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Thank you one and all for your fantastic support over the past year

All our supporters, young or old, individuals or companies, foundations or trusts help enable our vision of a world in which all dying people and those close to them have access to appropriate care and support, when and where they need it

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We really couldn’t do it without you helping to raise the £13m we need to continue every year – and every single penny counts. We wish we had enough space to thank each and every one of you, but a few highlights are shown here.

Thanks to some of our corporate supporters

  • Alan de Maid Estate Agents
  • Ambience Beauty Salon
  • Ametek Airtechnology Group Ltd
  • Anerley Arms Public House
  • Anerley Chippy
  • BACP Enterprises Ltd
  • Barclays Bank
  • Barrie Cope Ltd
  • Blythe Hill Tavern
  • Booker Cash and Carry
  • Branching Out
  • Bricklayers Arms
  • Bristol Street Motors
  • Charlie Brown
  • Chislehurst Business Centre
  • Co-op Green Street Green
  • Cogeco Peer 1
  • Craft Beer Man
  • CSS Events Ltd (Crystal Palace Fireworks Team)
  • Day Lewis Pharmacies
  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Designa UK Ltd
  • Direct Line Group
  • Directors of Swan Mill Paper Company
  • Dulwich & Sydenham Hill Golf Club
  • FIL Investment Management Ltd
  • Gazzabash
  • Hepburns Solicitors
  • HSBC in the Community
  • IP Federation
  • Ipsos Mori
  • JDM Estate Agents Chislehurst
  • Keston Park (1975) Ltd
  • Lloyds
  • Lord Homesdale Pub
  • M&G Group
  • Marks & Spencer Bromley
  • Novartis Vaccines
  • Oast House Farm Snacks
  • Over 55s Club
  • Pearson PLC
  • Percy Holt & Nowers
  • Pi Consulting
  • Redinet
  • Sainsbury’s (Crystal Palace)
  • Shortlands Tavern
  • Skillcrown Homes Ltd
  • Stuart Kelly
  • The Albert Tavern Public House
  • The Bull’s Head
  • The Chelsfield
  • The Clarendon
  • The Edge
  • The Maple Tree
  • The Queens Head
  • Topiary Garden
  • Waitrose Farnham

Ida at the Anniversary Centre

Thanks to Ida Barr for bringing her unique blend of comedy bingo and ‘artificial hip hop’ singalong to the Anniversary Centre in October.

She brought a wealth of pound shop prizes for lucky winners and shared the stage with St Christopher’s Community Choir.

Thanks to Diane, June, Wendy and friends

Between them, they have raised the grand sum of £20,000 for St Christopher’s since 2008. Our warmest thanks go to all of them for their wonderful fundraising.

Diane’s dad spent his last few days at the hospice and they have been raising money for St Christopher’s ever since, as way of giving a bit back for all the care and support they received.

They hold coffee mornings throughout the year but their big fund raiser is their annual open day each May – last time they raised £1,691 with over 70 people attending in just three hours. It’s a great social event where they have a raffle, tombola, guess the tea bags, guess the sweets in the jar, plants, cakes and tea etc.

Orpington Road Runners keep on giving

£11,000 was donated by individual Orpington Road Runners club members throughout 2015.

This includes amounts raised at their annual race, the High Elms 10k and by sponsorship of their runners at the London and Jersey marathons.

Teams were sponsored in 24 hour endurance races, there were raffles, quiz nights and cake stalls, and two members were sponsored in a challenge at the Amsterdam marathon (the loser has to wear a shirt bearing the winner’s name when they run the 2016 London Marathon).

Champagne and old masters in Dulwich help St Christopher’s raise over £46,000

A Champagne reception was held at Dulwich Picture Gallery on Friday 4 September organised by our Dulwich Champagne Committee of local volunteers.

The evening was generously sponsored by Harvey and Wheeler of Dulwich Village. Since 2001, this unmissable annual fundraising event has raised over £400,000 for the hospice.

Together with the ever-popular raffle and the ‘Sign a Tenner’ draw, the evening raised over £46,000 – the most ever raised by the event.

Increased demand for tickets led to the addition of a marquee in the grounds for the first time this year. This meant the Committee could accommodate the 450 guests, who enjoyed catching up with each other over a glass of champagne and delicious home-made canapés.

We would like to thank the organisers, sponsors and supporters who help to make the evening such a fantastic success.

Rose Howell jewellery

Rose has been making and selling her beautiful jewellery since 2008 in memory of her mum, Vera Hollands.

Over this time she has raised a fantastic £18,590 for the work of St Christopher’s. Thanks so much for your support, Rose.

Thanks to more of our supporters

  • John Brazil raised £2,000 with a Golf Day held in memory of Chris Brazil
  • Bricklayers Arms raised £820 running a music event featuring The Rocking Boys
  • Bethany Browning raised £1,800 on the Brighton Cycle Ride in memory of Eelco Wiersma
  • Phill Carlisle raised £443 running the Bristol Half Marathon
  • June Castle raised £1,529 with an event held in memory of Yvonne Hudson
  • Kathleen Cooper raised £750 hosting a afternoon tea in memory of her husband Brian
  • Denise Gale raised £1,091 by selling cream teas
  • Energy From Within raised £78 in donations for massages
  • Karl Guest raised £177 taking part in the Palace to Palace Cycle
  • Sarah Harding and Emma Carrington raised £2,330 running the Beckenham Half Marathon
  • Katie Laurence raised £2,160 walking the West Highland Way
  • Jane Lovibond raised £1,072 running the Reigate Half Marathon in memory of Pamela Foster
  • Nikki Murray and friends raised £4,744 on Pam’s Memorial Run
  • Lorraine Nee raised £892 by shaving her head in memory of Beth
  • Dinesh and Nita Patel raised £1,023 running the Richmond Half Marathon
  • Terry Poole raised £1,520 holding a football tournament in Elmers End
  • Keir Rason raised £1,416 running the Amsterdam Marathon
  • Mr and Mrs Jonathan Rogers raised £1,200 in lieu of wedding gifts
  • Shortlands Golf Club raised £1,771 during Mark Duncan’s year as captain
  • Paul Stevens raised £889 in lieu of tennis coaching fees
  • Paul Stock raised £418 running the Outback Marathon
  • Steve Stokes raised £50 in lieu of payment for a Women’s Institute talk
  • Sussex Festival Choir raised £1,181 with their Mahler’s 8th Symphony Concert at Fairfield Halls
  • Lucy Westwood raised £1,445 with her Bewl Water Dragon Boat Festival

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