We’ve teamed up with Global Adventure Challenges to bring you the chance to take on the 3 Peaks Challenge this August!

You’ll be taking on the challenge of a lifetime; scaling Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon in 2 days, all whilst making a real difference to the future of hospice care for Norfolk and Waveney!

The event takes place over Friday 19th – Sunday 21st August 2022.

Download the brochure for the challenge by clicking here.

How it works:

You pay a £95 registration fee to Global Adventure Challenges, who are running the event.

Raise a minimum of £810 for the new hospice appeal and you won’t have to pay anything further for the trip!

You must have raised 80% of the funds, (excluding any Gift Aid), 8 weeks before you set off – this will be 24th June 2022.

Questions?

The brochure above should answer most questions you have, but if you have any other queries before booking, please do not hesitate to drop us a line at fundraising@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk, or give us a call on 01603 331166.

NB: if you would like to take on the challenge, but the dates don’t suit, please get in touch as there may be other dates available that we can secure for you.

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The Raveningham Estate is open for its snowdrop season throughout February, giving visitors the chance to explore the carpet of sparkling white flowers around the 18th century hall.

Home to Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon; it was Sir Nicholas’ mother, Priscilla Bacon, who added snowdrops to the garden. There are over 150 varieties to see!

Open between February 1st-28th, every day except Saturdays, between 11:00am-4:00pm. Entry is £5 for adults/£4.50 concessions, under 16s and RHS/HHA members are free. Proceeds go to the new hospice appeal.

The Tea Room is currently closed, however there is an outdoor Tea Hut that will be serving takeaway hot drinks, soup and light bites.

Signposted off the A146 at Hales, then B1136. Postcode NR14 6NS.

 

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.

Priscilla Bacon Hospice are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from funds raised at this open garden event. We will be there selling teas, coffees and a selection of homemade cakes.

Entry to the garden costs £4.00 for adults and children are free – these funds go to the National Garden Scheme’s chosen charities.

This is a relaxed garden in an historic part of the city. There is a small lawned area, shrubs and perennial borders with a wide variety of plants, terraces and steep slopes leading to an elevated summerhouse with wonderful views of the cathedrals and city.

The garden is approached via a steep gravelled drive and there are steep steps in the garden, which means it is only suitable for the able bodied.

Dogs are welcome. Plants for sale. Cashless payment available.

Do something amazing this Christmas – come and join us to help raise funds for 2 local charities, spread some festive cheer and have fun! Lace up your trainers and take part in our Festive 5K Family Fun Run!

This brand new event will take place on Sunday 5th December, around the grounds at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Proceeds will be split between Priscilla Bacon Hospice and the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust.

This is a Fun Run and not a race, so it is not timed. Whilst there are medals for all finishers, there are no prizes for being first across the line.

There will however, be a prize of a free family day out to Pensthorpe for the best fancy dress! We encourage all participants to wear something festive – this could be a Santa hat, antlers, Christmas jumper, tinsel, or whatever you fancy!

The 5K route is a single lap around areas of Pensthorpe Natural Park which are not normally open to the public.

Entry costs £15 per adult (16 years+), children aged 5-15 years £7.50 and under 5s free.

All participants will receive:

  • A medal
  • A soft drink/water voucher to redeem in the café
  • Reduced entry to Pensthorpe Natural Park on the day of the event – half price entry for participating adults and 20% off for family/friends who come to support the runners

Facilities at the event:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Toilets

Please note:

  • We will ensure that this event takes place in line with any Covid-19 regulations in place at the time. Please do not attend the event if you are showing any symptoms attributable to Covid-19.
  • Sections of the trail can get muddy with puddles and will accumulate leaves, so may not be suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Please contact us ahead of signing up if you have any questions, or would like to discuss this and we will do our very best to advise you.
  • Due to nesting wildlife, unfortunately no dogs are permitted at the event.

Priscilla Bacon Hospice are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from funds raised at this open garden event. We will be there selling teas, coffees and a selection of homemade cakes.

The garden is open from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Entry costs £5.00 for adults and is free for children.

This is an imaginative, informal 2-acre garden, developed over the past 25 years with orchard, working potager, herbaceous borders, themed beds, ‘white’ courtyard, Piet Oudolf-style perennial & grass border, wildflower meadow and woodland walk.

Priscilla Bacon Hospice -Open garden home farmhouse hindringham
Priscilla Bacon Hospice -Open garden home farmhouse hindringham
Priscilla Bacon Hospice -Open garden home farmhouse hindringham
Priscilla Bacon Hospice -Open garden home farmhouse hindringham

Priscilla Bacon Hospice are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from funds raised at this open garden weekend. We will be there selling teas, coffees and a selection of homemade cakes.

The garden is open from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Entry costs £5.00 for adults and is free for children.

This is an imaginative, informal 2-acre garden, developed over the past 25 years with orchard, working potager, herbaceous borders, themed beds, ‘white’ courtyard, Piet Oudolf-style perennial & grass border, wildflower meadow and woodland walk.

Priscilla Bacon Hospice -Open garden home farmhouse hindringham
Priscilla Bacon Hospice -Open garden home farmhouse hindringham
Priscilla Bacon Hospice -Open garden home farmhouse hindringham
Priscilla Bacon Hospice -Open garden home farmhouse hindringham

Priscilla Bacon Hospice are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from funds raised at this open garden event. We will be there selling teas, coffees and a selection of homemade cakes.

The garden is open on both Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June, from 11:00am until 4:00pm. Entry costs £5.00 for adults and is free for children under 12.

The Georgian house, with extensive views of the Yare Valley, is set in over 2 acres of land. This provides the space for formal gardens, with an elaborate stilted double hornbeam hedge and fine mature trees, as well as the informal gardens with an enormous cloud-pruned box tree. Visitors both young and old will enjoy finding a variety of animal sculptures set within the gardens. A kitchen garden is flanked by a cruciform pond, with a bullrush inspired fountain and a series of harmonious ‘garden rooms’ with a variety of themes are revealed during a visit.

Priscilla Bacon Hospice - Open Gardens Old Rectory
Priscilla Bacon Hospice - Open Gardens Old Rectory
Priscilla Bacon Hospice - Open Gardens Old Rectory

Priscilla Bacon Hospice are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from funds raised at this open garden weekend. We will be there selling teas, coffees and a selection of homemade cakes.

The garden is open from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Entry costs £5.00 for adults and is free for children.

This is an imaginative, informal 2-acre garden, developed over the past 25 years with orchard, working potager, herbaceous borders, themed beds, ‘white’ courtyard, Piet Oudolf-style perennial & grass border, wildflower meadow and woodland walk.

Priscilla Bacon Hospice -Open garden home farmhouse hindringham
Priscilla Bacon Hospice -Open garden home farmhouse hindringham
Priscilla Bacon Hospice -Open garden home farmhouse hindringham
Priscilla Bacon Hospice -Open garden home farmhouse hindringham

It’s one year since Captain Sir Tom Moore began walking around his garden, with the aim of raising £100 to support the NHS at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. What started as a small, simple idea, grew and grew until almost £33M was raised!

Now, The Captain Tom Foundation have created the ‘Captain Tom 100’ challenge, to enable charities all over the country to raise funds and continue his fantastic legacy. Taking place between 30th April – 3rd May, over what would have been his 101st birthday weekend, the challenge encourages you to do something based around the number 100 to raise funds for your favourite cause.

We would love it if you would choose to support the Priscilla Bacon Hospice appeal and help to build the desperately needed new hospice for Norfolk and Waveney! Just come up with your ‘100-themed’ challenge and click below to create your fundraising page.

Click here for 100 ideas around the number 100 to inspire you!

create your fundraising page

If you would like a Priscilla Bacon Hospice t-shirt to complete your challenge in, we would be delighted to send you one free of charge. Please e-mail Claire at clairefeek@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk to get yours.

We are looking for teams of 5 to take part in this 375 mile Norwich to Notre-Dame virtual walking challenge!

Joining the W4N Challenge 2021 couldn’t be simpler:

  • Form a team of five – they can be friends, work colleagues, fellow fundraisers and so on.
  • Create your fundraising page on JustGiving by clicking here.
  • Sign up by clicking ‘register’ below (you will need your fundraising page link before you do this).
  • On 12th May 2021, start walking!
  • You can walk your usual route, take your dog on a new walk, walk with your support bubble…
  • Upload your daily total via the challenge tracking page on the W4N website (a link will be provided when you sign up).
  • Watch the Challenge evolve on the website and social media, and feel very proud of yourselves for supporting a worthwhile cause and getting fit at the same time!
  • You can walk anywhere that is permitted, in line with current government regulations!

If you would like Priscilla Bacon Hospice t-shirts to walk in, we would be delighted to provide all team members with these, free of charge. Please e-mail Claire at clairefeek@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk to request some.

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Norfolk Gazelles’ “Don’t Pass It On” Virtual Relay is back for a second year!

Start making your daft batons now, ready for Sunday 18 July 2021. The relay will kick off at 6am – as last year, it will be divided into 17 one-hour time slots with the last runners starting at 10pm. This relay is not about how fast you are, it’s about taking part! The relay is all about the distance covered by your club during the course of the 17 hours, not just about how fast your quickest runners can go. It doesn’t matter whether you run or walk or whether you’re a sprinter or a jogger – every metre counts! You don’t have to be a member of an “official” running club to enter a team – workplaces, mates, family groups etc are all welcome.

Last year, £10,000 was raised for charity and Priscilla Bacon Hospice is delighted to have been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from this year’s event, along with Norfolk & Waveney Mind. Click here to visit the donation page.

If you would like to include your club or organisation and be a team captain, please complete the online entry form by clicking ‘enter relay’ below. Entry is free and entrants have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive coaster, (pictured below), with the proceeds going to charity.

Priscilla Bacon Hospice - Norfolk Gazelles virtual relay coaster

For more information please email gazellesvirtualrelay@gmail.com

enter relay
The rules:

• There is no single winner – it’s a winning team. That way, everybody’s efforts are recognised.
• Each runner runs/walks for one hour or multiples of one hour (these can be consecutive or spread over the day and are subject to local guidelines)
• First runners/walkers start at 6am; last runners/walkers start at 10pm (event finishes at 11pm)
• Runners can only run, jog, walk… no bikes!
• A maximum of nine runners/walkers can run during each hour (a minimum of one runner/walker for each hour)
• Each runner can run anywhere and on any safe route
• There’s no traditional baton handover – don’t pass it on! — but each runner MUST carry a baton for the full hour
• The baton is of each runner’s choosing, the more random and eccentric the better… A flower pot? A cucumber? A guitar?
• If you want to enter the competition for the best baton, upload a picture to the Norfolk Gazelle’s Facebook event page here
• Each runner starts their run at their allotted time
• Club runners should wear club kit if they have it
• Social distancing rules must be followed
• Time slots run after sundown must wear hi-vis and lights
• All participants run at their own risk

For a list of frequently asked questions, have a look here

Priscilla Bacon Hospice are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from funds raised at this open garden event. We will be there selling teas, coffees and a selection of homemade cakes. Entry to the garden costs £3.50 for adults and children are free.

This is no ordinary garden! Only half a mile from Norwich City centre, this half acre garden is dedicated to sustainability and biodiversity. Organic and wildlife friendly, there are resident chickens, bees, a large wildlife pond, fish pond, vegetables and ornamental plants. The owner is a Master Composter, composting advice available. There is a home-made system of water conservation and storage.

Access to rear garden is via a gravel area and may be difficult for some wheelchairs.

If you can’t make this date, the garden will also be open the following Sunday, 25th July. Click below for more details.

more info

Norwich to Norwich Virtual Challenge – from Norfolk to New York!

***Deadline now extended to 30th September 2020***

Help to cover the 5,585 km/3,471 mile distance between Priscilla Bacon Lodge in Norwich, Norfolk and Hospice Chenango in Norwich, New York State.

Anyone can take part and you can walk, run, or cycle at a pace of your choice. Record your total distance covered throughout August and September 2020.

Hospice Chenango are running the same Transatlantic challenge, so it is a matter of national pride that our competitors cover the distance to Norwich, New York State first!

Your £10 registration fee includes a medal in the post and a challenge certificate via email. Special medals recognising those who have completed more than 50km and 100km will be distributed. All proceeds will go to our new hospice appeal.

Once you have completed your distance, you will need to enter the total KM on the Total Race Timing website. Please also e-mail a screenshot of your total to clairefeek@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk. You can use any app you wish, a Fitbit, pedometer etc. – just send a photo displaying the total.

Sign up at the link below!

sign up

Priscilla Bacon Hospice are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from funds raised at this open garden event. We will be there selling teas, coffees and a selection of homemade cakes. Entry to the garden costs £3.50 for adults and children are free.

This is no ordinary garden! Only half a mile from Norwich City centre, this half acre garden is dedicated to sustainability and biodiversity. Organic and wildlife friendly, there are resident chickens, bees, a large wildlife pond, fish pond, vegetables and ornamental plants. The owner is a Master Composter, composting advice available. There is a home-made system of water conservation and storage.

Access to rear garden is via a gravel area and may be difficult for some wheelchairs.

This amazing, unique event is back in Norwich for 2022!

Boing, bounce, crawl, climb and slide your way around a 5K course featuring some of the largest, most extreme and enjoyable inflatables ever created. Suitable for participants and families of all athletic abilities and it is not a race, it’s all about having fun!

Our Start Wave time is 11:30am.

Finishers receive a medal, pair of socks, multifunctional headscarf and snack bar.

If you can raise at least £100 in sponsorship money, we can offer you a FREE place and a branded t-shirt or vest!

Please e-mail fundraising@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk to get your place, by 10am on Thursday 31st March 2022.


The easiest way to collect donations is online. We work with JustGiving and you can join our team page for this event here.

If you would like child places, (5-15yrs), you can either agree to raise another £100 per place and they will be free of charge, or you can pay for children at a discounted cost of £16 each – payable to the charity – and there will be no fundraising obligation.

Please be aware that parking on-site is charged at £5 per car, cash only. Bag drop is available for £3.

We can’t wait to see you there!