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March 2020

Saturday 14th March – Saturday 16th May

Forest Holme Hospice has teamed up with Lighthouse in Poole to hold an exhibition of selected images by internationally renowned photographer Rankin from his 2013 exhibition Alive: in the Face of Death.

In the original exhibition, held at The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Rankin, best known for his glamorous portraits of celebrities and fashion icons, set out to explore and challenge our perceptions of death and ignite dialogue.

Through his lens, the stories of those touched by death were revealed and included people living with a terminal illness and those who have faced death and survived, alongside a plethora of people who work with individuals at the end of life, including Poole-based Palliative Care Specialist, Dr Simon Pennell.

The Lighthouse exhibition focuses on three themes – professional mourners, celebrity death masks and homage to the Day of the Dead in Mexico – which are powerfully and expressively explored through Rankin’s striking images.

A beautiful hardback book that accompanied the original exhibition and features more than 70 images and inspirational accounts of the people involved in the project will be available to refer to.

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March 14 @ 10:00 am - May 16 @ 10:30 pm


Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, 21 Kingland Rd
Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG United Kingdom
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Go wild in the aisles at Sainsbury’s in Poole on Sunday 29th March 2020.

Tickets are £1 each and available from the fundraising team at Forest Holme Hospice but will also be be included in the next Newsletter mail out in early February 2020.

Terms and Conditions:
– The trolley dash will take place on Sunday 29th March 2020 starting at 9.30am.
– No clothing, general merchandise, electrical, alcohol, cigarette or tobacco products.
– Maximum spend is £300 and you get 3 minutes.
– You will be given 5 minutes to look around the store first to plan your route.
– You will be given one trolley and can collect another if you need it.
– Only one item of each product allowed.
– No discount cards or Nectar Cards allowed


March 29 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am


Sainsbury’s Poole, 11 Pitwines Close,
Poole, Dorset BH15 1XU

April 2020

Spring into action with The Great Hospice Hike – a scenic hike around the Isle of Purbeck – on April 5th 2020.

Guided by a professional walk leader, this scenic circular hike of approximately 7 miles takes in some of Dorset’s most beautiful views beginning at Heath Green Road in Studland, before following a route that takes in Old Harry Rocks, before heading to Ballard Down, then towards The Obelisk, Studland Golf Course and Agglestone Rock.

The hike is a circular trip from Heath Green Road in Studland to Old Harry Rocks, before heading to Ballard Down, then towards The Obelisk, Studland Golf Course and Agglestone Rock.

There will be a stop for a lunch break, before continuing back round to the starting point. The hike is led by a professional walk leader and starts at 10am. The seven mile trip takes about five hours.

For more information, please contact Charlie on 01202 670644 or email fundraising@forestholmehospice.org.uk

£15.00 40 tickets left


April 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Heath Green Road in Studland

May 2020

Join us for a special night of entertainment and celebration in aid of your local hospice, Forest Holme.

Next year’s Spring Ball will take place inside the beautiful grounds of Parley Manor.

The ticket price includes a welcome drink, delicious 3-course meal (with 1/2 bottle of wine), coffee and chocolates.

Click here to view the menu and further information.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Hannah@forestholmehospice.org.uk

£65 – £650 16 tickets left


May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Parley Manor, Parley Green Lane
Christchurch, Dorset BH23 6BB United Kingdom
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August 2020

Do something amazing for Forest Holme Hospice and take part in our next charity Wing Walk and experience the wind in your hair at 130mph on top of a Boeing Stearman.
The hospice has a special Wing Walk Charity Day booked on Friday 7th August with plenty of slots available but a number of dates can also be booked in May, June, August and September. The challenge takes place at Compton Abbas Airfield near Salisbury and is open be anyone aged between 18 – 75 years of age, who must weigh no more than 85kgs (13st 4lb).
Flying with some of the most experienced pilots in the country at speeds of up to 130mph on a Boeing Stearman, the adrenaline fuelled flight is organised by the Wing Walk Company, who are regarded as the modern day equivalent of the Barnstorming Pioneers, who would have travelled the country in the 20’s and 30’s as part of a flying circus.
For further information and to register about all Forest Holme events are available from the fundraising office on 01202 670644 or email charlie.james@forestholmehospice.org.uk


August 7


Compton Abbas Airfield Salisbury, Dorset SP5 5AP + Google Map

September 2020

Enjoy a fun quiz night at Swanage Conservative Club on Friday 18th September at 7pm.

Entry is £5pp with teams of between 6 – 8 people.

There will also be a raffle and tombola.

£5.00 100 tickets left


September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Swanage Conservative Club, 27 Kings Road West
Swanage, Dorset BH19 1HE

October 2020

Singles, couples and groups – dig out your checked shirt, dust off your dancing shoes (or boots!) and join us for a Barn Dance at Cobham Sports and Social Club on Friday 9th October 2020.

There will be a live music from the excellent Black Sheep, plus a ‘Caller’, and all dances will be taught during the evening.

You can try your luck on our charity raffle or wine toss game and why not dress up in your favourite cowboy/cowgirl attire?

It starts at 7.30pm, with dancing beginning at 8pm and tickets are £18pp, which includes a basket meal.

Tickets are available from the fundraising office on 01202 670644 or email fundraising@forestholmehospice.org.uk

£18.00 150 tickets left


October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Cobham Sports and Social, Merley Park Road
Broadstone, Dorset BH21 3DA
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