Phyllis Tuckwell Fun All Year Round
With the Christmas decorations down and the January detox under way, it’s time to cheer yourself up by looking at the fun stuff 2020 has in store. Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell has a whole range of activities and events planned throughout the year, so whether you fancy a fun-run, are up for a skydive, or just want to kick back and listen to some music, you’ll find it with Phyllis!
How about a three-course meal in the company of auctioneer Charles Hanson? Famous for his appearances on BBC’s Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It, Charles will be a guest speaker at Phyllis Tuckwell’s Charity Dinner at The Casa Hotel, on Saturday 21st March. He’ll speak about his experiences as an auctioneer, give a valuations of antiques brought in by some of the guests and host an auction.
For the daring out there, Phyllis Tuckwell’s Wing Walk should give you the adrenaline hit you’re after! Take your position atop the wings of a biplane and get ready for speeds of up to 130 mph, thrilling flypasts and steep dives that you’ll never forget! This unmissable opportunity will take place on Thursday 4th June at Rendcomb airfield in Cirencester – register now to secure your place. Or if you don’t want to be strapped to a plane, how about jumping out of one? Make your Skydive on Saturday 28th March, Wednesday 3rd June or Wednesday 23rd September, at the UK’s largest skydiving drop zone, in Netheravon, Salisbury, where the Army Parachute Association will provide you with in-depth training before attaching you to one of their experienced tandem instructors for the jump.
If you’d prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, try the Dash of Colour. This 5k fun run will be held at Frimley Lodge Park on Saturday 5th September and will see you showered with colourful powder paint as you run, jog or walk the course. And if you need to get into training beforehand, why not sign up to February’s Marathon Miles? Walk a mile a day over the month and feel your physical, social and emotional wellbeing improve – a great follow-on from your January detox, and a brilliant way to raise money for Phyllis Tuckwell.
If you enjoy walking, how about a stroll starting from the Rural Life Centre with your four-legged friend? Meet other dogs and their walkers for Phyllis Tuckwell’s Wellies and Walkies fundraiser on Sunday 15th March, or join their annual Walk for the Wards on Saturday 2nd May. After enjoying the beautiful countryside, why not fill your own garden with a variety of plants from Phyllis Tuckwell’s plant sales, held at the Hospice on the first Sunday of every month, from April to October.
Music-lovers will be pleased to hear that Samfest will return this year on Saturday 20th June, showcasing some of the best local bands and raising money to support Phyllis Tuckwell. Hot on its heels will be Haslemere Fringe Festival from 3rd to 5th July, which will be supporting Phyllis Tuckwell as its main charity partner. And for the vehicle enthusiasts among you, make sure you keep Sunday 2nd August free, to enjoy a gathering of vintage and classic vehicles throughout the decades, at Phyllis Tuckwell’s Classic Motor Show. Held at Waverley Abbey School, this great day out will also offer music, food, stalls and much more!
Whichever you choose, every penny you raise will go towards helping Phyllis Tuckwell care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. Every day it supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers – in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford. However, as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to offer all of these services, which it gives free of charge to its patients and their families.