Cransley Hospice Trust is holding its annual Tree of Lights event virtually for the first time this year. With local and national restrictions in place, the local charity wants to ensure that everyone, regardless of faith or age can make a dedication in memory of a loved one and take part in the annual Tree of Lights event.
Anyone that registers for the popular event will be sent their own Tree of Lights Remembrance Pack and invited to share in the commemorative service which will be streamed from the Cransley Hospice Facebook page on 6th December.
The popular service would normally take place on the St Mary’s Hospital site in Kettering, where the Hospice is based. People gather to light up a life, leave dedications and seek comfort from the service that brings the whole community together at this special, yet sometimes difficult time of year.
This year whilst people are not physically able to gather due to the COVID-19 restrictions, on the 6th December at 6.30pm, the ‘In Memory’ Tree of Lights service will be streamed online and everyone is invited to watch, take part and to ‘Light Up a Life’, in memory of a loved one by making a dedication and donation in advance of the service. Anyone who registers via the website before 27th November 2020, will be sent a Tree of Lights Remembrance Pack which will include amongst other things, a candle to light, a small tree and details of the service so that they can take part from the comfort of their own homes.
This year so many people have been affected by loss and due to the virus, unable to grieve in a way that is familiar to them, so Cransley Hospice wants to welcome all those that have loved ones they wish to remember, whether they have been cared for at the hospice or not.
The Tree of Lights will be lit on the St Mary’s Hospital site from the 6th December to 5th January and people will be able to visit the tree during this time if they wish.
The specialist clinical teams at Cransley Hospice provide outstanding compassionate care to local people and their families each year which is only possible with the on-going generosity and help of supporters. Anyone supporting this year’s Tree of Lights event will also be helping other families in need.
Teams from Cransley Hospice Trust and Kettering Rugby Football Club are coming together in an attempt to lift a Million Kilograms in one day and they would love for you to join in and help them achieve it!
What do you have to do? It’s FREE to register and anyone can join in, whether you’re lifting weights, dumbbell’s, cans of baked beans or even your dog! YOU will need to email your total weight lifted during the day and the cumulative totals will be given out at intervals, with the final total announced at the end of the day.
Where can you do it? Kettering Rugby Club or from your own home!
How do you register? You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/111947331482
If you have any questions about the Million Kilogram Challenge or how you can help reach the FUNdraising target of £7,500 please contact one of the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cransley Hospice Trust presents the happiest, bubbliest event of the year that will be returning once again to Wicksteed Park on Sunday 10th May 2020! Tickets are on sale NOW!
Bubblers can walk, run, dance or slide their way through the thrilling 5k course as they are blasted with colourful foamy bubbles at each of the four ‘bubble stations.’ The course is pushchair and wheelchair friendly – and families with children of all ages will delight at this unique experience!
5k too much to handle? Don’t worry – the flexible 2.5k lap means that participants can just tackle the half-distance and then enjoy everything the event-village has to offer!
Bubbles are not just for bath-time and we can guarantee every bubbler will leave with a medal, a t-shirt and a huge smile on their faces. The Bubble Rush atmosphere is infectious and you will have a day out to remember for years to come!
Sign up NOW to avoid missing out! Just CLICK HERE
Still not convinced it’s the event for you? Check out the video from our previous events to see what an incredible day out it really is!
Following the hip-shaking, move-making, sponsorship-raising success of last year’s event, Cransley Hospice brings you the Zumbathon 2020 with Roberto Zumba!
If you’re up for this fantastic two-hour challenge, make sure you secure your place today to join at Grafton Underwood Village Hall on Saturday 25th January 2020. It really is not to be missed!
Registration will open at 12.30pm with the Zumba-tastic class kicking off from 1pm. There’ll also be chance for a mid-class pit-stop, with refreshments included in your ticket price.
There’ll be a super raffle on the day, with plenty of opportunities to take home some fantastic goodies.
Tickets for this sweaty-extravaganza are just £10 for adults and Under 11’s for £5, so participation in the very first Cransley Hospice event of 2020 won’t break the bank either!
What’s more, we have a fantastic sponsorship incentive available. Anyone who raises over £25 will be entered into a prize draw to win two tickets to any of Roberto Zumba’s future classes.
Don’t miss out! Help us kick-start the New Year in shimmying-style and purchase your tickets TODAY!
Tickets are on sale NOW! Click HERE to secure your place!
Note: Parking is free on the streets surrounding the Village Hall.
‘Snow is falling, all around us…’ at the start line of the ‘FROSTY 5k!’
Unlike any event you’ve ever seen before – Cransley Hospice are incredibly excited to bring to you the first ever ‘FROSTY 5k challenge’ on Sunday 8th December 2019. Intrepid participants of all ages can explore the mystical FIRE, SNOW, FOG and ICE zones on this thrilling 5k festive challenge for the whole family to enjoy!
More information coming soon, including venue and ticketing details. Please keep an eye on the Cransley Hospice Facebook page or www.cransleyhospice.org.uk for the latest news!
The Cransley Hospice Tree of Lights will be returning to the St Mary’s Hospital Site for another very special evening of remembrance and celebration of life.
Poems, readings, carols and songs are enjoyed during this ceremony and attendees are welcome to enjoy refreshments and purchase merchandise on the evening. Lights for the tree can be sponsored in memory of loved ones to allow their memory to shine brightly throughout the festive season.
Visit www.cransleyhospice.org.uk or call 01536 452 423 for further information.
For the stars of the future, don’t miss Cransley Hospice Trust’s Junior Run and Flash Dash!
Commencing Sunday 15th September 2019 at 10.15am.
A 2.3k junior run, exclusivley for runners aged 8 – 14 years old. Just £5 to enter, including a goody bag. ‘Flash Dash’ for young runners under 8 years old. Just £2 to enter (on the day).10.15am start. Cranford Village Hall.
To enter, visit: www.cransleyhospice.org.uk or call 01536 452 423
By popular demand, Cycle for Cransley – Kettering’s only cycling sportive – is back for 2019!
With four exhilarating routes through the rolling Northampton countryside, this incredible cycling challenge offers something for all ages and abilities. There’s a 10-mile, 25-mile, 50-mile and (new for 2019) a fantastic 63-mile (100km) fondo to choose from!
The new and improved Event Village offers mouth-watering catering, fabulous live entertainment and thrilling activities for younger cyclists and there’s a medal for every finisher!00:48
Sponsorship is actively encouraged – Simply raise over £150 and we will reward you with an exclusive Cycle for Cransley jersey!
There’s plenty to do around the Kettering Borough this festive season. Take a look at what’s on this Christmas for grownups!
The Market Place: Foodie Friday Christmas Lunch
Kettering’s popular monthly Foodie Friday market will get a Christmas twist and will move to the Market Place for a special one-off!
You’ll be able to get a *FREE* hot drink (tea, coffee or non-alcoholic punch) with any food purchase.
Friday 8th December, 11am until 3pm.
The Market Place: Kettering Christmas Market
Don’t miss Kettering’s Christmas Market, where you’ll get the chance to find the perfect Christmas gift, plus games, entertainment and real reindeer!
There’s also *FREE PARKING* in all Council owned car parks on the night of the Christmas Market! Shop local and support your local town centre.
Thursday 14th December, 4pm until 8pm.
Aura Bar and Lounge: The Big Christmas Quiz for Cancer
Get your thinking caps on whilst you enjoy Aura’s cocktail bar for the Big Christmas Quiz to raise money for Cancer Research.
It’s £10 per team of four and all for a fantastic cause. Come along to meet quiz hosts, Mike and Dan, and help beat cancer sooner.
Thursday 7th December, 8pm onwards.
Aura Bar and Lounge: Winter Wonderland
Get ready for Christmas this year with Just Kiddin’ at Aura’s Winter Wonderland event!
There will be glitter body painting available and a special Christmas cocktail menu will on offer throughout the evening. Tickets are £3 and can be pre-booked at Aura.
Saturday 23rd December.
Wicksteed Park: Christmas Party Nights
Enjoy a top quality Moulin Rouge themed night of festive celebrations at Wicksteed Park’s pavilion with a Sapphire, Emerald or Diamond package!
Sapphire: A disco-only event with Big Bopper entertainment and a basket meal.
Diamond: The ultimate Moulin Rouge package with entertainment by Pure Genius and Big Bopper entertainment as well as a three-course evening meal.
Sapphire Package: Thursday 21st December.
Diamond Package: Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, and Friday 22nd December.
Wicksteed Park: Santa Saunter
Join Cransley Hospice on a festive walk around Wicksteed Park!
You’ll receive a *FREE* Santa Suit and medal with your £10 ticket (£5 for children), and this event is open to all ages and abilities.
Sunday 10th December, 10am until 12pm.
Cransley Hospice Coffee Shop: Christmas High Tea
The Cransley Hospice Coffee Shop are offering a fabulous Christmas High Tea, equipped with assorted sandwiches, pork pies, clotted cream scones and beautiful cakes!
Booking is essential to avoid disappointment and tickets are £7.50 per person.Call the coffee shop on 01536 518111 to secure your place.
Saturday 16th December, 4pm until 5:30pm.
The Centre at Mawsley: Christmas Quiz
Join the Centre at Mawsley’s 2017 Christmas quiz! With hosts: Rob Castley & Simon Wisdom.
It’s set to be the Christmas quiz of the year!
Thursday 21st December, 8pm onwards.
Kettering Arts Centre: Carols & Comedians, Paul Kerensa
Stand-up comedian and award-winning comedy writer, Paul Kerensa, will be returning with a very special Christmas Show to the Kettering Arts Centre as part of his national tour!
You can purchase tickets from Waterstones, Kettering or by emailing email@example.com.
Friday 22nd December, 7:30pm until 9:30pm.
Kettering Conference Centre: Bill Burton’s Christmas Disco
Come along to the legendary Christmas party night with the best tunes and a few festive surprises.
Tickets include coffee and mince pies at midnight and the evening will be held in Kettering Conference Centre’s Lakeside Bar.
Saturday 23rd December, 8pm onwards.