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April 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we thought it would be nice to get people challenging themselves, staying active and also keeping spirits up with some exercise at home that can be done individually, as a couple or as a family.

Therefore, why not sign-up to run, jog or walk (or skate!) a marathon, half marathon, 10k or 5k that you can do in your own time over however long you need, as this is a marathon not a sprint!

What better way to keep safe and active at home while supporting your local NHS hospice.

£3 – £15

Date

April 15 - August 31

Address

Garden, local streets or park

July 2020

Tie a Yellow Ribbon takes place each year, during Hospice Awareness Month in June, and is 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.

Every summer the yellow ribbon dedications glisten in the sunshine outside the hospice and are a visual reminder of the love and fond memories we have of our partners, family members and friends.

Under the current Government guidelines, our usual Tie a Yellow Ribbon event on June 18th will unfortunately not take place at the hospice this year, so instead we would like to expand our yellow ribbon display out into the local community.

Join us in displaying yellow ribbons in your windows and gardens across Dorset and beyond. Please feel free to be creative with your designs (see some wonderful ideas from our supporters below) but for ease, we have produced a ribbon template that this available to download here.

Follow our Step By Step Guide here and share your photographs via our social media pages.

Please visit our Dedications page to see your submissions.

If you’d also like to make a donation for your ribbon you can do this via our donate button or you can pay via bank transfer – our bank account details are as follows:

Forest Holme Hospice Charity
Sort Code – 20-68-79
Account Number 60408425 

Date

July 1 - September 30

Address

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

Date

August 7

Address

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

Date

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

Address

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

October 2020

Challenge yourself to one of the many races on offer and support your local NHS hospice.

Choose from Half Marathon, Supersonic 10K, Supersonic 5K, Supernova 5K, Junior 2K, Junior 1.5K, Kids 1K or Dog Jog.

Register by visiting www.runbournemouth.com and choosing to support Forest Holme Hospice.

Date

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 10:00 pm

Address

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

Date

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

Address

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

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.

£65 – £650 12 tickets left

Date

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Address

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