Wakefield Hospice receives a lot of support from the local community, from companies, groups and individuals who take time to fundraise for patient care.
Whether you wish to organise your own event, take on a personal challenge or fundraise at work, the fundraising team is on hand to offer guidance and support.
If you have an event that you would like to tell us about please let us know via the event form.
If you'd like to join one of our events, please visit our Events page.
These are a selection of events being held by our supporters to raise funds for Wakefield Hospice. If you would like to see your event here please contact Wakefield Hospice Fundraising.
The Graziers Pub, Stanley
The Graziers Pub in Stanley organised a fundraising day in aid of Wakefield Hospice and the Mid Yorkshire hospitals' Forget Me Not Dementia scheme. From auctions and live bands to a treadmill challenge, charity calendar and arm-wrestling competition, all the activities raised a fantastic £2,276.90 for each charity. Special thanks to the two young ambassadors who helped make the event such a huge success.
Rock 'N' Rave
A1 Productions presented a night of live music at Warehouse 23 and Kooky Nightclub Wakefield with CJ Allen, The Rubber Sound Experiment, Wakefield's very own Loz Campbell Music, DJ Matty Blakey and Kooky nightclub's DJ Matty Hearn. Huge thanks to everyone involved in organising this event to support Wakefield Hospice!
A Team from Greens Decorating Contractors completed the Yorkshire Warrior challenge on 18 April, raising £1,500 for the Hospice.
In August 2014 a team of seven cyclists took part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for the Hospice. Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the event followed a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital. The team had to endure very wet conditions but raised over £3,000 for the Hospice.
Many thanks to Robert Bartholomew, Jason Brooke, Ben Chalkley, Philip McNamara, Tom Rodgers, Mick Swift and Mark Wheeler. If you'd like to take part in Ride London in aid of the Hospice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an event that you would like to tell us about please let us know via our event form.
Thames Path 100
Peter Kidd ran the 'Thames Path 100' in May 2016, completing the 100-mile route in 26 hours, 36 minutes and 51 seconds, including a tough spell when the unseasonable temperatures dropped to freezing during the night. Peter has previously raised over £500 for the Hospice. In July 2014 he completed the Ironman Zurich Triathlon in 14 hours, 14 minutes including a 50-minute wait for a new rear tyre for his bike after a blowout in the mountains.
Greenhill Primary School
Greenhill Primary School have raised a wonderful £281.00 through holding a sleep over, fashion show and non-uniform day.
The children have a special personal connection with the Hospice and we are grateful for their continued support.
Arriva Cycle Challenge
A team of Arriva bus drivers cycled 60 miles in August 2015 to help raise funds for the Hospice. Organised by bus driver Steve Kitchen, the team cycled from the Arriva bus depot in York all the way to the Dewsbury depot via the depots at Selby, Castleford, Wakefield and Heckmondwike. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/pedalpushers5
A big thank you to the Year 9 students at Silcoates School who raised £396.82 from a Sponsored Silence and from sponging their Head of Year and Tutor, Ms Marsh and Mr Affleck.
They presented the cheque in their final chapel assembly of the term with Rev Janet Lees and the Year 9 prefect Emily Duncombe.
Way of the Roses Cycle Ride
“I decided to take on the Way of the Roses cycle challenge to help raise funds for Wakefield Hospice. In 2007 my uncle was nursed at the hospice whilst suffering from a brain tumour and I thought it was time to give something back. My work colleagues John and Joel and my good friend Barry agreed to join me for the challenge with help from my friend Lisa who drove our support vehicle. We started on Saturday 13th June from Morecambe and cycled 68 miles to Pateley Bridge in five and a half hours. On Sunday we cycled 102 miles from Pateley to Bridlington in ten and a half hours. In two days we cycled 186.5 miles, climbing to 8900ft and averaged 12mph - we all made it, a little saddle sore but safe and well”. Adele Crossley
The team has raised £2,000 for the hospice. Thank you to Adele, Barry, John and Joel for supporting the hospice.
If you’d like to see your event here, please contact Wakefield Hospice Fundraising.