St Wilfrid’s News

St Wilfrid’s Moonlight Walk returns!

This year the official Moonlight Walk Week will be 4th – 11th September, with a socially distanced and safe evening event taking place on Saturday 11th September.

Register your interest now to take a walk to remember a loved one, walk for fun with family and friends or just walk to show you care.

There will be two options this year:

  • the return of the evening event through Chichester via a 5 or 10-mile route which includes the specially lit Bishops Palace Gardens on 11th September. This will be a capped participation and staggered start event so we strongly recommend booking early to avoid disappointment
  • the virtual event so warmly embraced by so many last year, where you can do a 5,000 or a 10,000 step walk your own way between 4th – 11th September

This year more than ever, every penny counts towards delivering compassionate end of life care in our community. Register at stwh.co.uk/moonlightwalk for early bird tickets!

 

Breathe Well, Live Well

Watch our ‘Breathe Well, Live Well’ series of podcasts and videos for easy to follow expert advice on coping with breathlessness – a common symptom in long-Covid recovery.

In our next few videos we cover a range of muscle relaxation techniques and a meditation called ‘Worry Leaves’.

The light exercises take you different regions of your body in turn, focusing on tensing and then relaxing the muscles. By first increasing the tension, you will then find you are able to release the muscles further.

 

Worry Leaves is a visualisation technique, as you focus on the mental picture of leaves on a river our Living Well Service guide you through breathing and muscle relaxation routine that calms the mind and alleviates stress.

 

For further techniques view the series at stwh.co.uk/breathewell or request a dvd/cd by emailing livingwellservice@stwh.co.uk or by calling 01243 775403.

 

Get Active

Get crafting with Spring flower workshops to create beautiful centre pieces. Discover your new passion today and receive a kit with all the flowers a few days before an online workshop with teacher Libby (of Rose & Ivy Floral Design) showing you how to do it. Book now at stw.co.uk/getcrafting

St Wilfrid’s has added to a range of exciting physical or cerebral challenges for you to choose from at stwh.co.uk/getactive. This month is the last chance to land one of our exclusive London Marathon 2021 places!

 

Go higher this July!

Experience the thrill of a lifetime! Take on a sponsored 10,000ft free fall tandem skydive for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and raise vital funds as part of our Leap 4 Love team! All training is provided on the day and everything is managed by your own experienced instructor, allowing you to take in every second. 

Our next Leap 4 Love tandem skydive take place with the GoSkydive Team in Salisbury on Sunday 4th July 2021. Register online at stwh.co.uk/leap4love

Soaring above Portsmouth Harbour and taller than Big Ben, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower awaits the brave. Join #teamwilf on Sunday 18th July with a flexi date guarantee on all our events.

Support your local Hospice with an adrenaline-pumping 100m abseil and enjoy panoramic views of the south coast.

 

Shopping with St Wilfrid’s

We are excited to say that we are working towards being able to open our 12 charity shops on 12 April. We are busy getting everything ready to welcome you back, and in the meantime if you have clean, good condition items you’d like to donate (including adult’s and children’s Spring Summer fashion and accessories, and furniture) please hold onto them for us as we’ll be accepting donations at limited times as soon as we open. Visit stwh.co.uk/shops for opening times.

 

Sahara Trek 2022

An invitation to adventure on a trek that summits the top of the highest sand dunes in the Sahara – The Chigaga Dunes.

Register at stwhco.uk/saharatrek for our next virtual Information evening on 27th April at 7pm.