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:

Moonlight Walk

As many of you are aware we hold our Annual Moonlight Walk to help raise money for Great Oaks Hospice. This year our walk due to take place on Friday 5th June needs to be done in a very different way and we need to ensure that everyone who wishes to take part will act in accordance with Government Guidelines and only walk with members of their family living in the same house or walk using social distancing measures.

Our Walk this year will have a theme of ‘Wear Your Pyjamas To Walk For Great Oaks’ and can be done during any time of the day or evening as part of your permitted daily exercise. This year you can also involve your children too and walk for 5000 steps or cover a distance of 5k if you would prefer as we appreciate that the usual distance of 5 miles will be too much for any especially if you are walking with young children. You can walk wherever you choose as long as it is safe to do so. This year we won’t be able to supply goody bags to hand out are asking for a suggested £5 donation per person or £10 for a family walking together please click here to donate. We would then love you to share your photos of you walking in your Pyjamas and a prize will be given for both the most original adult and child’s Pyjamas/ Outfits.

We are living in very challenging times and we still need to have some fun, take exercise and support Great Oaks so please share this with your friends to let them know it’s still happening and we look forward to seeing your photos.

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.