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STDH:
3rd Jan 2013

New year, New challenge!  Amanda Jacobs took part in a 10,000ft skydive for St David’s Hospice and raised over £600.

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge for 2013? Why not sign up for a 10,000ft tandem skydive and raise money towards hospice care at the same time.

Hospice supporter, Amanda Jacobs from Penrhyn Bay tells us about her St David’s Hospice Skydiving challenge experience.
“I had a thoroughly wonderful day; the skydive centre was very well organised and friendly.
The weather was perfect for us, we could see for miles from 10,000ft. It was most spectacular.
Before I knew it the plane door was open and we were heading for ground at 120mph – it took my breath away.
Once the parachute was open, I could enjoy the view more. As we approached the ground, I was told to pull my legs up and we landed perfectly on the marked spot on the ground, and there I sat for a few seconds shaking from head to toe. My instructor said ‘that’s pure adrenalin – and that’s legal!’. I would have gone straight back up in the plane to do it all again if they would have let me. To anyone who is thinking about it - just DO IT.....”

The next St David’s Hospice skydiving day is Saturday 8th June 2013 at Tilstock Parachute Centre, Shropshire. For a free information pack call 01492 873664. Places are limited.


On Saturday 12th January, St David’s Hospice is inviting the members of the public to see first-hand the new Hospice redevelopment along with service and facilities available for the community. There will be an opportunity to take a tour of the building viewing the recent changes. Café Dewi will be open for refreshments.  There is no need to book a place - just turn up on Saturday between 3pm and 4.30 pm at St David’s Hospice, Abbey Rd, Llandudno.

St David's Hospice cares for adults living with cancer and other terminal illnesses. It serves the population of North West Wales and aims to provide a safe haven for patients and their families. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login 01492 879058

STDH:
10th Jan 2013

PHOTO:  Thank you to Head teacher Mr Gareth Williams and the children from Ysgol Craig y Don, who have raised £400 for St David’s Hospice through donations following the school Christmas concerts.
   
The Hospice redevelopment open day is this Saturday (12th). Everyone is welcome to come along to the Hospice in Abbey Rd, Llandudno between 3pm – 4.30pm to see first-hand the changes made to the Hospice over the past year. The redevelopment includes: Improved patient privacy by converting six of existing beds into single-bedroom accommodation, three additional bedrooms (making it a total of 14 bedrooms), new relative’s day lounge, refurbished day care unit, relocation of the fundraising and lottery offices, enhanced education and training facilities. Limited tours available. Café Dewi will also be open 1pm – 5pm.

Stock Appeal: St David’s Hospice is in need of good quality donations to sell in our charity shops; books, CDs, DVDs, clean clothing for all ages, toys and games, household items and linens, jewellery, small electrical items in working order. Please drop your donations off at our Distribution Centre, Unit 8, Roger Mostyn Court, Builder Street, Llandudno 01492 878935.

A charity soul night in aid of St David’s Hospice takes place on Saturday 26th January at Llandudno Junction Labour Club. 8pm – 2am. Large dance floor, late bar. Tickets only £5. For more info contact Paul on 01492 623821 or 07966387522. Tickets also available at St David’s Hospice 01492 879058.

Glyn Thomas from Llanddulas is taking part in a gruelling 15k assault course through fire and ice water as part of the ‘Touch Guy’ Challenge 2013. He will take part in the event on 27th January in aid of St David’s Hospice and North Devon Hospice. If you would like to sponsor him go to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login .

The annual Circus Starr Winter Tour is coming to Llandudno Town Hall on Thursday 14th February (two shows 4.45pm & 7pm). Witness hilarious comedy sequences from Circus Starr’s clowns whose side splitting routines will keep everyone entertained from the youngest to the eldest in the audience. Circus Starr are dedicated team, bringing families together to enjoy a day at the circus as well as generating vital funds for local charities such as St David’s Hospice. For tickets and enquiries call 01260 288690.

On Friday 22nd February there is a 60’s, 70’s and Motown Charity Disco at the Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge. Hosted by Galaxy Disco with DJs Dave Hanson and John Ivor. Tickets are £5 available from Corrina on 07880 733 938 or from St David’s Hospice 01492 873664.

 
St David's Hospice cares for adults living with cancer and other terminal illnesses. It serves the population of North West Wales and aims to provide a safe haven for patients and their families. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login 01492 879058

STDH:
17th Jan 2013
THANK YOU  -Rhys and Nancy Kyffin and their friends organised a carol singing evening around Llandudno and raised £56. The carol singers included Kieran, Mathew and Emma Weir, Gus Crowe, Erin Hughes and Rhys and Nancy Kyffin.

Saturday 26th January -‘Function at the Junction ‘Charity Soul Night at the Labour Club in aid of St David’s Hospice. 8pm – 2am Large dance floor, late bar. Tickets only £5. For more info contact Paul on 01492 623821 or 07966387522. Tickets also available at St David’s Hospice 01492 879058.

Circus Starr, ‘The Circus with a Purpose’ will arrive in Llandudno in support of ‘St David’s Hospice’ for one day only on Thursday 14th February at Llandudno Town Hall, with two shows at 4.45pm & 7.00pm. Get ready for surprises aplenty from amazing artistes who have travelled the globe entertaining with their world class displays. For tickets ( £12.50) call 01260 288690 or visit You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Due to last year’s success, the Hospice fundraising team are organising another St David’s Day bag packing day for 2013 at Asda Llandudno.(10am – 5pm on Friday 1st March).  If you feel you would like to join our team of volunteers for a couple of hours please contact Wendy on 01492 873665.

Dates for your diary –
Friday 1st March St David’s Day Business Lunch at the Imperial Hotel, The Promenade, Llandudno  12.45pm for 1.15pm – speaker Justin Albert, Director for the National Trust, Wales, Charity Raffle. Tickets £25  includes 3 course meal ( £5 will be donated to St David’s Hospice) available from the Imperial Hotel, Tel: 0500 700788

Sunday 17th March, St David’s Hospice Bunny Fun Run –. The family fun run takes place on Llandudno promenade starts at the paddling pool 10.30am. Bunny dress –code! Entry Adults £10 children £5 plus sponsorship (no minimum amount). For an information pack contact 01492 873665.

Leave a future gift - A quarter of the work that we do at St David’s is made possible because of legacies. Writing a will is the only way to ensure that what you leave behind is
distributed according to your wishes. As well as supporting your family and friends, many people choose to leave a future gift to some charities close to their heart. Charitable legacies are the foundation for many good causes, including St David’s Hospice. By providing for your everyday needs now, but considering a gift in your Will for the Hospice in future, you will continue to ensure that we provide end of life care, free of charge, to all our patients for many years to come. Please make an appointment with your solicitor to discuss your wishes further or call the St David’s Hospice Finance Officer Andrew Humphreys on 01492 879058.

STDH:
24th Jan 2013 THANK YOU : The Chocolate Box newsagent,Craig-y-Don have raised £436.04 through the 5p carrier bag tax. Pictured Feizal Jhurry (owner) and Graham Woodyatt (sales assistant) with their donation. 
Five pence per bag might not seem much but it soon adds up to a healthy sum very quickly. Since October 2011, over £10,000 has been raised for the hospice. The fundraising team would be delighted to hear from local businesses who would like to make them the beneficiary for the carrier bag levy this year. Branded collection can for the coins and posters to display can be provided. 01492 873665.

This Saturday (26th) is the ‘Function at the Junction ‘Charity Soul Night at the Labour Club in aid of St David’s Hospice. 8pm – 2am Large dance floor, late bar. Tickets only £5. For more info contact Paul on 01492 623821 or 07966387522. Tickets also available at St David’s Hospice 01492 879058 and on the door on the night.

Thank you to Geoff Lofthouse at the Imperial Hotel for ‘saving the day’ at last minute and allowing St David’s Hospice volunteer’s Christmas party to take place in their function room free of charge. The afternoon was enjoyed by all and the support is very much appreciated.

Silence was golden for a week, when Gary Anderson Head Chef at St David’s Hospice took part in a sponsored silence at work. He rose to the challenge and raised a grand total of £355 – well done!

Mel Lewis is forming a knitting group at the Llandudno Junction Community Centre (Old Hotpoint Club) to help raise money for St David’s Hospice.  She plans to teach knitting and give out patterns, set weekly tasks, compare creations and sell the goods in the Llandudno Junction Hospice shop. First meeting is this Saturday (26th) 10am – 12noon. For information call: 07761081654.

Good Luck to Glyn Thomas from Llanddulas. This Sunday he is taking part in a gruelling 15k assault course through fire and ice water as part of the ‘Touch Guy’ Challenge 2013 in aid of St David’s Hospice and North Devon Hospice. If you would like to sponsor him go to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login .

St David’s are calling all bunnies to join the Bunny Fun Run on Llandudno Prom on Sunday, 17th March. Run or walk the 4km/2.5 miles, starting at the paddling pool to the Cenotaph and return in bunny dress code (each participant will get a pair of bunny ears). The entry fee is £10 adults and £5 children, plus sponsorship. For your registration form, please call Wendy at the Fundraising Department on (01492) 873665.


St David's Hospice cares for adults living with cancer and other terminal illnesses. It serves the population of North West Wales and aims to provide a safe haven for patients and their families. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login 01492 879058

STDH:
Thursday 31/01/2013

31st Jan 2013
THANK YOU : The Gold Mine Shop, Llandudno held a raffle throughout December and have raised £518.56 for St David’s Hospice. (Lt to rt) Garrie Falconer, Leon Thomasson, Hospice Chief Executive Alun Davies, Amanda Thomasson (Manager).

Well done and thank you to the residents at Penrhyn Court, in Penrhyn Bay for their continued support over the years and raising £760 at their most recent coffee morning. This brings the total raised by them to £7,000 plus match funding from BUPA.

Circus Starr, ‘The Circus with a Purpose’ will arrive in Llandudno in support of ‘St David’s Hospice’ for one day only on Thursday 14th February at Llandudno Town Hall, with two shows at 4.45pm & 7.00pm. Get ready for surprises aplenty from amazing artistes who have travelled the globe entertaining with their world class displays. For tickets ( £12.50) call 01260 288690 or visit You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.

Volunteers needed – could you spare a couple of hours on Friday 1st March between 10am - 5pm. Once again there will be a bag packing day on St David’s Day for St David’s Hospice at Asda in Llandudno. If you feel you can help with this fundraising event please call 01492 873665.

The hopping mad St David’s Hospice Bunny Fun Run is taking place on Sunday 17th March along the Llandudno Promenade. The distance is approx. 4km / 2.5 miles and ‘bunnies’ can choose to run or walk. The event starts at the paddling pool to cenotaph (return) Entry fee: £10 Adults & £5 Children (plus sponsorship). Fluffy ears will be provided and everyone will receive a chocolate egg at the finishing line. There will be lots of prizes for smartest & fastest bunnies! To register call 01492 873665

St David’s Hospice is currently looking for volunteer shop assistants in the Conwy, Llandudno and Porthmadog shops. The position will include; greeting and serving customers in a welcoming manner, assisting in stock management, manning the till and processing sales, displaying items on the shop floor and replenish stock. For further information please contact Kim Barr on 01492 879058 ex 263.

The popular St David’s Hospice tandem skydiving day is back. This year, it is on Saturday 8th June and gives you the opportunity to jump from a plane at 10,000ft. You will freefall at speeds of up to 120mph, whilst strapped to a professional instructor who will do all the hard work for you! For an info pack call 01492 873664.

St David’s Hospice have 27 Simple Minds concert tickets up for grabs! The concert will be held at Venue Cymru on 4th April 2013.All tickets are standing only. Tickets were kindly donated by Julie Bassett. rrp £37.50. We are offering them for £25. All proceeds to St David’s Hospice. To buy a ticket please contact Agnes or Haf on (01492) 873664.

St David's Hospice cares for adults living with cancer and other terminal illnesses. It serves the population of North West Wales and aims to provide a safe haven for patients and their families. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login 01492 879058

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