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The Hospice of St Francis Newsletter - September 2017

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HYOOURSPICE Care and support when it matters most NEWS AUTUMN 2017 523 4A grand day out Hospice gets arty The trek of a lifetime Mayoral appeal Helping patients to Registered Charity No: 280825 achieve their goals Read more on page 2stfrancis.org.uk

HOSPICE NEWS MAKING MEMORIES... and Dorinda, both bridesmaids). “I lost confidence that I would ever get back to where I was. That’s why it’s so wonderful to have Hospice care is about much more than just attending to patients’ help from the Hospice. They helped me to see that there is still a medical needs. It’s about enhancing their lives and giving them lot that I can do.” the confidence to work towards goals that are important to them and their families. For many patients, a goal can be simple. It might be to enjoy a delicious meal again with family and friends once symptoms have been controlled following a short stay in one of our beds. It might be to return to work for a patient who is seeing our Spring Centre team as they recover from cancer. Or it could be to gain the strength and confidence to manage the stairs back at home. Whatever the aspiration, our clinical team, which includes physio and occupational therapists, our Hospice chef and both Inpatient Unit and community nurses, all take the time to understand Similarly, the first thought that single mum, Sharon Bell, 47, had individual patients’ hopes and work to empower them to achieve when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2016 what’s important to them. was whether she would be well enough to watch her only Audrey Heyns, 65, from Berkhamsted, who has a chronic genetic daughter Alisha, 21, graduate with a law degree from Bristol lung condition, is a patient who doubted whether she would be University this summer. well enough to travel to Hereford to attend her son Daniel’s With emotional support and encouragement from Clinical Nurse wedding in July after she contracted pneumonia in January. Specialist, Julie Brown, Sharon had the confidence that she could But with the care and support of the Hospice’s Physiotherapy and manage the two-day trip. Community Clinical Nurse Specialist teams, Audrey felt well Sharon, (pictured above left with Alisha and above right with Julie) enough to make the journey to watch her son say ‘I do’, from Abbots Langley, said: “Alisha has worked so hard and done so surrounded by family and friends. “It was such a team effort,” well, especially as she had to cope with my illness while doing her explained Audrey (pictured on p1 with her husband Daniel Sr, degree. I am so proud of her and watching her graduate was the bride, Lorna, and groom, as well as with her daughters Dorique best day of my life.” ...AND FORGING FRIENDSHIPS Members of The Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group, which has been meeting at the Hospice twice a month since November 2016, have become such good friends that they recently got together to organise their own barge trip on the Grand Union Canal - and invited Hospice staff to join them. The group, whose members all have the respiratory condition Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), had a memorable day opening and closing the six locks they encountered along the way and enjoying each other’s company against a different backdrop. “It was a really happy day out with good friends - we especially enjoyed the fish and chips!” said group member, Alex Thomas. CHANGES AT THE TOP This month we say a sad farewell to Steve Jamieson, who has basis to ensure that our patients and their families receive the been Chief Executive Officer at The Hospice of St Francis since care and support they need.” March 2015. Steve is leaving us to take up the Chief Executive’s role at The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in London. The process of recruiting Steve’s successor is now well underway and it is hoped an appointment will be made shortly. During his time at the helm, Steve has overseen a number of changes to the organisation that have improved our ability to In the meantime, we look forward to the provide the excellent care for which we’re known and which was arrival of Linda McEnhill (pictured right) who recognised when we were rated outstanding by the Care Quality has been appointed as our new Director of Care Commission in 2016. and is due to start with us in the coming weeks. Linda is a highly experienced social worker who Steve commented; “I feel very sad about leaving this wonderful has spent a number of years working in charity, however, I go, confident that it is in the capable hands of hospice settings. Most recently, Linda worked an excellent and passionate Executive Team and our dedicated as Director of Supportive Care at St Joseph’s staff and volunteer body who all go above and beyond on a daily Hospice in London.2

SOAP AND GLORY BFOESRTTFHOEOHTOFSOPRICWEARDPatients, carers and volunteers gathered at the Hospice A local community doctor has marked his retirement fromin early July for the preview screening of a special general practice by putting his best foot forward for theanimated film, produced with the help of animator, Kim Hospice and completing a challenging long-distance walk.Noce, featuring more than 100 soap carvings created as Dr Keith Hodge, 61, (pictured above) who worked as a GP atpart of this year’s Art Bag project. Fernville Surgery in Hemel Hempstead from 1986 until his retirement in July, raised more than £1,400 by walkingThe creative project helps promote wellbeing and relaxation 130 miles to his new home in Bath.and builds resilience when coping with a serious illness. “I’ve been blown away by the response,” he said. “The HospiceMum-of-two Samantha Owen, 49, has helped so many of my patients over the years. I have been(pictured right) became involved in the fortunate to work with and care for many, many wonderfulArt Bag project following treatment for people in Hertfordshire over the last three decades and I ambreast cancer. She said: “For me, this very sad to be leaving.”project has been an opportunity to getout there and try life again. Being DWREIISTAAHCBHLIILENIATGRIENPSEINOGPLEinvolved in a project with people whowere going through a similar situation The Hospice of St Francis has been training staff atwas really reassuring. Hopefully it will supported living units for people with learning disabilitieshelp other people at the beginning of their diagnosis realise to deliver excellent end of life care for adult residents.that there is help out there and that it comes in many The project has been recognised by NHS England, which hasdifferent forms.” included it on its website of innovative initiatives. The aim of the programme, run in collaboration with Herts CountyTake a look at the film here: stfrancis.org.uk/artbagvideo Council, Herts Care Providers Association, Isabel Hospice, Rennie Grove Hospice Care and Garden House Hospice Care,SHCORSEPEICNEINHGOSSETRSVICE was to reduce the number of inappropriate hospital admissions and to increase home staff’s confidence andWe were pleased to welcome the Beds & Herts Breast competence in delivering end of life care.Screening Service to our grounds between January and June,when no other Berkhamsted locations were available. Karenann Spicer, Director of Education and Research at the Hospice, said: “The training has helped staff to recogniseNearly 8,200 women aged 50 - 70, from Berkhamsted and the when the last days of life are imminent and to feel confidentsurrounding area, were invited for a routine mammogram. in putting a care plan in place based on an individual’s needs in what can often be a complex situation.”Anne-Marie Leach, the service’s Deputy Screening Manager,said: “I’d like to express our thanks to all of the team at TheHospice of St Francis.“They couldn’t have been more accommodating and withouttheir help, we would have had to offer appointments at ourLuton and Dunstable Hospital Unit.“The 79% uptake rate for the core screening age group wasexceptionally high - 3% higher than the 76% we achieved threeyears ago and 9% higher than the national target of 70%,which we’re delighted with.”THREE CHEERS FOR HLP! HLP Chief Executive, David Griffiths, said:The Hospice Lottery Partnership is celebrating its 20th year “As we reach our 20th yearof raising much-needed funds through its weekly lottery draw we want to attract manyand seasonal Superdraws, for its five partner hospices. more new players and make an even greaterSince it started in 1997, it has donated a total of £10m to its difference to people’spartners and last year alone, The Hospice of St Francis received lives at a time when they£196,000. The not-for-profit organisation, based in Tring, was need help most.”also named as a finalist in the ‘Not for Profit Business of theYear’ category of the SME Hertfordshire Business Awards, Visit hospicelottery.org.uk HLP membership promoters, Jennie,after a year which has seen a 3.5% growth in membership to find out more. Jude and Bev enjoying theincome and a 12.7% growth in donations. Bubble Rush celebrations. 3

SHUOPWPYOORUT UCASN We couldn’t provide our care without our loyal supporters fundraising for us! Here’s a flavour of what’s coming up this Autumn and beyond. MCHUADLPLAECNKGE RUN FOR US! 15 OCTOBER We have lots of running challenges from the London Landmarks Half Marathon to the London Marathon - Places are filling up fast for our filthiest check the back page for further details. fundraiser of the year – The Mud Pack OTRPEEKNSEAVHEANRINAG Challenge. Promising lots of muddy fun, 7 NOVEMBER, 6.30PM new features include a challenging ramp Get set to take on the challenge of a lifetime in November obstacle and a mud 2018 by trekking across the Sahara desert. After completing bath at the end! the 30km trek you’ll spend two days helping out at a local Don’t delay, secure community project in Marrakech and exploring the hustle your place now on the and bustle of this exotic city. To find out more about this muddiest challenge for magical trip and attend our Trek Sahara Open Evening email: miles around at [email protected] stfrancis.org.uk/mudpack CBHIGAGLELSETNLGOESER and remember, mud washes off but memories last a life time! JANUARY 2018 WEDDING DRESS BALL Are your clothes feeling a little snug? Do you want to get fit and healthy to enjoy life to the full? Over just 12 weeks you 7 OCTOBER could change your life forever. The expert team at Sportspace will provide you with personal and group training, weekly Desperate for a chance to weigh-ins, an eating plan and access to the pool, exercise wear your wedding dress classes and the well-equipped gyms. Find out more at again? Got a favourite bridesmaid’s dress? Or stfrancis.org.uk/biggestloser just love the idea of dressing up? Whatever CCAHRRIOSLTSMAATS TIME you marital status, come along to our inaugural Wedding Dress Ball in the stunningly 17 DECEMBER refurbished Pendley Manor, Tring. This unique evening will include a drinks reception, delicious three-course meal, We are excited to be hosting entertainment, photo booth, raffle and live auction. our first ever Carol Concert at St Albans Cathedral. Join us Tickets priced £65 per person or £600 for a table of 10 for a festive afternoon of for the whole wedding party are available from our popular carols in this stunning website or by calling 01442 869555. location, supported by performances from Harpenden Choral SANTA DASH Society and the Sir John Lawes School Choir. Tickets available from early October through the Cathedral website: 10 DECEMBER stalbanscathedral.org or call 01727 890200/860780. All proceeds will help us care for more patients and their Get into the festive spirit with loved ones at this special time of year. friends and family and celebrate 10 years of Santa dashing along the 2.5-mile route around Hemel Hempstead. What better way to spread Christmas cheer? Sign up today at: stfrancis.org.uk/santadash4

HWOAEFIGLLTILPFOTTFMOAINODMARYILYROIOEWUSWRILL CINOMLLEEMAOGRUYES RIDEBy remembering The Hospice of St Francis with a gift in We were delighted when local company, Connect Plus,your Will, you can leave a legacy that continues to give chose to support the Hospice for its annual charitycare, support and comfort to families and members of bike ride.our community for generations to come. A 30-strong team tookPat Hunter made a commitment to helping the Hospice in on a tough cyclingthe future by leaving a generous legacy in her Will. Her challenge in memorydaughter, Gill, explains: “Mum knew how essential good of a much-loved formercare is for people towards the end of life. She knew that the colleague and raised aHospice got it right and wanted more people to experience phenomenal £13,178this level of care should they need it. She was such a caring for the Hospice.person in life and I’m so proud that her memory is living onthrough the legacy she left to The Hospice of St Francis.” Business Manager, Carolyn Addison, Corporate Fundraising Barbara Gray, from Manager, with Tim Jones, CEO ofTo say thank you for helping to protect our future, for each Harpenden, who was Connect Pluspledge that we are notified of, we will plant a cluster ofspring bulbs in our garden on your behalf. just 69 when she died of cancer at the end of 2016, wasTo find out more about how to leave the Hospice a gift in supported in her final weeks by the Hospice.your Will, or for information about Make a Will Month inMarch 2018, please contact [email protected] or In recognition of her huge contribution to her team, thecall on 01442 869555. Thank you for thinking of our future. group cycled 330 miles from Cologne in Germany to Lille in France, taking in Luxembourg and Belgium.CMHHOAAYSROPIIRTCYECHAFOOPOPRESHAEISLS THANK YOUWe would like to say ahuge thank you to the There are so many people who contribute in so manyMayor of Dacorum, Cllr ways to fund our care and we are truly grateful for yourDavid Collins, who has support. Here are a few examples of what our fantasticchosen to support and community has been up to!promote The Hospiceof St Francis during his A huge thank you to themayoral year. Markyate Plant Sale team, who raised an incredibleCllr Collins has various £9,074 on their 21st birthdayfundraising events in May!planned, includingafternoon tea at A big bubbly thank you toShendish Manor, everyone who took part in our Hemel Hempstead bubbletastic Bubble Rushon 10 September, Herts and Bucks events, which a Quiz Night at The Forum, Hemel Hempstead, on have raised over13 October, and an evening of entertainment at Tring Park £160,000 – wow!School in the New Year, not to mention the Mayor’s Dinnerat Pendley Manor on 2 March 2018. Thank you to Brad Perkins from Kings Langley who raised anIf you are interested in attending, please email amazing £2,106 by running [email protected] or Brighton Marathon [email protected]. Alternatively, completing his first ever Ultracall us on 01442 869555 to find out more. Marathon, Race to the Kings! Cheers to The Bull pub in Berkhamsted who held a Beer & Gin Festival and a golf day, raising £890! 5

OUR SHOPS HHIIGGHHFFIIEVLEDSSFHOORP! NCHORWISOTNMSAASLCEARDS For the people of Highfield, Hemel Hempstead, the Hospice shop is more than just a place to pick up a It might feel like summer is not yet behind us, but for those bargain. It has become an important part of the local who like to be prepared, the Hospice’s exciting new range community where they can always be sure of a of Christmas cards for 2017 is now on sale! warm welcome. Featuring a selection of 22 festive designs, from robins Manager, Marilyn Cooke-Willing, has transformed the and snowmen to more traditional nativity scenes, the cards shop into a community hub by taking the time to get to are on sale at all Hospice shops, online at know her customers and sharing their life experiences. stfrancis.org.uk/christmascards or via the mail order brochure included in this newsletter. “I love working in the Highfield shop. There is always something different going on so I never know what to Cards are priced from £3.25 for a pack of 10 and 100% of expect,” said Marilyn, who has worked in all the Hospice the profits go directly to the Hospice, helping us continue shops over the past 10 years. to provide care and support when it matters most. Due to popular demand, we will also be selling Christmas trees again this year. Quality Nordic firs will be available at the Hospice from early December. AHANPNPIVYE1R0STAHRY EBAY! “Many of our regulars come in two or three times a day. Sometimes they’ll buy something and that’s great but Congratulations to the Hospice’s eBay shop on celebrating other times they just come in for a chat.” its 10th anniversary and receiving its 25,000th positive feedback – making it a top-rated seller! The animal lover says she’ll often take water to customers’ dogs as they wait outside for their owners and Launched on 22 May 2007, it made sales of just £54 in its once helped to resuscitate a man who had collapsed on first week. Since then, the team has grown from just two the pavement outside. people to a 22-strong team of volunteers who photograph, list, pack and research items for sale. It now makes an In her two years at the shop, her friendly, down-to-earth average of £3,000 a week and the team has recently approach has had a direct impact on sales, with profits launched a new shop dedicated to music and vinyl records. rising by 17% over the past year. Over the past decade, more than 41,500 items have been “I enjoy the challenge of beating donated and sold generating income of over £800,000. my sales budget knowing that my hard work supports the Hospice Sam Evans, E-commerce Manager at the Hospice, said: and the very good work that it “Over the years, eBay has grown to become a central plank does for local people.” in the Hospice’s trading operation. Our success is in no small part down to the hard work and dedication of our amazing “There is always Marilyn being presented with team of volunteers and staff.” something different her People Manager Staff Award Check out items for sale at stfrancis.org.uk/ebay going on so I never by CEO, Steve Jamieson know what to expect.” HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY... SAVE THE DATE To our Berkhamsted shop, which opened in August 2002 FOR OUR CHRISTMAS and has made sales of over £2m! SHOPPING EVENTS Returned to Glory - Thurs 2 November 5-7:30pm. number twenty - Thurs 9 November 5-7:30pm. 15% off all purchases!6

VOLUNTEERING DONATION FORMSUPPORT FROM SCHOOLS LONG SERVICE AWARDS I would like to make a single donationWe love it when schools get involved with the work of We wanted to AMOUNT £the Hospice. This year, S&S Consulting, a small group ofstudents from Berkhamsted School, spent six months acknowledge the I enclose a Cheque/CAF cheque made payable toresearching how the Hospice can better engage members ‘The Hospice of St Francis’ or please debit my card,of the community to volunteer in our shops. efforts of our volunteers detailed below.By establishing why people don’t volunteer, we have beenable to review how we advertise volunteering roles differently this year so Credit / Debit card number (please delete as appropriate)in the local area. Thanks S&S Consulting! (pictured below). instead of holding oneA TASTE OF HOSPICE LIFE big tea party we held aOur new work experience programme has so farsupported eight students to see what it is like to work series of smaller events Expiry Valid Issue Maestroin various areas of the Hospice. Date: From: No: Cards OnlyJoe Thorburn was one student who spent a week working across our catchment Security (Last three digitsacross our Communications, Reception, Kitchen, Trading Code: on back of card) /and Quality Teams. area in the month“Initially, I hadn’t considered the Hospice as I thought it following National Win West, reception volunteer, receiving Signature: Date: /would be outside my comfort Volunteers’ Week. her 25-year certificate from Chair ofzone,” he said. “However, Trustees, Allison Woodhamsafter stressing about whetherit would be too clinical, I From coffee factory tours in Hemel Hempstead, a pastry Please complete your details below.cracked and decided to breakfast in Amersham, to an evening of music and cheese, apply. That proved to be a these events were an opportunity to thank those who have Use GiftAid and you can makegreat decision! volunteered for many years, reaching anniversaries of 10, your donation worth 25% more. 15, 20, 25, 30 and even an amazing 35 years volunteering“The arrangements were hassle free and gave me a for the Hospice! We look forward to acknowledging many I want to Gift Aid my donation and any donations I makevariety of experiences, none of them involving clinical more volunteers at Christmas. in the future or have made in the past 4 years to Thestuff! I was given various roles, so I was doing something Hospice of St Francis. I am a UK taxpayer and understanddifferent every day.” that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that“I thoroughly enjoyed my tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.work experience placement” Full name: Date: / /“These roles began in the Hospice gift shop ‘numbertwenty’. This provided a fantastic insight into the rewards Please find my contact details belowand challenges of running a shop. Title “Later in the week I moved into the Hospice itself whereI worked on reception, in the kitchens and in First Name communications, providing my opinion on the websiteand Facebook page. I finished the week taking and VOLUNTEER SURVEY Surnameediting photographs with the eBay team. Our first survey of volunteers for over five years has Address“I thoroughly enjoyed my work experience placement and returned an overwhelmingly positive response.I’m grateful for the opportunities the staff provided for me Postcodeand for their welcoming approach. I hope I was some help!” A whopping 95% of respondents said they feel well supported in their role and well informed about what is Daytime Phone happening within the Hospice. Email Comments included: “I was surprised at how much support/thanks I was given after helping at an event... By giving us your email address, you are agreeing to us contacting you bacon sandwiches at Midnight Walk, goody bag after by this method, which saves us money. Mud Pack Challenge, drinks vouchers etc.” I would be interested in finding “Each day I volunteer out more about: is a good one!” Fundraising Leaving a gift “Now that I volunteer I am more confident and talk to in my will people more easily. The staff I work with make volunteering worthwhile.” Running a Volunteering fundraising event If you would like to join our team visit stfrancis.org.uk/work-with-us or contact the Please return this form to: The Hospice HR & Voluntary Services team on 01442 869557. of St Francis, FREEPOST RRHC-KYBX-JCLZ, We particularly need volunteers to help at Hospice events. Spring Garden Lane, Berkhamsted, If you can spare a few hours, please email Hertfordshire, HP4 3GW or go to [email protected] stfrancis.org.uk/donate to make a donation. We promise not to sell or swap your details to anyone else. From time to time, The Hospice of St Francis would like to send you information about our work. If you prefer us not to use your details in this way, please tick here 7

60 SECONDS WITH... DATES FOR YOUR DIARIESNICOLA CASEY STFRANCIS.ORG.UK/EVENTS | 01442 869555 What is your role at the Hospice? October Christmas Carol Concert April Sun 17 December – St Albans Cathedral. Brighton Marathon As a Social Worker, my role can be extremely varied. Wedding Dress Ball See page 4 I am based on the Inpatient Unit and therefore attend the Sat 7 October – Pendley Manor, Tring Sun 15 April 2018 daily handover and get to know the patients really well. See page 4 The Brighton Marathon is one of the UK’s The social workers work closely with the multidisciplinary team. We meet with patients and their families and offer Corporate Partner Networking Event favourite 26.2-milers. With a stunning practical and emotional support. A lot of our work can be Thurs 12 October - BP Sanders, 111-113 listening and talking, but we also support with practical High St, Berkhamsted. January backdrop of the sea in one of the country’s tasks such as planning discharge home or to a nursing Join a network of over 160 Corporate most vibrant cities, the race gets bigger home. We ensure patients have a good support network Partners for an evening of networking The Biggest Loser and will refer them on to other support services if this is and fun in aid of the Hospice. and better every year. Renowned for its what they would like. For details visit: stfrancis.org.uk/company Starts January 2018 Mud Pack Challenge See page 4 buzzing atmosphere and roaring crowd Does the current climate in social care Sun 15 October - Ashridge House. support, the course winds through the impact on your work? See page 4 Give Up 2 Give Back city streets finishing up on the spectacular Cuts to social care services and austerity policies have November Need more motivation to give up your Brighton seafront. a significant impact on our work, which can lead to frustration and distress for all concerned. It’s sad when Trek Sahara Open Evening guilty pleasure? Beat the blues this coming London Marathon people don’t get the support we feel they should due to Tues 7 November at 6:30pm - January and ‘Give Up 2 Give Back’ for challenges faced by social care. However, some areas of The Hospice of St Francis Sun 22 April 2018 change are positive, such as improvements to the Mental See page 4 The Hospice of St Francis! Kick the habit Don’t miss this opportunity to take on the Capacity Act and a national focus on carers and young of takeaways, alcohol, coffee, cigarettes world’s largest and most iconic marathon carers, which is something we focus on at the Hospice. or whatever you want and the money for The Hospice of St Francis! We have an What are the biggest challenges you face? you save will have a huge impact on our exclusive place for just ONE lucky runner patient care. Visit: The financial climate is a challenge. As a social work team to take on the 26.2 miles and raise funds we have found ways to navigate through this but it can be a very frustrating and time consuming part of the job. stfrancis.org.uk/giveupgiveback to help us continue our special care. What do you enjoy most about your job? March The best aspect of my job is working with people. I enjoy Make a Will Month ALL YEAR ROUND the fact that in my role I can support patients and family members making elements of their lives more positive. March 2018 At the Hospice our focus is on supporting people to Make your Will in March with a local make the most of the life they have left to live, and I like solicitor who will waive their fee in lieu of being part of this. I also appreciate the strong sense of a donation to the Hospice. For the latest community we have as a team. It is a very supportive information and list of participating environment to work in and of course I love the Hospice solicitors, please visit our website: grounds! I eat my lunch outside whenever possible. stfrancis.org.uk/maw What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work? Laura’s Fashion Sample Sale Skydive Coffee Morning Thurs 16 November, 10am - 6pm – The Sun 18 March 2018 – Hinton Airfield, Come along to the Hospice on the last I enjoy being outdoors, especially in my garden. Spring Centre, The Hospice of St Francis. Brackley. Friday of every month from 10.30am – It keeps me grounded and it is very therapeutic to With over 2,000 garments and items of Are you after a hair-raising, 12pm for tea and cake, an optional tour do something practical. jewellery on sale, treat yourself to adrenalin-fuelled challenge? Why not push and a browse round our craft fayre. something lovely for the new season. Cash/cheques only, visit our website for your boundaries and take to the skies to Film Forum more information. support The Hospice of St Francis? We are Everyone is invited to our monthly film looking for dare devils to jump for us by forum in The Spring Centre at the Hospice Corporate Partner Networking taking on a sponsored tandem skydive at on the first Wednesday of each month. Christmas Party our Skydive Day. To find out more please Doors open at 6:45pm for the film to start Thurs 23 November – The Hospice visit: stfrancis.org.uk/skydive of St Francis. at 7pm, with a suggested donation of £5 Join a network of over 160 Corporate Partners for an evening of festivities, London Landmarks Half Marathon for refreshments. Find out more at networking and fun in aid of the Hospice. Sun 25 March 2018 stfrancis.org.uk/filmforum Visit: stfrancis.org.uk/company We are excited to have secured 10 places Fundraising Groups December If you can spare a few hours a month in this sold out event. This is not your Santa Dash average half marathon! It’s a brand new, to set up a fundraising group, we’d love Sun 10 December - Riverside Shopping closed road, central London run, starting in to hear from you. It’s a great excuse to Centre, Hemel Hempstead. See page 4 Pall Mall and finishing by Downing Street. get together with your friends, family or From cultural landmarks and heritage to colleagues and raise money to support our the city’s quirky hidden secrets, runners patients and their families. We’ll be there will get to explore the capital on a route every step of the way to help you and provide lots of fundraising ideas. Contact like no other. us to find out more: Email: [email protected] to secure your place. [email protected] Registered Charity No: 280825


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