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The Shakespeare Hospice


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Latest News Wed 16 April 2014
DRESS DOWN DAY
Secondary schools across South Warwickshire took part in a non-uniform day on Friday 11th April, the last day of the Spring Term, to raise money for our new services for young people.
 
Over 6,000 students took part, making donations to the Hospice. The day is estimated to have raised over £8,000. Some students wore Hospice purple, while others chose fancy dress and everyone received a Hospice balloon.
 
Funds raised from the day will go towards the Building the Future Together appeal, funding new services for children and young people including support for bereaved children and young carers. The target for the appeal is £1.2 million, of which £1,090,000 has already been raised.


Latest News Wed 9 April 2014

TESCO CHARTY TRUST
Tesco Charity Trust gave a grant to the Hospice towards the purchase of a specialist chair. The new ‘Hydro-Tilt’ chair uses water cell technology to increase comfort and is fully adjustable to provide maximum support and ease of movement.

Hospice Occupational Therapist Jo Sparrow said: ‘The grant from Tesco Charity Trust has enabled us to purchase a chair which increases comfort for patients vising the Day Hospice. We’re really grateful.’

In the photo John Ray enjoys the new chair with Occupational Therapist Jo Sparrow and Tesco representatives John Parker and Ron Tredwell.


Thu 27 March 2014
CARE QUALITY COMMISSION
At a recent unannounced routine inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) the Hospice was found to be compliant in all areas.  The purpose of the visit was to check that the essential standards of quality and safety were being met. The inspector interviewed patients and staff and found that people were safe and well cared for.

The Hospice prides itself on providing the highest standards of specialist care to local families affected by life limiting illnesses.

The CQC report is available to read here.


Latest News Mon 24 March 2014

WARWICKSHIRE WEEK OF THRIFT
We are pleased to be joining in Warwickshire Week of Thrift from 24th – 30th March with workshops and demonstrations in our stores.
Warwickshire Thrift Week is a free, fun celebration of all things thrifty. It’s about saving money, sustainable living, recycling, conservation and bringing local communities together – embracing the “make do and mend” philosophy.

Monday 24th March the Hospice shop in Alcester had a crochet, jewellery and furniture upcycling demonstration.

Tuesday 25th March the Furniture Store has a furniture upcycling workshop between 9.30am – 1pm.

Wednesday 26th March the Bookshop has an exhibition of remodelling books, while the Alcester shop has a cross stitch demonstration between 1.30pm – 2.30pm.

Thursday 27th March our Wellesbourne shop has a card making and flower arranging demonstration between 10am – 12noon.

Friday 28th March the Alcester shop has a knitting class between 1.30pm – 2.30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at our thrifty events!


Latest News Fri 21 March 2014
KENILWORTH EVENTS
In the last week of March we’re running a range of events in Kenilworth – come and see us for coffee and a chat at The Kings Table on Monday 24th March 1pm-5pm, or pop along to our handbag and pre-loved clothing  sale at  Kenilworth Sports and Social Club on Saturday 29th March 1pm-5pm. If you’re looking for a good night out then join us for our Big Quiz on Saturday 29th March starting at 7.30pm at Kenilworth Sports and Social Club. For more information on these and all our other events please visit http://www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk/events/forthcoming_events.aspx 

Latest News Fri 7 March 2014

BOOKSHOP CELEBRATIONS
We are giving away 15 children’s books an hour to visitors at our Bookshop on Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon, on Saturday 8th March in celebration of the Hospice’s 15th birthday and our new Children and Young People’s Service!

Plus get 5 books in fiction for just £5!


Latest News Fri 28 February 2014
THANK YOU
A big thank to Councillor Neville Beamer, who today presented us with a cheque for £3,000 raised from the Chairman's Dinner and other fundraising activities during his year as Chairman on Stratford District Council.

Latest News Tue 25 February 2014

15th Birthday Celebrations
Thank you to everyone who celebrated the start of our 15th Anniversary year with us. We heard from Chief Executive Angie Arnold about her vision for the upcoming years and from Hospice founder Francis Prentice MBE, who described the 11 years hard work it took before we opened our doors on February 24th 1999.

We also enjoyed this lovely cake made by Diversional Therapist Linda.


Latest News Thu 13 February 2014

Bring your four legged friends along for the 2014 Woofs and Wellies sponsored walk.

Choose from routes of 3 km or 5 km through the beautiful Heart of England Forest at Great Alne.

Start your walk any time between 10am - 12noon and return to a hog roast and doggy treats.

Entry is £10 if you are raising sponsorship, £15 without sponsorship and donations for dogs are welcome. Children under 12 years old come free. Bring your dog, borrow someone else's or come along without one just for the walk!

To sign up or for more information click here or contact Ali Gray on 01789 266852 / agray@theshakespearehospice.org.uk

Thank you to Felix Dennis and the Heart Of England Forest Project.


Latest News Fri 31 January 2014
CROFT SCHOOL
A big thank you to the Croft School who welcomed us into their assembly on Wednesday to hear about the work of the Hospice. All the students were very interested in what our teams do to help our patients and their families.

Latest News Tue 21 January 2014

SIR PETER RIGBY
We are delighted to be hosting a business lunch, as our first event of the New Year, with entrepreneur Sir Peter Rigby as guest speaker.

The networking, 3 course lunch and talk is at The Welcombe Hotel in Stratford on 31st January. Tickets are just £40 and are selling quickly. To book, or for more information including table sponsorship opportunities, contact Ali Gray at the Hospice on 01789 266852 or email agray@theshakespearehospice.org.uk


Latest News Mon 13 January 2014

RECYCLE UNWANTED ITEMS
Please donate your unwanted items to our shops so they can be sold to raise vital funds.

Whether you received a Christmas present you’ll never use or you’re planning a clear out to make room for new gifts, the Hospice shops across the region accept your donations.

Burton Farm is the place for small furniture, bikes and small electricals, while the Furniture Store will take larger items of furniture, rugs and pictures etc. The shops in Greenhill St Stratford, Alcester, Henley in Arden and Wellesbourne will gladly accept donations of clothing, bric-a-brac and books.

Adrienne Rostron, Head of Retail, said “Having a post-Christmas clear out doesn’t have to mean a lot of waste going to landfill.

“By donating items to our shops you will not only be recycling but also helping us provide care and support to families in your local community.”

For more information on all The Shakespeare Hospice shops please click here or call 01789 266852.


Thu 2 January 2014
THANK YOU
All of us at The Shakespeare Hospice would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

Thank you for your kind support throughout 2013 – without the generosity of our volunteers, supporters and partners we would not be able to support local families affected by life limiting illness.

One of the families we helped this year told us:

‘I would just like to express my gratitude for the help you have been during this difficult time for us. My thanks go to all the Hospice nurses for the great work that you do and for carrying out such essential and delicate duties whilst retaining my mother’s dignity. Thank you for the support, caring and help that have made my life a little easier. You really do an outstanding service for which I am very appreciative.’

Thank you for helping us to be there for this family and hundreds of others. Enjoy the festive season and we hope to see you in the New Year. Keep an eye on the website for new events and exciting challenges for 2014.

Latest News Tue 17 December 2013

FESTIVE WINDOWS
Congratulations to the Hospice shop in Henley in Arden for winning the Christmas Window Dressing Competition!

Fantastic work by all at the shop, well done!


Latest News Mon 16 December 2013
SANTA RUN PHOTOS
If you were one of our fantastic Santas in the Santa Fun Run around Stratford upon Avon on December 7th, take a look at more great photos from the day on our Flickr pages

Latest News Wed 11 December 2013

SANTA RUN
Santas were out in force in Stratford on Saturday, December 7th for the sponsored Santa Fun Run, raising funds for The Shakespeare Hospice.

Christmas shoppers had a surprise as over 200 Santas and their helpers ran past them on their 5km route around the town. Children under 12 were in fancy dress, with costumes ranging from festive snowmen and reindeer to a friendly policeman.

With pledged sponsorship, the run has generated over £8,000 for the Hospice, which supports patients with life limiting illness and their families across South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds.

A huge thank you to our fantastic sponsor RA Bennett, to Tempo Events for all their help and Touch FM for covering the event.

Thank you also to all the volunteers who helped on the day, marshalling around the route and helping at registration.


Latest News Tue 3 December 2013

FIREWALK
It may be cold outside but it was hot underfoot for 39 brave souls who challenged themselves and the laws of physics when they walked 20ft across burning hot coals and raised over £5,000 for the Hospice.

The Firewalk took place on Wednesday 27th November. Some motivational psychological training was received before the candidates were asked to remove their shoes and socks and step onto fire, but being asked to complete such a feat is a very big ask requiring belief, confidence and above all, courage.

There were many family members and friends present to cheer them on and give encouragement, and everyone who entered the challenge completed the walk!

To see photos from the event see our Facebook page or Flickr

Thank you all for your support!


Latest News Mon 25 November 2013

STRATFORD'S GOT TALENT!
Join us for the 2013 Stratford's Got Talent Final at the Civic Hall on 7th December.

Be entertained, amused and amazed by our 9 fantastic finalists as they take to the stage.

The final starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 adults, £5 children under 12 years. To buy yours contact Katie on 01789 266852 or kconnor@theshakespearehospice.org.uk

To see information on the finalists, please click here.


Latest News Fri 15 November 2013

CAN YOU HELP?
With the festive season rapidly approaching we are looking for extra volunteers to help at our many events this November and December.

If you could spare a couple of hours one day to marshal at our Santa Run, host a tombola or help at one of our other events please contact Katie or Ali on 01789 266852 or kconnor@theshakespearehospice.org.uk.

Thank you!


Latest News Thu 7 November 2013

SANTA FUN RUN
Start the festive season with a swing - join hundreds of Santas at the Recreation Ground in Stratford on Saturday 7th December for the Santa Fun Run to raise funds for your local Hospice.

Seasonal music and cheer provided by Touch FM will keep you going as you run, jog or walk 5k around Stratford Town Centre.

All entrants will receive a Santa suit and hat (yours to keep!) Children under 12 can come in fancy dress – there will be a prize for the best dressed!

Please join us for this fabulous event to get into the spirit of Christmas and support your local Hospice.

To find out more click here or contact Ali on 01789 266852.


Latest News Wed 30 October 2013
BE 1 IN 100
Could you Be 1 in 100 for The Shakespeare Hospice?
 
So far 15 people have pledged to Be 1 in 100 and raise £1,000 each for our Building the Future Together appeal.
 
Could you join them and make a difference to the lives of young people needing Hospice Care?
 
Whether you have bake sales in your school or office, hold an event or get sponsorship for a challenge, it is easy to raise £1,000.
 
For more information please email appeal@theshakespearehospice.org.uk, or see our appeal pages.


Latest News Tue 22 October 2013

CHRISTMAS CARDS
Hospice Christmas Cards are now available in our shops and the Hospice reception.

You can choose from a wide range of designs, from local scenes to traditional pictures. All proceeds go to the Hospice.

Thank you to our sponsors Knight Frank, The Pudding Club and Marla Tube Fittings for their support.


Latest News Fri 18 October 2013
ANNUAL AUCTION
The Friends of the Shakespeare Hospice’s hugely successful auction is back for its 16th year.
 
This popular event is not to be missed. Come along to Stratford High School on Saturday 19th October to see what treasures you could discover. Viewing starts at 12.30pm with the auction beginning at 2pm.
 
For more information contact Marian on 01789 293695, Margaret on 01789 414584 or have a look at the Friend’s website http://strathospfriends.wordpress.com/


Latest News Fri 11 October 2013

OPEN DAY
The Shakespeare Hospice is opening its doors to visitors on Saturday 12th October, between 10am – 4pm.

Come along for a cream tea and a tour of the Hospice, and to find out about our developments, new services and to see plans for the upcoming building work.


Latest News Fri 4 October 2013

LLOYDS COMMUNITY FUND

Good news: The Shakespeare Hospice has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Community Fund, which means we could be in line for a grant of up to £3,000 to help towards some much-needed refurbishment.

BUT we need your help.
Public votes decide which good causes win a share of the Lloyds Community Fund, so we need our supporters to say YES to The Shakespeare Hospice.
 
There are several ways to get involved: Vote online here

You will need to enter your name and email address, and can only cast one vote from your email account. You will be sent a link, which you must click to register your vote. Lloyds will not ask for any personal or log-on information as part of the voting process.

Vote via text message: Text VOTE MBPC to 61119. Texts are charged at standard rate.

Vote in person at Lloyds: Customers should visit the in-branch voting stand, or ask any member of staff for a voting token. Only one vote per person.

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund is giving grants to over 1,300 good causes. Two organisations from each community will receive £3,000, with another two receiving awards of £300 each.

Voting closes on Friday 1st November.  A share of the Community Fund would make a big difference to us here at The Shakespeare Hospice.


Latest News Fri 27 September 2013
BUILDING THE FUTURE TOGETHER
The Building the Future Together appeal to provide essential new services for young people was launched at The Shakespeare Hospice’s AGM on Wednesday 25 September.
 
£1.2 million is needed for our developments and we are thrilled to announce that thanks to grants from NHS England, Stratford Town Trust and Macmillan we have already raised £857,000!
 
We now need to raise an extra £343,000 through our appeal.
 
The appeal will fund both the development of the new services and building work at the Hospice to create space tailored for young people. The new services and facilities will provide young people with compassionate care in a modern, comfortable and safe space.
 
The new services will support young people facing bereavement, help share the burden for young carers, and support young people and their families who are coping with a life limiting illness.
 
These services are being developed after research has identified significant unmet needs for young people in South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds.
 
Sarah Davies, Head of Fundraising and Communications at The Shakespeare Hospice, urged the community to get behind the appeal. “There is so much we want and need to do to help more families and young people in our community.”
 
You can help in so many ways: Be 1 in 100, fundraise for the appeal, or buy appeal mascot Billie the Bug and take him on your travels.

Latest News Mon 23 September 2013

BIG SING
A big thank you to the 130 singers who raised their voices for the Big Sing on September 14th, generating over £6,000 for the Hospice.

They spent the day rehearsing with local musical director Barry Todd, before performing a fantastic concert in the Civic Hall the same evening. Pieces included ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Born Free’ and ‘I’m gonna wash that man right outa my hair’.


Latest News Fri 20 September 2013

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Last weekend The Shakespeare Hospice shop at Burton Farm celebrated its 10th Anniversary in style!

The recycling shop, which over the past decade has raised enough money to fund the running of the Hospice for 15 months, was turned into an Aladdin’s Cave of treasure, with discounts and offers to thank all the loyal customers and donors.

The shop, winner of the prestigious Pride of Stratford award in 2012 for ‘Best Green Business’, has also helped to keep Stratford green – over 765,000 tons has been saved from landfill, the equivalent of about 63,750 London buses!

Thank you to everybody who visited on the day and helped make our anniversary weekend special!


Latest News Wed 18 September 2013

MOULIN ROUGE BALL
On 7th September Felix Dennis hosted a glamorous charity ball at his house, raising over £45,000 for 3 local charities.

It was an evening of fine dining and dancing, with guest appearances from dancers and fire eaters.

Our special thanks to Mr. Bates, who donated the beautiful handmade rocking horse as an auction prize, adding a fantastic £2,500 to the total.


Latest News Mon 16 September 2013

SWIMMING FOR THE SHAKESPEARE HOSPICE
A big thank you to all the swimmers who took part in the Big 10k Swim on Saturday 7th September, including Freya (pictured), who raised a fantastic £35 in sponsorship!


Latest News Tue 10 September 2013

A HUGE THANK YOU
We would like to say a huge thank you to the Adrian Ashby League of Friends in Alcester for raising an amazing amount of money for us and other charities.

Fantastic fundraisers who have taken on some amazing challenges, thank you all.


Latest News Wed 4 September 2013

STRATFORD 10K
The Stratford Big 10k is this Sunday, 8th September. The Shakespeare Hospice is proud to have been chosen as charity partner for the event, which is sponsored by Lodders Solicitors.

We have already seen a fantastic response from runners raising sponsorship for the Hospice – a big thank you to everyone who has pledged so far.

There’s still time to sign up if you would like to take part, enter via http://www.thresholdevents.co.uk/running/stratfords-big-10k/stratfords-big-10k.php


Latest News Tue 27 August 2013

CLIMBING KILIMANJARO
Ben and Marc Shuttleworth are currently taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of The Shakespeare Hospice.

They have so far managed to raise nearly £1,600!

Everyone at the Hospice wishes them the best of luck and hope they have an amazing experience.


Latest News Tue 20 August 2013

FANTASTIC SUMMER FETE
Hundreds of visitors filled the grounds of The Shakespeare Hospice in Shottery on Saturday 17th August for the 2013 Summer Fete.

Ferrets and a flea circus were among the attractions on offer, along with more traditional games and entertainment. The annual event generated £5,000 for the Hospice.

The threat of rain didn’t deter visitors, who enjoyed a barbeque followed by cream teas and ice cream while taking their chances on the tombola.

A huge thank you to all our volunteers, everyone who donated items for our stalls, and all the visitors on the day. The Fete would not have been possible without the 90 fantastic volunteers who helped out, including those from the Stratford White Stuff store who ran the cake stall.

Thank you also to supporters including the Wellesbourne and Shakespeare Lions, Stratford Rotary, NFU Mutual and the 41 Club for their support through the event.


Latest News Tue 13 August 2013
THE GREAT SHAKESPEARE RIDE 2013
Cycling fever took over Stratford once again on Sunday as people got on their bikes for the 2013 Great Shakespeare Ride.
 
The rain held off as 630 cyclists set off from Stratford Manor Hotel, cycling the 100 km or 100 mile sportive rides round the Warwickshire and Cotswolds countryside in aid of The Shakespeare Hospice.
 
Carole Lomas, an event organiser, said the event had been a great success:
“It was a brilliant day. The atmosphere was amazing and we had some fantastic cyclists really challenging themselves on the hill climbs. Thank you to everyone who took part and volunteered, and see you next year!”
 
Carole also thanked those who backed the event with sponsorship, including Seco Tools, Taylor Wimpey and Stratford Manor Hotel.
 
The Ride generated over £35,000 for The Shakespeare Hospice, which provides care and support to people affected by life limiting illness in South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds.
 
Visit www.thegreatshakespeareride.org.uk for further details.

Latest News Tue 30 July 2013
STRATFORD TOWN TRUST SUPPORTS HOSPICE AT HOME
Stratford Town Trust has awarded The Shakespeare Hospice a grant of £45,959 towards the Hospice at Home service.
 
The Town Trust has supported the Hospice for over 14 years. The continued support of the Trust will enable the Hospice to support more patients in Stratford who would like to receive their end of life care at home. As part of the service the Hospice also supports patients’ carers and family members.
 
A family The Shakespeare Hospice supported recently commented:

‘During the last few weeks of Dad's life, Hospice at Home made it possible for him to remain in a place which he loved, whilst providing all of the necessary care and provisions that ensured his remaining days were comfortable. Hospice at Home gave Dad the dignity to spend his last weeks surrounded by people who loved him and gave us the chance to spend precious time with him as a Dad, rather than a cancer patient.’

Thanks to the continued support of the Town Trust, The Shakespeare Hospice will be able to care for more patients and families at home at the end of life.

To find out how Hospice at Home could help you or someone you know, or to find out about the Hospice’s other services call 01789 266852 or click here.

Latest News Fri 26 July 2013

NIFTY50 SUCCESS

Business brains from Warwickshire companies have shown off their skills in the first Nifty 50 challenge to raise funds for The Shakespeare Hospice.

The challenge gave teams 3 months to turn £50 into as much money as possible for the Hospice. Companies could be as creative as they liked with their ideas - as long as they were legal!

18 companies entered the challenge and over £7,000 was generated for the Hospice, which will make a big difference in caring for people affected by life limiting illness.

At the awards lunch on Thursday 25th July, kindly sponsored by Holiday Inn, winners were announced. The team award for most funds raised went to Harrison Beale & Owen (pictured) in Leamington, who raised a total of £2,770!


Latest News Fri 12 July 2013

CYCLING SUCCESS!
A huge thank you to everyone who entered the first Shakespeare Hospice Leisure Ride on Sunday 7th July. Over 100 cyclists got on their bikes and had a morning ride around the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.

The family ride started from NFU Mutual in Tiddington and offered routes of 10 miles or 25 miles with a picnic provided halfway. With sponsorship from a number of local companies including Seco Tools and Taylor Wimpey, the event raised a fantastic £5,000 for the Hospice.

Event organiser Ali Gray commented: “I am thrilled with the success of the first Leisure Ride. The weather was great, the atmosphere brilliant, and the funds raised will help us continue to provide care and support to those who need it.”

“The feedback we had from cyclists  was so positive, we are delighted everyone enjoyed the event so much and are looking forward to seeing them again in 2014!”

A special thanks to Will White (pictured) who raised an amazing £130 in sponsorship for the Hospice!


Latest News Wed 3 July 2013
EVERY PENNY MATTERS
Do you always have a purse or pocket full of pennies?
Why not have one of our home money boxes?

The small cardboard box will be sent through the post, just fold it into shape and start dropping your loose change in. It’s amazing how quickly it adds up!

Once your home money box is full, you can drop it into the Hospice in Shottery or one of the Hospice shops, or send a cheque for the amount you have collected.

On average, a collection box raises £20 a year, so if you and 99 other supporters collected their loose change, that’s enough to enable at least 13 patients to use all Day Hospice services for a day – it’s that simple.

Please email us today at fundraising@theshakespearehospice.org.uk or call 01789 266852 to request your collection box/es. They are also available from the Hospice reception.


Latest News Mon 24 June 2013
ALL CHILDREN WELCOME AT CYCLING EVENT
Here’s a fun way to enjoy a summer day – join The Shakespeare Hospice Leisure Ride – a charity cycling event and picnic for beginner cyclists and families. Choose from a 10 mile or 25 mile route starting and finishing in Tiddington, Stratford. The longer route includes a picnic stop at Walton Hall; both routes include beautiful scenery, good signage and marshals to guide you. Entry costs £10 for under 16s and £15 for adults.

NEW – All children can now take part in this event – we have a disclaimer for parents/guardians to sign if they would like to bring children under 10 years of age. All children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Raising sponsorship is not compulsory but will help the Hospice to support more local families affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses. There’s only a few days left to sign up at these prices (later sign up costs £20 per person).

For full details and to sign up now please click here or call us on 01789 266852

Latest News Mon 17 June 2013
FAMILIES GET ON THEIR BIKES FOR THE HOSPICE
Don't forget to register for The Shakespeare Hospice’s family friendly cycle event and picnic on Sunday 7th July 2013.

The Leisure Ride starts at NFU Mutual in Tiddington at 10.00am and offers families and individuals the option of 2 distances of 10 and 25 miles, each with fantastic support along the way from an army of volunteers and event organisers. The courses have been specially designed to give ALL a fantastic day out on their bikes in the heart of the beautiful Warwickshire and Cotswolds countryside. The 25 mile route takes in a picnic stop at Walton Hall. Riders must be over 10 years old, with entry costing £10 for under 16s and £15 for adults.

All sponsorship raised will go to The Shakespeare Hospice, and cyclists are encouraged to raise as much sponsorship as possible to enable us to support more patients and their families.

To find out more about how your family can take part in this fantastic day out for the Hospice click here. You can also call the Fundraising team on 01789 266852 or email info@thegreatshakespeareride.org.uk if you’d like more information.

Latest News Wed 12 June 2013
SAINSBURY'S TEAM DAY
Sainsbury’s colleagues have spent a day gardening and helping at the Shakespeare Hospice.

The team of 20 colleagues from Sainsbury’s Profit Protection Team from as far away as Cornwall gave their time to weed, plant, paint and tidy all the grounds.

During the day, the team renovated the Hospice garden furniture with paint kindly donated by Charlecote Garden Centre. The furniture, used daily by patients through the summer, has been given a new lease of life and now stands proudly in the tidied garden. The team also dug over an area of the grounds and laid 64 slabs, on which they put together a shed which will provide much needed storage space for wheelchairs and fundraising equipment.

Sarah Frain, who led the team, said: “One of Sainsbury’s company values is ‘Making a Positive Difference To Our Community’ and we try to play an active role in the communities that we serve. We are immensely proud to represent Sainsbury’s Profit Protection Group helping our community and it has been a great learning experience around Hospices and the fantastic work they do.
“Great motivation and passion was demonstrated by every team member and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”

Angie Arnold, Chief Executive of The Shakespeare Hospice, said “We are incredibly grateful to the Sainsbury’s team for all their hard work and enthusiasm. The Hospice gardens look better than ever and our patients and families will benefit greatly from the enhanced peace and tranquillity there.”

Latest News Fri 31 May 2013
PRIZES NEEDED!
It’s coming up to our busy summer season, packed with local fayres and fetes. We need prizes for our tombolas, raffles and games. If you have any unwanted items such as toiletries, jewellery, bottles (especially alcohol!), biscuits or gifts, we would love to turn them into cash for the Hospice. Just drop your items off at the Hospice in Shottery, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Thank you!

We are also looking for stallholders for our annual Summer Fete, held at the Hospice on Saturday 17th August. If you are a local trader looking for a stall please give us a call on 01789 266852.


Latest News Thu 23 May 2013
FAMILIES GET ON THEIR BIKES FOR THE HOSPICE
Registration is now open for The Shakespeare Hospice’s family friendly cycle event and picnic on Sunday 7th July 2013.

The Leisure Ride starts at NFU Mutual in Tiddington at 10.00am and offers families and individuals the option of 2 distances of 10 and 25 miles, each with fantastic support along the way from an army of volunteers and event organisers. The courses have been specially designed to give ALL a fantastic day out on their bikes in the heart of the beautiful Warwickshire and Cotswolds countryside. The 25 mile route takes in a picnic stop at Walton Hall. Riders must be over 10 years old, with entry costing £10 for under 16s and £15 for adults.

All sponsorship raised will go to The Shakespeare Hospice, and cyclists are encouraged to raise as much sponsorship as possible to enable us to support more patients and their families.

To find out more about how your family can take part in this fantastic day out for the Hospice click here. You can also call the Fundraising team on 01789 266852 or email info@thegreatshakespeareride.org.uk if you’d like more information.

Latest News Mon 13 May 2013
LAUNCH OF YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICES
The Shakespeare Hospice and The Stratford Town Trust launched their new young people’s services partnership at a magical tea party on Friday 10th May 2013.

The new partnership was celebrated by local young people; community groups; health, social care and education professionals. There was light hearted entertainment from comedy magician Mel Harvey, better known as ‘The Grate Mozzarella’ and beautiful piano music from Andrew Henderson of King Edward VI School.

The new Young People’s Services provided by the Hospice include support for young carers, bereaved children, and teenagers with life limiting illnesses as well as a volunteering and education programme with local schools. The Town Trust has agreed to fund 40% of the project, a total of £208,000 over 3 years, subject to achievement of set targets.

Chief Executive of the Hospice, Angie Arnold, said: ‘We’re delighted with the support of the Town Trust which has enabled us to kick-start the new Young People’s Services. We look forward to working with our partners in the community so that no one affected by life limiting illness as a patient, carer or family member ever feels they have to cope alone.’

If you would like to find out more about the new services and how they can help you, or someone you know, please contact the Hospice on 01789 266852.

Latest News Mon 22 April 2013
NIFTY 50 BUSINESS CHALLENGE LAUNCHED
The Shakespeare Hospice has launched its first Business Challenge, calling for local businesses or individuals to transform £50 into as much money as possible over a 90 days period – the only rule is that activities must be legal!

“We are looking to our local business community to help us raise much needed funds” explains Amy Rollason, Corporate Fundraiser. “You can be as creative and inspirational as you like with your fundraising, this is a fun and uplifting way to support your local Hospice.”

Activities already planned by the teams involved include cake sales, raft races and other fantastic fundraising ideas.

The Stratford Business Forum is proudly supporting this campaign and encouraging members to register teams. Jonathan Smith, who established the Forum in 2010, added, “We are pleased to be supporting the Hospice raising vital funds in such a creative way.”

If you would also like to join in this fun Business Challenge and do something wonderful for your local community please contact Amy Rollason or Ali Gray on 01789 266 852 or see more information here

Latest News Fri 12 April 2013
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GRANT FOR HOSPICE EXPANSION
The Department of Health has granted The Shakespeare Hospice £510,000 for expansion of the Hospice building to accommodate services for children and young people.
 
Hospices across the UK are benefitting from the Department of Health scheme, which invited applications last year.
 
Chief Executive of The Shakespeare Hospice, Angie Arnold, said, ‘We are delighted with the grant from The Department of Health which will enable us to provide bespoke young people and family support. We already have planning permission for our expansion, which involves creating first floor space. The new young people’s hub will include a wet room, therapy room, consulting room, teenage social “hub” and children’s play area. The grant will not cover all the work we need to carry out so we will be appealing to our local community to support us in this endeavour.’
 
The Shakespeare Hospice announced its new services for children and young people last month. These include support for young carers, bereavement support for children, Day Hospice care for teenagers and a volunteering and education programme in local schools. To find out more about the Hospice’s expansion, new services for children and existing services for adults, call us on 01789 266852.

Latest News Wed 3 April 2013

SUPPORTER OPEN EVENING - APRIL 11TH
The Shakespeare Hospice will be holding our first supporter open evening of 2013 on Thursday April 11th between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. There will be the opportunity to find out about the range of services we offer to our community and the developments we are planning, as well as the chance to ask any questions that you may have. Light refreshments will be provided and parking is available.

If are you are interested in joining us, please email csmitheringale@theshakespearehospice.org.uk or call Claire on 01789 266852 


Latest News Thu 21 March 2013

STRATFORD TOWN TRUST
Stratford Town Trust has awarded The Shakespeare Hospice a grant towards the development of support services for children, young people and their families affected by life limiting illness.

Hospice Chief Executive, Angie Arnold, said: ‘We’re delighted the Town Trust is contributing towards our new project. Their grant towards the new services will help us to build on the support we have already started to give to Stratford’s young people. We still need more funds to make the whole project happen but the Town Trust have given us a great start.’

The Hospice will provide 4 new services for young people – support for young carers, pre and post bereavement support for children and young people, Day Hospice support for transitional care patients (16-24 year olds with life limiting conditions), and a volunteering/education programme for local schools.

Development of the services is on going.  The Children’s Bereavement Service is already up and running and work has begun with young carers and local schools. If you would like to find out more about the new services, how they can help you, or someone you know, please contact the Hospice on 01789 266852.


Latest News Fri 8 March 2013

NEW HOSPICE SHOP IN WELLESBOURNE
The Shakespeare Hospice is delighted to announce the opening of a new shop at 3, The Precinct, Wellesbourne on Saturday 9th March 2013 at 10am. The shop will stock ladies’ and children’s clothing, home accessories, books, jewellery and knitting wool.

The shop will be opened by Di Walden, Stratford upon Avon Deputy Mayor and Manager of The Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop.

Di explained: ‘This will be the Hospice’s 7th shop in South Warwickshire and will raise much needed funds towards caring for local families affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses.’

The Hospice would love to hear from anyone who has questions, items to donate or time to spare to volunteer in the shop. Please contact Caroline Larson, Wellesbourne Shop Manager on 01789 470027 or click here to find out more.


Latest News Mon 4 March 2013
BOOKSHOP BIRTHDAY
The Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop in Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon, will be celebrating its 5th Birthday on World Book Day, Thursday 7th March 2013. You are invited to come along for coffee and cake and enter our competitions. Take advantage of our 5 for £5 offer on selected paperbacks which runs until Saturday 9th March 2013. To mark this special birthday the shop volunteers will be in fancy dress, as 5 year olds!
 
Manager Di Walden said ‘Over the past 5 years, we have built up a loyal clientele of regulars and tourists who visit us from all over the country. I have a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers without whom none of this would have been possible. I hope people will join us to celebrate the success of our fabulous shop! We are looking forward to the next 5 years and would like to thank all our customers and people who donate so generously to help our local Hospice.’
 
The Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop helps to raise much needed funds towards caring for local families affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses. The shop would be delighted to hear from anyone who has time to volunteer on Saturdays. Call Di on 01789 209232 or pop in. For more information about all our shops click here.

Latest News Thu 21 February 2013

FREEMASONS' SUPPORT
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire kindly donated £1,500 to The Shakespeare Hospice at a charity luncheon on 19th February. Head of Fundraising and Communications, Sarah Davies, said: ‘We are delighted with the continued support of our local Freemasons. The grant from The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire will enable us to help more local patients and their families affected by life limiting illness.’


Latest News Mon 4 February 2013

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 2013
One of The Shakespeare Hospice’s founders and trustees, Francis Prentice MBE, was awarded ‘Citizen of the Year’ in the Pride of Stratford Awards on Friday night. Francis, who received an MBE last year, has worked tirelessly to support the Hospice for more than 20 years. He has also been involved with many other community initiatives including The Shakespeare Marathon. Francis shared the award with joint-winner, Martin Gorick.

Head of Fundraising at the Hospice, Sarah Davies, said, ‘It was a wonderful evening celebrating the best of Stratford. We’re thrilled that Francis has won this well deserved award. His commitment to the Hospice and the wider community of Stratford is outstanding.’

For a full list of winners from this fabulous night, and to view photos, visit http://www2.102touchfm.co.uk/pride-of-stratford-awards-2013/home/


Latest News Thu 31 January 2013

NEW WELLESBOURNE SHOP
Our new shop at 3, The Precinct, Wellesbourne, is opening on Saturday 9th March (more details about our opening day coming soon!)

The shop will stock ladies clothing, bags, shoes and accessories, jewellery, home decoration, paperbacks and wool.

If you'd like to find out more please come along to our special open day at Wellesbourne Village Hall on Wednesday 13th February 2.30pm-5.30pm. Whether you're a potential customer, or you might like to volunteer in store, or you just want to donate some of your unwanted good quality items, we'd love to meet you.

Shopping That Matters:

By supporting your local Hospice shop you are helping us to support hundreds of local families affected by life limiting illnesses, such as cancer. Our specialist care and support helps to improve quality of life for patients as well as providing much needed assistance to their carers, friends and family members.  Each year it costs more than £1.4million to provide the services our community need, with only 5% of that coming from the NHS, so every penny really does matter to us.

For more information about the shop, our open day and our first day of trading, please contact Adrienne on 01789 266852. To find out more about all our shops go to www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk/retail and for more information about our care and how we can help you, visit www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk/hospicecare


Latest News Thu 24 January 2013

CHRISTMAS CHEER DVD
There’s still time to grab a copy of our Christmas Cheer Concert DVD, available for just £7 including postage and packing. It’s a great memento of a special night and another fantastic way to support local families affected by life limiting illness. To order your copy, download an order form or call Linda on 01789 266852.


Latest News Fri 18 January 2013

HOSPICE AT HOME PLOUGH ON
Despite the snowy conditions, our Hospice at Home service is continuing to operate. Our dedicated team of nurses are making home visits, providing care and support to patients and their families. If you are a Hospice at Home patient, please be assured the team are checking their phone messages regularly and are continuing to work.
Well done Hospice at Home team!


Latest News Tue 8 January 2013

CARE QUALITY COMMISSION
At a recent unannounced routine inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) the Hospice was found to be compliant in all areas.  The purpose of the visit was to check that the essential standards of quality and safety were being met. The inspector interviewed patients and staff and found that people were safe and well cared for.

The Hospice prides itself on providing the highest standards of specialist care to local families affected by life limiting illnesses.

To find out more about the Hospice’s latest CQC inspection, contact Head of Clinical Services, Bev Ballinger, on 01789 266852.


Latest News Mon 7 January 2013

2013 CHALLENGES
Fancy a Challenge for 2013?

We’ve got a whole programme of UK and overseas challenges that you can take part in to raise funds for the Hospice. From taking on 24 peaks in the Lake District to jumping from a plane at 10,000ft , to trekking in Little Tibet, we’ve got something for everyone.

Please visit our new Challenges Page to find out more.


Latest News Thu 3 January 2013
THANK YOU
We’d like to thank everyone who donated to our 12 Days of Christmas appeal. The aim was to raise £7,200 to fund all the home visits our nurses would make over the Christmas period. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we reached our target.

The Hospice at Home team cared for 15 local families over Christmas, helping those families to stay together at home. The specialist care they provide to patients at the end of life can prevent unnecessary and stressful hospital admission and can help to maintain dignity and comfort. The support they give to family members can help them to cope and is often described by those families as ‘a life-line.’

Sadly, there were 7 bereavements over the Christmas period, but thanks to your support, our team were able to be there for those families when they were needed most. Thank you.

Latest News Mon 31 December 2012
LORD DIGBY JONES
We are delighted to be hosting a business lunch, as our first event of the New Year, with Lord Digby Jones as speaker.

'No one can do without business' is a networking lunch and talk at The Welcombe Hotel in Stratford on 25th January. Tickets are just £35 and are selling quickly. To book, or for more information including table sponsorship opportunities, contact Ali Gray at the Hospice on 01789 266852 or email agray@theshakespearehospice.org.uk

Fri 21 December 2012

THANK YOU
All of us at The Shakespeare Hospice would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!

Thank you for your kind support this year - without the generosity of our volunteers, supporters and partners we would not be able to support local families affected by life limiting illness.

One of the families we helped this year told us:

‘What would we have done without you? Felt frightened at night when the other services had gone to bed! Instead, you were our back stop from early on in Mum’s illness and towards the end you raced to the rescue. You are an amazing team. I will always be grateful to you for helping Mum remain at home to the end.’

Thank you for helping us to be there for this family and hundreds of others. Enjoy the festive season and we hope to see you in the New Year. Keep an eye on the website for new events and exciting challenges for 2013...


Latest News Mon 17 December 2012
SANTA FUN RUN
Thank you to everyone who took part in our first ever Santa Fun Run this Sunday morning at Stratford High School. The 5km event saw a whole herd of Santas complete twelve laps of the running track, one for each day of Christmas. The jolly Santas were accompanied by seasonal music and much cheering from supporters, Santa fans and some little elves and reindeers.

Hospice Fundraiser Deborah Jones said: 'It was a great festive event and we were delighted to have patients and families we are supporting taking part. Sponsorship monies are still coming in and all the funds raised will go towards helping more local families affected by life limiting illness. Thank you to everyone who took part and supported the event.'

To see more photos of the Santa Fun Run please visit our Flickr pages.

Latest News Tue 11 December 2012

KES CHAPEL CHOIR
We're in Christmassy spirits in the Day Hospice with our programme of festive entertainment in full swing. Thank you to Orchestra of the Swan's Naomi and Matthew who entertained us yesterday and to members of KES School's Chapel Choir who sang for us today (pictured right).


Latest News Mon 10 December 2012

12 DAYS APPEAL
Each December, The Shakespeare Hospice at Home team support 10 or more local families sharing their last Christmas with a loved one.

The Hospice at Home service is provided to patients with any illness who are no longer receiving active treatment and are in the final stage of life. It enables those patients to choose to die at home, with their loved ones and in their own familiar surroundings.

Over the 12 days of Christmas this year the team expect to make 60 visits to local families at a cost of £120 each time. Please could you consider donating to our '12 Days of Christmas Appeal' to help us raise £7,200 and enable more patients to spend their last days at home with their family this Christmas?

To find out more and donate, visit www.justgiving.com/12days or call us on 01789 266852.


Latest News Tue 4 December 2012

THANK YOU ESMEE
We would like to thank Esmee Menzies for reading the poem she wrote about hope at our Light up a Life service on Sunday 2nd December. Here is Esmee's poem:

H is for hospice, the people who listen and care. We can ask the questions and are not scared.

O is for outspoken, make people aware, the signs to look out for, to know where to go, be aware.

P is for peace for us all when times are hard and we are feeling sad. Times of happiness too when my Grandad kept dropping his teeth and when he moaned about the nurses cold hands!

E is for enjoy. The times we share are so important, because the memories will always be there.

My Mamar and Grandad are not here in body but they are around me.
I hope this gives hope to keep going and remember you won't be lonely.

This is for my Mamar and Grandad.

Esmee, age 8.

Don't forget - it's not too late to make a dedication in memory of a loved one as part of Light up a Life. Visit http://www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk/lightupalife/ to find out more.


Latest News Tue 4 December 2012

Join us at The Hospice on Thursday evening at 6.30pm (6th December) for our second Light up a Life service. There will be a short outdoor service of readings, carols and poems in the Hospice gardens followed by mince pies and mulled wine in the Hospice. You can make a dedication to a loved one in our Books of Remembrance, or online if you prefer: Light up a Life Online Dedication. To find out more, contact us on 01789 266852. We looking forward to seeing you.


Fri 30 November 2012
Join us this weekend on the 2nd December at the Great Gardens in the New Place for our Light up a Life service. Time 4.00pm. Afterwards join us for a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine in the Town Hall.

Latest News Wed 24 October 2012
SANTA FUN RUN
Start the festive season with a swing - join hundreds of Santas at Stratford upon Avon High School on Sunday 16th December, walking, running or jogging, the 12 days of Christmas 5k Santa Fun Run to raise funds for your local hospice.

Seasonal music and cheer will keep you going as you enjoy 12 days of Christmas (each day of Christmas is one lap of the track and the total will be approximately 5k) with festive nibbles and a drink at the finish line. In addition to having fun, the objective is to raise as much money as possible for The Shakespeare Hospice.

All entrants will receive a Santa suit and hat (yours to keep!) and a 12 days of Christmas Card which must be ticked on completion of each lap.

Please join us for this fabulous event to get into the spirit of Christmas and support your local Hospice.

To find out more click here or contact Amanda on 01789 266852.

Latest News Wed 26 September 2012
FOGGY AND WHIT
Two legends from the world of motorsport are revving up support for The Shakespeare Hospice.
As part of 'Foggy and Whit: Givin' It Gas', the 2012/13 UK chat show tour, which visits Stratford-upon-Avon on 23 October, four-times World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty, and his good friend and former British Champion James Whitham, have committed to raising funds for The Shakespeare Hospice.  

The event will feature a charity raffle and the chance to win some amazing prizes.
The top prize on offer is a once-in-a-lifetime flight in James’ private plane!
There will also be an opportunity to win selected Carl Fogarty merchandise, and an overnight stay in a top hotel.

Carl and James are set to appear at the Stratford Holiday Inn on Tuesday October 23.
Carl said: “The Shakespeare Hospice is a brilliant charity that provides specialist care for people affected by life limiting illnesses in the Warwickshire area. 
“After hearing of the fantastic work they do, we knew we wanted to raise money for them.
“We try to support a different cause in every town that we go to, and the charity raffles have always gone down a storm in the past. We’ve raised more than £10,000 for various good causes over the course of the last two tours.
“The top prize up for grabs this time is a flight in James’ plane, piloted by the man himself!”

Sarah Davies, from The Shakespeare Hospice, said: “We’re really pleased that Carl and his team have decided to support us.
“We hope the night is a real success and obviously the more people who support the raffle, the better.
“The Shakespeare Hospice offers nursing care and support to patients, enabling them to continue living at home while receiving active treatment. Most of our patients are living with cancer, but we also help patients with heart problems and HIV/AIDS.
“The Hospice is not just for patients however, we have services in place to help carers and family members too.”

The 'Foggy and Whit: Givin It Gas' UK tour is being staged at six venues across England. It starts on Oct 23 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, moves to Nottingham on Oct 24, and then Newcastle on Oct 25. Three further nights are being staged in Chelmsford (Jan 15), Stoke (Jan 16) and Blackburn (Jan 17).
On-stage chat and questions will last around two hours, followed by the charity prize draw and a chance for autographs from Carl and James.

For more details about how to buy tickets for the shows, which are priced at £20, visit www.foggyandwhit.co.uk

Latest News Mon 17 September 2012
TOWN TRUST
Stratford Town Trust has awarded The Shakespeare Hospice a grant of £50,000 towards the ‘Hospice at Home’ service. The continued support of the Town Trust has been welcomed by the Hospice and will make a positive difference to families in Stratford Town. Gillian Trench, Clinical Coordinator of Hospice at Home, said: ‘Our nursing care enables families to stay together in their own homes. Given the choice, most people would prefer to die at home and our care supports people who make that choice. Thanks to the continued support of the Town Trust we will be able to help more local families at some of the most difficult times in their lives.’

Latest News Mon 17 September 2012
ANNUAL AUCTION
Join us at Stratford Academy (the High School) on Saturday 6th October for the 15th Annual Auction organised by The Stratford Friends of The Shakespeare Hospice. Doors open at 12.30pm for vewing the auction lots and buying from the sales tables. The auction begins at 2pm. For more information please visit http://www.strathospfriends.wordpress.com

Latest News Fri 20 July 2012
HOSPICE FETE
Join us at the Hospice in Shottery for our family Fete on Saturday 1st September 2012 and meet Claude, the Recycling Dragon! This event has been planned at short notice after the wet weather cancellation of our Carnival, which was due to take place in early July.
Many of the stall holders who would have been at the Carnival will be joining us at the fete, so come along for family fun, crafts, gifts,  games and refreshments. Plus,  Claude, our Recycling Dragon, was due to make his first appearance at the Carnival but is now going to be at the Fete - he can't wait to meet you all! The Fete will start at 11am and finish at 4pm.
After the rainy conditions all summer we're expecting a scorching sunny September! Please come along and support your local Hospice Fete. If you have any queries please contact Linda or Diane on 01789 266852. Thank you.

Latest News Wed 11 July 2012
DAVID BRADLEY
Congratulations to The Shakespeare Hospice’s President, actor David Bradley. David is being awarded with an honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from Warwick University, later this month.
 
David’s work spans stage and screen, including parts in Shakespeare and award winning television shows. Perhaps his most famous role in recent years has been as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter Films.

Latest News Fri 6 July 2012

CARNIVAL CANCELLED
It is with our deepest regret that we have been forced to cancel our Carnival (Saturday 7th July) and the Dragon Boat Race. Unfortunately the rain has beaten us this time and we do not feel that it is fair on our traders, volunteers or visitors to go ahead in these adverse weather conditions.Please accept our sincerest apologies for any disruption or disappointment this may cause.

 

Our Summer Cash Raffle was due to be drawn at the Carnival but due to these unforseen circumstances the draw will now take place at the Hospice on Monday. Please note that no persons will be disadvantaged by this unavoidable change. Thank you.


Latest News Tue 26 June 2012
FRANCIS PRENTICE
We are delighted to congratulate Francis Prentice, a Trustee of The Shakespeare Hospice, on his recent MBE award for services to the Stratford community.
 
Francis was central to the original appeal to build The Shakespeare Hospice and has remained dedicated to developing the Hospice’s services. Hospice Chief Executive, Angie Arnold, said, ‘we are very proud of the work Francis has done for the Hospice and the community we serve. This is a wonderful way for his hard work to be recognised and we congratulate Francis on this and thank him for all he has done, and continues to do.’
 
Photograph: Angie Arnold and Francis Prentice in the Hospice garden

Latest News Tue 19 June 2012
APOLOGIES
We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused by a data mix-up in our latest newsletter mailing. Some supporters have received incorrectly addressed mail and others have not received anything. 
 
Thank you to everyone who has contacted us about these errors.
 
If you have not received our newsletter and you would like to, please contact us on 01789 266852. If you would like to buy raffle tickets, we can post them to you or you can get them from the Hospice in Shottery.
 
Thank you for your understanding and support.

Latest News Mon 18 June 2012
BEST OF BRITISH
Join us on Saturday 23rd June for our Best of British, red, white and blue Moonlit Walk. We start at Stratford High School - registration from 8.30pm, walking starts at 10pm. Enjoy a 10k route around Stratford including a celebratory fizz stop at Budgens Trinity Mead. Back at the High School indulge in a very British breakfast bun before heading home. Register online or call us on 01789 266852.

Latest News Mon 14 May 2012
CHOOSE CHARITY SHOPS
This is a nationwide campaign to encourage more people to donate directly to charity shops.

Charity shops thrive on donations, but their number one concern at the moment is not having enough second-hand items to sell. We know that most people have items they aren’t using in their homes and that the majority of people have at least one bag of unused clothing in their wardrobes. These items could be put to use by charity shops – adding to the £200 million of annual income they already generate for a huge range of charitable causes.

To find out more about donating to The Shakespeare Hospice shops, call Adrienne on 01789 266852.

Latest News Tue 24 April 2012
FURNITURE STORE GRAND OPENING
The Shakespeare Hospice Furniture Store opened on 21st April 2012 at 10am. Lord Digby Jones made the opening speech to an eager crowd of shoppers as the sun shone. Touch FM broadcast live from the event with interviews from Lord Jones, Angie Arnold, management, staff and volunteers which really showcased The Shakespeare Hospice and its’ services as well as promoting the store. We took an amazing £5500 on our first day which was a tremendous result and thank you to everyone from staff and volunteers to our generous donors for making this such a success.

If you would like to donate any unwanted items, please call 01789 205333 or call in and see our wonderful range of furniture. We also need volunteers to work in the store. For more details, see the retail section of the website.