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Brian House Christmas Shopping Evening

Everyone had a great time at the Christmas Shopping Evening at Booths in Poulton on Thursday 30th November.  All who came along enjoyed shopping and picked up some nice Christmas gifts while sampling delicious mulled wine and mince pies.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make it a big success raising a fantastic £1500 for the China Trek next year.

There were some unclaimed raffle prizes, if you have any of these winning tickets please contact Fundraising on 01253 359362 to arrange collection.

Lilac     60         Pink      412       Green  97         Grey     70         Pink      360    Brown 182

Brown 183       Brown 36         Brown 168

Brown 106


It’s beginning to look a bit like…..

It’s starting to look like Christmas here at Trinity and Brian House as we head into a packed calendar of festive events during December.

If you haven’t done all your shopping yet, remember our Shoppers’ Week starts in Main Reception on Monday December 4 – come and pick up some lovely gifts, including items made in our Day Therapy Unit. All our high street shops have some bargain festive items too – whether you are looking for a glitzy party dress or some last minute Christmas cards.

Remember that Sunday December 10 is our annual Light up a Life service in the hospice gardens – there’s still time to make a donation and create a seasonal memory of someone special. All welcome at the service – but remember to dress up warm.

And of course Sunday December 3 is the Santa Dash, when we hope to have 1,500 Santas jogging up the Prom. Come along to say hello ho ho!

Meanwhile, school children across the Fylde Coast are getting fit and elfie by taking part in an Elf Run to raise money for Brian House. There are literally hundreds of little elves  and their teachers signed up.

LUAL Janet and tree

We have some special visitors lined up over the Christmas period – including local school choirs – and we are so grateful for their support. It means such a lot to our patients, staff and volunteers to bring the community into the hospice as Christmas approaches.

If you want to join in some Festive Fun you can organise a Christmas dress up day for us – it can be silly jumpers, Christmas angels, elves or even full evening dress. Get your friends and colleagues together and raise some money to help pay for patient care here at Trinity and Brian House. Just decide on a date and get everyone to make a donation – call our Fundraising team for more details.

Whatever you have planned, have a lovely festive build-up. Christmas is a very special time both here at the hospice and for the families we support in their own homes across the community. We rely on donations to fund our compassionate care – and it’s your help that makes it all possible.




Matron’s Summer Raffle – Draw Results – 20 October 2017


The Results from Matron’s Summer Raffle, drawn 20 October 2017

1st PRIZE OF £3000.00

015744    A Winner from Thornton-Cleveleys

2nd PRIZE OF £750.00

020595  Mrs Anne Kernan from Epsom

3rd PRIZE OF £250.00

617086 Ms Rita Collier from Lytham St Annes

100 PRIZES OF £10.00

750863 Mr J Slater Thornton-Cleveleys
866800 Mr R Baxter Blackpool
898568 Mr T Frattaroli Blackpool
524086 Mrs S Carter Thornton-Cleveleys
501394 Miss K Sharp Thornton-Cleveleys
702829 Mrs Christine Bilston Lytham St. Annes
773826 Mr M Kidd Preston
732027 Mrs Karen Harrison Lytham St. Annes
36554 Mr & Mrs J R & A Stevenson BLACKPOOL
82955 Mr G Preston Blackpool
348843 Mr D Hickson Lytham St. Annes
24236 Mrs P Greenberg BLACKPOOL
416558 Mrs A Robert Poulton-le-Fylde
460275 Mrs Margaret Tomlinson Preston
84498 Mrs Maureen Worden Lytham St. Annes
2990 Mrs K Blount Preston
37860 Mrs Denise Spalding THORNTON-CLEVELEYS
825692 Mr and Mrs J King Poulton-le-Fylde
RF: 1124492  Yvonne Wright
RF: 1052755 Mrs Nellie Hankinson Preston
RF: 1000938  Mr Dyas Blackpool
RF: 1024042 Mr & Mrs G Smith Poulton-le-Fylde
RF: 1123446 Mr Paul Tattersall Fleetwood
RF: 1054750 Mrs Margaret Broadbent Preston
RF: 1108606 Mrs Liz Lyon Thornton-Cleveleys
RF: 1087050 Mr & Mrs Peter Prentice Blackpool
RF: 1033468 Mrs Sue Butler Poulton-le-Fylde
RF: 1045974 Mrs Eileen Hope-Ross Lytham St. Annes
RF: 1084601 Mrs Freda Heaton Blackpool
RF: 1103629 Mrs Liane Richmond Blackpool
RF: 1115374 Mr Alan Sayburn Thornton-Cleveleys
RF: 1079365 Mrs Carmen Markey Blackpool
RF: 1118160 Mrs Margaret Frankland Thornton-Cleveleys
RF: 1077870 Mr Harry Geldart Blackpool
RF: 1022969 Mrs Doughty Poulton-le-Fylde
RF: 1011928 Mrs Mary Cunliffe Blackpool
RF: 1014528 Ms Sue Porter Blackpool
RF: 1100366 Mrs Margaret Cunningham Blackpool
RF: 1087086 Mrs Kathleen Batters Blackpool
RF: 1098398 Mrs Patricia Lord Blackpool
RF: 1127171 Mrs Rose Burrell FLEETWOOD
RF: 1121385 Mrs Margaret Lomax Thornton-Cleveleys
RF: 1103049 Mrs Joan Fraser Blackpool
RF: 1122560 Miss Kathryn Burn Thornton-Cleveleys
RF: 1071410 Miss May Wong London
RF: 1034688 Mrs Cynthia Kenny FLEETWOOD
RF: 1017683 Mr Paul Evans Thornton-Cleveleys
RF: 1077752 Mr Bernard James Singleton Blackpool
RF: 1050245 Mr & Mrs Tom Scott Lytham St. Annes
RF: 1017314 Mrs Madge Bloomfield Thornton-Cleveleys
RF: 1091089 Ms Margaret Sears Blackpool
RF: 1019327 Mrs K Sumner Thornton-Cleveleys
RF: 1032180 Mr & Mrs Christopher Beverley Poulton-le-Fylde
RF: 1057837 Mr & Mrs J Bell Preston
RF: 1026124 Mr Michael Carey Poulton-le-Fylde
RF: 1068477 Ms Barbara Colville Leigh
RF: 1113339 Mr Peter Boothman Thornton-Cleveleys
RF: 1098129 Mr Barry Pugh Blackpool
RF: 1023617 Mr & Mrs David Wood Poulton-le-Fylde
RF: 1076085 Mrs Valerie Smart Blackpool
RF: 1095593 Mr Pete Berrisford Blackpool
RF: 1043970 Mr Mike Halpin Lytham St. Annes
RF: 1087376 Mr John Crawford Blackpool
RF: 1029332 Mrs Pauline Hyde Poulton-le-Fylde
RF: 1044164 Mr & Mrs Julian Ridley Lytham St. Annes
RF: 1062573 Mrs Jackie Bullock Preston
RF: 1125586 Mrs Elaine Porteous Fleetwood
RF: 1125692 Mr & Mrs J Sandham Fleetwood
RF: 1010577 Mrs Susan Traynor Blackpool
RF: 1076587 Mrs Wendy Armstrong Blackpool
RF: 1120010 Mr & Mrs Phillip Holt Thornton-Cleveleys
RF: 1101518 Mrs Maureen Lockley Blackpool
RF: 1088081  Shirley MacDonald Blackpool
RF: 1109422 Mr & Mrs Arthur and Pam White Thornton-Cleveleys
RF: 1023207 Mrs Ann Perry Poulton-le-Fylde
RF: 1040241 Mrs Judith Naven Lytham St. Annes
RF: 1030097 Ms Joanne McKenna Poulton-le-Fylde
RF: 1036726 Mr & Mrs Fenwick & Joan Dell Fleetwood
RF: 1093980 Dr Stephen Doel Blackpool
RF: 1089895 Mr Paul Baker Blackpool
RF: 1042799  Lucy Mackenzie Lytham St. Annes
RF: 1039947 Mrs Roberta Black Lytham St. Annes
RF: 1011573 Mrs Mira Konieczek Blackpool
RF: 1095951 Mr & Mrs Ian Wallis Blackpool
RF: 1042204 Mr & Mrs Robert Dodd Lytham St. Annes
79812 A Winner from BLACKPOOL
4628 A Winner from BLACKPOOL
88911 A Winner from Lytham St. Annes
8221 A Winner from BLACKPOOL
845921 A Winner from Fleetwood
63580 A Winner from Scunthorpe
77725 A Winner from BLACKPOOL
27980 A Winner from FLEETWOOD
332607 A Winner from Preston
391215 A Winner from Blackpool
686283 A Winner from Lytham St. Annes
21126 A Winner from Poulton-le-Fylde
13726 A Winner from BLACKPOOL
31700 A Winner from BLACKPOOL
29084 A Winner from St Annes on Sea

Brian House birthday in the Ballroom

A Fundraising Ball to celebrate the 21st birthday of Brian House Children’s Hospice raised over £66,000 on a glittering night at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

 Over 400 guests enjoyed an evening of great food, great music and very good company hosted by writer and comedienne Jenny Eclair. Hospice Patron Alfie Boe sent a video message from Los Angeles and a special ‘pop up choir’ made up of hospice staff, trustees, corporate supporters and friends had the audience on their feet after a one night only performance of ‘Come what may’. 

With glorious food by Twelve of Thornton, top class music from Paul Guard and Ian Hooper – plus Jean Martyn at the mighty Wurlitzer – it was an unforgettable evening.

Fundraisers from Trinity and Brian House were ably assisted by crew members from HMS Triumph, who have been supporting Brian House for several years and who travelled from their south coast submarine base for the day.

Hospice Chief Executive David Houston spoke about the challenges of funding Brian House and about the exciting opportunities ahead – including an expedition to the Great Wall of China and a bike ride to Paris in 2018. Guests also heard a moving account of one family’s involvement with Brian House.

Once again, the Ball was kindly sponsored by a supporter, which means every pound raised helps pay for patient care. A birthday cake – made specially for us by Molly’s  Cake Creations – was wheeled in and the candles blown out by Trinity Matron Julie Huttley. The cake, which was a recreation of a coral reef, was later auctioned for £1,000 to RNS Publications and very kindly given back to the hospice for children and adults to enjoy.

During the night it was announced that Lancs Cricket Captain Steven Croft would be supporting Brian House during his testimonial year in 2018 – what an amazing gesture!

A huge thank you to everyone who attended or who helped behind the scenes. To everyone who donated a prize, bought a raffle ticket, put in an auction bid or volunteered on the night:  you made an amazing difference!  




Look what you’ve done with bubbles, bikes and paint

What incredible supporters we have!

Thank you to everyone who has supported our events this year, whether you took part, volunteered or helped promote an event to family and friends, you’ve played a big part in making our 2017 events a huge success so far.

Here’s what has been achieved, with money still coming in from our tenth anniversary illumathon memory walk, and with three  big events still to come. It adds up to a huge amount, which will help pay for frontline patient care here at the hospice and out in the community, where our nurses and hospice at home services are busier than ever.     

Just look at these figures!        

  • Bubble Rush:        £72,000 with 2,260 participants

  • Fun Run:                £55,000 with 2,180 participants

  • Bike Ride:              £24,000 with 800 participants

  • Colour Splash:      £40,000 with 1,500 participants

  • illumathon:         We are hoping to have raised £30,000 from our 10th anniversary illumathon.


    But that’s not all! Our Blackpool 10K Fun Run, the St George’s Day Festival in Lytham and the Lytham Festival have all been opportunities for fundraising and for raising the profile of the work we do here at the hospice and across the Fylde Coast. What a year it has been so far.


Why not get involved with our remaining 2017 events?


  • Fundraising Ball                              Saturday Sept 30th, Tower Ballroom

  • Santa Dash                                       Sunday 3rd December at Sandcastle Waterpark

  • Light up a Life                                  Sunday 10th December in the hospice gardens

Contact the Fundraising team for more details.