7th February 2017

Supporting in a Community Way

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We’re thrilled to bits to have teamed up with St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich this year as well as the Lighthouse Women’s Aid!


So that we can share the joy of running and the race as far as we possibly can – yet all within the local community.


Both charities will be offering Charity Race Places for the Farmhouse Five 2017.



This is how the Charity Race Places work



By requesting to run under a Farmhouse Five 2017 Charity Place from either St Elizabeth Hospice, or the Lighthouse Women’s Aid, you will need to pledge to raise at least £100 for that charity.


For your efforts, you receive a free entry to the race!


To request a Charity Place for St Elizabeth Hospice, please contact


Joanne Rodger at  joanne.rodger@stelizabethhospice.org.uk  or on 01473 707026 ext 269




And to request a Charity Place for Lighthouse Women’s Aid, please contact


Laura Squirrell at laura@lighthousewa.org.uk or on 01473 228 270




We have arranged that the funds raised for St Elizabeth Hospice will go directly to their newer youth service, supporting younger adults with the care that require through illness.



Here’s a little bit more about St Elizabeth Hospice and their youth service



St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity which provides services free of charge in East Suffolk.


Every year the hospice provides vital care and support to more than 2,000 local people and their families living with a range of progressive illnesses, offering their services wherever they’re needed – whether that’s at the day centre or inpatient unit at the hospice on Foxhall Road, Ipswich, or in the community, with many patients receiving care at home.


The hospice is currently developing their transitional care service for young adults, helping young patients ease into adult hospice services, from children’s services. As part of their transitional care service, St Elizabeth Hospice run a monthly Young Adult Group in their day centre, enabling young adults and their families to build connections with the hospice, and each other, through regular, meaningful visits.
Joanne Rodger, events and challenges manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, said:


“We are thrilled to be teaming up with the Farmhouse Five challenge and to be receiving charity places for this fantastic event. This a great opportunity for local women of all running abilities to raise vital funds for the hospice, as well as enjoying a scenic countryside five mile run.”


The hospice costs millions of pounds a year to run, and relies on fundraising events, donations and the income generated from its shops to meet the majority of these costs.


Find out more at www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk






For more info about the Lighthouse Women’s Aid, please take a look at blog here







Predictor Team Challenge


In addition, if you gather together some of your girlfriends, you will be able to enter the Predictor Team Challenge – which will be lots of added fun, and also at no extra cost!  For more info here about that, click the link here






If you feel drawn to raising some squids for one of this year’s superb charities, we would all be delighted!


Of course it’s not obligatory, and we warmly welcome you whether you decide to take a charity place or not.


But if you do, please know that your efforts will be felt far beyond race day…and the best part is that it won’t cost you a penny to run in the race!




With many best wishes



Dawn & the Green Health Events Team

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