What’s On October 2019

After a bumper August and September we are now starting to look at more ‘autumnal’ and indoor events for those wetter and windier times, although one intrepid supporter is shortly embarking on a ‘stroll’ across the Sahara to raise funds for The Rosemary Foundation.

Also, our Autumn newsletter is now out and available here.

If you would like to receive a copy either electronically or by post, and don’t already, you may register your interest by following this link: www.rosemary-foundation.org.uk/newsletter/subscribe-newsletter/

Rams Walk Halloween Event

If like me you are always thinking of cake you may be interested to know that on Saturday 26 October from 10:00-4:00, The Rosemary Foundation will have a Halloween Cake Stall at the Rams Walk Halloween Event.

We would love you to come along and say hello and if you would like to bake a cake and bring it along to 35 Lavant Street on the Friday beforehand between 10:00-3:00, or to us on the day we would be very grateful.

The Saharan Challenge

On the 11 th October, one of our amazing supporters, Alistair Gibson, undertook the Saharan Challenge to raise both funds for, and the profile of The Rosemary Foundation.

This is Alistair’s story: “The UNESCO World Heritage Draa Valley provides the dramatic backdrop for the Challenge – 2 marathon distances in 2 days across baked rocky trails, through Moroccan villages and palmeries, down to the dunes of the desert. My thanks to Louise, Adrian, Jerry and Patrick for joining me on this epic adventure. There is no doubt this is going to be a tough challenge, its going to be hot and dry with rugged terrain to walk across but the end goal is to raise funds and awareness of our dear friends at The Rosemary Foundation, who provide such amazing care as a ‘Hospice in the home” and cared for Becky so wonderfully in her last few months.”

If you would like to more about this, and perhaps support Alistair, please visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlistairGibson4 – I know he, and The Rosemary Foundation, will be grateful for any additional sponsorship.

The Rosemary Foundation Quiz Night

Challenging in a different way is The Rosemary Foundation’s Annual Quiz which this year will take place on Saturday October 19th in East Meon Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the supper which is included within the £10 per person ticket price will now be a ploughman’s.

Tables will be set for teams of up to 8 and to assist with catering arrangements please book in advance by phoning 01730 266329 or sending an email to info@rfpetersfield.org.

Please bring your own liquid refreshments and there will be a raffle in aid of The Rosemary Foundation. If you have anything you would like to donate by way of raffle prize please bring it to our office in Lavant Street by this Friday afternoon.

The Great South Run 2019

The Great South Run this year takes place on Sunday October 20th and as always, several runners are raising funds for the Foundation, including several members of one family, and the nephew of one of our volunteers who was given the entry fee for his Christmas present! We wish them all good luck and hope that the weather is kind.

Opera Comique’s Gilbert & Sullivan Sing-in

The Hampshire based Opera Comique, invites all Gilbert and Sullivan fans, to come to Petersfield’s Methodist Church on Sunday October 27th at 3:00pm. The afternoon’s concert will be led by Opera Comique’s charismatic Musical Director, Kevin Sivyer, and the audience will be invited to join in some of the choruses from HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe and the Mikado. Admission is free, with a retiring collection for The Rosemary Foundation.

Finally, a look back to what might become the second in an annual fundraising event

On the 21st September three of our nurses – Louise, Caroline and Claire – undertook a walk along the Hangers Way from Alton to Queen Elizabeth Country Park via Petersfield, being joined at Hawkley by one of our supporters, Nicola Garrard.

They left Alton just before 8 am and arrived at their destination at 7 pm – an amazing achievement on what was one of the hottest of September days.
Between them they have already raised in excess of £1,000 for the work of The Rosemary Foundation and there is a short link to a video of their walk here: www.relive.cc/view/vJOKXXp8A56

Well done ladies.

Christmas cards, and books, now on sale at 35 Lavant Street

Every Wednesday (until end of October) 10-3pm in the reception of The Rosemary Foundation Office, 35 Lavant Street, Petersfield.

Pop in for a chat and browse a selection of secondhand books available for a donation and / or buy your 2019 Christmas cards from The Rosemary Foundation.

As well as being on sale at 35 Lavant Street our Christmas cards are also on sale online here www.rosemary-foundation.org.uk/christmas-cards/. This link will also take you to images of the cards we have available this year.

The net proceeds from the sale of cards and pre-read books bought directly from The Rosemary Foundation go towards the delivery of our Hospice at Home service – as they do from all fundraising activities mentioned in this newsletter.


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