Speen Helping Hospices

SPEEN HELPING HOSPICES

HISTORY

Speen Helping Hospices was founded in 2001 by Suzi Rose with the aim of raising funds for local hospices. The group started in a small way with a Hospice Charity Christmas Card Sale and other small events building over the years to the 5 events we are running this year. The Spring Lunch at the Horses Trust, The Car Boot Sale, Bridge Afternoon, Chilli and Dancing to a live band evening and The Christmas Market.With limited Government funding the Hospice Charites rely heavily on groups like the SHH to raise funds necessary to care for people with life limiting conditions and support their families.

The group support Florence Nightingale House, Helen Douglas House, Rennie Grove hospice and The South Bucks Day Hospice. To date we have raised £79,000

EVENTS

 

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MARKET

SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 11AM – 4PM – ENTRANCE £1

The Christmas Market was an amazing success. We were so pleased to be back in the village for this event and the Chapel Hall was the perfect setting. Thank you so much to everyone who came along and helped to raise a very healthy profit of £3300. Many thanks to Dennis Cook Gardening Services and Michael Graham Estate Agents for sponsoring our advertising, and to Jacqui Laing for the designs and preparation of all the artwork. Hildreth’s very kindly donated wonderful gifts for the gardening Hamper. Mother Christmas’s Grotto was magical, and we are very grateful to Amanda Dobbs for her creativity and hard work assembling it. Mother Christmas – Ceri Syner, and elves Gracie Stickings and Susan Gregory – charmed the little ones as they took messages for Father Christmas. A big Thank You to Christine Symondson who put the whole thing together and to the stall holders for their support and participation again this year.
The SHH team has worked exceptionally hard this year running 7 events and raising a record £10,000 bringing our overall total to over £79,000, which of course we could not do without your support. I am sure the 4 Hospices will be delighted with their cheques this year!