Kemp Hospice Newsletter - Autumn/Winter 2013

Wyre Forest goes ice bucket challenge crazy

Kidderminster Shuttle:

11:26am Monday 1st September 2014

FREEZING fundraisers across Wyre Forest have been taking part in an online craze.

Teen gives back after counselling

Kidderminster Shuttle:

8:20am Friday 29th August 2014

A BEREAVED Kidderminster teenager has battled through “very low points of grief” to become an active fundraiser for the charity which helped her during the toughest of times.

Festival for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

8:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CHARITY event will take place tomorrow, August 28, at St Peter’s Church, Meredith Green, Kidderminster, in support of Kemp Hospice.

River and rail day for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

A FUNDRAISING day of countryside strolling and steam train travel will be “one to remember”.

Choir presents £3,000 to charities

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:57am Wednesday 20th August 2014

KIDDERMINSTER Valentines Choir has presented a donation of £3,000 to two charities.

Young citizens support Kemp

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:57am Monday 11th August 2014

SIXTEEN young people have organised a family fun day in support of Kemp Hospice.

Children sell loom bands for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

FOUR enterprising children have capitalised on a toy craze to raise money for Kemp Hospice.

Shop taking part in fundraising scheme for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Saturday 12th July 2014

A SHOP in Kidderminster is taking part in the Donate, Don’t Waste campaign, which aims to raise funds for Kemp Hospice.

Midnight walk boosts hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Friday 11th July 2014

CLOSE to £30,000 was raised at this year’s Kemp Midnight Walk, which saw more than 400 women light up the Wyre Forest.

Beer festival chooses hospice as its charity

Kidderminster Shuttle: FUNDRAISERS: Phil Wright and Pete Doncaster of Wyre Forest CAMRA with Debbie Broomfield of Kemp Hospice with pump clips that will be sold to raise funds. Photo COLIN HILL.

6:30am Thursday 22nd May 2014

KEMP Hospice has been named by Wyre Forest Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) as its charity for this year’s beer festival.

Coach firm supporting Kemp in run up to World Cup

7:40am Tuesday 20th May 2014

A COACH firm is supporting Kemp Hospice in the run up to the World Cup by selling Name the England Teddy scratch cards.

Live band to perform at Kemp's Midnight Walk

Kidderminster Shuttle: IN TUNE: High Horses with Kemp Hospice's fundraisers.

6:30am Tuesday 20th May 2014

LIVE music will be keeping participants of this year's Kemp Hospice's Midnight Walk entertained for the first time.

Library coffee mornings raised £1,500 for Kemp

7:10am Wednesday 14th May 2014

COFFEE mornings held at Kidderminster Library each Thursday have raised £1,500 for Kemp Hospice.

Solicitors to take on Midnight Walk to support hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: IN THE PINK: From left, Kate Watkiss, Rachel McGrath, Gill Guest, Lakhvir Bassi, Liz Wright, Sharon Jones and Louise Adams will be supporting Kemp's Midnight Walk.

7:30am Tuesday 13th May 2014

LADIES from a Kidderminster solicitors firm are gearing up to take on the Midnight Walk to support Kemp Hospice.

Kemp Hospice to hold fourth Make a Will Week

Kidderminster Shuttle: MAKE A WILL: From left, Laura Smith and Rachel Summers from Mfg, Gill Bowskill of OS Talbots, Steve Pittsof Thursfields, Kathryn Harris of QS Talbots, Marion Evans of Marion Evans Solicitors and Will Painter of Painters.

7:10am Wednesday 30th April 2014

WYRE Forest solicitors will be once again be teaming up for Kemp Hospice's Make a Will Week.

M&S pledges support for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: RAISING FUNDS: From left, Kemp fundraiser Alice McMahon, Bev Royal and Richard Teague from M&S and Kemp fundraiser Elena Bloomfield.

6:10am Friday 25th April 2014

MARKS and Spencer in Kidderminster has named Kemp Hospice as its charity partner for 2014.

Midnight Walk to light up Wyre Forest for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: GIRL POWER: From left, Sophie Bishop, Norma Bingham and Caroline Beech launch this year's Midnight Walk.

6:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

REGISTRATION is now open for Kemp Hospice's annual midnight walk through the Wyre Forest.

Paws in motion for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: PAWS FOR THOUGHT: Kemp Hospice fundraiser Sophie Bishop and her dog Bo.

6:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

KEMP Hospice is inviting dog-lovers and their pets to join them for their first three-mile sponsored dog walk through the Wyre Forest.

Kemp to launch Ladies that Lunch club

6:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

KEMP Hospice is launching a new club for ladies who lunch to raise much needed funds for the services it provides.

Make a splash for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: DIVING IN: The Feel Good Health Club  team get set for the Swimathon.

7:50am Tuesday 8th April 2014

SWIMMERS are being asked to get in the pool for Kemp Hospice's annual Swimathon.

Kemp Hospice extension due to be completed

Kidderminster Shuttle: FROM ABOVE: A view of the garden with new annexe.

8:46am Thursday 27th March 2014

KEMP Hospice's "beautiful" new extension is due to be completed today after four months of hard work.

Kidderminster charity shop to help raise money for Kemp Hospice fund

Kidderminster Shuttle: CUTTING THE TAPE: From left, shop manager Dawn McAdam, Terry and Maurice Cohen and Lynne Jones open the new shop. Picture: Louise Adey. 111416LA.

5:30am Friday 14th March 2014

A POPULAR Kidderminster charity has opened its new retail store in the town centre.

Work begins on Kemp Hospice's garden expansion

Kidderminster Shuttle: Digging in: From left, Terry Osborn, Mark Garnier and Gordon Yarranton turn the first sod.

7:30am Wednesday 18th December 2013

WORK on Kemp Hospice's expansion project is well underway after Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier helped to turn the first sod.

Cardless Christmas campaign raises £1,500 for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: Showing support: St John’s Social Club secretary Martin Williams.

6:20am Tuesday 17th December 2013

A CARDLESS Christmas campaign has raised nearly £1,500 for Kemp Hospice.

Santas raise £21k for Kemp Hospice fun run

Kidderminster Shuttle: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3178209

6:50am Wednesday 4th December 2013

THREE hundred and fifty Santas turned Kidderminster into a Winter Wonderland as they ran 10km for Kemp Hospice.

Drakelow Tunnels ghost hunt to raise funds for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: Engineering feat: The tunnels took 2,000 men 15 months to complete. Pictures: DRAKELOW TUNNELS.

6:10am Monday 25th November 2013

AN underground Second World War factory will be investigated by ghost-hunters to raise funds for Kemp Hospice.

Santas team up for Kemp Hospice fun run

Kidderminster Shuttle: Ho ho ho: A team from Mayflex in Birmingham will take part in Kemp’s Santa Fun Run.

6:40am Wednesday 13th November 2013

SIXTEEN santas from a Birmingham distribution company have teamed up for Kemp Hospice’s annual Santa Fun Run.

Kemp Hospice set to open flagship store

Kidderminster Shuttle: New role: Kemp Hospice’s CEO Terry Osbourn.

6:30am Thursday 7th November 2013

A FLAGSHIP store that will be “much more than a charity shop” will be opened by Kemp Hospice in Kidderminster town centre.

Light up a Life campaign launched by Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: Paying tribute: Swan Centre manager Ros Darby and Kemp fundraiser Elena Bloomfield launch the campaign.

7:20am Wednesday 6th November 2013

THREE Christmas trees have been put up early in Wyre Forest for people to hang messages to remember their loved ones as part of a Kemp Hospice campaign.

Mayflex Staff get KEMP Santa Clause Fever

Kidderminster Shuttle: Mayflex Staff get KEMP Santa Clause Fever

10:46am Tuesday 5th November 2013

Sixteen members of Mayflex staff from Birmingham will be leaving behind their roles working for of the UK’s leading distributors of Converged IP Solutions, to take part in KEMP Hospice’s annual Santa Fun Run on Sunday 1st December at Brinton’s Park from 9.00am.

Santa fun run coming to town for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: Yule jog: Kemp Santa’s limber up for this year’s fun run.

6:40am Friday 1st November 2013

HUNDREDS of Santa Clauses will be coming to town this Christmas for Kemp Hospice’s annual Santa Fun Run.

Torchbearer runs Budapest Marathon for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: Keep on running: Joshua Bentley ran the Budapest marathon for Kemp Hospice.

6:50am Tuesday 29th October 2013

A SERIAL fundraiser from Kidderminster has run his first full marathon in Budapest for Kemp Hospice.

Kemp Hospice to launch review into services

6:50am Tuesday 29th October 2013

KEMP Hospice hopes to address concerns revealed as part of a national survey into the future of hospice care in its latest strategic review.

Calling all Santas!

Kidderminster Shuttle: KEMP Santa’s limbering up for this year’s fun run.

12:44pm Monday 28th October 2013

KEMP Hospice is holding its festive Santa Fun Run on Sunday 1st December, starting and finishing at Brinton’s Park, Kidderminster.

Kemp Hospice floored by new carpet

Kidderminster Shuttle: Roll up: Service users, Victoria Carpets, Community, Kemp and Nicholls Carpets and Flooring staff enjoy the new carpet. at Kemp Hospice Picture: JONATHAN HIPKISS. 421308J.

10:00am Sunday 27th October 2013

HOSPICE users in Kidderminster are back in their conservatory after the room was ruined by flooding during the summer.

Hair 4 Hospice Campaign

12:18pm Friday 4th October 2013

Would you be willing to support KEMP Hospice’s ‘Hair 4 Hospice’ week from the 7th-13th October by colouring or restyling your hair in a wacky way, or why not shave it off all in the name of charity?

Annual fashion show to be held for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: Strutting their stuff: Jane Abbotts and the Barclays Bank models at last year’s fundraiser.

6:10am Friday 4th October 2013

MODELS will be hitting the catwalk in aid of Kemp Hospice at its annual fashion show at Kidderminster Town Hall.

Kemp Hospice to hold spooky children's walk

7:20am Wednesday 2nd October 2013

GHOSTS, ghouls, witches and wizards are being invited to Kemp Hospice’s Spookfest walk in the Wyre Forest.

Hospice is the winner in Shuttle Races

Kidderminster Shuttle: Winning run: Russell Cadwallader, of Halesowen AC, takes first place in Sunday’s 10k race. Pictures: ADRIAN HOSKINS

12:42pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

WARM, dry weather made for perfect conditions for the annual Shuttle Races held at Stourport on Sunday.

Cyclists reminded to sign up for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: Pedal power: Kemp Hospice’s Jo Power, left, and Samantha Howell are encouraging people to get on their bikes.

7:40am Saturday 31st August 2013

CYCLISTS are being reminded to sign up to the London to Brighton challenge to raise funds for Kemp Hospice.

Kemp for Kids appeal hits its target

Kidderminster Shuttle: Hitting the target: Tesco manager Mike Burke hands over £1,000 to Kemp Hospice community fundraiser Sam Howell.

6:50am Friday 30th August 2013

KEMP Hospice has passed the £30,000 target for its children’s appeal which will fund bereavement services for young people in Wyre Forest.

Rotary concert to raise funds for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: Rotary concert: West Midlands Fire Service band will be performing in Kidderminster.

7:50am Tuesday 27th August 2013

TWO rotary clubs are teaming up to host a fundraising concert for Kemp Hospice at Kidderminster Town Hall.

Vintage sale raises £5.5k for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: Dolled up: From left, Cora Grove, Kay Mather, Trish Pardoe, Lilian Griffiths and Liz Kilgour in the vintage attire.

7:30am Saturday 24th August 2013

A 1940s vintage sale raised £5,500 for Kemp Hospice at the Severn Valley Railway in Bewdley.

Kemp Hospice to hold seven-mile River Severn walk

Kidderminster Shuttle: Made for walking: From left, Kemp Hospice’s Julie Hicks, Richard Hanbury and Samantha Howell get set for the River Severn walk.

7:50am Wednesday 21st August 2013

WALKERS are being invited to take part in a relaxing seven-mile country walk along the River Severn for Kemp Hospice.

Kemp Hospice to hold bank holiday clearance sale

Kidderminster Shuttle: Stocking up: Kemp Hospice’s retail team get ready for the sale.

10:33am Monday 19th August 2013

KEMP Hospice’s retail warehouse will be holding a clearance sale over bank holiday weekend to raise money for care and services.

Kemp Hospice seeks volunteers to sell goods on eBay

6:30am Wednesday 14th August 2013

KEMP Hospice is on the lookout for skilled eBay users to help sell some of their donated stock.

After the strain ... take the train

Kidderminster Shuttle: Julie Hicks, Richard Hanbury, Samantha Howell

12:20pm Tuesday 13th August 2013

KEMP Hospice invites you to join them for a relaxing country walk along the River Severn from Bewdley to Highley on Sunday 15th September.

Kemp Hospice appeals for cyclists for 54-mile challenge

7:10am Friday 2nd August 2013

KEMP Hospice is appealing for cyclists to gear up for a 54-mile challenge from London to Brighton.

Kemp to host traditional English tea party

7:10am Friday 19th July 2013

A TRADITIONAL English tea party in being held by Kemp Hospice in Bewdley.

Kemp Hospice shops celebrate 20 years with afternoon tea

7:30am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

KEMP Hospice is holding an afternoon tea in Blakedown to celebrate 20 years of its retail department.



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