Hospice News

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Sam Beare receives Community Nurse grant

Earlier this year the Walton Charity awarded Sam Beare Hospice a grant worth £24,000 over three years. The significant grant will part fund a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to provide palliative care and support to those people living with life limiting illnesses in and around Walton. To see how the […]

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Tommy D back from Thailand

Our Tommy D group for bereaved young people have returned from their trip to Surin in Thailand, where for two weeks they have been volunteering within the local community and helping vulnerable children. The eight teenagers, who have all suffered a close personal loss, went along with Children’s Services Manager, Julie […]

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Builders and start date for new Hospice announced

We are pleased to announce that construction of our new Hospice in Denton Way, Goldsworth Park, Woking is scheduled to start in mid-September with the main works commencing in October. With the loan facility from Woking Borough Council agreed, planning permission granted and the extensive tender process completed, our Hospice […]

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Free-falling Fundraising

LexisNexis, a legal based business solutions company that provides tools and information to assist legal professionals, have taken to the skies to fundraise for our Hospices by completing a skydive. Five staff, alongside the Hospices Challenge Events Fundraiser Melissa, braved the idea to jump out of a plan from 15,000 […]

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Royal invite for dedicated volunteer

Long-standing fundraiser and volunteer, Virginia Edwards, has been recognised for her services to the community with an invitation to attend the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. Virginia, who has spent the past 25 years giving her time and energy to support our Hospices was joined by her husband David, […]

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Our care reaches new areas

We are excited to announce that our community services are expanding to cover the areas of Ripley, Send and Merrow. Although we have been responsible for referrals for in-patient care before, we will now also take on the specialist palliative and end of life care provision of community services. Our […]

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Cyclists meet before the big Ride100

Some of the 43 enthusiastic cyclists, who will be taking part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 on Sunday 2nd August as team WSB, have joined us for a pre-race gathering at Woking Hospice. The group met to share fundraising tips and organise more training before the big event. The […]

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Thank You Midnight Walkers

Last month a magnificent 718 women took part in our 8th annual Midnight Walk and the sponsorship money has been flooding in since. This week Debbie and Cecily visited Woking Hospice to present us with the incredible £2,125 that their group ‘Flynn’s Fillies’ raised from the event. Cecily has taken […]

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Roaring Dragon Success

Almost 300 competitors paddled across Goldsworth Park Lake on Sunday for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices annual Dragon Boat Challenge. Sixteen teams took to the water competing against each other in colourful long boats, and plenty of sunshine and local support meant the day was a roaring success. True to […]

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Colleagues take on Ride London-Surrey 100

A group of work colleagues from the Woking based print and communications company Optichrome will be going the extra mile for our Hospices, as they take on the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 on the 2nd August. The four guys, who all love cycling and stopping for cake along the way, […]

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