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Severnside Support Group provides boost to hospice appeal

Severnside Support Group presented St Peter’s Hospice Room to Care Appeal Coordinator Petra Littlefair with a cheque for £2,000 at Thornbury Golf Club on Friday

The money was raised from various fundraising activities by the group, including £682.50 raised from their summer party and proceeds from their annual Golf Day, held on Friday 6 October.

The Severnside Support Group Golf Day has now been running for more than 20 years, in this time raising more than £20,000 for St Peter’s Hospice, while the group has been active for more than 30 years.

“We are ever so grateful to the Severnside Support Group,” said Petra. “The money they have raised and the support they have provided over the years has made a huge difference to St Peter’s Hospice, and has helped ensure we can continue to provide outstanding care to patients and families throughout Bristol and beyond.”

The £2,000 donated on Monday by the group will go directly to the hospice’s Room to Care Appeal, which was launched by actress Caroline Quentin last Thursday.

The Appeal is to raise the funds needed to complete the redevelopment of the St Peter’s Hospice Inpatient Unit.

The redesign and rebuild of the Inpatient Unit at the hospice’s Brentry site is going to cost £6.53m, and the hospice needs to raise the final £1.53m of this over the next 12 months. The unit is temporarily relocating to a site in Keynsham during this time, while the build is completed.

The new Inpatient Unit will be an upgrade to 15 individual ensuite rooms, allowing the hospice to reach 95% bed occupancy. Over the next 20 years the redeveloped IPU is expected to support 6,250 patients and around 18,500 relatives and friends.

To make a donation to the Room to Care Appeal and help build a 21st Century Hospice for Bristol, visit roomtocare.co.uk.

 

Local Lotto Results 06.10.17

We are delighted to announce that this week’s winner was a Mr F from BS37. A long term Local Lotto supporter, we are delighted that his number 74776 was first out of the hat. Congratulations

The other winners, all taking home £10 had the numbers 8740, 31705, 69467, 85224, 3927, 11898, 73608, 25376, 98476 and 121016.

We also now see the roll over climb to an amazing £4,800 after another week without a winner. As always, get into one of our shops to pick up your ticket or sign up online. Winning that kind of money would be incredible!

Actress Caroline Quentin launches Room to Care Appeal

 

St Peter’s Hospice today launched its Room to Care Appeal to fund the multi-million pound redevelopment of its Inpatient Unit

Actress Caroline Quentin launched the appeal at the hospice in Brentry on Thursday morning in her role as Room to Care Appeal patron. She was joined by nurses, patients and relatives, alongside hospice CEO Simon Caraffi and Director of Patient Care Chris Benson.

“Each time I visit St Peter’s Hospice I am struck by the passion and commitment of the staff and volunteers,” said Caroline, who cut a ceremonial cake to officially launch the appeal. “I am also truly inspired by the patients and families they care for.”

“The Room to Care Appeal will ensure St Peter’s Hospice will be able to provide local people with the very best palliative care, to the highest professional standards, within an environment of comfort and dignity for the next 20 years.”

The complete redesign and rebuild of the Inpatient Unit is going to cost £6.53m and the hospice needs to raise £1.53m of this over the next 12 months.

The main change will be upgrading to 15 individual ensuite rooms, allowing the hospice to reach 95% bed occupancy. Over the next 20 years the redeveloped IPU is expected to support 6,250 patients and around 18,500 relatives and friends.

St Peter’s Hospice needs your support. To make a donation to the Room to Care Appeal and help build a 21st Century Hospice for Bristol, visit roomtocare.co.uk.

 

Inpatient Unit temporary closure and relocation

From Friday 6 October2017, our Inpatient Unit (IPU) will briefly close while it is temporarily relocated to the St Monica Trust site at The Chocolate Quarter development in Keynsham

We expect the temporary IPU, in Keynsham, to be up and running and admitting patients by week commencing 23 October 2017.

This temporary relocation will last for approximately 12 months while we redevelop the IPU at Brentry to improve facilities for patients and their families.

Although temporary, the Keynsham site will be fully staffed by the Hospice’s highly experienced multi-disciplinary team to ensure patients, and their loved ones, continue to receive the very best possible care.

During this 12 month relocation, our services in the community, through our specialist community nursing teams and hospice at home service, will continue uninterrupted, as will our advice line, which is available to both professionals and our patients 24 hours a day on: 0117 915 9430. Day Hospice and our fatigue and breathlessness management clinic will continue to run from the Brentry site, but there may be periods of temporary closure within the 12-month period due to the building work. We will keep those affected informed and publish regular updates on our website.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

To learn more about the work to redevelop our IPU, and our Room to Care fundraising appeal, click here.

 

Local Lotto Results 29.09.17

We are delighted to be handing out another £1,000 winner’s cheque this week to Local Lotto member Mrs D from BS13.  Her number 27688 was first out of the pot this week…congratulations.

Also winning £10 this week were 36541, 32626, 42083, 61560, 37396, 58440, 22625, 107020, 106004 and 120021.  Thank you all for supporting.

Again I can report the rollover was not won and will now stand at £4,650!  Will it go next week?

Pegasus Motor Club brings touch of class to charity run

Nearly 50 classic cars turned out for the Pegasus Motor Club’s inaugural Classic Car Run in aid of St Peter’s Hospice on Sunday

One hundred people in 48 vintage, sport and kit cars cruised around the 80-mile coastal route, starting and finishing in at Oakham Treasures in Portbury. See photos

The event has so far raised more than £2,000 for St Peter’s Hospice, with Oakham Treasures also directly donating £200 to Bristol’s only adult hospice. To make a donation please visit justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/sph/pegasusmotorclub.

Pegasus Motor Club is a motoring club based in Bristol that provides an excellent range of events for anyone interested in cars. They organise a full range of social events including car meetings, guest speakers, trips, track days and tours, alongside sporting events suitbale for standard road cars.

The club is affiliated to the Motor Sports Association. To find out more visit bristolpegasus.com.

 

Local Lotto Results 22.09.17

The sun is shining down on Bristol on this autumnal day and especially on this week’s Local Lotto draw winner.  Mr H from BS10 is our lucky winner of £1,000.  His number 12469 was first out…congratulations.

Our lucky numbers winning £10 this week were:  10242, 14933, 11460, 32464, 42036, 69655, 1395, 78443, 5738 and 123532.

The roll over continues to grow following another week without winner.  It now a stand at £4,500…that is serious money in anyone’s book!  Get into your local shop to pick up a ticket or sign up to our membership online and never miss a draw.

Bristol Bubble Rush is soapy success for St Peter’s Hospice

The Bristol sky filled with bubbles rather than balloons on Saturday for the first ever St Peter’s Hospice Bubble Rush

More than 1200 runners of all ages dove in to sea of brightly coloured bubbles to complete a fun and foamy 5k and raise funds for Bristol’s only adult hospice. See pictures here

The Breeze FM’s Tony Wright played compere while fitness instructor Sharon Layton got everyone warmed up on a showery and occasionally sunny day!

Musical entertainment and encouragement was provided by the dazzlingly pink Ambling Band and the ever-impressive Bristol Samba. The fun wasn’t confined to the course, with zorbing balls, face-painting and a selfie station on offer.

Among the hundreds wading through the waves of foam was One Show presenter, conservationist and Bristol resident Miranda Krestovnikoff with her eight-year-old son Oliver.

Miranda paid a visit to patients, staff and volunteers at St Peter’s Hospice in Brentry on Thursday, and Oliver and Miranda have already raised more than £1000 for the hospice on their JustGiving page. To donate to St Peter’s Hospice via Miranda and Oliver’s page visit justgiving.com/fundraising/miranda-krestovnikoff1.

St Peter’s Hospice is aiming to raise £50,000 from the Bubble Rush. Events Fundraiser Louisa James said “We were really excited to finally fire up the foam cannons for our first ever Bubble Rush. We had an amazing time and it was lovely to see so many children and families turn out to support the hospice.”

To find out more about fundraising for St Peter’s Hospice visit stpetershospice.org.uk/support-us.

 

Local Lotto Results 15.09.17

Another Friday Local Lotto draw and we are delighted to announce this week’s winner was Julie Teakel from BS11 with the number 104505. A long term supporter of the hospice, we are so pleased that the cheque is off to a good home!

This ticket was purchased in our Shirehampton shop, again highlighting that by popping into one our shops and picking up a ticket, you could end up £1,000 better off.

The other winning numbers, all taking home £10 were 32464, 31849, 10962, 82413, 37933, 49407, 74872, 56123, 117503 and 107514.

The roll over is getting very close to its maximum now with another week of it not being won.  It will now stand at £4,350! Wow!

Ash runs for parents in heartfelt half for hospice

Among the 10,000 runners tackling the Bristol Half Marathon this Sunday will be a man with a very special motivation

Ash Daniells is running 13.1 miles along the River Avon and around the city centre to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice in memory of his mum and dad, Kath and John Daniells.

Kath was cared for in the Inpatient Unit at St Peter’s Hospice towards the end of 2010 and received support at home from the hospice’s Community Nursing Specialist team before her death from ovarian cancer in January 2011. John had been battling kidney failure for five years, and had just been referred to the hospice when he died in 2014.

The couple lived in Brislington, where Kath worked in a factory and John was Managing Director of a Steel Fabrication company.

Ash now lives in Brislington with his husband, and since the death of his mum has been busy fundraising for St Peter’s Hospice, including taking part in the hospice’s Walk to Remember in 2012 and 2014 alongside his six siblings. In 2012 Ash completed the national Three Peaks Challenge, climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

Kath and John Daniells

“I want to push myself to raise money for a charity close to my heart,” said Ashley. “This charity receives little NHS funding yet is the only Hospice that helps adults in Bristol.

“From caring for terminally ill patients to providing bereavement counselling to the families that are left behind, they really do make such a difficult time that little bit easier.”

“I really cannot say enough about how wonderful they are.

Ash has completed the Bristol Half once before in 2007, and is aiming to beat his previous time this year – having already beaten one fundraising target! His JustGiving page is already over the initial £1,000 goal, and Ash wants to raise as much as possible in the next week. To donate visit justgiving.com/fundraising/ash-runs-the-half.

Ash will be one of more than 50 runners taking on the Bristol Half Marathon in aid of St Peter’s Hospice on Sunday. The charity is aiming to raise £20,000 from the event – the amount of money needed to run the hospice for just one day. All of our care is provided free of charge, so for most of this money is on Gifts in Wills, donations, fundraising and our shops.

To find out more about fundraising for St Peter’s Hospice visit stpetershospice.org.uk/support-us.

 

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