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Fundraising Events 2018

 1st – 31st May: Sunflower Memories Appeal
Remember a loved one by dedicating a sunflower to them with Blythe House Hospice. Your personalised beautiful bright sunflower will display the name of who it is dedicated to and will shine in our garden throughout the appeal and following that is yours to keep. To donate to the appeal and dedicate a sunflower contact the fundraising team on 01298 815388.

8th - 14th May: Dying Matters Week
Dying Matters week aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life. Details of our planned events and activities during this week will follow shortly.

18th May: Sunflower Memories Coffee Morning
Come along and enjoy one of our delicious cakes and wander through the sea of sunflowers in our peaceful garden, the perfect way to reflect upon your loved one’s life. At Blythe House between 10:30 and 12:30.

28th May: Great Manchester Run
If you're looking for a running event where you can experience a true Manchester welcome, then look no further! This is your chance to be part of a fantastic weekend of running in the city. Enter the 10k or half marathon, book your place online now and then fundraise for Blythe House Hospice! Visit to book your place now!

Saturday 9th & Sunday10th June: 10am-5pm– Buxton Open Garden Scheme

Maps cost £5 per adult and are to be shown on entry to a private garden.  Cost covers entry for both days, accompanied children are free.  Over 20 private gardens open, Tea & coffee and cakes, arts & crafts, plant sales, gardeners tips and hints.   Supporting local charities: Blythe House for children services, and Dementia Care and Befriending Group.  Maps are available from Sunday 21st May at Poole’s Cavern Visitor Centre, The Green Man Gallery and the Information Centre in the Pavilion Gardens. 
For more information - email or visit the website

Saturday 16th June – Challenge Derbyshire Business Walk

22nd June: Cavendish Golf Day
Following the incredible success of 20164’s Golf Day we are holding another competition at Cavendish Golf Club. This day is now fully booked. Sponsorship packages now gone please contact us here if you would like to support this event in the future.

Saturday 30th June: Thinking Outside the Box 
This event is to help encourage people and communities to talk about death, dying, bereavement and loss, to enable people to share their preferences and wishes about the future and to support each other in practical and emotional ways.
Bringing together at one venue a range of providers, services, faith, spiritual and legal representatives, delivered with creativity and imagination

Sunday 1st July: Skydive
Hibaldstow Airfield, North Lincolnshire
Experience the thrill of a lifetime, take part in a sponsored skydive and support Blythe House Hospice. Imagine feeling the rush as you free fall at 125mph from 15,000 feet above the ground – skydiving is truly a once in a lifetime experience! All training is provided and no experience is necessary.
£75 registration fee applies, along with £450 minimum sponsorship.

Saturday 14th July: High Peak Orchestra Concert
7.30pm at Church of St John the Baptist, St Johns Road, Buxton, SK17 6SH
Our friends at the High Peak Orchestra are holding a fundraising concert in aid of Blythe House.
The concert will include music by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and performance by soloist Mathew McLachlan. 
Tickets are priced £12, concessions £10 and accompanied children are free of charge. Tickets are available from Rosemary Rose on 07930975807 or email Visit their website for further information here.

Saturday 21st July: Buxton Rotary Charity Bazaar & Summer Fair
We will be holding a stall at this family event, please stop & say hi if you are out shopping!
10am - 4pm Pavilion Gardens Marquee, Buxton.

21-22 September: Peak District Challenge
The Peak District Challenge is a picturesque trekking challenge that offers five levels of difficulty for hill walkers and runners. It’s a race against the clock to see if you can cover 10km and be Back Before Dark, or complete the Copper Challenge in 9 hours, the Bronze challenge in 12 hours or the Silver or Gold challenge within 24 hours. The routes all start at Hathersage and are in loops. It's organised by Wilderness Development, an established outdoor activity company based in the Peak District.  Enter & raise money for Blythe House! Visit to enter!

7th October: Halle Gala Concert
The Hallé brings the magic of London’s West End right to the centre of Buxton, with songs from some of the most celebrated musicals to come from Theatre Land. With star vocalist, don’t miss out on the chance to hear all your favourite pieces performed by the award winning Halle orchestra. Keep your eyes open for more information about this exciting event.  We still have limited sponsorship packages available, if you would like to sponsor a member or section of the orchestra, and help us make this event possible! Contact us here for further information.

September – December: Light up a Life
Christmas is a thought-provoking and reflective time for many who mourn the loss of a friend or family member. Blythe House Hospice is inviting you to remember loved ones and to support this year's Light up Life appeal. Families and friends are welcome to visit Blythe House before, during, and after the festival to reflect and write messages in the Light up a Life book at the Hospice. To dedicate to this appeal, please contact the fundraising department at Blythe House.

For more details on our events, please contact the Fundraising Department on 01298 815388 or via the online enquiry form here.