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Christmas in our Charity Shops

The festive season is always a busy time in our 17 charity shops. People are picking up those last minute quirky gifts and stocking fillers, or extra china and glass wear to dress their Christmas dinner table. In Weybridge, our shop has recently enjoyed record breaking sales due to their […]

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Festive Wrapping

Volunteer Valia Hedley and her team of wrappers have returned to The Peacocks Shopping Centre in Woking to offer busy shoppers the chance to have their presents professionally wrapped in exchange for a donation to Woking & Sam Beare Hospices. This will be the tenth year that Valia has organised […]

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The Super Santas Festive Fun Run

Mercedes-Benz World was brimming with Santas on Sunday as hundreds took part in the annual Woking & Sam Beare Hospices Santa Fun Run. Some ran, whilst others jogged or walked the 2.5km/5km course around Brooklands and a great time was had by all. Christmas songs from Herd of Sax added […]

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Less than 2 weeks to go……

It is almost Christmas and our festive fundraising activities are now really gearing up. You can still BUY your Christmas cards, MAKE your own Christmas Decorations or get your gifts WRAPPED. The choice is yours… Christmas cards – Contemporary and traditional designs available from our retail shops, or buy the […]

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Dove Ball is a roaring success

Our annual Dove Ball took on a 1920’s theme as the Wentworth Golf Club was transformed to the Cotton Club on Saturday, 29 November. After a champagne reception over 200 guests enjoyed a four course meal , while TV’s Dominic Littlewood hosted  the evening superbly. Entertainment included the Impact Dance Group, […]

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And the winner is…

Charity shops are always a great place to pick up little treasures at low prices, but Lauren Hounsome from St John’s got double lucky when she bought a Hospice Lottery ticket in our Woking shop and scooped the first price of £1000. “Every time I visit Woking I always pop […]

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Historical talk at Sam Beare

Our Sam Beare Day Care patients have been treated to a talk about the legendary Tudor warship Mary Rose, as part of the unit’s activity schedule. Trevor Sapey from the Portsmouth Maritime Museum came along fully equipped with props, photographs and drawings. He explained various theories about how the ship […]

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Volunteer Wins Wheels

Christmas has come early for Hospice volunteer Anne Wake, who scooped the top prize of a brand new Honda Jazz, in our 2014 Car Raffle sponsored by local car retailer Trident Honda, with sites in Ottershaw and Weybridge. Anne, who along with her husband has been volunteering for us for […]

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Bullseye Fundraising

Long-standing Hospice supporter Phyllis Chotter has visited us to hand over the £1,500 she raised by hosting a darts competition at the Pyrford Social Club last month in memory of her husband Len. The 74-year-old has been fundraising for us since 2000 and has so far donated nearly £14,000 to […]

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Joining the Children in Need Campaign

Our Children’s Services Manager Julie Cole is appearing in this year’s Children in Need Campaign, which is all about going ‘Bearfaced’. Over the past three years our Hospices have received more than £88,000 from Children in Need, so this is our way of giving something back. The funding we have […]

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