Four events are organized each year to raise money for the hospice. Three of these are annual events with the fourth event being something new each year!
Usually held in January, the vicar of Surbiton holds a wine-tasting in St. Mark’s Hall to help raise money for the UK Friends of the Shepherd’s Hospice.
The tastings will enable you to judge the quality of a variety of wines, usually selected along a theme. Previous themes have been inexpensive supermarket wines and a contest between wines from France and those from elsewhere.
Sumptuous Sunday Lunches
These take place during the month of November. Hosts offer their homes to guests including family and friends. They are provided with tasty meals, which are either sit-down or buffet style. In return, our guests make a donation to our cause. We welcome any innovative ideas that will add to this event. Feel free to get in touch with us to attend a meal or organise one.
In December each year we go Carol Singing at Surbiton station. Last year it was on 10th Dec 2019. Bring along any musical instruments, like bells or shakers etc, wear any Christmas garb you may have and bring along your best singing voice. Join us as we sing accompanied by our violinist, a special treat!
Our third annual event is a Quiz Night held at Claygate Village Hall. In 2020 it will be on Friday 15th May at 7.30pm. Teams of eight get together and enjoy the challenge put before them, sometimes of course even challenging those who set the questions! A buffet meal is provided. You can join a team on the night or bring along a team.
The fourth event each year varies and we have enjoyed a variety; a ‘Ritz’ tea party with dancing, a cheese and wine evening, a games afternoon and a garden sale. Watch out for further details and come and join us.
Any thoughts on fund raising or any questions do get in touch.
In 2018/19 fundraising events raised the following amounts:-
|Sumptuous Sunday Lunches||£1,835|
In addition, the Anglican parish of Saint Andrew and Saint Mark, Surbiton, organised a wine-tasting for our benefit and made a generous donation of £1,700. Also, a number of individuals donate on a regular monthly basis. Please get in touch if this is something you would like to consider.