Keep up to date with the latest news from Hartlepool and District Hospice.
Make a Will Month
MAKE A WILL MONTH 2012
Because sometimes, keeping your fingers crossed just isn't enough.
Everyone, whatever age or status, should have a professionally written, up-to-date Will. Wills are important to make sure that your loved ones are cared for and provided for in the event of your death. It will guarantee that any wishes you had during your lifetime are carried out after you die. You may wish to outline specific requests you have for your funeral arrangements, or you may wish to nominate guardians for your children, should the unthinkable happen.
Watch this space for stories from Hospice Staff who will be making Wills during our Make a Will Month.
During May 2012, our Make a Will Month, local solicitors will be donating their fees of £100 for a single and £120 for a mirror Will. If you would like to take this opportunity to make your Will and support your local Hospice please contact us for further information. You can also download a LEAFLET and BROCHURE here.
Many people also like to leave room to help a cause that they believe in. At Hartlepool & District Hospice we are committed to providing personalised care, which meets the needs of each individual patient as they approach the end of their life. We also
Legacies are a crucial part of the Hospice's existence and it would simply not survive without the gifts we receive from legacies. Every gift left in a Will, no matter how big or small, ultimately helps to pay for the care of local people.
The founder of your local Hospice, Alice Bendle, left a legacy, not only in the building but also in the specialised services the Hospice provides to the local population, which puts it at the heart of the local community. Will you help Alice's legacy to live on by leaving a gift in your Will to Hartlepool & District Hospice?
Events Information 2012
This year the Hospice has a whole host of events and activities that you can be part of to help us raise the much needed funds to continue providing our services. Download a copy of our 2012 Events Guide here.
Without support from our local community we would not be able to continue to provide the specialist palliative care and bereavement support services to people in the Hartlepool and east Durham areas.
For more information or to eqnuire about any of the events below please register your interest with the Hospice's Fundraising Team.
MAKE A WILL MONTH 2012
During May 2012, our Make a Will Month, local solicitors will be donating their fees of £100 fora single and £120 for a mirror Will. If you would like to take this opportunity to make your Will and support your local Hospice please contact us for further information. You can also download a LEAFLET andBROCHURE here.
PATCHWORK AND EMBROIDERY EXHIBITION 25/26 MAY
Foggy Furze Quilters and Embroiderers are hosting an exhibition from 10am to 5pm, over two days at The Marine Hotel, Seaton Carew with free entry. There will also be a raffle and tombola in aid of the Hospice.
OLYMPIC IT'S A KNOCKOUT - JULY 21st
As a warm up to this year's London Olympic Games, we are launching Hartlepool's first ever Olympic It's a Knockout which will be held at Hartlepool Old Boys R.F.C. This is the live action version of the classic TV game show and the Hospice are looking for teams of 10 to take part. Entry is £10 per team member and there is a sponsorship target of £50 per team member. Entries are invited from local businesses or groups, so if you would like to get involved and have a great day out then contact us for more information.
THE SUMMER BIG ONE - JULY 21st
A full day of live music across two venues, showcasing the very best of the vibrant local music scene. The Studio and the Clarendon (both on Tower Street, Hartlepool) will host live performance from The White Negroes, Mercedes, Atlantic in Transic, The Woven Project and many more.
DOG'S DAY OUT - SEPTEMBER 1st
Our annual walk at Summerhill is now in its third year with dogs of all kinds getting together for the highlight of the canine social calendar. The day includes a sponsored walk, dog buffet and plenty of other activities guaranteed to get tails wagging.
CORPORATE GOLF DAY - SEPT 14th
The Hospice are inviting Golfers to join us at the prestigious Wynyard Golf Club for our annual golfing competition. Teams of four will compete for the sought after Hospice Shield before enjoying warm hospitality in the luxurios clubhouse.
BUPA GREAT NORTH RUN - Sept 16th
After raising almost £20,000 for the Hospice last year, our running team with members new and old are now in training for the UK's biggets half marathon. If you already have your own place please get in touch as we would love to welcome you to the team - if not, why not sign up for one of our charity places.
HOSPICE CHALLENGE - OCT - DEC 2012
Here is a chance to showcase your own fundraising skills! We will start you off with a small contribution towards your project and see how much you will raise over a three month period. Keep an eye out for more details on this exciting new event...
THE MOONLIGHT WALK - OCT 6th
A new take on our biggest annual fundraising event; hundreds of ladies from around the region will be getting together for a sponsored walk by the sea and under the stars. Leaving Hartlepool Maritine Experience at 10pm why not come along, show your support and make some new friends along the way on what will be the best girls night out of the year!
TREES OF REMEMBRANCE - NOV 19th - DEC 24th
Please come and visit our Trees of Remembrance stall in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool during the build up to Christmas. Visitors to the centre are invited to place a bauble on our Christmas trees with a personal message in memory of lost loved ones.
SANTA FUN RUN - DEC 2nd
The Hospice's 5th annual festive family run takes place in Ward Jackson Park, using the Place in the Park as the start and finish venue. Hundreds of Santas will get together to take part in this sponsored run and soak up the Christmassy atmosphere. Costumes are provided.
LIGHT UP A LIFE - DEC 16th
A poignant outdoor memorial service, following our Light Up A Life campaign, in which our supporters are invited to make a donation in tribute to a lost loved one and receive a light on our Christmass tree in their memory. We welcome people of all faiths to this event, regardless of whether or not they have already take part in the campaign. The event takes place at Hartlepool Maritime Experience at 4:30pm
Further details and new events will be announced throughout the year.
Don’t forget to keep an eye open for our raffles, calendars and merchandise and other fundraising initiatives in the community throughout the year.
If you have an event you would like to see us do, or one of your own that you would like to put on in support of the Hospice, we would love to hear from you! Please contact the Hospice's Fundraising Team.