Author: Gemma Thompson

Mary Ann Evans Hospice – Eggheads Quiz!

Always shouting the right answer at the TV during BBC Eggheads? Think you’ve got what it takes to be ranked among the quizzing elite? Now is your chance to find out! Join the Mary Ann Evans Hospice on Friday 14th July at Ambleside Club, Nuneaton, for their Eggheads Quiz Night, featuring BBC Eggheads Lisa Thiel & Barry Simmons. It’ll be a fun-filled evening to test your knowledge, in teams of up to 6, all to raise money for the local good cause which provides care and support for patients with a life-limiting illness, their families and their carers in...

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Hospice garden party to feature Britain’s got Talent’s Semi Finalist, Hoop Guy!

John Parnell, who is commonly known as Hoop Guy, impressed the Britain’s got Talent judges with his hoop skills and catchy song. John has been a long-time supporter of the Mary Ann Evans Hospice and now, as one of Nuneaton’s biggest entertainers, he will be joining the Hospice for their Garden Party once again, to perform and teach you how to hoop! Although we all know him as Hoop Guy, his skills don’t just stop with the hoop, John is also a talented stilt walker, balloon modeller, juggler and unicycler! Taking place on Saturday 24th June, 11:30am-3:30pm, It will...

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Local Bank goes green for Mary Ann Evans Hospice

At the end of May, TSB Bedworth & their area team spent a very wet afternoon in the Mary Ann Evans Hospice Gardens, developing their relationship with their selected ‘Charity of the Year’. The team of 15 braved a miserable downpour with smiles, determination and some impressive gardening gear to clear the patch on the Hospice’s car park border. They planted several rose bushes to brighten the entrance to the site. Despite the dreadful weather the team soldiered on and got the work done in just a few short hours, warming up afterwards with a hot cuppa. Area manager,...

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Make a Will Month – June 2017

Throughout June a selection of solicitors in North Warwickshire, are kindly donating their time and Will-writing expertise in return for a donation to the Mary Ann Evans Hospice. If you have not yet made a Will to provide for your family in the future you may like to take the opportunity of Make a Will Month.  Throughout the month of June, local solicitors have teamed up with the Mary Ann Evans Hospice to offer a Will writing service.  The solicitors are all keen to communicate the message that writing a Will is the only way you can be sure...

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Coventry Community Cheers on New Charity Shop!

Coventry’s Trinity Street was a buzz this weekend with the opening of the Mary Ann Evans Hospice charity shop. The people of Coventry were gathered outside, eager to find some hidden gems in the brand new shop at 10.00am on Saturday 4th March where Kay Alexander, Hospice Patron, was the guest of honour and opened the shop with a cut of a golden ribbon.  Customers then stormed the store looking for a bargain and were not disappointed. Shop volunteers were on hand to fill up any gaps and offer help, while Chief Executive; Liz Hancock greeted people at the...

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Commuters, students, businesses and train station staff share the love of their local Hospice

  Morning commuters at Nuneaton, Coleshill and Atherstone railway stations received a Valentine’s treat on Tuesday 14th February as they were gifted Love Heart sweets and information cards inviting them to share photos and spread the word about local hospice care, from the Mary Ann Evans Hospice. The campaign, aiming to raise awareness of the amazing work that hospices do in the local community, was part of ‘Love your Local Hospice’ week which ran from 13th – 19th February. Throughout the day, the community posted photos and tweeted on social media platforms Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtags #loveyourlocalhospice...

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Children’s Bereavement

The Warren will be running a children’s bereavement group on Friday 3rd March, 4.00pm – 5.15pm.  If your child has had a bereavement & is aged 5 – 11, please contact Gill Hancock at or call 024 7686...

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Aviva Community Fund – Carers Cafe

Voting is now closed for the Aviva Community Fund. Thank you to all who voted! We will keep you updated on how we did and developments to the project as it happens. We will be setting up Carers Café in conjunction with Mary Ann Evans Hospice, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Guideposts Carer Support Service & Age UK. The Carer’s Café will aim to get carers talking and expressing what truly matters to them. We hope to welcome around 300 carers to the Carer’s Café in its first year and develop our services to increase the support we can provide to carers in the local community. Although the Carer’s Café will be held at the Mary Ann Evans Hospice, all carers across the local area will be invited to attend. The wellbeing of the carer will be the main aim of the Carer’s Café. Find our project here  Contact Gemma at for more...

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