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Super supporter challenge events

Could you be one of St Michael’s Hospice’s super supporters? The hospice are seeking three super supporters to challenge themselves this autumn at some of the UK’s most popular challenge events and raise vital funds for local hospice care.

Test your strength and endurance at the Dock-2-Dock swim in central London on Saturday, September 4, where you will experience open water swimming in the heart of the city from Royal Victoria Dock, towards London City airport. Head to the Brighton Marathon on Sunday, September 12 where the city’s amazing seascape and historic sites will inspire you as you push yourself to take on their iconic 26 mile route; or take part in the Brighton Cycle 50k also taking place on Sunday, September 12, where you will join cyclists of all calibres as you pedal your way through the traffic free streets of Brighton and Hove.

Do you think you have what it takes to be a St Michael’s Hospice super supporter? To register your interest in taking on one of the challenges, please email the fundraising team at fundraising@stmichaelshospice.com, or give them a call on 01424 456396. More information can be found on the website www.stmichaelshospice.com/events/super-supporter-challenge-events

Rye Show and District Country Show

Remember to put the date in your diary for the Rye and District Country Show, kindly organised by a local committee in aid of the hospice. The ever popular event at Elm Tree Farm, Icklesham, will take place on Saturday, August 21 from 9:30am – 4pm.

There will be a traditional classic car show, vintage tractor display, horse show and a dog show. There will also be the chance to browse lots of local stalls, at the open air country fair. Entry is £5 for adults, free for children under the age of 16.

For more information and to download the show schedules, please visit the hospice’s website www.stmichaelshospice.com/ryeshow

Bereavement call-back service

The death of a loved one at any time can be one of the hardest things that we face in life. Bereavement during the Covid-19 pandemic, with restricted movement and very limited contact with friends and family, is likely to be the hardest thing possible.

The bereavement service team at St Michael’s Hospice are offering a call-back service for all adults living in Hastings and Rother, which can be accessed by completing a simple form on the website (https://bit.ly/3e9DwZ9) or by leaving a message on 01424 456361. You will receive a call back from one of the counsellors the next working day, Monday to Friday, where they will be able to provide emotional support and give practical advice where appropriate. No previous contact with the hospice is necessary to be able to access this support.

Keep in touch

St Michael’s Hospice are encouraging residents and businesses to keep in touch with their vital services, events and news. If you would like sign up to the mailing list, please complete a quick and simple keep in touch form on their website https://bit.ly/3wBMuqz.

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