St Barnabas Hospice
Why not dust your running shoes off and sign up to St Barnabas Hospice’s latest fundraiser – Gone Running, 100km this Autumn? Gone Running is about setting your own pace and your own rules to complete 100km this autumn whilst raising vital funds for St Barnabas Hospice.
Once you register you will receive training and fundraising tips from local athlete Joe Wilkinson, last year’s Lincoln 10K winner and Mike, the charity’s resident Challenge Fundraiser. They will post you a St Barnabas T Shirt and a medal to wear proudly as you cross your finish line too, all for £12.00.
Every pound you raise and every time you go out and wear your St Barnabas T Shirt with pride will help the charity fight their way through the impact of this pandemic and enable them to care for the most vulnerable people in the county.
St Barnabas’ central warehouse at Cardinal Close, Lincoln LN2 4SY is now accepting donated items from 9.00am to 5.00pm, weekdays. They are limiting donors to 10 bags or boxes each and ask people not to donate furniture currently. You do not need to book to donate your items. Their charity shops will also be accepting donations every Tuesday and Friday until their storage areas are full. This does not need booking. They ask that all supporters focus on quality over quantity.
With St Barnabas shops re-opened, more volunteers are needed to help with sorting donated stock, pricing items, till work and merchandising. If you’re unemployed, furloughed or a school leaver and you want to keep active, add to your CV and give back to a local charity, please visit email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01522 518221.
Dragonfly campaign raises £110,401
St Barnabas Hospice is delighted to announce that their dragonfly campaign has raised an incredible £110,401. This money has been raised by hospice supporters dedicating 2,754 dragonflies in memory of loved ones.
Dragonflies have become a symbol for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. As part of the St Barnabas campaign, The Story of the Dragonfly by Doris Stickney was used to help children understand the death of someone they were close to. This story is one which St Barnabas nurses give to grieving parents and children to help them through a difficult time.
Sam Waterer, Individual Giving Fundraiser at St Barnabas Hospice said: “It is a wonderful feeling to know our little dragonflies will be helping so many people who are grieving loved ones. An amazing number of visitors came to Doddington Hall and Gardens during the two weeks our display was in place, and we are so grateful to the team there for hosting, designing and helping to create the display for us.”
A local company, Daniel Charles, supported St Barnabas by donating and delivering all the stone that made the pond structure at the Dragonfly display. This is just one of the ways corporate support can make a real difference. If your business would like to find out more how they can help, please call Rebecca Hooton on 07825 713666 to find out more.
The hospice has a range of ideas suited to all types of supporters. Please visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/fundraising-ideas to view the list.