On Monday 50 students from the Elizabeth College Junior School started a week of cycling to raise money for Les Bourgs Hospice by riding for an hour each day before school. On Friday the whole school takes part and it is amazing to watch.
Thanks to Sally, Carrie, Debbie and Liz for all their hard work - these ladies are also doing the 30/30 challenge and are riding static bikes on Saturday at both Marks and Spencers, please support them.Read More
Friends Andrea Nightingale, Tim Loveridge, Mark Torode and Richard Freeman ride together every week. They call themselves "The Pootleists". This May, they have decided to ride from Les Bourgs to Les Bourgs for the cause. The destination was easy. That wonderful haven in St Andrew that has provided solace and comfort to so many Guernsey families at the most difficult times. The origin was more difficult. France was the obvious choice. There are many Les Bourgs in France. And so, to make the ride a real challenge, and confirming the slightly wonky nature of these four Guerns, they chose a tiny hamlet called Les Bourgs in Mezilhac, located deep in a valley between France's mountainous Massif Central region and the Alps. What's more, the day before the challenge proper, the Pootleists will be warming up with their very own Prologue, by cycling up the iconic Mont Ventoux.
The ride back to St Malo will be more than 600 miles. The aim is to cover around 100 miles each day. The route planner suggests over 35,000 feet of climbing, which is the cruising altitude of a Boeing 747. They will be supported by Les Bourgs fundraising stalwart and Rock to Rocque sponsor Mira Domaille and her husband Phil in a van kindly provided by Bougourd Ford, and Den McKane driving the support car. Between them, they will be sourcing sustenance and shelter over the journey. The riders are particularly looking forward to eating as much as they like without putting any weight on.
They returned to Les Bourgs Hospice on Sunday 21st May looking way too bright eyed and bushy tailed considering their amazing achievement, well done to them all - fabulous effort - what will they do next I ask myself??Read More
The Poi team from Les Beaucamps High School have raised an amazing £360.10 by doing 15 minutes of Poi each day throughout April in line with other 3030 challenges. This activity invovle swinging beanbags and ribbons around and is extremely tiring on the arms as I found out!
Well done to the team and to Mrs Perkins their teacher for raising money for Les Bourgs Hospice, amazing.Read More
Following a huge amount of training to run 26.2 miles with 5164 steps in 30C plus heat for Les Bourgs Hospice and the Sarah Groves Foundation Jodie completed the Maraton in a mere 7hrs 16 minutes coming in 171st out of the 364 female runners and 461st overall from 818 starters which is incredible.
You can still sponsor her at: www.justgiving.com/companyteams/jodiegreatwall
A huge THANK YOU and well done from us at Les Bourgs HospiceRead More
We are sad to once again have to tell you that the Road from the Dairy to the Charity Shop is closing on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd May for roadworks - the access to the Charity shops will be via St MartinsRead More
We are delighted that the University of Chichester are doing 3 shows in Guernsey to celebrate the life of the mother of one of their students and are giving the profits to Les Bourgs Hospice.
The events are:
"Our £250 charity donation to the Race Club has been well received so we have confirmed the following other £250 donations we are planning.
June will be the Pink Ladies to support their Sunset Walk on the 24th June, sponsorship forms here if you are thinking of doing it, July will be the Cheshire Home, August will be Les Bourgs Hospice, September the St. Peter Port Christmas Lights, October will be the Guernsey Motor Neurone Society and November MUG. (Male Uprising Guernsey, the men's cancer charity)."Read More
We are delighted to be decorated up in time for Liberation day with some great displays. The good news for our customers is that we have put away our winter clothes and restocked our shelves with summer clothes and accessories. We also have a winter sale area in our conservatory where everything is on sale for just £1. Pop along for a bargain.Read More
Les Beaucamps Secondary School Poi team did a demonstration of their skills this afternoon for parents and friends introducing most of us to the art of Poi - followed by a 'teach us' session, which proved more complicated than I imagined! Poi is the art of dancing while spinning ribbons and nets attatched to strings - without getting them tangled up!
The girls have challenged themselves to a '30 swings in 30 days' Poi challenge where they will Poi for 15 minutes a day for 30 days and get sponsored to raise money for Les Bourgs Hospice.Read More
We were delighted to have Sir Richard Collas join our Day Hospice for lunch on Thursday 8th February. The Day Patients enjoyed the visit very much and lunch was enjoyed by everyone.Read More
We were delighted to entertain Vice Admiral Sir Ian and Lady Corder at the Charity shops this morning, we were able to show them the Childrens Shop and the main charity shop, the good inwards and to introduce them to the amazing staff and many of the volunteers who keep the shops running so well. It was really lovely to hear that we are the 'Smartest Charity shop' that the Lieutenant Governor has ever visited.Read More
A huge thank you to everyone who took part, gave and raised sponsorship and to Appleby who sponsored this event, together you have raised a staggering £14,500 (actually a little over) for Les Bourgs Hospice. On behalf of the Patients and families I thank you all.Read More
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Guernjsey Community Foundation Charity of the Year in our 25th year of operation in Guernsey, we have strong competiton from 2 other great charities, the GSPCA and Guernsey Mind, but we are really excited about the awards evening on Thursday at St James.
We thank our volunteers, supporters and everyone who helps to make Les Bourgs Hospice as great as it is, offering services to the public with life limiting illnesses free of charge, without the volunteers and supporters who help at fundraising events and at other times we would be unable to offer care to patients and families at their time of need. You are all amazing.
Thank you to the Foundation and also to the sponsors for their support.Read More
Sunday morning the seafront was awash with Yellow T-shirts where around 75 people took part in the final run for the 30 runs in 30 days challenge for Les Bourgs Hospice. We had an amazing take up this year with around 375 runners taking part in Guernsey, Jersey and Sark and further afield including Turkey, Paris, Isle of Man, Utah, Gran Canaria and Italy.
We want to give huge thanks to our sponsor Appleby Global who sponosored the T-shirts and the Breakfast making it a more successful event than ever.
We are delighted to have taken delivery of our 2017 Calendars created by Handmade for the Hospice on our behalf from photos which won the Photography competiton in March. Photos to follow.
Each Calendar is £8.00Read More
We are delighted to be both selling and beneficiaries of a book has been written by Graham (Bonnie) Robert about his time as a performer in Guernsey from the 1940s until the 1990s, he introduces the book as follows:
"I was pleased to put pen to paper, so that islanders, in future years, will remember what went on from the forties through to the nineties in Guernsey"
These books are available via our website in the gifts section, at the Les Bourgs Hospice Charity Shop and the Hospice main reception at £10.00 each. Profits are coming to Les Bourgs HospiceRead More
Tom and Michael are seeing some amazing sights on their trip having now travelled through 17 countries. Since my last update they have left Smarkand and gone to Tajikistan and have just completed the Pamir Highway, a mainly unmade road which peaks at 4650m high in temperatures of 50 degrees, this is their latest update:Read More
Well the boys have been away for a month now and have travelled far and wide:
They have travelled so far:
From the UK to Tajikistan via many countries and having much fun on the way!
They are now at 5000 miles plus and having a great time, see photos to see what they have seen.Read More
Jim and Kirsty completed the London to Brighton Bike Ride this weekend cycling 54 miles from London, across Surrey and Sussex to finish on the Beach at Brighton.
They have raised £460.00 for Les Bourgs Hospice to date.Read More
We are delighted that the Greenman and Millards Charity bike night held on 10th August on the White Rock raised an amazing £530.00 for Les Bourgs Hospice. There were around 100 bikes there that night to see and we thank everyone who turned up with their bikes, to see their bikes and who donated to their collection.Read More
We are delighted that 10 year old Bella Duquemin, a St Martins School Pupil, has been making bracelets and selling them to raise £48.26 for Les Bourgs Hospice.Read More
The Greenman Motorcycle is once again holding a Chairty Bike Night for Les Bourgs Hospice on 10th August starting at 1900hrs until 2100hrs outside the White Rock Cafe. There will be a large amount of very beauiful bikes on display and it is well worth a visit even if you are not a bike fan as to see this many great bikes in one place is a rare occurrance.
I have attached photos from the last event to whet your appetite a bit.
Thank you to Greenman & Millards Charity Bike Night's Inc Sidi. Spada. Shoei for supporting Les Bourgs Hospice once again.Read More
This production by the American Drama Group is being staged at 50 Castles across Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, France. Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Jersey and Guernsey during this summer and will be in Guernsey on 25th and 26th July at Castle Cornet.
The production team have chosen to support Les Bourgs Hospice (and Jersey Hospice Care and the Isle of Man Hospice) with this production and we will be getting some income from Programme sales and will also be present with bucket collections at the end of the production.Read More
To show how much we value the input of the Volunteers and admin staff and their role within the Hospice we have enabled them to be trained in Basic Life Support to give them the skills to help Patients and Nursing Staff in the event of an emergency. They learnt the skils to treat Cardiac Arrest, Unconsciousness, Choking and were also reminded of emergency call bell procedures, when to respond and our fire procedures. Thank you to John Atkins from GEMs for doing the training and to all the Volunteers who attended the course.Read More
Two years ago Chris Dyer, Peter Lucas and Nick Whalley cycled from St Malo to the Eiffel Tower. That ride was approximately 250 miles over one weekend, covering 122 miles on our longest day. Thanks to our generous sponsors we raised £2,104 in aid ofLes Bourgs Hospiceand theGuernsey Alzheimer's Association.
This time we'd like to try something bigger and better. On Saturday 11th June, we're cycling 162 buttock-blistering miles in one day, from St Malo to Pointe De Corsen - the most westerly point in Brittany.Read More
A fantastic night was had at the 25th Birthday Celebration of Les Bourgs Hospice on Friday Night, this event was to thank the Staff, Ex Staff, volunteers and people who had gone above and beyond the call to support Les Bourgs Hospice in the last 25 years.Read More
We are delighted to have had another hugely successful year at Rock to Rocque with already over £16,000 raised for Les Bourgs Hospice. Thank you to everyone who cycled, marshalled, registered and sponsored, every single person helped us raise this money.
Date for next year is 28th May.Read More
Well last night I completed it! All public roads (and some other bits) are now colored in black.
Phew. I climbed 18,333 ft (2/3rds Mount Everest), covered over 400 miles riding pretty slowly at times and was moving for over 38 hours. I spent a long time checking my maps and taking some photos too for evidence.
Tim Lowe is one of the 3030 Cycle Challengers this year and decided to set himself a target of cycling the whole of the island - not round it, but along every single road, lane and public highway. Thanks to the Traffic and Environment department he has found all the lanes and needs to complete his challenge 3 days early as he is away for the European Swimming Masters the last weekend! Busy man....Read More
Sheila and the team from Handmade for the Hospice raised an amazing £220 this weekend at the GSPCA Seafront Sunday selling all the beautiful handmade items made for their Make it in March Event in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice. They are at the Smith Street Pop Up Shop all week if you missed them, pop in there to see what they have on display. All items hand made and unique.Read More
The 'Lycra Lads' John Tostevin and Charlie Price raised an amazing £547.00 for their 3030 Cycle challenge in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice at the weekend, a huge well done to them and a huge thank you to everyone who supported this event.Read More
The 3030 Cycle challenge participants are holding a Charity Tour De France Spinning Class at Kings Premier Health Club on Sunday 22nd May from 0915 until 1015am in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice. Minimum donation £5 to attend and all riders will be entered into a draw to win a months free membership at Kings.Read More
Handmade for the Hospice are having a stall at Seafront Sunday on 15th May and will then be at the OSA pop up shop in Smith Street from 16th May until 21st May and will be open from 10am until 5pm each day.Read More
To celebrate 25 years of Les Bourgs Hospice in Guernsey we are offering an opportunity for the public to come and visit the Hospice, to see the facilities you all help us maintain and, subject to availability, a patient room to see all aspects of the Hospice. These sessions will be limited by numbers to respect the privacy of the in-patients at the time. We will be having 15 people at a time to come to the Hospce between 2pm and 5pm (last trip at 430pm) on each Sunday in June.Read More
To celebrate the upcoming 76th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guernsey we have a display at the shop, pop in and have a look.Read More
We were delighted to have a visit from Cecilia Amin the President of the Royal College of Nursing and Julie Lewers the Senior RCN Officer Berkshire, North Hants and Guernsey, last week who met with Jo Boyd MBE, Letishia Vermeulen and Beccy Thomas.Read More
Something Sweet are a team of Year 8 girls from St Sampsons High School who have taken part in The Channel Islands Student Business Challenge which has been sponsored by: EY, Ogier, Barclays, and Sure. The team were given a school and business mentor, which we EY for this team, and they worked to sell and create/ organise a product or service from Jan - March 2016. There were 10 groups chosen from 43 entries in a Dragon's Den style format and these were then whittled down to 10 groups who were successful in being offered the opportunity to become part of the challenge.Read More
Two PAIRs of tickets for the sell-out GADOC production of Les Misérables will be auctioned to raise money for Les Bourgs Hospice.
More than 4,500 tickets for the production, which will be the first time the full West End stage version has ever been performed by an amateur dramatic society in the UK, sold within 24 hours. A waiting list has been set up by Beau Sejour and four tickets are rumoured to have changed hands privately for £300.
Now director Lisa Johnston has donated two tickets for the final night to Les Bourgs Hospice, who will be auctioning them to the highest bidder.Read More
It has been decided that the GreatHospice Bake Off is to be moved from 27th March to 20th March and will now be held at Sula Galleries, same times as on the leaflet.Read More
Please accept our apologies we have been unable to amend Google to date with the Information we need to change, currently Les Bourgs Hospice will bring up the Mont Arrive store and we are working hard to get this changed. Apologies if you have been misled.Read More
The Les Bourgs Hospice Childrens shop will be moving from its current location on the Bridge to a dedicated section of the New Charity Shop at St Martins.Read More
We are delighted that Jo Boyd received her MBE on Friday at Windsor Castle and it was presented by Her Majesty the Queen. Congratulations.Read More
This is a message for anyone who may be visiting the new Les Bourgs Hospice Charity Shop in the next 6 weeks - currently the Brigade Road is closed in sections for 6 weeks, this week to access the Shop you need come in from St Martins and when you leave you will be direct down Rue des Huriaux - YOU CANNOT TURN RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE as the junction is closed.Read More
A huge thank you to the 400 people who took part in the 2015 30 bays in 30 days event during July, we are so extremely grateful for your support. When we have a final total we will let you know.Read More
We were delighted, after a fantastic day on Saturday, to have Sir Richard Collas officially open the New Charity Shop on Monday afternoon.Read More
The Mont Arrive store, which has offered a fantastic service to Les Bourgs Hospice for many years, closes today at 1600hrs for the final time.Read More
I was delighted to attend the start of the Leavers Assembly at Le Murier today to collect a cheque for £312 from Mrs Storeys class for money raised for the Hospice doing a Geocache, they did a fabulous job and, with the rest of the school, are very supportive and welcoming when I visit. Thank you all. Also there is another £103 to come from the School Tuck Shop, what a great school with fantastic students.Read More
We are delighted that Paul Buckle has agreed to open his beautiful garden for us again this year, the garden is totally packed with beautiful unusual flowers, orchids and rare plants and is well worth a visit. Please come along betwen 1400hrs and 1700hrs to see one of the most amazing garden for of unusual plants in Guernsey.Read More
We are delighted that Jo Boyd has been awarded an MBE in the Queens Birthdays Honours list this year, this award is a great achievement and well deserved for all the work that Jo has done for the Hospice locally and also at other Hospices in the past. The team here at Les Bourgs Hospice are very proud.Read More
We are delighted that due to popular demand we are holding another 30 bays in 30 days event this year, starting on 1st July until 30th July. Registration is now open and can be made online by pressing the Sign up for an Event button to the right of this screen.
Happy swimming.Read More
Thank you once again to the amazing group of cyclist who find an hour a day of their time to cycle for Les Bourgs Hospcie for 30 days and ontop of that find more time to fundraise. This year they have raised £63,263.33 to date and more money is coming in. - a HUGE thank you to you all.
The event also relies on the fantastic team at Ian Browns Cycle Shop, Ian, Curly and Paul spend a huge amount of time on this event and also underwrite the costs making sure all the money raised comes to Les Bourgs Hospice, we are extremely grateful to them for all their work and support.Read More
We have been very generously donated a Framed and Signed Manchester United Shirt which is framed in 3D with a wide frame. It is signed by the current team and has been framed by Manchester United as a gift for Valerie Edwards who has donated it to us. The framed item has a seal of authenticity and is approx 72cm wide by 150cm high and is a true collectors item.Read More
We are delighted to let you know registration is now open for the 22nd Annual Rock to Rocque cycle ride which is to be held on Sunday 24th May.Read More
This year we have over 70 riders registered for the Ian Browns 3030 Cycle Challenge which starts this weekend. The riders will be in distinctive purple shirts this year and will be cycling for 1 hour each day to raise money for the Hospice.Read More
We were delighted to have Martyn Lewis for lunch yesterday with our Day Hospice Patients. Martyn had opened the Hospice 24 years ago and we were proud to have the opportunity to show him around the new Hospice during his visit.Read More
Sandie is having the pop up shop in Smith Street from Monday 20th April until Saturday 26th April where she will be selling beautiful quality designer clothes, bags and shoes to raise money for Les Bourgs Hospice and the Guernsey Alzheimers Association. Please pop in for a unique opportunity to purchase designer items for charity!Read More
We are delighted to be able to announce that the Mont Arrive store is moving to larger and more modern premises to enable us to expand the amazing job the staff and Volunteers do for us already but the new Store will be based in the Brigade Road where Peter Campbell Kitchens were and prior to them the St Martins Pet and Garden Centre.Read More
We have been overwhelmed by so many beautiful items being donated for the 30 Makes in 30 days event that we are having a Gallery showing on April 10th at 1900hrs until 2130hrs at Sula Galleries at L'islet Crossroads. Parking is available at L'islet Food Hall and everyone is welcome to see what we have been given and to purchase any items before they go to the Pop Up shop - WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT CARD PAYMENT SO PLEASE COME WITH CASH OR CHEQUE BOOKS.Read More
We are delighted that we have 104 people registered to take part in the first non-active 3030 event which is open to crafters, photographers and anyone else for the month of March. The registration fee is just £5 and all donated items will be shown at Sula Gallery and then sold at the Pop up Shop to raise money for the Hospice. We know people are knitting, sewing, making jewellery, rag dolls, cushions, quilts and much more already. We are excited to see what comes in at the end.Read More
We have updated our opening hours at the Mont Arrive Store and they are now open:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday to Friday 0830 until 1600hrs
Saturday 1300 until 1630hrs
The store is not open on Saturday morning due to parking restrictions on site.
Contact them on 700826Read More
This saturday 28th February is the launch party for the 30 makes in 30 days event at Rex Stationers in the Ruettes Braye between 10am and 1600hrs - pop along to register and for ideas and to rummage through donated supplies.Read More
This event has been designed for those of you who may not be sporty, but who may be arty or crafty in any way, including photography, metal work, wood work, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, lace making, card making ....... the list just keeps going on, there is no restriction on the type of art form just that it is created by you!
You can enter individually or as a group where each person can make one item to create 30 items from the group in 30 days - if these could go together, for example knitted squares, to make an item to sell that would be fabulous. You can get together with fellow creative people for a Crafternoon tea or a knit and natter and make this a real social event. This event will run from 1st until 30th March 2015.
Today we received more sponsorship money in and are delighted to tell you that the 30 bays event raised over £40,000 to date. Tonight the team are at the Community Foundation awards as they have been shortlisted for the Community Fundraiser of the year award, good luck to them all. Thank you to everyone.Read More
We are delighted to let you know that we have to date £25,564.87 raised from the 30 runs event which finished on 30th October with a group run from Market Square. Thank you to everyone.Read More
We are delighted to announce that we have now got over 350 registered runners for the 30 runs event, thank you all so much. Thank you to Applebys who have also sponsored T-Shirts to a large number of these runners!
Those of you who missed out on T-shirts can still purchase them from the Hospice at £10.00 each, which is cost price and we will call you when they arrive - please email you size to firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
For the next few months only we are offering the 30 best photographs taken by James Machon each day of the 30 days challenge for sale in 3 formats. A Medium sized unframed print for £25, a large unframed print for £35 and a ready to hang canvas for £75.00. These are all available to purchase through this website by clicking on gifts above and following the link to James Machons photos.Read More
We are delighted to announce that over £30,000 has been raised from the 30 bays in 30 days event, we had such a great time and so did everyone else it seems, Thank you all so very very much.Read More
We are delighted that a young lady called Sophie who is 11 has, with her friends Olly and Caroline, been making Loom band bracelets and is going to sell them this Sunday in town for Les Bourgs Hospice.Read More
We now have the best 30 photos from James Machons Photo challenge alongside the 30 bays swim - they are beautiful.
We were delighted to see over 400 orange hatted swimmers down at Cobo on 30th July completing the 30 bays challenge.Read More
Two Hospice staff have successfully completed training courses recently.Read More
Carol Robinson has retired after 19 years with the Hospice as a Nursing Auxilliary. We wish her much happiness in her retirement.Read More
Wow I have just had the final list and we have 513 keen and eager people launching themselves daily into the sea to raise money for Les Bourgs Hospice.Read More
We are delighted to announce that the Family Fun Day at Perelle Bay Hotel raised just over £600 for Les Bourgs Hospice at the weekend. Thank you to Karen, Wendy and their team for all their hard work and we are pleased that a good time was had by all.Read More
We are overwhealmed that there are now 506 people swimming each day for 30 days to raise money for Les Bourgs Hospice.Read More
We now have the Cook Book back in stock, its been selling really well so pop in and see what they are all buying!Read More
Our new Cookery Book has now arrived and is packed with great things to cook and eat from Tony Leck, Jason Hamon, Fenella Maddison plus staff, volunteers and supporters of the Hospice.Read More
We are delighted to announce that at the Guernsey Community Foundation Community Awards yesterday the Friends of Les Bourgs Hospice Committee won the title of Fundraising team of the Year.Read More
We are selling our old bridge from the garden and would love to find a loving home for it. This bridge will look amazing in any garden with or without a stream.Read More
Following great feedback from people who attended this event this year we are delighted to say that we will be hosting a Dinner for next year's World Hospice Day on 11th October 2014 at St Pierre Park - book early to avoid disappointmentRead More
A great time was had by around 140 people on Saturday 12th OCtober at St Pierre Park for the annual World Hospice Day Dinner and Dance.Read More
Phil Page has set off today to undertake preparation for the Merzouga Rally in the Moroccan desert next week. for more information visit his website: www.offroadraising.co.uk
To sponsor him please click on this link: http://www.justgiving.com/offroadraisingRead More
We now have a beautiful wooden flat bridge which has given safer and better access to the garden for our patients.Read More
We are delighted to have raised £1400 on Sunday at the afternoon tea at St Pierre Park, the food was incredible, the entertainment from GADOC was sensationalRead More
Jim Chandler, as part of his 30/30 challenge, has been static cycling for 2 hours outside of MSG raising money for Les Bourgs HospiceRead More
Sam completed the Mitie cycle challenge around London last weekend.Read More
After being fog bound last Wednesday, we were delighted to welcome John Nettles into Les Bourgs Hospice this morning, where he had coffee with the Day Hospice patients and Hospice staff and also signed copies of his book Jewels and Jackboots for us - we sold out of books!Read More
The 30/30 challenge starts today, if you see the bright orange shirts of the riders around Guernsey for the next 30 days, keep them safe and cheer them on for us as they are raising valuable funds for Les Bourgs Hospice.Read More
One of our players has been lucky enough to be the first person in the Monthly Lottery to have their number drawn twice for the top prize of £1000.Read More
The Friends of Les Bourgs Hospice have today handed over the keys of a fantastic new van for use by the Childrens Shop and the Store.Read More
We made it to in MONGOLIA!!!!
it's absolutely beautiful but utterly insane, here's what happened on our first day:
We woke up to find everything frozen and one of our tyres was flat. After changing it we set off. After hitting one rock too many ( a very familiar sound by this point ) the engine cut out. Oh dear. After a rigourous check out turned out the fuel pump has just been shut off as it thought we'd crashed. PhewRead More