Sign up to obstacle race!

Bury Hospice is the main charity for Urban Revolution’s inaugural obstacle race at Burrs Country Park in May. GM Active and obstacle course racing specialist Urban Attack, along with Bury Leisure, have come together to create Greater Manchester’s very own obstacle race series. Following a successful first event at Haigh Woodland Country Park in Wigan…

Tour de Manc Sportive 2018

It’s time to get on your bike as entries are now open for the Tour de Manc Sportive 2018 – 100 miles of blood, sweat and gears with Bury Hospice one of their associated charities. The event is on Sunday 6th May with the choice of the ‘Full Manc’ at 100 miles for professional riders, ‘Half…

Christmas boost

A HUGE thank you to ASDA Superstore on Spring Street in Bury town centre. Community colleague Hannah Hedley, Angela Holt and her Asda colleagues decided they would not buy Christmas cards for each other over the festive season and instead they donated the money they would have spent into a collection for Bury Hospice.  The…

Strictly a £38,000 success

Dancing, spinning and toe-tapping raised a staggering £38,000 for Bury Hospice. In an extraordinary night at the Longfield Suite, 13 couples took part in Strictly Best Foot Forward for Bury Hospice in a glitterball finale in front of prestigious judges. They had given their all over 12 weeks of rehearsals, each with their own stories…

Corporate Challenge raises £50,000

Bury Hospice raised a staggering £50,232 from their Corporate Challenge – the biggest grossing event the hospice have ever organised.   “We are absolutely overwhelmed,” said hospice fundraiser Michelle King. “We cannot thank companies enough for getting involved and raising so much money for Bury Hospice. This will make a huge difference. “It costs £2.2m…

A happy hippy Hospice

 “A happy hippy hospice” is how Helen Mcginlay describes her special wedding blessing – but she admits it was tinged with sadness. Helen had her wedding vows blessed at Bury Hospice recently – a first for the Rochdale Old Road site – with a hippy theme for family and friends. But the vows were emotional…

October is Hospice Care Month

‘Bury Hospice Care Month’, runs right through the month of October.            As the Sunflower is the national symbol of hospice care and yellow is the colour of the Hospice Movement, we are asking everyone in the borough to think about what kind of yellow event they can hold  during Bury…

 Woof-derful visitors to Bury Hospice

Charley and Bailey are proving woof-derful visitors to Bury Hospice. The two bichon frise’s have been visiting the hospice for around three months with their owner Andy Gaskell and have won over both the staff and the patients. Andy, a keen photographer, works at B&Q in Bury as a Showroom Manager. “Bury Hospice was selected…

Bury Mayor’s fashion Show

We are honoured to be one of the Mayor of Bury, Dorothy Gunther’s, chosen charities for her year in office. One of her events is a fashion show at Bury Drill Hall on Thursday 21st September. Tickets are £10, including a glass of fizz, from fundraising@buryhospice.org.uk.

Meet one of our volunteers

  “There’s only so much shopping, visiting and cleaning you can do.”  That’s one of the reasons that long serving volunteer Val Turner gives for helping out at Bury Hospice. Widow Val, 70, is a mother of four, grandmother of 12 and great grandma of four but, for 12 years, has found time to spend…

Head over heels for Bury Hospice

Gem Business Support are asking people to go head over heels for Bury Hospice. The company, based in Mossfield House in Bury, have taken part in the hospice’s Corporate Challenge where businesses are competing to turn £50 into as much as possible by fundraising events over a six month period. Gill Arnott, of Gem Business…

Bury Hospice fraud

Cyber criminals have stolen £235,000 from Bury Hospice in a sophisticated fraud.   The criminals struck on July 11 when it was discovered the money had been stolen from hospice bank accounts following an elaborate hoax involving an online virus check.   Bury Hospice Chairman Prof Eileen Fairhurst said: “We are shocked and sickened that fraudsters…

Wedding shop open!

The wedding season is here!  Bury Hospice has opened a wedding shop on Blackburn Street in Radcliffe with most of the dresses brand new. There are designer dresses including creations from Alfred Angelo, Mori Lee, Ronald Joyce and Justin Alexander with prices starting at £50 up to £700. Appointments are now being taken. Please contact…

‘Brutal’ climbs in hospice fundraiser

Julian Ferrier will be cycling up and down some ‘brutal’ mountains as he raises money for Bury Hospice – continuing the fundraising he started more than 20 years ago. Julian is partner at Pearson Ferrier Estate Agents in Ramsbottom and first took part in the London Marathon for Bury Hospice in 1994. “I chose Bury…

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