We are thrilled to have been selected as one of the charities to host an Open Garden event at the Bishop’s House this year. We are excited to bring you live music, craft stalls, a tombola, games, refreshments and homemade cakes – all in aid of the appeal to build the new Priscilla Bacon Lodge!

The garden will be open between 1:00pm and 4:30pm, with last entry at 4:00pm.

Entry costs £5.00 per adult. Accompanied children under 16 and wheelchair users are free of charge. Assistance dogs only please.

There will be plants from the garden for sale, with proceeds going towards the running of the garden.

Please note: There will be no parking available at the house. There is a small car park just outside the main gate and a large pay-and-display adjacent to the Adam and Eve pub.

 


We still have a couple of spaces for stalls at the event and are asking a £20 donation to our appeal for this. Stallholders must have their own Public Liability Insurance. There is also some space for choirs/musical performances. If you are interested in either of these, please contact us at fundraising@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk as soon as possible.

 

***UPDATE 20/12/2021 – UNFORTUNATELY THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND ALL TICKET HOLDERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A REFUND***

 

The Phil’s Family Christmas

We are delighted to have been chosen as Norwich Philharmonic’s Christmas Charity. There will be a collection in aid of our new hospice appeal during the course of this concert.

Including Carols for choir and audience –
Norwich Philharmonic Chorus plus Special Guests, conducted by David Dunnett.

Tickets for this concert will be standard Christmas Concert prices, but seats will be unreserved within all auditorium areas, including Stalls and West Gallery.

The Phil’s 100-strong chorus and special guests celebrate the festive season with a sparkling selection of old favourites, new arrangements, sing-along carols and a few surprises. This concert is always a sell-out, so book now for one of the hottest dates on the Christmas calendar!

Subject to any changes in Government guidelines regarding COVID-19, mulled wine, coffee and snacks will be available in the Cloisters, as well as at the main bar in the concert interval, to help reduce waiting times. The bar will also remain open after the concert.

We are very pleased to have been selected to receive the proceeds from this festive concert in St Michael’s Church, Swanton Abbott.

Entry is free, but all donations will be most gratefully received.

Local professional duo Jane Everard (pianist) and Zaira Palumbo (vocalist) bring you some delightful festive favourites. More info at www.zairaandjane.com

Also featuring The Village Singers Community Choir.

Includes mulled wine and a mince pie.

Christmas can be a particularly difficult time of the year for those who have lost loved ones. Although we could not hold a large service encouraging solidarity and solace, as we did last year in Norwich Cathedral, our thanks go to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich Cathedral for allowing us to record Reflect and Remember – a service of Carols and Readings.

The service will premiere on YouTube at 7:30pm on Sunday 20th December and the video will remain up indefinitely after that. Please click ‘watch the service’ below to be taken to the video.  An order of service can be downloaded by clicking here and we very much hope you will join us.

If you would like to make a donation to our new hospice appeal, please click here. Thank you for all of your support this year!
watch the service

***THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT***

Tickets £55.00pp (Early bird £49.50 if paid by 31st October 2021)

Includes:

Welcome drink
3 course meal
Free draw and casino chips
Live auction and raffle
Music from Ignite Party Band

Dress code is Black Tie.
Ticket-only event, tables seat 10.

Please contact Frances Addington for further details, or to book tickets: 01603 866232 or 07747 752350.

PalliFest, (formerly known as PBL Fest), is an all day music festival at The Brickmakers pub in Sprowston, celebrating local talent whilst raising funds for Palliative Care charities in Norwich.

Funds will be split between the new Priscilla Bacon Hospice appeal, the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group and the Pink Poppy Fund at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

More details coming soon!

All are welcome to a service to remember those known to us who have received hospice care and to commend the remarkable work of the Priscilla Bacon ‘Family’. This includes the staff and volunteers of Priscilla Bacon Lodge, the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group, and the volunteers, supporters, donors and fundraisers for the Priscilla Bacon Norfolk Hospice Care Charity.

We are delighted that Dr Caroline Barry, Palliative Care Consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, will deliver the address. She will reflect on her experiences leading a hospital palliative care team during the pandemic, and how our new facility will improve hospice care for patients across Norfolk.

There will be contributions from staff members, volunteers and Trustees from the Priscilla Bacon ‘Family’ and from Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. The Chamber Choir of Norwich Lower School will lead the music.

As we reflect, remember and look to the future, please do join us to pay tribute to Priscilla Bacon Lodge and to support our work to improve the availability of hospice care for the people of Norfolk and Waveney.

Complimentary refreshments will be available after the service.

This event is free of charge and no ticket is required. It would be extremely helpful for catering purposes and to ensure the event takes place in accordance with any Covid-19 legislation if you could drop an e-mail to events@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk to let us know you will be attending.

After a really successful VW FAB Fest in 2019, where over £3,000 was raised for the new hospice, we are delighted to have become their permanent chosen charity!

The festival is organised by Terriann and Mark Vincent, and the FAB Family Crew. They are a family-based weekend VW festival and describe themselves as “back to basics, one big old school family festival”. They do say if partying until the early hours is your thing, it may not be your cup of tea!

Sadly the event could not take place in 2020, or 2021 due to the pandemic, so 2022 will see the very popular “Retro Pushbike Show” and “Shine & Show” return, along with a “Scrufts” Dub dog show. A “Dub Tucker Trial” will see contestants take on the FAB v Food trial.

There will be a raffle in aid of our appeal and we will be there on the Saturday and Sunday with a tombola and some other fun and games!

Camping pitches are now SOLD OUT. Advance day tickets can be purchased at a discount here, or you can pay on the gate.

For more info on the event, please see the VW Fab Fest Facebook page.