Latest News

Check this page regularly for the latest news regarding the Room to Care Appeal.

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.

Rowing for Room to Care brings in thousands for hospice appeal

Posted on 26th February 2018 by St Peter's Hospice

An intrepid team of eight rowers from Crossfit Avon completed a brace of incredible physical feats in aid of the St Peter’s Hospice Room to Care Appeal on Saturday

Hospice educator Caroline Mundy warmed things up on a bright but freezing Saturday by rowing a full marathon outside the St Peter's Hospice shop in Horfield in three hours and ten minutes.

Caroline's Crossfit teammates then rowed a cumulative 804km – the equivalent to the area in square kilometres covered by the hospice – at their Bishopston gym in just over six hours.

Their gruelling challenge has so far bought in more than £10,000 for the appeal.

"It was a huge success!" said Caroline. "The total is still rising but we are now past the £10k mark, which is absolutely incredible.”

“Everyone rowed their hearts out, gave so very generously and ate lots of cake! It was so good to see family and friends getting together, cheering each other on."

To make a donation visit justgiving.com/fundraising/caroline-mundy1 and to learn more about the Room to Care Appeal visit roomtocare.co.uk.

Ready, Steady, Bake! launches at Icon offices

Posted on 20th February 2018 by St Peter's Hospice

The St Peter’s Hospice Ready, Steady, Bake! campaign was launched in spectacular style at the offices of Icon Films on Tuesday morning

The production company’s kitchen tables were laden with all sorts of baked goods, to suit every taste and dietary requirement, with pots of tea and coffee to wash down the savoury and mostly sweet treats.

Taking place throughout March, Ready, Steady, Bake! will see supporters across Bristol take to their kitchens and host tea parties, cake sales and coffee mornings to raise money for St Peter's Hospice.

Icon Films are backing Bristol's only adult hospice and its Room to Care Appeal as their former Operations Manager, Tam Huggett-Haines, spent her final days being cared for by the hospice in January 2017.

“The St Peter's Hospice Room to Care appeal is a cause that is incredibly close to Icon Films' staff members' hearts,” said Rebecca McEwan, Business Affairs and Commerical Manager.

“We want to make sure that all members of staff at Icon Films have an opportunity to contribute to the appeal and Ready, Steady, Bake is a fun and accessible way for everyone to get involved, be it by getting creative in the kitchen or simply turning up on the day to gorge on the variety of baked treats.”

The 2017 Ready, Steady, Bake! campaign raised an incredible £10,000 for St Peter's Hospice, with more than 100 events held across Bristol, and fundraisers hope to top that this year.

The money is needed more than ever in 2018 as the hospice aims to complete the funding of its redeveloped Inpatient Unit through the Room to Care Appeal.

All 51 St Peter's Hospice shops will be taking part with their own cake sales meaning customers can pick up a sweet treat while they shop for pre-loved fashion, books and toys - maybe even their own bakeware!

St Peter's Hospice community fundraiser, Lisa Kimpton, said: "What better way to get everyone smiling at school, work or home than with a cake sale or tea party?"

"Whatever you bake or buy, whether you use your best vintage china or paper plates, all the money raised will help local families living with complex life-limiting illness.

"The people of Bristol really got behind us in 2017, and we're hoping for an even bigger bake this year!

"If you can't hold a party yourself, keep an eye out for cake sales taking place at your local shop."

If you’re inspired to host your own bake sale at school, work or home, visit stpetershospice.org.uk/readysteadybake for more information and fundraising materials.

Icon Films auction raises £6250 for Room to Care Appeal

Posted on 9th February 2018 by St Peter's Hospice

Icon Film’s Charity Auction in aid of St Peter’s Hospice was a huge success as guests dug deep to splash out for the Room to Care Appeal

In December 2017 the Bristol-based production company pledged to raise £10k for the appeal by October and their first big event on Wednesday 7 February brought in an incredible £6,250.

Ninety people headed to Bristol Harbour's Watershed for the event; they were greeted with a prosecco reception before Icon's Tom Cooper opened the bidding on a fantastic selection of items kindly donated by a huge range of businesses and organisations.

The amazing lots included a weekend holiday in Devon for up to six people, a seven-night stay in a Granada villa, tickets to Michael McIntyre and a gin experience at the Psychopomp micro-distillery.

More than 1,600 raffle tickets were sold for the evening's closing event, with prizes including a £100 Papadeli's voucher, a bottle of champagne to enjoy at Box-E on Wapping Wharf and a £50 voucher for Experience Days.

Icon Films are supporting St Peter's Hospice in 2017/18 by raising funds for the Room to Care Appeal.

The company’s former Operations Manager Tam Huggett-Haines, spent her final days being cared for at the Hospice in January 2017. Icon produced a film for the appeal in November, featuring Tam’s husband Dan.