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January 2021

Get Fit For Forest Holme

Kick off 2021 with a fundraising challenge that will improve your physical and mental health whilst raising money to support your local NHS hospice.

What’s the challenge – Run, walk, skip, hop, cycle, swim, roll or flip – get physical & get those endorphins pumping. You set the challenge; a goal according to your fitness level at a time that suits you. You could challenge yourself to run 5K each week for a month, walk the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) in a week, set your own cycling challenge inspired by the Tour de France; the Tour de Poole! Or show off your moves and have a 2 hour, 12 hour or 24 hour danceathon. 

Your Fundraising – You set your own challenge and your own fundraising target. So just sign up and raise what you can. Everyone who takes part will receive a very special Get Fit For Forest Holme medal. 

As an extra little incentive if you raise over £500 we will send you a very very special Forest Holme hoodie.

How to sign up – It’s super easy!

  • Visit our Get Fit For Forest Holme Fundraising Page
  • Click on the ‘Start Fundraising’ button. 
  • Set your challenge and set up your fundraising page. 

We will be notified when your page is set up and will be in touch and on hand to support you with your challenge and help you raise as much as possible for Forest Holme Hospice.

You can track the miles for your challenge by linking Strava with your JustGiving account. It’s easy to do and we have put together a ‘how to’ to help you along the way.

Why we need your support: Forest Holme Hospice Charity is expecting a funding deficit of £350,000 due to the impact of Coronavirus. We know a lot of people have struggled mentally & physically since the start of the pandemic, so we want to get our local community active to improve everyone’s physical and mental health and help the charity alongside that.

So what are you waiting for, get your kit on and Get Fit For Forest Holme! Sign up now!

We would love to have you involved in this new fundraising challenge. If you have any questions at all, please get in touch by emailing charlie.james@forestholmehospice.org.uk

Date

January 5 - December 31

Address

February 2021

Event Name: Ultra Challenge Series 2021
Start date: February 2021
End date: September 2021
Location: Various
Event webpage: www.ultrachallenge.com

Are you a keen walker or runner looking for a challenge? If so, these events are for you! With 3 different distance options (25km, 50km or 100km) You can choose to walk, jog or run at one of the 12 events around the country. Whether that’s along a stunning coastline, or on trails in the best of Britain’s countryside. This series has something for everyone.

The series includes the Jurassic Coast Challenge. Setting off from Poole Harbour the route passes Corfe Castle, across to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, with ups & downs to the Weymouth half way stop.

How to sign up: You can register for a place by visiting the Ultra Challenge website here.  Once signed up we will send you a Forest Holme T shirt and will be on hand to support you with your fundraising to help you reach (and hopefully smash!) your fundraising target.

For more information: Contact Charlie charlie.james@forestholmehospice.org.uk or call 01202 670644

Date

February 1 - September 30

Address

March 2021

Event Name: Skydive for Forest Holme
Start date: 1st March 2021
End date: 1st December 2021
Location: Airfield Camp, Salisbury, SP4 9RY

Sign up to take part in a Skydive to support Forest Holme and experience the ultimate adrenaline rush as you free-fall at over 150mph.

Skydives are available throughout the year and can be arranged for a date that suits you. To sign up there is an entry fee of £50 to secure your place and we are asking everyone who takes part to pledge to raise a minimum of £350 in sponsorship to support Forest Holme.

Please note: You must be aged 16 or over to tandem skydive but participants aged 16 – 17 will require consent from a parent or guardian. The maximum weight for a tandem skydive is 16 stone.

On the day of your jump, please be prepared to spend the full day at the parachute centre. Parachuting is a weather dependent sport. If you are unable to jump on the date of your course, alternative dates will be made available.

How to sign up: You can sign up for a place online by clicking here. Once signed up we will send you a Forest Holme T shirt and will be on hand to support you with your fundraising to help you reach (and hopefully smash!) your fundraising target.

For more information: Contact Charlie charlie.james@forestholmehospice.org.uk or call 01202 670644

Date

March 1 - September 1

Address

Airfield Camp, Salisbury, SP4 9RY

July 2021

We asked our supporters to create works of art inspired by the yellow ribbon, a selection is now on display for everyone to enjoy.

‘Tie a Yellow Ribbon’ takes place each year at Forest Holme, during Hospice Awareness Month in June, and has been a special commemorative event for many of our supporters. The day brings the community together in joint celebration of our loved ones who are absent in body but remain with us in spirit.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it is not possible to host Tie a Yellow Ribbon in the usual way at the hospice this year, so instead we asked our supporters to create their own works of art inspired by the yellow ribbon.

A selection of our wonderful supporters’ artwork is now on display at several locations around central Poole for you to enjoy. We may not be able to come together for one day for ‘Tie a Yellow Ribbon’ but we hope the Forest Holme Arts Trail will bring families and friends together for a safe walk to appreciate what has been created in support of your local hospice.

Get involved.

The artwork will be on display throughout the month of July. No need to walk into venues in order to see the artwork, all will be displayed in windows and shop fronts. Please ensure you follow all the latest government guidance on social distancing and be mindful of others around you.

You can download the Forest Holme Arts Trail map here

Date

July 1 - July 31

Address

Poole Town Centre

October 2021

Event Name: Virtual London Marathon 2021
Event date: 3rd October 2021
Location: ANYWHERE

Sign up for a charity place in the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 with Forest Holme Hospice Charity.

The virtual London Marathon takes place on the same date as the in-person event, Sunday 3 October, and runners will be marked as completing the race as long as they run 26.2 miles between 00:00:00 and 23:59:59 that day. Using the official London Marathon app to log their run. Although this is a virtual event, you will still receive an official race number in the post from the London Marathon team, as well as your finishers t-shirt and coveted medal on completion.

How to sign up: You can register for a place online by clicking HERE. There is an entry fee of £15 to secure your place and we are asking everyone who takes part to pledge to raise a minimum of £300 in sponsorship to support Forest Holme Hospice.

Once signed up we will send you a Forest Holme T shirt and will be on hand to support you with your fundraising to help you reach (and hopefully smash!) your fundraising target.

For more information: Contact charlie.james@forestholmehospice.org.uk or call 01202 670644.

Date

October 3

Address

Anywhere

Event Name: Run Bournemouth
Start date: 9th October 2021
End date: 10th October 2021
Location: Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens, BH2 5AH
Event webpage: www.runbournemouth.com

 In 2019, our amazing Run Bournemouth team raised over £10,000 to help support patients and their families at Forest Holme. We are now looking for our next team of Forest Holme runners. So if you’re looking for a reason to become a future Run Bournemouth team member, then look no further!

There are several different distances you can choose to take part in, which are listed below, with their individual fundraising targets:

Half Marathon – £250.00

10k – £150.00

5k – £50.00

Junior Races – £50

Dog Jog – £50

How to sign up: You can register for a place with Forest Holme by visiting the Run Bournemouth website here. It’s free to register for a charity place in the event with us. Once signed up we will send you a Forest Holme T shirt and will be on hand to support you with your fundraising to help you reach (and hopefully smash!) your fundraising target.

For more information: Contact Charlie charlie.james@forestholmehospice.org.uk or call 01202 670644

Date

October 9 - October 10

Address

Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens
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