The Countdown Is On For The Annual Cheshire Santa Dash – Take On The Festive Challenge!

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The annual Santa Dash returns for another round of festive cheer on Sunday 1st December 2019 supporting the Hospice of the Good Shepherd and The Countess Charity. The family friendly fundraising event is now celebrating its 9th successful year of taking you around Chester’s iconic landmarks including The Grosvenor Park, Amphitheatre, Eastgate Clock, Chester Cathedral and… Read more »

New Venue & Date For Foamtastic Colour Blast!

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We are delighted to announce that the Foamtastic Colour Blast has a new date and venue! 🙌 We have worked hard with local authorities and the Land Trust and we are thrilled that the Foamtastic Colour Blast will still go ahead. We thank you for your patience during this period and hope that you will still… Read more »

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Sparkle For Someone Special At Chester’s Sparkle Walk For 2019

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Hundreds of people are getting set to dazzle the streets of the city centre with an array of sparkle, neon and glitter and at this year’s Chester Sparkle Sponsored Walk in aid of The Hospice of the Good Shepherd. Last year over £60,000 was raised for the Hospice and now the 5k sponsored night walk… Read more »


Volunteers Needed To Help At Chester’s Annual Christmas Tree Festival

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The Hospice of the Good Shepherd is appealing to local people to volunteer at this year’s Christmas Tree Festival at the Chester Cathedral. The Festival returns for its sixth year to allow visitors to escape from the hustle and bustle of the festive period and lose themselves in the astonishing tree-lined cloisters within the cathedral…. Read more »

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Christmas Cards That Make The Difference In Your Local Community

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The Hospice of the Good Shepherd has officially launched their exciting range of exclusive Christmas cards to help raise money for local people with a life limiting illness, with 100% of the profit going to support the charity. Christmas cards are big business in the UK, every year close to 2 billion Christmas cards are… Read more »

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Celebration of long service volunteers at the Hospice

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During the course of national Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June), the Hospice of the Good Shepherd held a special Volunteer Celebration Day on Monday 4th June in the Hospice marquee to present Long Service Awards to their volunteers who have reached a milestone number of years in service to the organisation. The Trustees, Chairman, staff… Read more »

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Start in white and finish bright at the Hospice Foamtastic Colourblast!

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The Hospice of the Good Shepherd has officially launched their brightest and messiest fundraising event yet to help raise money for local people with a life limiting illness. Participants will get covered in a kaleidoscope of rainbow colours and incredi-bubble foam at the Foamtastic Colourblast on Sunday 30th September at Chester Racecourse, sponsored by Oliver… Read more »

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Couple in tandem for charity bike ride

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A HUSBAND and wife team are getting closer than most couples as they hop on a tandem bicycle for the Liverpool Nightrider on 14th/15th July. Anna Manning, and her husband Howard Jennings from Saughall are cycling Liverpool Nightrider in a bid to raise money for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. The challenge sees the… Read more »

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Hospice of the Good Shepherd hands over the keys to car raffle winner!

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The winner of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd Škoda Citigo car raffle was presented with the keys to drive away a brand new Skoda Citigo by Margaret Wright, Hospice of the Good Shepherd Chief Executive. Jonathon Parker, who lives in Crewe, said: “I’d bought some tickets whilst Christmas shopping at Cheshire Oaks and you never… Read more »

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Dying Matters in the local community

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The Hospice of the Good Shepherd are going to try the impossible this week and get the general public thinking and talking about death and dying as part of the nationwide annual Dying Matters Awareness Week taking place 14 – 20 May Every year in May, Dying Matters and its coalition members, host an awareness… Read more »

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Events Management students celebrate raising thousands for charity.

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Events Management students from the University of Chester are celebrating after raising almost £7,500 for charity. Around 65 second year students, from the Chester, Warrington and Shrewsbury Campuses, were placed in small groups and tasked with creating, developing, planning and delivering a fundraising event on behalf of a range of local and national charities.  One… Read more »