Events

All events that support the hospice are detailed on this page, with further details shown when available. Please click on any of the posters to view a full-size PDF available to download!

Trooper Denis 97 Challenge

We are incredibly excited that Denis Ireland who will be 97 in July has offered to undertake the Trooper Denis Challenge for ourselves and is going to walk 97 times up and down his drive to raise money for Great Oaks. Denis is a 2nd World War Veteran who served in the 16th/5th Lancers and was out in Italy and North Africa as a radio operator on the tanks. He is such a lovely man with so much character and is so keen to help us, his daughter Jan works on both our Hospice at Home Team and Outreach one too. Denis has a Zimmer Frame which he will use to help him get up and down his drive which he has said isn’t particularly smooth in some places. He aims to complete the walk by his 97th Birthday although his aim is to do this about 4 times a day if it is not raining. A Just Giving page has been set up and photos and videos of this amazing man during his walk will be added, what a lovely gesture. You can see his first YouTube video update above, and you can donate to his JustGiving page by clicking the button below:

Download our Summer Challenge Activites Sheet

Online Quiz

I hope you are keeping safe and well in this difficult period, Pete from Pete stead djs/soundtracker roadshow, is bringing you a bit of news to brighten up even your darkest day!

You may be aware that we were planning to do our regular annual Great Oak’s pop quiz at forest hills golf club on friday 1st of May, but like absolutely everything else due to happen in the near future, we’ve had to follow the very sensible government advice and postpone until later in the year.

But do not despair! We are here to lift your gloom, raise your spirits, and hopefully put the merest hint of a smile back on your lovely faces!

With our new on-line offering, he's cunningly taken his good old vintage disco name of soundtracker roadshow, removed the road, and added quiz - to give you - the brand new soundtracker quiz show!

So…to start you off, you can visit our Twitch.tv page at the following link:

https://www.twitch.tv/soundtrackerquizshow

There is nothing to download or to pay for, if you are on your mobile, you can add the app for free ! That is the most difficult part of it - well apart from answering the questions!!

We are aiming for our first quiz to take place on the same date as originally scheduled friday, may the 1st at 7.00pm,we say first quiz, because if it works, and you all enjoy it, we’ll try to do it regularly whilst you all find yourself with time on your hands! We’ll be asking for a £5.00 donation per household, which you can do through either the Great Oaks Just Giving page, or by card on the Telephone. We will be playing for fun, so why not pop along and give it a twirl!

So pop on, have a look, and make sure to like the page! It’s all about raising awareness! So stay well, stay safe and we’ll hopefully see you all shortly.