Community Organised Events
GALA EVENING at THE BLUE BELL INN
On Sunday 26th May starts at 7.00pm Tickets £10.00
A fun packed night including a hot buffet, comedy from Anth & Al Mac, Music from Inside Out and Drag Artiste Bella Blue Bell. For tickets please ring 01207 232163 or Please clink on the link to download a copy of the poster
Charity Football Match
On Sunday 26th May 2013 at Lanchester Football Field from 12 till 4pm.
Its free entry and there’s lots to do, children’s games, tombola, raffle, cake stall & bric a brac. pleass click on the link for a copy of the poster.
Chester le Street Theatre Group presents Calendar Girls in aid of Willow Burn and Leukaemia.
The show runs from Wednesday 29th May to Saturday 1st June 2013 at Chester le Street Community Centre, starting at 7.15pm tickets are £7 for adults and £6 for concessions.
Please let all your friends and family know, go along for a fantastic evening and support your local charity. For tickets please call the box office on 0191 388 3778, please clink on the link for a copy of the poster. /resources/images/1366193555postera4electronic.jpg
World Record Snooker Marathon
in aid of Willow Burn
On 29th March (Good Friday) at 7pm at Consett Supa Snooker Club, two fantastic young men, Philip Marshall and Ross Terrington, will be attempting to set a new World Record for playing snooker which involves playing continuously for 65 hours, this will be enough to break the Guinness World Record, which currently stands at 50 hours.
The whole event will have to be witnessed, filmed, and signatures will need to be alongside timings – the lads can take only one 5 minute break each hour, and must otherwise be playing continuous snooker!
Alongside their record breaking quest, Philip and Ross will be raising money for us, and are currently writing to local businesses for prizes for a raffle that will be drawn on 31st March (Easter Sunday). They will also be running a continuous bucket collection as they play.
Please let your friends and family know about the challenge (facebook, twitter etc) and tell them they can go along in person to watch the event if they are interested. Failing that they can find out about the state of play on the internet, as it is to be streamed by webcam.
Thank you to….
Hello everyone – Happy New Year from the Income Generation Team, members of which are looking pretty smug at the minute, as we have had an extremely successful December and are looking forward to a fantastic 2013! With the support of our friends in the community and, of course, our corporate partners, we are hoping this year will be the start of something big…like a piece of new build, possibly!
The following is just a taste of gifts received by the hospice in the run up to Christmas – if you gave to us, please don’t be upset that you haven’t had a mention, we are eternally grateful for the support given by everyone at any time of the year, but unfortunately don’t the space to detail everything.
In terms of individual community engagement, we had a young lady, Abby Heighway, from New College Durham work here before Christmas. Together with her friend, Abby with support from her friends and family, raised a fantastic £1200 for us by organising a Fun Day at Delves Club. Fantastic work Abby – thank you.
We had so many one off donations from individuals, groups and companies, who gave in lieu of Christmas cards over the festive season – the total sum will run into 1000’s of £s. What a simple but fab fundraising idea!…maybe you could organise a similar scheme to run at your work place or in your pub/club in 2013?
Our sincere thanks go to trustee, Paul Jackson raised nearly £3,000 by way of a ‘work’s do’ at Lumley Castle – his unceasing loyalty and commitment to Willow Burn is a blessing to members of staff, volunteers and patients alike.
Aaron’s Aim: Aaron is a 10 year old boy from Consett whose granddad is ill at the moment. We are delighted to let our supporters know that Aaron has raised £660 by selling cakes and organising a Family Fun Day at the Grove Club. Just goes to show – age is not a barrier to fundraising!
Great North Run: The hospice has been allocated 35 places for this year’s event on Sunday 15th September, but we are hopeful that we will get some more later in the year (says she!). As we have been compiling a waiting list, we have already invited a number of interested people to run for Willow Burn (£250 sponsorship target). However, we are still adding names to our register, as we may be able to invite more as the year goes on. If you are interested, please tel. Claire Ross on (01207) 523296, or e mail email@example.com
Hospice staff and volunteers who helped with the Durham Shopping Extravaganza 2012, were thrilled to hear, just in advance of Xmas, of the success of the project, as Willow Burn received a cheque for £6000 as part of the proceeds of this high-end event. As well as making £112 from the sale of Xmas cards, the hospice was also in receipt of match funding from the County Durham Community Foundation amounting to £600. Again, grateful thanks to everyone who took part.
Last but not least, our new Events Diary will be published in a couple of weeks. If you would like a copy so that you can add dates to your calendar, please tel. Danielle on (01207)529224.
If you’d like to help raise money for the hospice or would like any advice or support in organising an event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. (01207) 523295.
The hospice collected £14,000 last year by way of collection boxes…yes, those small green plastic boxes you see all over Derwentside are a fantastic source of income although most donations are really just spare change. If you think you have room on your counter, in your office, on your factory floor to take a Willow Burn collection box please contact Claire Ross on (01207) 523295. We have a team of trusty volunteers who pick up, empty and count the contents of all boxes, so there isn’t any work involved…just benefits to the hospice!
You Can Do It Too!!
Whether it's a coffee morning, a raffle, a garage sale, a sponsored walk or run, car boot sale, or full disco or party night - anyone can raise money for Willow Burn. It's easy! All you need is the drive and commitment that leads all kinds of people, from all walks of life, all year through, along the fundraising path of success in support of Willow Burn.
No matter how small or large the final figure raised - we really do need every penny. Collection boxes, buckets, sponsorship forms, letters of introduction...to have a chat about how we can help get you started , telephone (01207) 523295, or e mail: email@example.com
If you're thinking about helping Willow Burn - why not think about holding a Tea@3! They're so simple to arrange - if small is what you want, or, you can come out all guns blazing and organise something larger! In short, a Tea@3 is your event, and we are grateful for every penny that's raised. Get in touch on (01207) 523295, for some advice and support posters.
RUNNING, SWIMMING, SKYDIVING, CLIMBING, HIKING….the following people are doing amazingly active, daring but crazy, and deserving things for us this year! Sponsor them through their JustGiving pages at www.justgiving.com/willowburnhospice/Raisemoney
Why does Willow Burn encourage regular community organised events?
Willow Burn is a local Hospice based in Lanchester, County Durham.Willow Burn offers free inpatient and day hospice support to people living with a life limiting illness or perhaps families who need respite care for their relative.
As the only adult Hospice in Derwentside, the care we offer is vital to the families and patients coping with difficult conditions.
We receive only 39% funding from the Government and we have to fundraise to make up the shortfall ourselves.
Since 1989, the community of Derwentside and Durham have generously supported Willow Burn in many extraordinary ways and we would like to express our thanks to our committed supporters.
Please do get involved in Willow Burn fundraising events and activities or donate now to Willow Burn.We offer a wide range of local fun events all year round which are great ways to socialise and give something back to your local community.
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