Posts Tagged ‘St Peter’s Hospice’

Teenagers complete ‘end to end’ charity ride

Posted on Thursday 12th September 2019 at 8:07 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of (l-r) Ryan Edwards, Scott Warburton and Alessandro Bufalino at John O'Groats.

Three Year 13 students from Bradley Stoke have completed the “challenge of a lifetime” by completing a 1,000-mile charity cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats (known to enthusiasts as LEJoG) in just 16 days.

Scott Warburton (aged 18), Ryan Edwards (18) and Alessandro Bufalino (17) made the epic journey in July, a few weeks after finishing their final Post-16 exams at Bradley Stoke Community School.

And as if the end-to-end challenge wasn’t enough in itself, the trio chose to eschew the use of high-spec road bikes and complete the ride on folding bikes, thereby making their achievement “as unique as possible”.

Scott and Ryan had some prior experience of long distance bike rides, through cycling the 300 miles from Land’s End to Bradley Stoke back in 2017, raising £1,153 for Cancer Research UK. They chose to raise money for a cancer charity because immediate members of both their families have been affected by the disease.

This time, joined by Alessandro, they decided to fundraise for both St Peter’s Hospice and Cancer Research UK. To date, they have raised an incredible £2,537.50 (including gift aid), meaning that £1,268.75 is going to each charity.

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New-look Toby Carvery pledges support for local hospice

Posted on Tuesday 21st November 2017 at 9:18 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Cllr Andy Ward cutting the ribbon to reopen the Toby Carvery, watched by members of staff and volunteers from St Peter's Hospice.

The Toby Carvery in Bradley Stoke is pledging its support to local charity St Peter’s Hospice after the restaurant reopened on Saturday 28th October following an extensive remodel. The carvery and its staff are planning a host of fundraising events and activities in the upcoming months, and are aiming to raise money and awareness for a great cause.

The Toby Carvery celebrated its local community and charity commitments by inviting the mayor of Bradley Stoke, Cllr Andy Ward, and two volunteers from St Peter’s Hospice, Barbara and Derek Whitchurch, to officially reopen the new-look restaurant, making them guests of honour at the ceremonial ribbon cutting. This comes after a successful 12 months of charity work by the Toby Carvery team, who have raised over £1,000 for the local hospice through various events and activities.

Located on Woodlands Lane, the refreshed Toby Carvery resumed serving roasts to diners after an extensive two-week refurbishment. Following a significant investment in the restaurant, five new jobs have been created for the local area.

Edd Smith, St Peter’s Hospice corporate fundraiser and lottery manager, said:

“We’re thrilled to have been given the honour of officially reopening the restaurant and we’re so delighted to have received the support from the team at Toby Carvery.”

“They have raised over £1,000 so far, an incredible amount which goes on to provide so much care for those people in our community living with life-limiting illnesses. Every day we need to raise £20,000 to provide this care, so every donation means a lot to us. We thank the whole team at Toby Carvery for their support.”

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Knutty Knitters to bring ‘Knitivity’ to Willow Brook Centre

Posted on Wednesday 2nd December 2015 at 9:11 pm by SH (Editor)

The Knutty Knitters' 'Knitivity' (life-size knitted nativity scene).

The famous Knutty Knitters, who created a media storm with their life-sized knitted nativity scene, are touring Bristol once again this year to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice and will be visiting Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre from four days from Thursday 10th December.

The group of six women from Bristol, dubbed ‘The Knutty Knitters’, who hit the headlines after creating their special ‘Knitivity’ scene, will be visiting a series of shops, schools, churches and public areas across the city to raise money and awareness in memory of their dear friend who was cared for by the charity.

Since launching the Knitivity, the ladies have added a new camel, donkey and an angel to complete the scene, which has raised in excess of £80,000 for Bristol’s only adult hospice and has appeared on BBC’s The One Show and in Hello Magazine.

The tour, which kicked off at the St Peter’s Hospice Christmas Market in Bristol on Saturday 28th November, will also be stopping off at Tesco Eastville, Asda Patchway and The Mall at Cribbs Causeway.

Knutty Knitter Alison Spurrell said:

“We’re so excited to be taking our Knitivity out on the road again this year. We’ve had such fun meeting people, spreading awareness for the hospice and also spreading a little Christmas cheer.”

“It is just astonishing how much has been raised by our project, especially as the Knitivity has been featured on a special St Peter’s Hospice Christmas card, which has been their best ever seller!”

“St Peter’s Hospice cared so wonderfully for our friend Christine at the end of her life. Although the tour is great fun for us, we want to raise as much as possible for this amazing charity.”

More: Knitters are raising money in memory of a former member »

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Bradley Stoke woman’s appeal to 10k runners after losing sister to cancer

Posted on Friday 22nd May 2015 at 11:32 pm by SH (Editor)

Lenka and Zdenka Stastna.

A Bradley Stoke woman taking part in next weekend’s Bristol 10k is calling on runners to support local charity St Peter’s Hospice at the event, after losing her sister to a terminal illness.

Lenka Stastna, 25, gave up her life in native Slovakia to move to Bristol and care for her only sister Zdenka, when she was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2012. Along with Zdenka’s fiancé Kyle Millard, the pair cared for the 29-year-old alone until St Peter’s Hospice stepped in to offer much needed help and respite.

Zdenka sadly passed away this time last year and Lenka is now encouraging others to join her in supporting the hospice which provided a lifeline to her family.

Lenka said:

“During Zdenka’s last few months it became very difficult to look after her on our own as she needed constant care. At the time I was also working as a food and beverage assistant at the Hilton Hotel in Bradley Stoke as well. Kyle and I were both completely exhausted and everyone kept saying how much weight we were losing.”

“Someone suggested asking St Peter’s Hospice for help but I was very unsure at first about leaving my sister with anyone else. We had a Community Nurse Specialist called Liz come to the house and she immediately put us all at ease and put my mind to rest.”

More: Support the hospice through Lenka’s JustGiving page » »

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