St Barnabas Hospice

by | 10 September 2022 | Gainsborough, Local Charity

Staff are busy at St Barnabas Hospice and are hoping you will have a look at some of the new fundraising ideas on offer to bring people in your community together.

Care for a Cuppa

Whether you’re a coffee or tea lover, a keen baker or just like to gather with your friends to ‘do something great’ – this is the perfect, feel-good fundraiser.

The Hospice has everything you need to make it happen from printable invites, special napkins and cake toppers to recipes from renowned Lincolnshire chef and baker, Rachel Green.

Best friends Jean and Marion are hosting a Care for a Cuppa in support of St Barnabas Hospice, who they have both supported significantly with fundraising since the death of their respective husbands 10 years ago.

Jean and Keith Bray were six weeks short of their 45th wedding anniversary when Keith died after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.

“The Hospice at Home nurses would visit us to make sure he was comfortable and had everything he needed. I always thought he would want to be at home when the time came, but when we got to the Hospice when Keith needed more care, we felt this overwhelming sense of being safe,” said Jean.

“When Keith was on the ward, I kept seeing Marion with her husband, Den, who was poorly too. We never really spoke, but just smiled knowing what each other was going through.”

Keith died peacefully with Jean and family by his side. In the weeks after his death, St Barnabas nurses would reach out to Jean to join a bereavement support group, hosted nearby.

Jean remembers initially feeling too upset and not wanting to attend, but after a little encouragement joined the session.
If you would like to sign up and receive your free pack visit

Rudy’s Run is returning for Christmas

If you are looking for a way to have some festive fun whilst making a difference to those in your local community this Christmas, why not support your local Hospice by taking part in Rudy’s Run?

Rudy’s Run is a very special Festive Fundraiser for schools and children’s groups. You can pick a date of your choice and your pupils can run, dance or prance as they take part in their very own Rudy’s Run whilst raising vital funds. If you know of a school in your area that would like to join this event please contact the Hospice and they will provide everything needed to take part: Rudy’s accessories, assembly video and story, letters to send to parents, a guide to set up Just Giving, and an activity pack.

Simply sign up online and Rudy will do the rest – he delivers all packages by himself! For support don’t hesitate to get in touch at