End of life Care for All: Challenges and Choices
Venue: The Stoneybeck Inn, Bowscar, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8RP
Cost: Early Bird booking fee £75 if places booked before and paid for by end of July 2015
Conference organised by Hospice at Home West Cumbria, Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland, Eden Valley Hospice Carlisle and St. Mary’s Hospice Ulverston.
We are delighted to offer you an opportunity to attend an exciting one day conference led by experienced professionals in their field to further develop your knowledge in end of life care.
The need for palliative and end of life care is changing, with increasing demands and complexity. Supporting people to make decisions at end of life poses a number of challenges, dilemmas and emotional investment. This conference covers the fundamental skills required to improve confidence in caring for someone approaching the end of life.
This course is open to any health and social care professional or those with an interest in end of life care.
For further information or to request an early bird booking please contact: http://www.stmaryshospice.org.uk/announcements/cumbrian-hospices-conferenceRead more...
BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR THE 2015 HOSPICE AT HOME WEST CUMBRIA COLOUR RUN NOW
Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10:30am, Muncaster Castle
Ticket sales for the Hospice at Home West Cumbria 2015 Colour Run have now ended. There are no further opportunities to sign up for this year’s big race. There will be no runner’s entries taken on the day. However if you’d like to be part of the big event but don’t want to get messy, come and watch our runners being showered in a sea of colour as they hurtle past our final paint station on Muncaster Castle’s front lawn.
Spectator entry on the day is £5 per adult and £3 per child/OAP strictly before 10.30am. Any spectators after this point will pay full Muncaster rates.
As well as the big race there’ll also be LIVE MUSIC from the Partyrockers, Bouncy Castles, Inflatable Slides, Husky Rides, Cake Stall, Face Painting and a Climbing Wall to keep you entertained all afternoon. Not forgetting the legendary Muncaster bird shows.
So don’t miss your chance to be part of CUMBRIA'S NUMBER 1 COLOUR RUN!
5K or 1K Courses
Ticket includes FREE ENTRY to Muncaster Castle Gardens for the entire day!
Hospice at Home West Cumbria’s Colour Run and family fun day is set to take place on Sunday 2nd August 2015 at Muncaster Castle. The 5k or 1k courses are open to all ages, genders and abilities and encourage people to have, fun, get messy and raise money for a great cause.
It is not a competitive race, people taking part can run, walk, or even dance the distance - the idea is to have fun while being drenched in glorious colour. Volunteers at colour stations spread throughout the course will throw powder over the participants as they pass. The coloured powder is made up of natural corn starch coloured with fully tested food and cosmetic dyes. It is biodegradable, non-hazardous, non-toxic and easy to clean!
Colour Runs started in the United States in 2012 as a way to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together. We want to bring a bit of this happiness to West Cumbria so don’t miss your chance to be part of it. If you have family and friends who wish to join you on the day but do not wish to take part in the run they can purchase their spectator tickets online from www.muncaster.co.uk .
The Frost Pennington family of Muncaster Castle have agreed to host this event for the second year running completely free of charge. All monies raised will go towards helping those in need throughout West Cumbria.
Like many sponsored events we have had to introduce a minimum sponsorship fee this year. We do our best to make the ticket price affordable for all our runners but by doing this it means that entry fees only cover the cost of the event. So in short, if we don’t encourage sponsorship, we unfortunately don’t raise any funds for our cause.
Due to the ever increasing demand for our services, this year we ask all our adult entrants to raise a minimum of £50 and family entrants to raise a minimum of £75 sponsorship in addition to your ticket fee. There is no minimum sponsorship for under 16s.
We will be on hand throughout the year to give you all the advice, materials and support you need to reach your target. You will find a sponsorship form below so your friends, family and colleagues can support your efforts on the day. This money will help provide the best possible palliative care and related services to the people of West Cumbria, FREE of charge. Hospice at Home West Cumbria must raise over £1 million each year to maintain and develop its services. Only a quarter of this comes from the NHS. The rest must be raised through our fundraising activities.
All tickets purchased after 31st March 2015 will be sold at the rate shown below.
Entry fees: Family - (2 adults & 2 children) £50
Adults - £20
Children (under 16's) and over 65s - £12
Under 5s – FREE of charge.
Spectator Tickets: Adults £5 (entry before 10:30am)
Child £3 and over 65s (entry before 10:30am)
Spectator tickets are for entry to Muncaster castle grounds only before 10:30am and exclude participation in the race.
Adult entrants must raise a minimum of £50 and family entrants must raise a minimum of £75 sponsorship in addition to your ticket fee. Fee includes entry to the Family Fun Day at Muncaster Castle, Grounds and World Owl Centre for the entire day.
Download your sponsorship form here
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