Fundraising - 2020

Fundraising - 2020 - Speen Helping Hospices (SHH) Fundraising in Chiltern Villages

Speen Helping Hospices and 2020 - From March to December

SHH had planned a series of events for fundraising in 2020 including a Pamper Evening, Spring Lunch at the Horse Trust in Speen, a Comedy Night and a Car Boot Sale.

Fortunately the Pamper Evening went ahead in March before lockdown began.

___ We were approached by people asking if we were planning to fundraise for the hospices by making and selling face masks. We replied that we would be very happy to do this if there was a reasonable demand. There certainly was! By early July we had sold 200 masks and raised £1,000. Up to November 2020 the amount is over £5,000 by the end of 2020.

On the second Bank Holiday Monday in May a "Speen Yard Sale" took place. Residents set up stalls outside their homes, so other residents could buy items that were no longer required. A lot of the donations from the sales were given to Speen Helping Hospices.

In May, local artist Joanna Brownridge donated one of her paintings “Mist” - an original framed 90cm x 65cm. Local photographer and Jazz Musician Martin Hart produced prints that Joanna signed and tickets were sold. The second prize was a signed and framed print of the original.

On Saturday 11th July the draw took place and this event raised over £3,000. More Here at "Mist" by Joanna Brownridge Picture Draw Saturday 11th July 2020

On the 23rd August The Martin Hart Quartet played for a couple of hours at a socially distanced event at the Great Hampden Cricket Ground.

Over £1,250 was raised at Jazz in The Park More Here at Jazz in The Park 2020

As we could not hold our annual Christmas Market in the Chapel Hall as usual this year, we had all the plans in place to have a socially distanced open air continental style Christmas Market for the 14th November in marquees at Speen Playing Fields. Due to lockdown 2, this event had to be cancelled.

Not to be outdone we launched an online shop and since its inception in early November a number of local businesses have been added, who are all donating 10% of their sales through the website to the hospices.

Much of the content of the products for sale on the Speen Helping Hospices website in 2020 has been made by two members of SHH committee - Ann James and Maureen Laing with a little help from their quilt group "Loose Threads"

All the beautiful fabric is donated and the time to make items for sale is given free. This not only means that all items are of exceptional value, but that all proceeds go to the hospice charity funds.

Contributions also from Lisa Suter, Mel Foster, Sue Davis, Sally Nash, Jill Rogerson and Judy Keen

A couple of pop up stalls were arranged including one on the 19th December the day of the The Sassy Santas fun run and The Christmas Hamper draw __

Katherine Matthews, Angela Forkgen, Lesley Thorn-Davis, Debbie O’Brien, Debbie Tilt, Alison Kent, Caroline Cranley, Clare Hobbs and a few others aka The Sassy Santas! have organised their version of a Santa Fun Run from 10am in a route around Speen. £1,653.10 was made from this event More Here



The Christmas Hamper Draw - More Here

In 2019 street carol singing returned to Speen after many years. Following on from the success of the SHH 2019 event a "Social distanced" version was arranged for 2020

with bucket collections the events have raised over £750.

and ending up with mince pies and mulled wine outside naturally.

At the end of 2020 Speen Helping Hospices has raised £106,600 since 2001 for the local hospices

10th January 2021 - Message on Speen and North Dean Speen Sales & Wants & Covid-19 WhatsApp groups

The final profit for the Christmas Market which includes not just the On-line shop but also the Hamper, Sassy Santa's and the Carol Singing is £6,448.69.

The total raised for 2020 is £17,604. With the cushion we had at the start of the year the total in our account is £19,339.01.

On your behalf we are now able to donate £4,500 to each of the four Hospices, leaving a cushion to cover our overheads (e.g insurance).

This is our best year ever! Thank you all for your support.

We have provided full details of each fundraiser and our overheads in the April 2021 edition of Speen North Dean News.


Fundraising for Speen Helping Hospices - You too can help:

If you would like to be involved in our fundraising events or have fundraising ideas, or would like to sponsor an event or donate a raffle prize please, Contact Gráinne Here

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Christmas Hamper draw Saturday 19 December 2020

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The group - was founded in 2001 by Suzi Rose and called the Speen Supporters Group, in 2013 it became The Speen Group. In 2014 became the Speen Helping Hospices as this name described the purpose of the group and the full objective of raising money for local Hospices. The group has raised over £140.325 since it was established in 2001.


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Speen Helping Hospices - SHH was founded in 2001 to raise funds for local hospices. Over £140,325 has been raised since then. We support - Helen & Douglas House for Children - Rennie Grove and Peace Hospice Care - South Bucks Hospice at Butterfly House - Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity by raising funds in local Chiltern Villages

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