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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

Nurse Jane walks on air for Room to Care

Posted on 10th May 2018 by St Peter's Hospice

St Peter’s Hospice Community Nurse Specialist Jane Tyson turned fundraising daredevil on Thursday as she competed a wing walk for the Room to Care Appeal

The flying feat involved Jane standing on top of a bi-plane with only a small perching seat and harness to keep her attached, while the plane completed all sorts of aerial stunts.

“Wing Walking has been on my bucket list since I saw Phillip Schofield do it in South Africa last year,” said Jane “And now I had a great reason to do it!”

The Room to Care Appeal is raising funds to rebuild the Inpatient Unit at the Hospice in Brentry.

“As a Community Nurse Specialist for St Peter’s Hospice I can see first-hand how necessary this work is,” said Jane. “I’m so proud to be fundraising to help see the completion of this important project.”

Jane has raised nearly £2000 for the appeal already – to make a donation please visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Jane-Tyson.

To learn more about the appeal visit roomtocare.co.uk.

Room to Care Appeal patron Caroline Quentin returns to hospice

Posted on 4th May 2018 by St Peter's Hospice

With the new Inpatient Unit taking shape at St Peter’s Hospice, Room to Care Appeal patron Carolin Quentin paid a visit to the site on Thursday

Caroline also spent time chatting with staff and Day Hospice patients on her visit. She said “The visit to the hospice today has to be my most exciting day of the year so far; including walking around one of the most incredible buildings I have ever been in.”

The Room to Care Appeal has so far raised more than a million pounds to help build a 21st-century hospice for Bristol, but a further £375,000 is still needed before the end of September to ensure the new IPU is completed and fully kitted out.

To learn more or to make a donation visit roomtocare.co.uk.

James Tudor Foundation pledge £80k for appeal in memory of former [...]

Posted on 13th March 2018 by St Peter's Hospice

Room to Care Appeal Coordinator Petra Littlefair met with trustees from the James Tudor Foundation on Tuesday

The Foundation are supporting the Room to Care Appeal by sponsoring a bedroom for £80,000 in memory of former chair of trustees Martin Wren, who was cared for by St Peter's Hospice before his death in 2016.

The Foundation also supports the hospice's Access Team with an annual £20,000 donation.

Petra gave an update on the appeal at the Foundation's AGM, held at the Merchants' Hall in Clifton. She is pictured with the board of trustees.

To find out more about the Room to Care Appeal, and how we are building a 21st-century hospice for Bristol, visit roomtocare.co.uk.

Croc-ked Lou loses shoes for Room to Care Appeal

Posted on 1st March 2018 by St Peter's Hospice

Our shops area manager Lou is quite fond of her shoes…

However to support the St Peter’s Hospice Room to Care Appeal she is ditching the fancy footwear and solely wearing Crocs to work – for the whole of March!

“It seemed like a good idea months ago but I am panicking slightly!” said Lou. “I had hoped March would bring nicer weather to support the challenge but it seems the snow maybe greeting my poor feet on day one this week. My shops will be 'policing' the challenge and I will be posting lots of photos on social media throughout the month.”

“If you could spare any amount, no matter how small, it would off-set the humiliation and make the pain worth it. Believe me when I say, this is by far the hardest thing I’ve done so far, and I have swam with sharks!”

Spare a thought for poor Lou in all this snow; and if you can, perhaps a few pennies too! Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/louisa-merchant-locke to donate.

To find out more about the Room to Care Appeal visit roomtocare.co.uk.