Ramadan 2021 - 12 April 2021

12 April – 12 May

T:  01372 461808
E:  supportercare@pah.org.uk

Make a donation or set up your own JustGiving fundraising page

This Ramadan help us be there for more people by donating your Sadaqah to Princess Alice Hospice. We support and are here for people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and religious beliefs – which is why your donation is so important to us during this time so that we can be there for more patients, families and carers.

You can either make a donation or set up your own JustGiving fundraising page and help support us during the month of Ramadan. Plus, don’t forget to make a donation during the last ten nights of Ramadan, so you never miss Laylatul Qadr (the night of power), which marks the night in which the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by Allah.

Families and carers drop in sessions – Thursdays from 25 February - 15 April 2021

Sessions will be held on Thursdays:

25 February; 4, 11, 18 and 25 March; 1, 8 and 15 April.

Each session will run from 10am until 11am approx.

All sessions will be held online via zoom.

For further information, please contact rosienoble@pah.org.uk.

Family members who are carers matter too. We’re here to hear your concerns and talk you through some possible hints and tips. These are free, informal sessions where carers can meet each other remotely without leaving their own homes. The sessions are open to anyone caring for someone with a life-limiting illness, regardless of whether Princess Alice Hospice is caring for that person or not.

The sessions are led by professionals working at Princess Alice Hospice and are very informal and interactive – you are welcome to say as much or as little as you like. Make a cup of tea and grab a biscuit…

The sessions are outlined below – the description is just a guide – we can talk about any issues that are important to you.

25.02.2021 – Being a Carer

This is an introductory session but if you cannot attend for any reason you can still join the other sessions. We will introduce ourselves and talk about caring in general as well as any specific issues people may wish to highlight about their own circumstances. We can explore particular challenges and make plans to cover them in the coming weeks.

04.03.2021 – Eating well

We start each session just catching up on the previous week and what has gone well and not so well.

This session is often well-receive as we talk about nutrition, food and the issues around special diets for people who are less well. Our chef often joins us to talk about the recipes he recommends for unwell people and also quick nutritious meals for their Carers who are often so tired they do not eat well themselves. We can also share recipes that people favour.

11.03.2021 – Planning Ahead

This session is a chance to think about the future in terms of getting wishes discussed and documented. It is a chance to discuss any thoughts about the future – from what sort of treatment might be offered to finding out who to talk to about how to make a will or whether you have any preferences around where your loved one would like to be cared for as their condition progresses. This session often offers peace of mind as we can offer a volunteer to go through your own circumstances individually and set up sessions just for you.

18.03.2021 – Keeping active/being active

This session is facilitated by a physio and an occupational therapist to talk about how to protect yourself when trying to care for your loved one. It is about keeping safe when trying to move them and also looking at opportunities of specialist equipment which may be of help.

 25.03.2021 – Support session

This is another opportunity to talk about all the things that matter to you – by now you may have made some relationships with other carers via the sessions and it is a chance to have a catch up and exchange thoughts and ideas

01.04.2021 – Managing anxiety

This session will be a chance to look at how we can manage our thought sand feelings when we become anxious. We will explore relaxation techniques such as aromatherapy and meditation type exercises.

08.04.2021 – What happens as the patient becomes less well. How to cope

One of our senior staff nurses will be leading this session to explore any of the unanswered questions you might have about caring for people as they become less well. This will be a chance to ask any clinical queries you may have as well as talking about what to expect in terms of eating and sleeping as people become less well

15.04.2021 – Peer support session

This another recap session where Carers can exchange ideas and talk about anything that has come up that they are not sure about. We will look at further sessions and see if people would like to keep on attending sessions together.

If you would like to attend, please book your place below or confirm by email rosienoble@pah.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Tandem Skydive – Dates available throughout the year! - 17 April 2021

You’re braver than you think! | View on map

2021 dates:
Saturday 17 April 2021
Saturday 15 May 2021
Saturday 19 June 2021
Saturday 17 July 2021
Saturday 14 August 2021
Saturday 18 September 2021
Saturday 16 October 2021

Can’t make any of these dates? Not to worry as we have other dates also available. Just select ‘other’ on the sign up form below and a member of our team will be in touch to arrange a suitable date with you.

Old Sarum Park
Salisbury
SP4 6EB

T: 01372 461808
E: supportercare@pah.org.uk

Registration: free

Sponsorship:
Minimum of £450 for 10,000 ft or £550 for 15,000 ft

Imagine….

…standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 or even 15,000 feet – the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below.

Imagine being able to do the highest Skydive in the UK, whilst harnessed to a professional freefall parachute instructor and at the same time being able to help Princess Alice Hospice! Stop imagining; it’s real and it’s happening throughout this year and you can be part of it.

Why not jump on a special day, a big Birthday or in memory of a loved one? We have dates available throughout the year. For some inspiration, watch this video of our brave supporter Tony Skydiving for the Hospice on his 80th birthday.

The maximum weight for a tandem skydive is 18 stone fully clothed and there are no upper age limits but if you are aged 16 or 17 you must be accompanied by an adult.

Important: please download and read our enquiry pack before you sign up to ensure you meet all the requirements.

April Virtual Death Cafe - 19 April 2021

7.30pm – 8.30pm

T: 01372 461958
E: cc@pah.org.uk

A chat about death over coffee and cake might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it could get people talking about a subject that is still taboo for many. In our Death Cafés we aim to empower communities with the knowledge, skills and confidence to engage with death, dying and loss.

Here’s what one attendee, Sue, had to say about her experience:
“Death is part of life and affects us all, yet it largely remains a taboo subject. Attending the death cafe has given me the chance to discuss and learn from others and consider how I feel about my own wishes for the end of my life and to express those to my family. It is a positive, interesting experience and feels very safe to chat about death which you can’t do anywhere else”.

Please note, this is not a bereavement cafe and is not suitable for anyone who is recently bereaved.

Click below to book your place.

Captain Tom 100 - 30 April 2021

T: 01372 461808
E: supportercare@pah.org.uk

Friday 30th April 2021 would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday and the one-year anniversary of the extraordinary celebrations following the conclusion of his famous 100 laps of his garden that raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS. Tom’s simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” – resonated around the globe during some of the darkest days of the pandemic, bringing light and comfort to millions worldwide. Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since his death on 2nd February, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone, in the UK and around the world, could get involved in to celebrate Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun. And that event is the Captain Tom 100.

Everyone – of all ages and abilities – is invited to take on a challenge around the number 100 any time and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend, starting on Friday 30th April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May. That could be walking 100 steps or running 100 metres, scoring 100 goals, baking 100 cakes, climbing 100 stairs, hopping 100 laps of the garden, building 100 sandcastles, writing a 100-word poem, flipping 100 pancakes – anything at all, inside or outside.

It’s so simple. All you need to do is dream up your Captain Tom 100, fundraise or donate to the charity of your choice or The Captain Tom Foundation, and share your 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100. Find out more at CaptainTom100.com

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income. At a time when vulnerable members of society need them most, charities have had to cut services, furlough staff and some have even shut down. Captain Tom stepped up to help. Now the Captain Tom 100 is offering everyone the chance to raise funds for the charity of their choice.

Richmond RUNFEST - 16 May 2021

The worlds most scenic marathon! | View on map

Welcome to London’s Flattest Marathon Course! All on road and path inside Kew Gardens before running along the Thames Towpath. Please expect to run on flat path, road, gravel and grass during the 26.2 miles. The course is flat as a pancake!

 

Sunday 16 May 2021

Marathon – Minmum Sponsorship of £450
Registration Fee £25

Why sign-up?

• We offer our participants running jerseys
• You get a great medal at the end of the race
• A great opportunity to challenge yourself
• Flattest Marathon
• Family Theme – there are kids races over the weekend
• Friends and family are all welcome to enter Kew Gardens free of charge after the event to make a day of it

If you have any questions before signing up, please feel free to contact our Supporter Care team on supportercare@pah.org.uk or 01372 461 808

Snowdon At Night Challenge (May) - 22 May 2021

Trek 9.5 miles to the top of Snowdon, at night! | View on map

Beginning in the town of Llanberis, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, this spectacular challenge will see you and fellow fundraisers trekking to the top of Snowdon….at night!

Sat 22 – Sun 23 May 2021

OR

Sat 7 – Sun 8 August 2021

You’ll be meeting in the afternoon on the Saturday, then you’ll trek through the night over Mount Snowdon – around 9.5 miles.

Registration fee: £49

Minimum sponsorship: £325

If you have any questions please call Supporter Care on 01372 461808 or email us on supportercare@pah.org.uk

5K May - 31 May 2021

T: 01372 461808
E: supportercare@pah.org.uk

This year, Princess Alice Hospice will be joining the viral fundraising campaign #5KMay and our supporters can:

  • Run 5
  • Donate 5
  • Nominate 5

We’ll be encouraging you to get moving and take part in 5K May and it’s so easy to get involved…you can take part from anywhere in the world and regardless of lockdown limitations.

The challenge unites people through the power of donating and it’s a great way to mobilise our own communities, particularly at a time when people can’t necessarily come together for in-person challenges.

5K May is totally inclusive and available to all. You can put your own spin on the challenge, giving everyone a chance to be a fundraising, so you may choose to run, walk, cycle, wheelchair, hop, skate, paddle, row, horse ride, skateboard, or scoot!

Spinnaker Tower Abseil – Dates available throughout the year! - 26 June 2021

Abseil 100m down the iconic Spinnaker Tower to raise money for Princess Alice Hospice. | View on map

We have various dates and times available throughout the year – just let us know a date that suits you when registering.

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3TT

Registration fee: £50

£200 minimum sponsorship

T: 01372 461808
E: supportercare@pah.org.uk

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a daredevil, have a head for heights and nerves of steel? Then why not take part in an Abseil Challenge for Princess Alice Hospice?

Even if you generally prefer your feet firmly on the ground; why not push yourself to new heights and take on a challenge for a worthwhile cause?

Abseil from Spinnaker tower one of the most iconic buildings in the South of England. Help us raise vital funds for Princess Alice Hospice.

We have various dates and times available throughout the year – just let us know a date that suits you when registering.

PJ Day – take part any day or month - 30 June 2021

Fundraising fun in your pyjamas! | View on map

Enter our PJ Day photo competition and be in with a chance of winning some chocolates! Submit your best PJ Day pictures here – full entry rules and T&Cs can be found here. Enter by 28 February 2021.

events@pah.org.uk | 01372 461808

Take part from anywhere that suits you and on any day in February!

Make a minimum donation of £2 (per participant) or why not get family and friends to sponsor you.

Support us this February by holding your own PJ Day; whether you’re learning at home, at school, working remotely or in the office. With many of us currently living in our PJs whilst staying at home during lockdown there really isn’t any excuse to not get involved!

Our aim is to raise awareness of The Princess Alice Hospice at Home service and the care that our nurses provide for patients in their own homes, 365 days of the year. Our nurses and doctors have adapted to ensure that care has continued throughout the pandemic; sometimes via phone or video call but still with many home visits. All you do is wear your pyjamas while doing your job, hobby or sport on any one day – and pay a suggested minimum donation of £2 or ask family and friends to sponsor you.

Organise a PJ Day in February (the official Princess Alice Hospice PJ Day is on 12 February, but you can choose any day and time that suits you) and help raise money and awareness of the work our nurses do so they can continue to care for more people with life limiting illnesses.

You can either make a donation or set up a JustGiving fundraising page via our JustGiving campaign page here. Please ensure you follow the latest government guidelines if participating with friends, family and/or colleagues.

Here are just a few fun activities and ideas you can do whilst wearing your PJs;

  • Zoom class quiz or team quiz
  • Virtual lunch
  • Virtual tea party
  • Sponsored walk (in your support bubble)
  • Complete a challenge (steps, walk, run etc.)

Download our PJ Day fundraising pack below which is full of great tips and ideas to help you plan for your day. If you are interested in holding your own PJ Day in February get in touch with our events team (events@pah.org.uk) as we would love to hear all about it and how we can support you.

The Wingwalk Challenge - 1 July 2021

Take to the skies in aid of Princess Alice Hospice | View on map

Go wingwalking for us with AeroSuperBatics. Standing on the top wing of their 1940’s biplane, your adrenaline will hit new levels with this incredible flying experience. Graceful and radical flight experiences are tailor-made for you.

Various dates available. Runs every year from March to October, Tuesday to Thursday only.

Registration fee: £150

Minimum sponsorship: £800

For more information or to register your interst you can call our Supporter Care Team on 01372 461808 or email us on supportercare@pah.org.uk

ASICS London 10k - 25 July 2021

ASICS 10k - the ultimate tour of London | View on map

9am

Central London

T: 01372 461808
E: supportercare@pah.org.uk

Registration Fee: £15

Minimum Sponsorship: £200

Sign up now to secure your spot for London’s best summer celebration of running with live music and entertainment at every kilometre along the flat, fast-paced 10K route. Dash past iconic landmarks Big Ben, the London Eye and River Thames. All participants will receive free race photos, an exclusive finisher tee and goody bag.

London Landmarks Half Marathon - 1 August 2021

Suppotercare@pah.org.uk

01372 461808

Registration fee £30

Minimum sponsorship pledge £350

As the only half marathon to go through the City and Westminster, the London Landmarks Half Marathon will celebrate the grand, quirky and hidden landmark moments of 2020. While participants run past some of London’s most spectacular landmarks, we will be shining a light on how we are coming together as a nation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A traffic free, closed-road route, the race starts by The Strand, finishes by Downing Street and has fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.

Snowdon At Night Challenge (August) - 7 August 2021

Trek 9.5 miles to the top of Snowdon, at night! | View on map

Beginning in the town of Llanberis, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, this spectacular challenge will see you and fellow fundraisers trekking to the top of Snowdon….at night!

Sat 7 – Sun 8 August 2021

You’ll be meeting in the afternoon on the Saturday, then you’ll trek through the night over Mount Snowdon – around 9.5 miles.

Registration fee: £49

Minimum sponsorship: £325

If you have any questions please call Supporter Care on 01372 461808 or email us on supportercare@pah.org.uk

Swim Serpentine - 18 September 2021

A swimming challenge in the heart of the capital | View on map

The Serpentine, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

Supporter Care 01372 461808 or supportercare@pah.org.uk

Registration is free

Minimum sponsorship

Half mile – £250
One mile – £350
Two mile – £500

*NEW for 2021* six mile – £1000

Swim Serpentine is back and set to be bigger and better than before!  Join our team and challenge yourself in 2021.

If you have your own place and would like to swim for Princess Alice Hospice, or would like to sign up for one of our charity places, please contact us.

Please note: there are age restrictions for this event:

Half mile 12 years+
One mile 16 years+

Two mile 16 years+

Six mile 18 years+

If you have any questions please contact our Supporter Care Team on 01372 461808 or email supportercare@pah.org.uk to find out more.

Glow in the Park - 2 October 2021

Bring your friends and family along for a great night out! | View on map

Glow in the Park 5km is a fun night-time experience.

On the course are themed Glow Zones that are there, quite simply, for fun! Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the course as you get your glow on in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel.

Open to all abilities, young or old – whether you dance / walk / jog or run – Glow in the Park is your time to shine!

With every entry participants will receive;

  • A Princess Alice Hospice branded T-shirt
  • Glow in the Park medals
  • Event bib number
  • Glow in the Park headband
  • A fundraising pack, with lots of ideas and tips to help you raise sponsorship

Sponsorship: We ask those who choose to raise sponsorship to pledge and raise a suggested minimum of £75 which will help us provide vital care when it is needed most.

Age restrictions: Participants must be aged 6+ to take part in the event and under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

If you are interested in buying tickets please contact our Supporter Care Team on:

T: 01372 461808
E: supportercare@pah.org.uk

Kent Showground
Detling
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 3JF

£23 for adults (15 and over)
£18 for children (6-14)

Suggested minimum sponsorship £75 or a donation

If you are interested in buying tickets please contact our Supporter Care Team on:

T: 01372 461808
E: supportercare@pah.org.uk

Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 (standard and virtual) - 3 October 2021

Take part in one of the world’s most iconic sporting events | View on map

Greenwich Park
Greenwich
London
SE10 8QY

T: 01372 461808
E: supportercare@pah.org.uk

We have places for both the ‘standard’ London Marathon 2021 and the Virtual London Marathon 2021.

For the ‘standard’ marathon, the minimum sponsorship is £3,000 (for gold bond charity places, no minimum sponsorship if you have your own place).

For the virtual marathon, the minimum sponsorship is £500 and the registration fee is £20.

Raise money for your local Hospice by signing up to our London Marathon 2021 team. Become part of our team and we’ll support you every step of the way, whether you’re part of the standard event or this year’s virtual event.