Hospice News

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Fun Fashion & Fundraising

In connection with National Volunteers Week, we have been celebrating and featuring some of our amazing shop volunteer teams to highlight all their hard work and support, as well as give you an insight into the world of gifting time. This week our Director of Income Generation David Jenkins and […]

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£20,000 Boost for Sam Beare!

Sam Beare Hospice received a financial boost from a group of men who took on the challenge of cycling to Cannes in the south of France. CYCLE TO MIPIM is an annual 1,500km bike ride from London to Cannes arriving in time for MIPIM, the leading international real estate fair. […]

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Volunteers Work Wonders

As part of national Volunteers Week we will be thanking our dedicated teams of volunteers for all their hard work and support, and some of our shops have already started. In our Kingfield Shop Shop Manager Linda Cheeseman and Assistant Manager Annie Clark treated the volunteers to cake. “It’s like […]

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Will you be a Dragon for our Hospices?

There are only a few boats left for our inaugural Dragon Boat Challenge on Sunday 6th July on Goldsworth Lake, which promises to be great day out for all the family. Teams representing the local Police, Barclays Bank and Scorpion Training Boot Camp just to mention a few will paddle […]

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The Sam Beare Ball Sparkles…

Our glamorous Sam Beare Ball was held at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz World on May 17th, and raised almost £29,000. Nearly 200 guests enjoyed live entertainment from the UK’s best Take That tribute band, Fake That, comedian Bobby Davro, and the phenomenal YD dancers, who added a wonderful Vegas vibe to […]

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Flower Power Fundraising

Our annual Flower Festival took place on Saturday 17th May at the Chobham Village Hall and raised more than £1,500. This year the theme was ‘Summer Splendour’ and a number of beautiful flower displays were donated to the popular flower raffle. Nurseries around Woking traditionally donate plants and flowers every […]

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Open Gardens event cancelled

The long hot summer has unfortunately taken its toll on most gardens and we are therefore unable to put on our annual Weybridge Open Gardens event. Instead we will be hosting an Open Afternoon at Sam Beare Hospice on Saturday 6 September from 2 pm. Enjoy homemade Cream Tea and […]

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Ashford Manager leads by example

Laura Plunkett, Manager of our Sam Beare Outlet Shop in Ashford, will be leading by example when she joins our Midnight Walk on the 20th June. Last year 78-year-old shop volunteer Mrs Betty Ryalls, joined her on the 8 mile sponsored walk around Brooklands, but this year Laura will be […]

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Keeping Well

It’s devastating to be told you have cancer and Mike Smythe, 68 from Walton-on-Thames, had to face this only months after caring for and losing his wife to the same disease. “I’ve spent the last four and a half years living with cancer, I’ve lost weight, battled depression and completely […]

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Take on the Horsell 200

If you have ever wanted to take on a long distance cycling challenge, but thought that you had to wear lycra just to set off… If you have ever wondered if you could cycle 50 miles a day, and enjoy seeing the countryside as well as have a few drinks […]

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