Twenty eight turned up at Rossendale Rugby Club on the 18th March, 2016 to fulfill a burning desire to walk on flaming coals.
Whilst this was certainly the shortest sponsored walk held in the Valley, it was certainly one of the most challenging. The firewalkers underwent a 90-minutes training session provided by the Blaze Firewalking Team which enabled them to overcome their fears and undertake this unique experience.
The fire walkers which were a mixture of individuals and groups of work colleagues from Keenans Estate Agents, Arthouse and Bright & Beautiful Rossendale.
Nicola Bailey, Franchise Owner of Bright & Beautiful undertook the firewalk challenge for the second time. Nicola comments “I live and work in Rossendale and like to support a charity that benefits local people. The atmosphere was amazing and although I’d done it before I still felt the adrenaline rush followed by a huge sense of achievement and elation.”
Hospice Fundraising and Marketing Manager Alison Whittaker-Stewart says “the firewalk was a fabulous event. We are very grateful to everyone who took part and their friends and family for sponsoring them – the event generated an income of £3616”
A huge thank you for the donation of £5000 from the Mark Benevolent Fund which was received by Joanna Williams when VWBro David H Thompson, PGJO, APGM, presented her with the cheque. He was accompanied by Matthew Phillips the Worshipful Master of Turton Lodge No 1300 and Stephen Jackson the Worshipful Master of Nuttall Lodge No 1405. Also in attendance was WBro Graham Mangham who is a Trustee of Rossendale Hospice and a member of the Mark Province of East Lancashire.
The other Lodges who nominated Rossendale Hospice were Rectitude Lodge No 18, Union Lodge No 21 and The Lancashire Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge No 1272, each of whom had sent their apologies. This donation was made on behalf of the Mark Benevolent Fund who have invited every Mark Lodge within England and Wales to nominate a hospice within their Province to receive a donation of £1000 in recognition of a lifetime of service and dedication to the Crown and the nation by his HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
Rossendale Hospice has teamed up with Rossendale Radio to share some love across the Valley’s airwaves this Valentine’s Day. Rossendale Radio will host a Valentine’s Day special on 14th February 2021 between 1pm and 5pm. In return for a £10 donation, anyone can dedicate a song, along with a special message which will be aired live on Valentine’s Day. People may choose to make a dedication to their loved ones, or a friend or family member to let them know how much they are appreciated.
Our 2020 Inter-schools Penny Pinching Challenge started on Friday 14th October and finished on Friday 27th November. Twenty four of our Valley preschools, nurseries, primary and secondary schools took part in the six week challenge to try and fill their penny boxes with as much loose change as they could. Here are the winners:
Cherry Tree Pre School
Cribden House School
Haslingden High School
Raised £4476 in total - Thank you to everyone who took part and supported their local hospice.
We are sorry to advise that from Thursday 5th November our Shops will be closed due to the National Lockdown. We are extremely grateful for all your donations and custom since we re-opened in July and are planning to re-open from Thursday 3rd December if the lockdown is then lifted.
Please keep safe and we look forward to seeing you in our shops again, just as soon as we can.
Temporary Ad Hoc Health Care Assistants needed to support our existing Hospice team in the community. Applicants must have previous experience and be qualified to NVQ Level 2 as a minimum. DBS required.
Temporarary Ad Hoc Registered Nurse Adult needed to support our Hospice at Home services in community. Applicants must have community experience and desirable palliative end-of-life care experience. DBS required.
For further details please contact Hospice at Home 01706 253633 (option 2) or 07960 046165
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