2023 - The Yorkshire’s High and Low Challenge.
We are looking for members of the community to join us and help raise vital funds for the hospice! Bonney, our Charity Operations Manager, will be taking part. This year we have 20 places available.
Please note, it is a climb, not a walk, and so you need to be reasonably fit in order to take part. If you can go walking for a day or climb stairs then this challenge is for you!
Please note, this is not a caving challenge.
Each participant will have a £300 minimum fundraising target to reach.
If you would like to take part, visit our fundraising page by clicking here and fill in the form to register your interest. We can't wait to hear from you!
The pyjama walk is back this year .....
We are excited to announce that the pyjama walk is back.
Saturday 30th September 2023, starting at 7pm.
Call Debbie on 01777 710444 or email Debbie on firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Star Event
On Thursday 1st December from 6:30 PM
Refreshments, Christmas songs and the light up of our very own Christmas tree.
Come and join us.
Stars available from both shops, the Appeals Office and the hospice.
Call Debbie on 01777 710444 for more information.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Breakfast with Santa - book here
Breakfast with Santa ... Click here to book
This is a free event but you MUST book a ticket using the above link.
Saturday 10th December
charity of the year for The Original Factory Shop, Langold
Bassetlaw Hospice, Jubilee family fun day
London Marathon 2022
Ladies Lunch 2022
This May, we held our Bassetlaw Hospice, Ladies Lunch at Ye Olde Bell Hotel the event was proudly sponsored by Jones and Company Solicitors Retford. It was a great turn out and very well supported. A massive thank you to everyone who made the event happen, to everyone who attended and for all the wonderful feedback. The key speaker this year was Bonney, our Charity Operations Manager.
Misterton Fashion Show
Snowdon ... Team Confirmed
Bassetlaw Hospice - Takes on Snowdon... This Sunday, 2nd October 2022!!
Introducing our climbers:
Kerry Griffiths - Click here for Kerry's Story
Adele Barker, our NHS Team Leader - Click here for Adele's Story
Hannah Hallett - Click here for Hannah's Story
Rebecca Guest - Click here for Rebecca's story
Deborah Lord - Click here for Deborah's story
James Hopkins - Click here for Jame's Story
Mallory Ellis, our Retail Coordinator - Click here for Mallory's Story
Charlotte Wood - Click here for Charlotte's story
Sophie Bannister - Click here for Sophie's story
Lauren Scott - Click here for Lauren's story
Jessica Thew - Click here for Jessica's story
Jade Wallis and Craig Marley are also climbing
And our very own Charity Operations Manager - Bonney - Click here for Bonney's story
Wish us luck and thank you for your support
Stress Awareness Month 2022
This Month is Stress Awareness Month.
Bassetlaw Hospice will be attending this stress awareness event at Retford Leisure Centre on Wednesdays 17th April.
Come and have a look how we can support our local community along with other voluntary sectors.
** available mini treatments
** the chance to sign up and know everything there is to know about the Hospice.
Welcome to the team, Mallory
This is Mallory. Mallory has joined Bassetlaw Hospice as our new Charity Retail Coordinator.
Mallory is replacing Sue, Sue retired this year after 13+ years in post.
So far Mallory is doing a fab job, working alongside the volunteers, getting to know the staff and making improvements within the Worksop and Retford shops.
Welcome to the team Mallory.
Snowdon ... Here we come
We are going to be climbing Snowdon on Sunday 2nd October 2022 to raise vital funds for Bassetlaw Hospice!
We are going to climb the Pyg Track route, which takes approximately 5 hours to climb. We will leave the hospice at 6am in a minibus that has been organised, and the climb will start at 10am.
We are looking for volunteers to join us and raise vital funds for the hospice! Bonney, our Charity Operations Manager, will be taking part, and we have 10 places available.
Please note, it is a climb, not a walk, and so you need to be reasonably fit in order to take part. If you can walk non-stop for 3-4 hours, climb stairs or complete a park run in 30 minutes then this climb is for you! You will also need to commit to raising a minimum of £300.
If you would like to take part, visit our fundraising page and fill in the form to register your interest. We can't wait to hear from you!
We are open - Retford Shop make-over
New Year .... New Look
During January, we temporally closed the doors to our Retford shop and it was treated to a well deserved make-over.
We have had the shop repainted, new carpets laid and new fittings installed, including new window lighting, enabling the community to see the shop from across the Market Square.
To complete the make-over, we have installed a new till system in both our shops, allowing us to claim Gift-Aid on purchases. If you are dropping off any donations and you are a tax payer.... would you like to Gift-Aid your donations?
In December we had a brand new kitchen installed, this enabled the kitchen to flow much better for the staff and it was developed into a fully commercial work space, utilising all the space we have and it has been finished with a nice new shiny look to it... what do you think?
Thank you Clara
Thank you to Lorraine
Thank you to Gibbs and Dandy Worksop
Thank you - Team Cuckoo
Thank you ASDA Foundation
Memory Star Event 2021
8th December 2021 from 5:30pm
We are delighted to be able to invite you to join us this year
After the success of the Memory Star Event last year, we are pleased to announce that we are going to host the event again this Christmas, in conjunction with the National Grief Awareness Week, where on the 8th December at 6pm, UK landmark buildings and those supporting the event will light the country up in orange.
As part of our Christmas Memory Star Event, the hospice will glow under a light of orange to show our support, as we remember and celebrate our loved ones and we welcome the community to join us... more details of the evening will follow shortly.
Starting from 5:30pm at Bassetlaw Hospice - Due to Covid 19, this is an outside event only so please wrap up warm. There will be hot refreshments available including mulled wine. There will be a gift for you to take away.
Memory stars are available to purchase from the Bassetlaw Hospice shops in Retford and Worksop or from the office for a minimum donation of £2.
If you would like any stars posting to you please contact Debbie on 01777 710444 or by email at email@example.com, minimum donation £3 to cover postage, over the phone payments available.
Retford Musical Theatre Company
A massive thank you to Retford Musical Theatre Company who are raising money for the hospice ... there are some exciting performances coming up, one being the All Together Now, a wonderful fundraising perfermance.
Taking place on Saturday 13th Novemember @ 7:30 PM @ The Well
Tickets are £8 each.
Virtual London Marathon - Completed
Ladies Lunch Is back on this year
On: Thursday 21st October
At: Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, Barnby Moor
Special Guest Speaker: Dawn Cragg MBE “ I Couldn't Have Made It Up”
Sponcered by Jones & Co
Tickets £25 each, includes 2 course lunch
Selection of home and lifestyle stalls
For further Information and tickets, please contact Debbie on
01777 710444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Leo and Caiden
Leo and Caiden are both aged 11. In March this year their life's were turned upside down. When their Grandad ( Andrew Drobnica) passed away.
Andrew spent his last few days in Bassetlaw hospice with Leo's mum ( Andrews Daughter) and Caidens dad ( Andrews Son) by his side. Unfortunately because of Covid restrictions the boys were unable to visit, but would often facetime their Grandad.
Rebecca said "Leo and Caiden want to thank the hospice for the amazing and outstanding care given to their Grandad. So on Saturday 7th August they are putting on their Footie tops on and setting off from Worksop via the Canal to Bassetlaw Hospice, this will take them around 4 hours."
For the full story or to show your support, please click this link
The boys target was £200 but they have already raised an amazing £570.60 including gift aid.
Thank you so much to both Leo and Caiden, what an amazing challenge, Debbie is looking forward to meeting you both on the other side of your walk.
The Virtual Run Cradley to Strasbourg
Bassetlaw Hospice Wedding Favours
Manor Farm, Oldcotes - Thank you
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.
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
A Marathon on Fathers Day to raise important funds
Working in Partnership with Dawn Cragg MBE
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Event
A massive thank you to Barnby Moor Memorial Park & Crematorium who enabled us to host our brand new Tie a Yellow Ribbon Event at their Open Day.
We managed to raise a massive £442.60 which is amazing for our first face to face event this year.
We would like to thank our volunteers for all their hard work, 3Cs Networking and to everyone that came along and supported us at the event.
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
A massive thank you from all of us here at Bassetlaw Hospice.
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!
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.
Thank you to A W Bacon and Sons
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!
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.
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 @ email@example.com 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
10 in 10 Challenge
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.
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.
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
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
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
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