Local Lotto results 25.08.17

Fridays draw has seen another winner of £1,000!

Ms L,  who bought their ticket in the Portishead shop, with the number 107024 is the lucky supporter this week.

The ten prizes of £10 were won this week by the numbers: 63143, 3419, 1641, 92892, 50577, 21830, 20587, 85450, 67559 & 121038.

The roll over was again not won, and now stands at £3,900!


Celebrating Cas on a Walk to Remember

Hundreds of walkers took to the stunning Blaise Castle estate on Sunday for the St Peter’s Hospice Walk to Remember

The three-mile circular walk – taking in beautiful woodland, Grade II listed buildings and stunning views over the gorge – is an annual fundraiser for the hospice and offers friends and relatives time to reflect on the memory of loved ones and celebrate their lives.

One family in particular tuned out in force, as 42 members of the Thompson family walked in memory of husband, brother and uncle Caswell James Thompson, who passed away peacefully at St Peter’s Hospice on his 61st birthday, 10 August 2016.

“The walk really brought us together a lot closer,” said Cas’ sister Margaret.

“It was lovely to do this as a family and to meet everyone else – including all the dogs who spurred us on! The walk gave us time and space to share stories or just walk in silence reflecting on memories.

“Everyone had such a good time. Cas loved the woods and the outdoors so it felt like a great way to celebrate his life.”


Cas with wife Annette

“Caswell, Cassy or simply Cas, was a man of integrity, intelligence, loyalty, strength, and artistry. His face lit up whenever he talked about his engineering work and despite the challenges of running a business, this often spurred him on to meet his goals. For him, life was a journey, one that was not always easy, but one that was filled with laughter and joy even to the end.”

“We are so grateful for the caring attitude and humble nature of the St Peter’s Hospice staff who supported Cas during his illness. The care, time and patience given to all of us, form the youngest to the oldest, was incredible.”

St Peter’s Hospice is hoping to raise £10,000 from this year’s event. Events Fundraiser Louisa James said: “The Walk to Remember is a lovely, moving day as participants remember and celebrate loved ones. All funds raised go towards continuing to provide patient care for people like Cas and the families who need us.”

As Bristol’s only adult hospice, St Peter’s Hospice cares for more than 2,000 patients each year as well as supporting family members.

All services ase provided free of charge but this care costs around £20,000 a day, most of which is generated through gifts in wills, kind donations and funds generated by the hospice shops and events.

The St Peter’s Hospice Walk to Remember is an annual fundraising event. For upcoming St Peter’s Hospice events visit stpetershospice.org.


Something old is something new for charity bridal shop

St Peter’s Hospice has received an extraordinary donation from a local wedding dress shop

Future Brides in Chipping Sodbury has donated 18 wedding dresses and 14 bridesmaid dresses to the St Peter’s Hospice shop in Westbury-on-Trym.

“I needed to release space in my shop for new season dresses,” said manager Tracey Veal. “I had worked alongside the St Peter’s Hospice stand at a wedding fair as they promoted their own amazing bridal section at the Westbury-on-Trym shop, and couldn’t think of a more deserving cause to donate my dresses.

“The hospice does such amazing work for the people of Bristol – it was an obvious choice for me. I hope they raise lots of much needed funds.”

One of the donated dresses

The retail value of Tracy’s donation is estimated at around £7,000.

Mandi Gibbs, St Peter’s Hospice shop manager for Westbury-on-Trym, said: “We are quite overwhelmed by the incredibly generous donation of such a large quantity of beautiful dresses.

“We are extremely grateful for Tracey’s donation, which has greatly enhanced and extended the truly fantastic range of both new and preloved bridal dresses, bridesmaid’s dresses and occasion wear which we have on offer ‘Upstairs’ and will enable us to carry on raising much needed funds for Bristol’s only adult hospice in a really significant way.”

There are two ‘Upstairs at…” bridal and eveningwear sections in the St Peter’s Hospice range of shops. Alongside the Canford Lane shop in Westbury-on-Trym there is also one on the High Street in Nailsea.

For a full list of St Peter’s Hospice Shops locations and opening times, please visit stpetershospice.org/shop.


Bill leads guided running challenge to raise Hospice funds

Runners took to the track to tackled a tricky challenge on Saturday, trying out guided running to raise funds for St Peter’s Hospice
The fundraising event was organised by Bill Moore, a visually impaired runner who has been receiving care at the Hospice.
Trained guide runners and experienced visually impaired runners were on hand to provide tips and guidance to people wanting to try walking or runnning with a blindfold, or taking a turn supporting others as a guide.
Events included 100m, 200m and 400m,  relay races, plus the unmissable egg and spoon, while non-runners enjoyed a cake stall, refreshments and a raffle.
So far the event has raised £3000 for St Peter’s Hospice. For more information, or to make a donation visit justgiving.com/fundraising/running4bill.

Local Lotto results 14.07.17

This week’s lucky winner of our top prize of £1,000 was Mrs W from BS16 with the number 74489.

The other winners this week all taking home £10 were numbers: 15203, 64968, 6283, 48624, 87012, 14222, 4184, 75232, 103525 and 102002.

The roll over was once again not won and now climbs to £3,100!!!  Get your tickets now!

Three brothers celebrate Volunteers’ Week at same St Peter’s Hospice shop

Kelvin, Damon and Barry Cocking at the St Peter's Hospice clearance shop Yate

Kelvin, Damon and Barry Cocking at the St Peter’s Hospice clearance shop Yate


1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week in the UK – and one Yate family have more than most to celebrate

Brothers Damon, Kelvin and Barry Cocking all volunteer at the St Peter’s Hospice clearance shop in Yate.

Damon and Kelvin both help out one day a week while studying art and design at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

Damon, 19 said: “Volunteering here has improved my communication skills. It’s a lovely environment and a great place to meet people.”

Younger brother Kelvin, 17, was shy to start with and would hardly talk, but now enjoys chatting with customers. He said: “I wanted to help those less fortunate, and St Peter’s Hospice is a charity I feel strongly about.”

“It is such a good cause,” added Barry, 26. “Family and friends of mine have had cancer. Volunteering here not only helps the Hospice but builds my confidence and improves my skills for job-searching.”

The main St Peter’s Hospice Shop in Yate and the Yate pop-up shop will be opening 11am to 4pm on Sundays from 4 June for a three-month trial. All St Peter’s Hospice shops rely on volunteers to operate, so the contribution of those like Damon, Barry and Kelvin make this possible.

Yate Clearance Shop Manager Sue Ford said: “The brothers are absolutely brilliant. They’re all very friendly, pitch in together and are willing to do extra shifts if we are short.

“Barry is now on the till along with Damon and Kelvin, and between them they sell three-quarters of all the shop’s St Peter’s Hospice Lottery tickets.”

Volunteers’ Week is 1-7 June and celebrates the difference volunteers make to organisations and communities across the country.

Russell Cowan, Head of Volunteer Resources for St Peter’s Hospice, said: “Volunteers play a pivotal role in everything we do at St Peter’s Hospice. Without their dedication and long term support we simply wouldn’t be able to offer the breadth and depth of service to our patients, their families and Bristol.

“Volunteering is a great way to give back to your local community and makes you feel good too! We offer our volunteers a rich and rewarding experience whether in our shops, in fundraising or at the hospice itself. There is a role for everyone and if you’d like to support us or just find out more we’d love to hear from you.”

To find out more visit stpetershospice.org/volunteer


Local Lotto 19/05/17

Hello and welcome to another Local Lotto draw with St Peters Hospice

Our first prize winner of £1000 is a long term supporter and has been playing our Lottery for 6 years. Congratulations Mrs L from St George and thank you for your continued support

The roll over of £1750 was not won this week which makes next weeks roll over £1900

3rd prize of £10 was won by: 31252, 38133, 54549, 13689, 9767, 85942, 21054, 41967, 53590 and single ticket from our Backwell shop with 122008

Have a lovely weekend

Local Masons donate second Adapted Vehicle to St Peter’s Hospice


Left to right: Paul Binding BMBI; Lyndon Whyatt BMBI; Prakash Dewani, Mason; Sarah Pryer, St Peter’s Hospice Trusts Fundraiser; Alan Vaughan, Provincial Grand Master of the Masons; Jane Glasspool, Day Hospice nurse; Mark Willetts, Hospice Volunteer Manager

St Peter’s Hospice is celebrating the purchase of a second patient transport vehicle, thanks to a grant from the Bristol Masonic Benevolent Institution

The £19,595 grant has paid for a second VW Caddy van which is specially adapted to transport patients in a wheelchair, as well as patients with limited mobility, to and from the Hospice.

This is the second VW Caddy the BMBI have donated to St Peter’s Hospice, and the first van has made thousands of journeys in the three years since it was bought.

St Peter’s Hospice Trust Fundraiser Sarah Pryer said: “We are delighted the BMBI have chosen to support us again, and we know the new van will make a huge difference to our patients.

“The first vehicle has been an amazing success, having driven 10,000 miles and transported 476 patients in the last 12 months alone. As the only adult hospice in our area, our services are invaluable to our patients and having these two vehicles means we can help even more people.”

Mr Alan Vaughan, Provincial Grand Master of the Bristol Province added: “The Free Masons of Bristol constantly fundraise to support  local charities and it is a pleasure in this instance to assist St Peter’s Hospice and make a difference.”

The vans are driven by volunteers, and are used Monday to Friday every week of the year. Half of the journeys made are to St Peter’s Day Hospice, which patients attend once a week. For many of them, their symptoms mean they can rarely leave the house so spending time at Day Hospice is really important.

The vehicles are also used for patients who are being looked after at the In-Patient Unit. Lots of these journeys involve taking patients to out-patient appointments, including to Southmead Hospital, the BRI, and the Oncology Centre. Before the vans, St Peter’s Hospice relied on the ambulance service which operates in two-hour slots. This often meant a 15-minute scan could involve a five-hour total trip – now, the same journey could take as little as 1¼ hours, an enormous difference to patients who are very unwell.

The purchase of the new vehicle means St Peter’s Hospice can now use one van each for the Day Hospice and Inpatient Unit, meaning even more patients can take advantage of the service.


To find out more about supporting St Peter’s Hospice click here.


Bubble Rush launches in foamy flurry

The Bristol sky filled with bubbles rather than balloons on Thursday afternoon as St Peter’s Hospice launched its first ever Bubble Rush event.

Fundraisers and families launched the family fun run in front of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, demonstrating one of the fantastic foam-cannons that will be firing out bubbles over the 5k course.

The Bubble Rush takes place on Saturday 16 September, starting in a sea of bubbles and featuring the cannons at four Bubble Stations along the route. The course is family-friendly and is not timed, so participants can jog, walk, toddle or even dance through the foam, with every participant receiving a medal at the end. The most important thing is everyone enjoys their time in the bubbles!

Louisa James, St Peter’s Hospice Events Fundraiser, said “It was exciting to see the foam cannons in action and to launch our first Bubble Rush. The event is a great opportunity for children and families to get involved and have a great day out while supporting St Peter’s Hospice.”

Sign up for the Bubble Rush here!

Tour de Bristol for Tam

The sold-out and much-anticipated Tour de Bristol returns this Saturday 8 April with more than 700 participants taking on a 35km, 50km or 100km sponsored cycle in aid of St Peter’s Hospice.

One group of friends and family are taking part in the challenge for a particularly special reason, cycling in memory of beloved wife, mum and friend Tam Huggett Haines.

Tam, from Bishopston, passed away in January 2017 aged 40, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Leaving behind husband Dan and young daughters Lois, 5, and Bay, 3, Tam was cared for in her final days by St Peter’s Hospice.

Tam’s friends and family have already beaten their target of £10,000, with more than £11,000 raised so far.

Friend Toby Cummins, who is riding for Tam along with her sister-in-law Emma and others, said: “Tam was loved very much. She was first diagnosed in 2014 and was given just months to live, but she lived life fully for nearly three more years showing her incredible strength and determination.

Tam Huggett Haines

“In her last week Tam was cared for at St Peter’s Hospice and having spent time with her there and seeing the amazing care that they provide, I wanted to do what I could to honour Tam’s memory and help the hospice to continue to ease the pain of those suffering with terminal illnesses.

“I know that Tam would be delighted we’re going to get off our bums and do something to help.”

St Peter’s Hospice event fundraiser Louisa James said: “We’d like to thank Toby and his team for their amazing fundraising efforts while still dealing with their grief. Tam was obviously very well loved and it is lovely that the group have chosen to support the hospice in this way.”

Click here to visit Toby and the team’s JustGiving page.


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