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Summer Fayre Weekend Is Here

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The Biggest summer event in the history of the Hospice is happening on the 7th and 8th of June this year.

Entry is free and is open to everyone! Come with family and friends and join us as we celebrate 30 years of Hospice care. One day will not be enough to enjoy all the rides and sample all the delights so be prepared to come for a second day.

Proceeds from the Fayre will go towards helping St John's Hospice continue to care for terminally ill people in London.

For more information on the Farye and Peppa Pig apearance times, click here.

British 10k Run - 13 July 2014

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We have places available at this year's race, sign up now and support terminally ill people living in London.

The British 10k Run is an iconic race that is staged on the world's greatest road race route through the heart of central London.

By running for St John's Hospice you will be helping out people suffering from cancer and other life limiting illnesses in and around Central London. Including the support we provide for their families and carers, and we help over 3,000 people every single year.

To register simply download the two forms below, complete and send back to us.

British 10k Registration Form

Next of Kin form

For more information please call Fundraising on 020 7806 4011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

M&S Finance Bake Off Raises Over £2,000 for Hospice

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10 teams from across M&S Finance’s Head Office in Paddington battled it out to be crowned the “Bake Off” winners!  On Tuesday 13 May, eager bakers from across the entire business brought in an array of cakes, pastries, pies and buns and raised over £2,000 for the Hospice! Each team was judged on the best tasting cake, the most beautiful display, the most ethical cake and value for money.

Two lucky staff from the Hospice were asked to be the judges and enjoyed feasting on chocolate brownies, macaroons and a huge cake iced with the Hospice logo!

Staff came up with such amazing cake designs including an allotment, a summer garden party and tennis ball. One clever team had a “virtual cake” for those staff on a diet who still wanted to donate to the Hospice. The overall winner was an incredible Beetroot Cake which won over the judges.

Tracey Richardson from M&S said: “This is the third time we have done this type of charity event and it is the best yet. It is a great way to bring members of teams together and all for a good cause.”

To date the team have raised over £3,500 for the Hospice, donated lots of pairs of Pyjamas for patients and provided all our Easter Eggs for the Easter Fayre. We are grateful for their continued support.

Walk In The Park Raises Over £5,000!

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St John’s Hospice 30th Birthday was one to remember! Our first ever Walk in the Park was a great success as friends of the Hospice, patients and staff all turned out to take part. Over £5,000 was raised on the day.

Read more: Walk In The Park Raises Over £5,000!

All About Weaning at Mum & Baby Group

MumBabyGroupThis week our Mum and Baby group will be all about your babies diet and in particular, weaning. It will be hosted by Abigail Wilson who is a Paediatric Dietician at edieticians and she will be covering the following areas:

  • When to wean
  • How to wean
  • What to wean with
  • Over coming weaning challenges
  • How can I tell if I can feeding my child enough

You will also get a chance to ask any questions before the close of the session.

The session will take place today from 10am – 11am at St John's Wood Library and it will be £3 per mum. This will be the last session whilst we take a short break so it would be wonderful to see you all once again!

If you have any questions, please contact Anna on 020 7806 4074 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

More Mum & Baby Group Today!

MUMToday's Mum and Baby group will be all about sleep therapy.  Our host for the day is Emilie Caro, a certified Child Sleep Consultant who has been referred to by the Paediatric Unit at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth.

She will provide a 10 minute introduction on what she does and some of the common traits within baby's sleeping patterns and shortly afterwards she will then provide a one to one chat with each mum to answer any questions regarding your child's sleeping pattern.

This will be a really helpful session for all mums. Please don't think your question or query is too small – it will be a great opportunity to discuss with different mums as well as speak to Emilie about any concerns you may have.

As always, it will be at St John's Wood Library and it costs just £3 per mum with all the proceeds going to St John's Hospice.

If you have any question please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her on 020 7806 4011.

Marathon Heroes raise record amount for Hospice

London marathon 2014 36,000 runners took part in the most popular marathon in the world on 13 April. As always, there were many brave runners taking part in fancy dress – Batman, Wally and Borat were just a few of the characters that graced the finish line on Sunday. This was a particularly special race for our runners as they were competing the same year that saw Mo Farah, double Olympic Gold Medal winner, come 8th in his first ever London Marathon.

This year, St John's Hospice was represented by 7 fantastic runners who completed the marathon within 6 hours, with 4 of them finishing around the 3 hours and 30 minute mark!

So far they have raised a record breaking total of £14,354.46! A huge thank you to Sarah Anderson, Nick Bradley, Mike Burn, Ben Eder, Paul Flitter, Dia Giebaly and Paul Peters for completing 26.2 miles in aid of St John's Hospice – they have all gone the extra mile in 2014. Thank you to everyone who has supported them on their marathon journey.

If you would like to apply for one of our Golden Bond places for the London Marathon 2015, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today. Next year, the marathon will be taking place on Sunday 26th April.

Easter Fayre This Weekend!

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The long awaited weekend is almost here! And we are geared to bring you an Easter Fayre to remember.

On Saturday the 5th of April,  the St John's Wood Church grounds will be a haven for shoppers, families and fun lovers.

There wil be dozens of stalls with a varierty of items for sale including food, fashion and books.

The children will have plenty of rides to choose from and will have the opportunity to join the Easter Egg Hunt and also meet Peppa Pig.

For those who just want to relax, we will have our very own bar where you can purchase a glass wine, champagne or a chilled soft drink.

Entry to the Fayre is free

All proceeds from the Fayre will go towards supporting the work of  the Hospice.

Bring your families, friends and neighbours and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

For more information about this Fayre and other future events, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 020 7806 4011.

Easter Fayre Exceeds Expectations!

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St John's Hospice Easter Fayre raises a record £25,000.

Tens of thousands of people flocked to the park at the end of St John's Wood High Street to make it the most successful Easter Fayre ever.

The event started in style as crowds queued in the sunshine to enjoy a fun filled family day of fairground rides, exclusive shopping and children's activities.

Dozens of stalls were selling clothes, jewellery and cosmetics along with delicious food including Greek Pastries, crepes and even haggis soup!

A lady bird ride, tea cups and mini train were enjoyed by hundreds of children, and some parents even braved the rides too!

The Easter Egg Hunt proved a huge success with over 600 children racing through the park to find clues and toddlers enjoyed digging up their eggs from the sandpit.

Meanwhile, popular children's TV character Peppa Pig delighted the children with special appearances throughout the day. She also treated them to a lucky dip gift to take home.

The Fayre had something for everyone - Face painting, colouring competition, 'beat the goalie' and candyfloss machine entertained visitors throughout the whole day.

St John's Hospice would like to thank everyone who attended and helped to make the event such a huge success as well as sponsors Hamptons International, Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward, OGR Stock Denton LLP Solicitors, Barclays and Westminster City Council.

The £25,000 raised will help provide free care for over 4,000 people in the local community this year.

St John's Hospice has two large events planned for the summer, a sponsored walk on May 11th and two day summer fayre on 7th/8th June.  For more information email Anna.

M & S Finance Adds Leaf to Giving Tree

MS FinanceOur Giving Tree continues to blossom as M & S Finance add their Bronze Leaf!

The Finance Team at the Marks & Spencer Paddington office have chosen St John's Hospice as their chosen charity for 2014 and will be fundraising and volunteering for us throughout the year.

The team started fundriaising for us at the end of 2013 with a Quiz that raised a fantastic amount, part of which will go towards helping to purchase new nightwear for our patients. They also sponsored a leaf on our Giving tree and made an unrestricted donation of over £700.

The M&S Finance team have also helped us to plan our Easter Egg hunt for our Easter Fayre, wrapped Easter gifts for children and they also sorted clothes in our Charity shop.

For more information on how your organisation can help people living with life limiting illnesses, please contact Katherine on 020 7806 4091 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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