Willow Burn Events
Photo above of John Withers completing the Lambton 10k Run on Sunday 24th June 2012
Go Green for Willow Burn
Successfully piloted in October 2012, this fun event may involve anyone, anywhere, and of any age or status. Go Green by having one of our collection boxes on your counter or in your office; Go Green by painting yourself green and donating a fiver; Go Green by baking gooey green cakes and selling them; Go Green by wearing green for work or school and making a donation/ collect sponsorship; Go Green by being environmentally friendly and sending the savings to the hospice; Go Green by planting flowers or vegetables or selling seedlings or plants – anyone can Go Green and raise money for Willow Burn! For more details contact Ian Bowley.
Lambton Challenge in partnership with Sunderland Foundation of Light
Lambton Estate, Chester Le Street (by courtesy of Lord Durham)
Originated by way of a gift from Sir Tom Cowie and now self-sustaining and in its third year, this fabulous run is set against the backdrop of Lambton Castle and the beautiful grounds that surround it. The event constitutes two runs – one a 10k undulating, multi-terrain, more competitive adult event, and the second a flatter 3k family run accommodating all kinds of mobility’s, ages and experiences. Entry into both events is £10 and alongside this, we respectfully request that a pledge be made to raise a minimum sponsorship target of £30. Further information and entry into both events can be found at http://events.runbritain.com/events/event/lambton-run/2013-06-23/
Willow Burn Summer Fair: Saturday 13th July; 1-4pm
Venue: Hospice Garden or St Bede’s if wet
One of our most popular signature events offering the opportunity for patients, visitors, volunteers, avid supporters and staff to come together to enjoy a relaxing few hours of friendship in support of the hospice. With background entertainment, our Summer Fair makes the perfect event to pick up a bargain, buy an unusual gift from our craft stall, get the pick of the best home-made cakes and pies you will ever see, thumb through nearly new books, relax with a cuppa and a piece of cake, let the kids loose in our Kids Korner and get involved with our raffle and tombola. Come along and join in the fun or help us raise money by selling Summer Raffle tickets to your community group. For further information contact Ian Bowley.
There is limited parking at the hospice but a continuous shuttle bus service will run from Lanchester to Willow Burn from 12.45pm onwards - last return to Lanchester will be 4.15pm.
Sponsored Family Walk and Fun Session.
Sunday 18th August; Individuals £10 or £20 for the whole family
(minimum sponsorship target of £30 for individuals/£50 for families)
Meet at the Kings Head, Lanchester at 2pm
As the school summer holidays start to disappear into the autumn mists, our sponsored walk provides an opportunity for the whole family to reflect as one unit whilst raising money for the hospice. The route isn’t too long – just a 3 mile circular and it’s on the flat meaning you can bring pushchairs and wheel chairs along. When we say ‘family’ we also mean ‘community families’ – sheltered housing, people with a disability, or anyone in need of fresh air and a ‘lovely day out’. The walk ends with a play session for the kids and a chance for adults to sit and chat. Refreshments and merchandise will be on sale.
World Hospice & Palliative Care Day & Voices for Hospices
This event contributes to the international sharing of the vision to raise awareness and understanding of the medical, social, practical and spiritual needs of people living with a life limiting illness and their families. It also seeks to raise funds in support of hospice and palliative care services. Details of Willow Burn’s involvement will be advertised nearer the time.
York Trip: Saturday 16th November; £20
Pick-ups are at 8am from Lanchester, Consett and Stanley. Return from York at 5pm.
Another chance to join our happy and ever-growing band of shopaholics making its pilgrimage to the McArthur Shopping Centre and on to the beautiful city of York for its annual plunder of unusual Christmas gifts, personal items and bargains. If you’re looking for a ‘proper girl’s out shopping frenzy’, this is one date you shouldn’t miss! Various fundraising activities accompany you on the bus journey and all proceeds come to Willow Burn.
Willow Burn Christmas Fair
Saturday 23rd November
11am – 1pm; 50p admission
Venue: St Bede’s RC School Hall, Lanchester
Christmas gifts, cards and wrappings, raffles, tombola, sensational hand-made goods made by our lovely Willow Burn Nurses and supporters, good quality, nearly new bargains, books, wreathes and seasonal floral decorations and fresh, just made home-baked cakes and pies, make up the core sales menu at this well-attended event. Background entertainment, refreshments and friendly folk make up its fantastic atmosphere!
Tree of Remembrance
Thursday 28th November – Tuesday 24th December
Venue, Matalan foyer, Consett, Willow Burn Hospice, Maiden Law, other sites to be confirmed
Opening times: 10am – 6pm
Our Tree of Remembrance provides the perfect way to commemorate and/or celebrate the life of a family member or friend at a time of year when we feel loss so much. Beautifully striking but lifeless when first erected, as the tree’s bare branches begin to embrace the card baubles with their personal messages in memory of loved ones, it becomes overwhelmingly symbolic of the outpouring of love, closeness and warmth felt by hundreds of like-minded individuals. A suggested donation of £2 can be made in support of the hospice.
Santa Run: Sponsored event run annually throughout December.
For schools, nurseries, and children’s out of school sessions: Create an indoor route – around the hall or through school corridors, dipping in and out of classrooms to help raise money for Willow Burn. This is a sponsored event with a minimum sponsorship target of £10. Children will receive Santa hats to run in, and certificates of merit on completion of the run.
Light Up A Life (LUAL) Service
Sunday 8th December at 3pm
St Bede’s RC School Hall
Dedicate a message, light a candle, and record the name of your loved one(s) in our Book of Remembrance and join with hospice management, nurses, volunteers and fundraisers to celebrate and commemorate the life of loved ones who are no longer with us. LUAL is a beautiful, welcoming, meaningful, calming and poignant coming together of like-minded people who want to gain strength and comfort by sharing in an uplifting, inter-denominational, in-memory service. All welcome.
ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL
Challenge Yourself, Try Something Different and Earn the Respect & Support of your Friends & Family whilst Raising Money For Willow Burn.
Challenge events are a fantastic way of overcoming your fears, testing your nerves and wit, and raising money for charities through sponsorship.
All year round people push themselves and do really brave, and sometimes fantastically mad, funny and zany things for Willow Burn, this could be your way of helping us too!
Listed below are just some of the things individuals, community groups and corporate supporters have done:
• The C2C – cycle your way 140 miles across the North Pennines from St. Bees to Robins Hood Bay
• Exciting and exhilarating….try a Zipppppppppppppppp Wire!
• Run in the Great North Run, the Lambton Challenge, the Kielder Marathon, the Brass Monkey in York, the London Marathon!!...and lots, lots more.
• Skydive for us
• Attempt the Three Peaks Challenge.
• Eat Jelly/Smarties chopsticks
• Shave your head or wax your chest
Please note that there are many ‘Challenge’ sites encouraging you to sign up for treks, climbs, city to city biking, marathons etc which incur a cost for organization, accommodation, insurance etc. If you affiliate yourself to this method of fundraising, please make it known to your sponsors that a proportion of the money raised will go to the company to cover these costs.
SKYDIVING - dates available throughout the year
Looking for a new and exciting way to raise funds for Willow Burn Hospice?.....then why not try this!
Ever wanted to Skydive? Well here’s your opportunity!
Willow Burn Hospice is always on the lookout for new and innovative ways for fundraisers to raise money. For the more adventurous, we think you’ll like this and if you raise enough money, you can do it for FREE!
There are three types of jump available: an Accelerated Freefall (skydive solo from 12000 feet); a Tandem Skydive (from 10000 feet, attached to a professional instructor); a Static Line jump (performed solo from up to 3,000 feet.
You can jump from any one of over twenty British Parachute Association approved airfields across the UK. No experience is necessary as all training is given and if you raise upwards of £360 (depending on the type of jump you choose) you will get your jump for free!
For more information click on the link below: