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Midsummer Merriment in the Chew Valley raises 7,800 for hospice

Posted on 23rd July 2018 by St Peter's Hospice

A summer ball by the Chew Valley Fundraising Group has raised thousands for the St Peter’s Hospice Room to Care Appeal.

Guests at the Midsummer Merriment Ball were delighted at Bishop Sutton Hall's transformation into a twinkling ballroom with splendid table vases of greenery, butterflies and lights, expressing the theme of 'woodland wonder'.

Delicious food was provided by Chew Kitchen and entertainment by local musician Millena. A fantastic auction and raffle were hosted by GP, comedian and BBC broadcaster Dr Phil Hammond, boosting the fundraising total and making the evening one to remember.

The money raised will help St Peter's Hospice complete the redevelopment of its Inpatient Unit, enabling the hospice to provide better care to more patients in North Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire over the next twenty years.

Chew Valley Ball

The Chew Valley Fundraising Group would like to thank sponsors Angel Interiors and Debbie Fortune, along with our generous prize donors, including Somerset Toiletries, Chew Valley Trees, The Tobacco Factory, Chew Kitchen, Wild Bunch, Majestic Wines, Beauty Patch, Chew Valley Wellbeing, Beauty Cabin, Holt Farm, Jacqui Cozens and The Cowshed.

Many thanks also go to residents in the Chew Valley who have supported and encouraged the group over the past eleven years.

To find out more about the Room to Care Appeal visit roomtocare.co.uk or to join a local fundraising group visit stpetershospice.org/fundraising-groups.

Balloon launches at the Hospice

Posted on 18th July 2018 by St Peter's Hospice

We had a a very exciting morning at the Hospice today as we launched our very own balloon to celebrate being Official Charity Partner of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta!

We’d like to thank Bailey Balloons and Western Power Distribution for all their support and sponsorship.

Fancy a ride in one of these? Well now’s your chance by taking part in our Balloon Ride Raffle! We have a very special prize of two places in a hot air balloon at the mass ascent at the Fiesta on Sunday 12 August. And at just 1 per ticket, this is a great opportunity to win a fantastic one-off prize.

Enter the raffle

Hot air balloon launch

Official Charity Partner for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta[...]

Posted on 5th July 2018 by St Peter's Hospice

We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as the official charity partner for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta this year!

This year marks 40 years of both St Peter’s Hospice and the Balloon Fiesta, so we’re teaming up for a double celebration of two great Bristol institutions!

Key to our success as ever will be the help of our extraordinairy volunteers at the event. If you’re free to help over the Fiesta long weekend, please sign up here to lend your support

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Joanna Lumley sparkles as host of hospice's Ruby Dinner

Posted on 29th June 2018 by St Peter's Hospice

Joanna Lumley with guests from joint event sponsor Spire Bristol Hospital @JonCraig_Photos

Actress Joanna Lumley hosted St Peters' Hospice 40th anniversary Ruby Dinner at Badminton School in Bristol on Thursday evening

The event, supported by Smith & Williamson and Spire Bristol Hospital, was in aid of the Room to Care Appeal, which is raising funds for the redevelopment of the hospice's Inpatient Unit.

Guests were treated to a champagne reception, three-course meal, and musical entertainment from Bristol Symphony Orchestra and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. A live auction, hosted by Andrew Morgan MBE, followed dinner with guests bidding for prizes including a fishing trip with Marco Pierre White, VIP tickets to Twickenham and a two week stay in South Africa.

An online silent auction, with lots ranging from sporting memorabilia to amazing experience days and bespoke jewellery, ran throughout the week and during the evening. Lots snapped up included a week at an 18th century manoir in France, a Morgan car experience, a blue Sri Lankan sapphire and Premier League hospitality tickets.

Joanna was delighted to be involved, as the Absolutely Fabulous actress has personal experience of the amazing work hospices do.

"This was such a sensational night," said Joanna. "It's so important; we want everybody in Bristol to know that hospices are places of joy and hope and love and comfort."

"By supporting St Peter's Hospice tonight they are bringing that sense of peace and comfort at the end of someone's life."

Joanna with St Peter’s Hospice Chief Executive Simon Caraffi @JonCraig_Photos

The Room to Care Appeal is raising 2.53m to rebuild the St Peter's Hospice Inpatient Unit at Brentry, ensuring patients and families are provided the highest level of care in privacy, dignity and comfort.

Larger and private patient bedrooms, all with individual garden terraces and modern ensuite bathrooms, will enable the hospice to care for 6,250 patients over the next twenty years.

St Peter's Hospice Head of Fundraising Sarah Allen Gunn said: "The evening was a great success, raising more than 107,500 for the Room to Care Appeal! We can't thank Joanna enough for coming to Bristol and hosting such a wonderful event."

"We could not have held this very special 40th anniversary dinner without the support of two well-known Bristol organisations, Smith & Williamson and Spire Bristol Hospital.”

Joanna with James Eggles and Louise Thornhill of joint event sponsors Smith & Williamson @JonCraig_Photos

Louise Thornhill, from Smith & Williamson said: "St Peter's Hospice provides such vital services to Bristol and we are honoured to support their Room to Care Appeal. Tonight has been a fantastic occasion."

"The Ruby Dinner was the perfect way to celebrate the hospice's 40th anniversary," said Sabiha Waraich from Spire Bristol Hospital. "Fantastic entertainment, great company and most importantly a wonderful cause. We hope the money raised tonight will make a real difference at the new Inpatient Unit."

To find out more about the Room to Care Appeal or to make a donation visit roomtocare.co.uk.

Room to Care Appeal Online Auction

Posted on 21st June 2018 by St Peter's Hospice

Fancy a week away at an 18th century manoir in France, a Morgan car experience, a blue Sri Lankan sapphire or Premier League hospitality tickets?

Morgan car

To raise funds for our Room to Care Appeal, we’re holding an online auction with some extremely special and exclusive items up for grabs. All the items have been donated by supporters of the Hospice and are open now for your bids.

All you have to do is visit our auction website here – www.stpetershospicerubydinner.com – and browse the Silent Auction items to see what appeals to you!

The auction coincides with our 40th Anniversary Ruby Dinner, hosted by Joanna Lumley OBE on the night of Thursday 28th June when all bidding will close.

Proceeds from the auction will go towards our Room to Care Appeal to build Bristol a new hospice for the 21st century. Find out more at roomtocare.stpetershospice.org.uk