternoonTea/2

please use your full name and remember to tell the team if you are a Friend of Bassetlaw Hospice for your exclusive FREE entry into the Friends of Bassetlaw Hospice ONLY prize draw.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Afternoon Tea Party.
Created: 08-Jul-21 14:20

The Virtual Run Cradley to Strasbourg

We would like to say a massive thank you to Jo Maatsch from Kee Safety & Simplified France and everyone involved in the Virtual Run Cradley to Strasbourg. They raised an amazing £1000 for the hospice. 
The challenge
After so many months working from home and an injury each, Yumi and Jo needed a challenge to get them moving again. All the usual races and events have been cancelled, but they were inspired by the website that Mark recommended : My Virtual Mission.com
The objective was to Run / hike / cycle / kayak the distance between Cradley and Strasbourg. With a target of covering the 1007 km within 12 weeks. 
What did they do 
Yumi and Jo both started running again regularly. Christoph took up kayaking. Richard started biking the 9km trip to and from work and sometimes he even comes home for lunch. They also did various bike rides and hikes with the children and friends ; every kilometre counted!
Challange complete 
The did amazingly well and completed the challange covering 01181km in 90 days. 
Well done to each and everyone who took part and thank you for all your support
Created: 08-Jul-21 14:33

Bassetlaw Hospice Wedding Favours

you might need something borrowed, you might need something blue and now we have the wedding favour just for you....
With the support from Jessica Mary Brett and Cherished Photography by Claudia we would love to introduce our brand new Bassetlaw Hospice wedding favours that will be available soon....
For more information please contact Debbie on 01777 710444 or email debbie@bassetlawhospice.org
Watch this space
Created: 18-Jun-21 14:32

Manor Farm, Oldcotes - Thank you

A massive thank you to Manor Farm, Oldcotes who raised an amazing £850 for Bassetlaw Hospice at their Spring Market.
Debbie and Bonney went to meet Abi and the team for the presentation and we are excited to hear about all the exciting events that are coming up this summer. 
Thank you so much to Abi, all the staff and members of the community who attended this wonderful event.
Created: 18-Jun-21 14:30

Thank you to John Hollis of Retford Angling Supplies

A huge Thank you to John Hollis of Retford Angling Supplies for the fantastic donation of £300 raised at the open day at Letty Lake Fishery.

Another great local business supporting the Hospice and we can't thank you enough. 

 

Created: 10-Jun-21 16:01

Eaton Production and their support for the hospice

Eaton production is based in Worksop and has supported the hospice for many years. They have raised funds for us in many ways including bake sales, raffles and coffee mornings as well as taking part in our sponsored events.

They also make donations to our shops ,twice a year they have a designated area where staff can bring in their unwanted items of clothing, toys, etc. which is then donated as  a whole

Eaton were also instrumental in helping us to get the funding, through their parent company, for our fabulous new spa bath as featured on Social Media.  

We are  looking forward to attending their Family Fund day again in the not too distant future

Thank you Eaton Production 

Created: 24-May-21 09:07

A Marathon on Fathers Day to raise important funds

On Fathers Day this year , June 20th, Richard Hilton & Dave Baines will be running a Marathon around local roads to raise funds for Bassetlaw Hospice.
Dave said "They have helped both my parents, and were invaluable in my mums final hours."
To read their Story or to donate please click this link. virginmoneygiving.com/DaveAndRichRunningAMarathon/1
Thank you so much Dave and Richard, we wish you the best of luck.
Created: 24-May-21 08:55

Working in Partnership with Dawn Cragg MBE

We are excited to announce that we are going to be working in partnership with Dawn Cragg MBE as part of our look good, feel good sessions to patients.
There is going to be patient conversations and practical sessions as part of the Support and Wellbeing Centre and we are looking forward to seeing this initiative grow.
These sessions will be fun yet informative. More details to follow soon.
For more information on how to get involved please call the Support and Wellbeing Team on 01777 200060
Watch this space ..... 
Created: 19-May-21 10:20

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Event

On Sunday 18th July 10am -2.00pm. In the grounds of Barnby Moor Memorial Park & Crematorium. Bassetlaw Hospice are the chosen charity for their open day

We have chosen this day to launch our Tie a Yellow Ribbon Event.

Each ribbon can be personalised with message to a loved one to celebrate their lives

You can then tie your ribbon to our seated pergola, which has been generously supplied and erected by Anthony Carroll of Niche Landscapes Ltd, which can be found in the wildlife area of the grounds, a perfect place for moment of quiet reflection.

Our yellow ribbons are available for a minimum donation of £2.00 each. These can be purchased from our shops or via the office. payment over the phone is available and they will be available on the day.  

There will be refreshments on the day provided by our hosts, as well as a photographer and an opportunity to look round the grounds.

This is our first face to face event since lockdown and we can't wait to see you all there. 

Thank you 

Created: 09-May-21 15:27

Charity of the year for Images Hair & Beauty Salon in Retford.

Charity of the Year 

This is Charlotte Randell, the proud owner of Images Hair & Beauty Salon in Retford.

Charlotte has been a keen supporter of the hospice and has now announced that we are her chosen Charity of the Year and not only is Charlotte using her platform to support us but she is also a Friend of Bassetlaw Hospice. Thank you so much Charlotte and to all the staff, customers and supporters of Images Hair & Beauty Salon in Retford.

To support the charity, this year Charlotte is running the Manchester Marathon on the 10th October. This was cancelled last year and rolled over to this. However Charlotte didn’t let this stop her and she still did the marathon off her own back during lockdown. There are also collection tins at the salon.

To read more or to support charlotte please click here

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CharlotteRandell1

A massive thank you from all of us here at Bassetlaw Hospice.

 

Created: 06-May-21 16:26

100km bike ride in memory of Michael Shearman

On May 22nd around 500 cyclists will set off from Newark Showground as part of the Beyond Lincolnshire Sportive, amongst them will be  Phil Taylor, Jonathan Allbones, Wendy Woodward & Anthony Flear who will be cycling the 100kms (Medium route) to raise funds for the Hospice in memory of Michael Shearman.

If you’d like to support them please go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PhilTaylor54 

We’d like to wish Team Cuckoo the best of luck!

Created: 28-Apr-21 09:13

Thank you Co-op, Retford

The Co-op on North Road in Retford delivered this wonderful Hamper for the staff on Saturday. This gorgous hamper is full of treats and money off vouchers for the staff. This is part of their re-launch and we are so happy to be part of this. 

Thank you Co-op. 

Created: 26-Apr-21 09:02

Thank you to A W Bacon and Sons

A huge thank you to A W Bacon and Sons and their customers for their generosity, the nominal charge made for carrier bags and dog bones since November has raised an another £1,005 for the Hospice. Your continued support means so much to us.
Thank You from us all.
Created: 24-Apr-21 11:34

Thank you ASDA in Worksop

Service improvements here at Bassetlaw Hospice 

We have been looking at ways to enhance the services we provide here at Bassetlaw Hospice. 

One of our new ideas has been made possible with the help and Support from Laura at ASDA in Worksop 

Bonney, our Charity Operations Manager went to meet Laura at ASDA where she explained the project that we are starting. ASDA have kindly donated toiletries to make up 15 new welcome packs for our patients here at Bassetlaw Hospice. These packs are so important, sometimes patients arrive with very little and these welcome packs will help with the essentials that a patient may need and the information included will help patients and their families to really understand what is on offer and what we can do for a patient here at Bassetlaw Hospice. 

Watch this space for more information on the welcome packs and other new service improvements 

And once again, thank you ASDA! 

Created: 24-Apr-21 11:30

Thank you to Shaun and his wife

Shaun is a patient here at the hospice and with his permission we wanted to say a huge thank you for their generous donation of £100 towards our hospice gardens.

This will be used for additional flowers and plants that will be planted by our gardener Dale, who I know has enjoyed the conversations about the types of plants to get.

This came after the glorious sunshine and conversations about sunflowers.

Thank you so much for your support.

Created: 07-Apr-21 09:47

Virtual London Marathon

Do you fancy a challenge - would you like to run in support of Bassetlaw Hospice?

We have 2 places left in the first virtual Virgin Money London Marathon. This is being held on Sunday 3rd October.
All finishers will receive the official medal and T-shirt.

You get 23 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds to complete it and this can be done in stages throughout the day. 

Thinking about it? Complete our online form or e-mail Debbie @ debbie@bassetlawhospice.org to express your interest by the 16th April. 

Are runners so far are; 

James Cranswick - Click here to see Jame's  story or to show your support

Danny Harvey - Click Here  to see Danny's story or to show your support

Dave Smallman - Click Here  to see Dave's story or to show your support 

Thank you.

Created: 24-Mar-21 10:52

10 in 10 Challenge

A group of 12 committed and passionate runners are taking on the challenge of completing
10 miles EVERYDAY, for 10 days. 
This will be completed around their daily commitments of work, families and every day stresses.
One of those passionate individuals is Sam who is one of our wonderful Clinical Nurse Specialists here at the hospice.
Not only is this a massive physical challenge it’s a mental challenge too and we wish everyone all the very best. We will be sharing the runners stories throughout the challenge. 
Starting on the 19th March.
Click here to see their story or donate:
Videos here: 
Taking place is;  

Samantha Sanders

Hi, my name is Sam, I work at Bassetlaw Hospice. Leading up to the event I have been completing my usual running training which usually consists of 2 training sessions, a long run and a recovery run each week. The average distance I cover in a typical week is around 35 miles so this is a massive leap for me, I do get fatigued and achy joints after a longer run usually, so ensuring I eat properly and get plenty of sleep will be key. I have pulled my back on Sunday and I’m struggling to walk at the minute without pain, so the next few days will be spent stretching and trying to improve this little issue, a trip to the physio may be in order.

Anyway, I see this all as part of the challenge, and look forward to seeing how I cope, mentally and physically.

Ali Mccurrach

Hi, my name is Ali and although I've always enjoyed exercise I was somewhat out of shape when I drunkenly agreed to take up the 10 for 10 challenge (Samantha sanders talked me into it on Feb 14th)
This left me less than 5 weeks to go from an unfit bloke into someone who can run 100 miles in 10 days. I started training straight away and ran 3 miles every day that week.
With 4 days left before the start I'm up to 6 miles a day. I've had blisters and sore muscles but it's all for a wonderful cause. I'll just have to jump into the challenge head first and have faith in myself. Good luck to all my fellow runners (I know I'm going to need a little)

Becky Chadwick

Ian Warton-Woods

Andrew Kinsley

Chris Bennett

Katie Whelan 

Sarah Hill

Josh Harding

Erika Tasker

Richard Cotton

Heidi Cotton

 

Created: 04-Mar-21 15:17

Serlby Park Golf Club have picked us to be their charity of the year 2021

 

A message from the Janet Batty, the Lady Captain;

My name is Janet Batty and I was Lady Captain of Serlby Park Golf Club in 2020 and since the year did not pan out as expected, I am to continue in the role in 2021.

I chose to support the Bassetlaw Hospice as my Charity and the Captain came on board as well. Unfortunately, due to lockdowns and the closure of the Clubhouse for much of the year, fundraising has been difficult. We did, however, manage to raise just under £700 from donations, quizzes, a couple of raffles and the sale of some golf clothes. We also sold £100 worth of sunflower badges in aid of the Hospice.

The good news is, as both myself and the Captain are continuing in our roles, we are also continuing to have the Hospice as our nominated charity. Hopefully, as things return to normal, we will have more opportunities to fundraise and in particular hold our Charity Day in August, which is our biggest fundraising event.

Fingers crossed!!!!!!

Created: 25-Feb-21 11:50

Thank you Retford Lions

We have received a very generous donation from the Retford Lions Club.

We have recently been presented with an amazing £1966.27 donation which has paid for all the furniture in the new relative rooms here at the Hospice.

We are very proud of the rooms we have at the hospice and the team are looking forward to being able to open the rooms back up once Covid-19 restrictions allow.

The Lions have been supporters of the Bassetlaw Hospice for a very long time now and we couldn't have done this without you 

Thank you Lions 

Created: 24-Feb-21 12:27

In Memory of Jayne Reay

In Memory of Jayne

When Stuart Reay contacted the hospice to say that he wanted to start a Virgin Money Giving page for Jayne we knew we had to support him. The support and donations from friends and family has been overwhelming, in less than 4 days the money raised doubled the orginal target of £1000

Stuarts Story

In Memory of Jayne Elizabeth Reay, who sadly passed away on January 20th 2021 aged 64.

Jayne died at Bassetlaw Hospice in Retford where she was cared for in the last weeks of her life. Jayne had battled cancer for eight months, during which she endured numerous traumatic admissions via A&E to local hospitals that just weren’t geared up to give her the care she so much needed.

At Bassetlaw Hospice Jayne received the most unbelievable care from the amazing team there, and felt safe and cared for in her final weeks.

The total raised was £4,292.50

Thank you 

Created: 17-Feb-21 14:28

Lace City Chorus picked us to be their charity of the year!

 Lace City Chorus - The team's story 

In January 2021 we lost our very dear friend and chorus member, Karina Roe. Karina was a member of the bass section and performed on the front row. She had the unique ability to inspire and motivate everyone she met and was a dear friend to us all. She spread positivity and had a sparkle that we miss so much.

We are so blessed that Karina's talent, enthusiasm and kindness was a part of Lace City Chorus. In honour of her memory, the chorus are raising funds to help fund the purchase of a new electric reclining chair for the Bassetlaw Hospice, where she spent her last days. We hope that in small way we can help make residents more comfortable as the staff at the hospice did for Karina.

To donate, click this Link .... https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/LaceCityChorus

     Find out more about Lace City Chorus 

Created: 17-Feb-21 14:04