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Easter Fayre - 18-19 March
- 10 January 2017
Come and join us at our annual Easter Fayre, on Saturday 18th March and Sunday 19th March, at St John’s Wood Church Gardens, Wellington Road (entrance), NW8 7PF.
The Fayre will be open from 11am – 6pm on both days, welcoming families and guests of all ages to celebrate with us while raising vital funds for the Hospice.
Children can enjoy new and classic fairground rides, take donkey rides in the park, and join in with our great big Easter Egg Hunt!
A fine selection of crafts and gifts will be on sale from a range of local stallholders, including savoury and sweet food, drinks and other refreshments.
Bring the whole family down for a fun day out in support of St John’s Hospice.
Christmas Quiz at The Salt House
- 20 December 2016
Come along to The Salt House on Thursday 22 December at 8pm for the their last quiz of 2016 and help raise funds for St John's Hospice.
Thre will e amazing prizes for the winners as well as a festive wooly jumper competition and much much more!
The address is 63 Abbey Road, London NW8 0AE.
For enquiries you can contact 020 7328 6626
Good luck and Merry Christmas!
Christmas Fayre - Sunday 4th December
- 08 November 2016
On Sunday 4th December, St John’s Hospice will be taking over St John’s Wood high street and filling it with fairground rides, Santa’s grotto, donkey rides, market stalls, and much more, at our annual Christmas Fayre.
Come down to St John’s Wood high street between 11am and 6pm and help us raise vital funds for the Hospice, at this family-friendly community event. Entry is FREE for all ages and young visitors will have the chance to see Peppa Pig at intervals between 12pm – 4pm, enjoy donkey rides, and even meet Santa in his grotto. Local schools and groups will take to the stage throughout the day to entertain the crowds with festive music and dance and a whole lot more.
We will also be running two double decker routemaster buses on a circular route throughout the day for anyone to ride on. To ride the bus all that is required is a donation in the bucket. The first bus will leave Baker Street at 11am and the last bus will leave St John's Wood at 6pm.
Baker Street Station – York Street – Gloucester Place – Park Road – Wellington Road (For Fayre)– Grove End Road (For Hospice) – Abbey Road – St Johns Wood Road – Park Road – Baker Street Station
The Central Health Physiotherapy Team raises £1670 for St John's Hospice
- 03 November 2016
The Central Health Physiotherapy team took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon raising over £1670 for St John’s Hospice.
The route nicknamed `Britain's most beautiful city run’ took the team through London’s famous Hyde Park, Green Park , St Jame’s Park and Kensington Gardens on the 13.2 mile run for charity.
Central Health’s Hannah Kokoschka said, “It was a brilliant race, such a beautiful route and great to be running for such a fantastic cause, St John’s Hospice!”
Central Health provide world class physiotherapy care at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth and support the patients in St John’s Hospice. The money raised will go towards the hospice care provided by St John’s for over 3,000 terminally ill patients and their families every year for free.
Christmas Cards And Puddings Now Available
- 17 October 2016
Our wonderful selection of Christmas cards are now on sale. They can be purchased below, in our charity shop and in the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. Due to continued success, our delicious Christmas puddings are also on sale again.
Christmas cards are priced at £4 for a pack of 10 and you can pick up a Christmas pudding for £6 or buy two for £10. All proceeds will help us to provide our services.
The selection currently features six designs, ranging from the traditional to the more contemporary. The winning design from our School’s Christmas Card Competition will shortly join the selection.
Enter by Friday October 28 to have your design professionally printed and sold in aid of St John’s and feature in our magazine and online.
You can browse and purchase our selection of Christmas cards below. For any enquiries please contact Kelly by email or on 020 7806 4074.
If you would like to leave a Christmas donation to the Hospice as well as purchase Christmas cards then you can do so by clicking the link below. All donations are greatfully appreciated by us and we wish you a very Merry Christmas!
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Cirque Raises Astounding £200,000
- 03 October 2016
Cirque du St John’s, hosted at the world famous Café De Paris, raised a record breaking £200,000.
Over 260 of our generous supporters attended along with many celebrities in the audience. Guests enjoyed a champagne reception whilst viewing the fantastic auction prizes.
A delicious three-course dinner was served, while guests were wowed by amazing live performances from Lucy & Trip Hazard from Britain’s Got Talent, a spectacular aerial duo, a fire-eater and many more.
St John’s Hospice nurses attended as special guests and were overwhelmed with the generosity of supporters. In the live auction the audience bid on amazing prizes including a stunning vintage Rolex watch, a box at Arsenal Football Club with Ian Wright MBE and the chance to pay for a day of care on Christmas Day at the Hospice. The final prize generated a staggering £100,000 the highest amount ever bid at Cirque Du St John’s.
We must say a huge thank you to our sponsors Lord’s, J D Classics, Dorchester Collection, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Mara Hotung Jewels and Alexander Green Associates. CEO Caroline Fox said “The support from our supporters is incredible and allows us to deliver such vital care to patients and their families in a time of need. Thank you to all that attended”.
Charity Quiz Night At The Salt House
- 07 September 2016
We are delighted to announce that The Salt House on Abbey Road is organising a charity quiz night to support St John’s Hospice.
The event will take place during the Hospice Care week on Tuesday 4th October at 8pm.
The quiz offers you a chance to win one of many great prizes on offer, have fun with friends whilst supporting St John's Hospice.
We hope to see you there!
Register NOW for LONDON MARATHON 2017
- 17 August 2016
Inspired by the Olympics? Fancy yourself as the next Mo or Usain? Register your interest to take part in the world’s most famous Marathon. Taking place on 23rd April 2017, the London Marathon is the ultimate challenge. 26.1 miles through London’s landmarks cheered on by thousands of spectators. If you can take on the challenge, fill in the London Marathon Application 2017 registration form and return to us. All funds raised through the Marathon help us to provide the best possible care for over 3000 patients and their families each year. If you have any questions, just get in touch!
If the challenge is not for you, why not support one of our courageous fundraisers taking part in the Thames Trek and Royal Parks Half Marathons this year?
Veolia Westminster awarded Gold Leaf
- 31 August 2016
The team at Veolia Westminster have generously supported all our Fayres for the past 3 years. Through providing free bins, rubbish collections and staff to keep the fayres clean and tidy they have helped us to save thousands of pounds.
To say thank you for their generosity, we have awarded them a Gold Leaf on our giving tree. The Gold Leaf recognises donations over and above £5,000.
Tom Elmer, whose father in law was cared for by the Hospice, leads Veolia’s support of St John’s. He said “we are very happy to help in anyway we can and thank you very much for the leaf”.
Through helping the Hospice to save money, Veolia have helped ensure that all profit from our Fayres directly supports the 3000 patients and their families who we help every year.
If you would be interested in a leaf on our Giving Tree, please do get in touch.
Arnold House School raise over £600 for St John's Hospice!
- 13 July 2016
On June 14, Alex Murray-Bruce and a group of friends from Arnold House School organsied a veryspecial concert for St John’s Hospice in our beautiful on site Chapel.
Alex decided to hold the concert because he thought fundraising, "was a good thing to do, it helps the Hospice grow which might improve care. I saw my Dad do a concert and it raised £7,000, I found that very impressive. I thought if I fundraise, I have all my friends who will donate – well hopefully their parents will." In fact, Alex and his friends raised over £600 to support the care of our patients.
Alex and his friends played a variety of solos and group pieces. Alex’s favourite song was by Leon Hammond, Rainbow. He has played the cornet for four years and said that getting his friends together to do the concert was, ‘pretty easy, they all like to perform and stand out from the crowd. We do a few concerts a year mostly all from the orchestra.’ He decided to tell all his friends about the concert and had help from Mrs Du Pont, the head of music at Arnold House School who are long standing supporters of the Hospice. But for Alex and his friends, this was the first time they had organised a concert to raise funds. ‘I was very nervous but it was really good and over in a second! I would like to do it again… It felt really nice to see everyone perform. A dream come true.’
We would like to thank Alex and his friends, Mrs Du Pont, Arnold House School and all those involved who helped make the concert a success for St John’s Hospice. Thank you to Alex and his friends for their enthusiasm and hard work.