Challenge yourself for your Hospice!
Your fundraising will help us provide free specialist palliative care for our patients.
This New Year, we’re asking our supporters to challenge themselves for their local Hospice. We want you to join us and pledge to take on a challenge in 2017 and raise money for Princess Alice Hospice.
John Piears pledged to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world. Here he explains why:
“My wife Beata was just 37 years old when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She did everything she could to try to fight her illness, but she eventually ran out of options and was referred for palliative care. The care we received at Princess Alice Hospice was incredible. I decided I wanted to give something back to the Hospice for the support they gave to me and Beata. So, climbing Kilimanjaro seemed appropriate!”
Click here to read more about John’s challenge and enjoy photos from his amazing trip.
Phil Lanes pledged to abseil down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. He likes to take on new challenges and this is why he did it for us:
“Princess Alice Hospice is so much more than a place to die. It enables patients to live to the full, to take advantage of precious moments. I’m glad that the money raised from my challenge has meant that the Hospice can provide that care for even more local people.”
Click here for a video of Phil’s abseil and to find out more about why he chose to support his local Hospice.
Your challenge could be in memory of a loved one, like John. Your challenge could be in support of a wonderful local cause, like Phil. Your challenge could be just that, your own challenge – pushing yourself to take on something new, try a different experience, see what you can achieve when you put your mind to it!
Make your pledge and by raising £68.80, you could pay for an initial home visit from one of our Princess Alice Nurses.
If you raised £120.24, you could help us provide a morning of care for one of our patients on the In-Patient Unit.
£385.00 in sponsorship could pay for overnight care at home to help relieve pain for one of our patients.
By taking on a challenge and raising £677.24, you could pay for one of our monthly family bereavement group meetings.
Your pledge can be anything from taking on a run, cycle, trek, skydive or abseil. You could pledge to start 2017 by getting sponsored to give up smoking, lose weight or commit to a new hobby. You could even pledge to volunteer in one of our many shops or pledge to sign up to our weekly lottery.
Whatever you decide, pledge to support your local Hospice and fundraise for us at the same time. Every year, we care for nearly 3,000 people with cancer and other illness from across a large part of Surrey, south west London and Middlesex. Supporters like you, who fundraise for us by taking on a challenge, play a huge role in helping us to raise the £9.3 million we need each year to provide our vital services.
So whether it’s scaling the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro or the Spinnaker Tower, taking on an awe-inspiring skydive or cycling from the streets of London to the beautiful canals of Amsterdam, we have a challenge to suit almost anyone. For a list of the challenges we have available, click here.
Pledging to take on one of our brilliant fundraising challenges will not only be an amazing adventure that challenges you both mentally and physically, but you’ll also be helping to raise important funds that will help our patients and their families through some of their toughest times.