Author: Natalie Smith

Nurse Bags donated to grateful Hospice at Home team, following loving care

The Hospice at Home service offered by the Mary Ann Evans Hospice takes caring to the heart of the community. Established in 1994, the Hospice at Home team are dedicated to providing a highly personalised, caring, safe and effective care service in your own home, ensuring patients and family’s needs are met and wishes fulfilled. Following support from the team for her husband Christopher, June Gibbs and her daughters Kay and Jill donated funds to the hospice in order for the team to purchase nurses bags, allowing them to comfortably carry the equipment they need out into the local...

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Year-long partnership announced for Lea Marston Hotel and the Mary Ann Evans Hospice

The Mary Ann Evans Hospice are delighted to announce that they have been chosen as the ‘Charity of the Year’ 2017 for the Lea Marston Hotel. The year ahead will see the hotel organise events and activities for guests and staff, aiming to raise plenty of funds for the local good cause while increasing awareness of hospice services in the local community. Liz Gibbon, Sales Manager at the Lea Marston Hotel, said “At Lea Marston Hotel we pride ourselves on our traditional family owned heritage and have a vision to be the best independent family owned hotel in the...

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Bubble Rush 2017 Photos

We hope you all had a fantastic day raising lots of money for the Mary Ann Evans Hospice at the Bubble Rush 2017. As promised, you will be able to purchase an electronic copy of your bubbly photos soon! Our volunteer photographers from Corley & Fillongley Photographic Club took thousands of photos on the day and they are available to purchase for 50p per photo. All our photographers gave their time and their photos for free so we could raise even more money! 100% of photo money (less small card fee) will come to the Hospice. We are currently uploading loads of bubbly images to Facebook for you to view!! Due to unexpected delays from the cyber attacks we are now not able to sell our images until more have been uploaded and referenced. Please accept our apologies for the delay – images will now be available to purchase from Thursday 1st June by visiting If you see an image you like, you will need the reference number from the caption of the image to be able to purchase it, so please note this down. If there isn’t one there just yet, we thank you for your patience while we get them all written in! Please check back nearer June to find the caption. The images are stored on Facebook with watermarks – albums are split into photographers and in...

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#TeamMAEH raise over £18,000 at the London Marathon 2017!

On Sunday 23rd April, 11 inspiring runners set out from Greenwich, South London, on a mission to run 26.2 miles for the Mary Ann Evans Hospice at the world-famous London Marathon. Running through streets lined with cheering crowds and passing many of the capital’s most famous landmarks, they experienced an exhilarating but challenging run across London to the finish line in view of Buckingham Palace. Along with the huge sense of achievement they felt when they crossed the line, they were greeted by supportive family and friends and awarded with a medal – some were even presented theirs by...

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Good Luck #TeamMAEH at the London Marathon!

On Sunday 23rd April, #TeamMAEH, a group of 12 runners representing the Mary Ann Evans Hospice will be lining up on the start line of the iconic Virgin Money London Marathon. Although nervous of the 26.2 miles ahead of them, they will be excited to see all of the Capital’s landmarks, including the Cutty Sark, London Eye, Tower Bridge, Big Ben & Buckingham Palace. The atmosphere will be electric and the cheers from the crowd will support the brave runners right to the finish, where they can celebrate their amazing achievement with friends and family! Each runner has put in a lot of training hours, running long distance on weekends and taking part in training events, such as the Silverstone Half Marathon on Sunday 12th March. Throughout their training, they have each been working extremely hard in order to reach the minimum sponsorship target of £1200. #TeamMAEH runner, James Percival, decided to take on the London Marathon to honour his Dad, Robert, who received Hospice at Home care after being diagnosed with Cancer of the Oesophagus. “The care and support we received from the Hospice was so important to us and I knew I wanted to give something back” said James. “I’m really looking forward to running one of the most iconic races in the world in memory of my Dad. So far, I’ve raised over £1,900 in sponsorship;...

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NatWest Nuneaton present ‘Bubble Rush Bootcamp’ in support of the Mary Ann Evans Hospice!

Over the Easter weekend, on Thursday 13th, Saturday 15th and Tuesday 18th April, NatWest Nuneaton will be transformed into a ‘Bubble Rush Bootcamp’ in support of the Mary Ann Evans Hospice. NatWest Nuneaton have chosen the hospice as their ‘Charity of the Year’ for 2017 and NatWest staff members have got the partnership off to a bubbly start by signing up to the amazing ‘Bubble Rush 5K’ organised by the hospice on Saturday 6th May at Bramcote Barracks, Nuneaton. “We’re really pleased to have been selected as NatWest Nuneaton’s Charity of the Year for 2017 and have already been...

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Mary Ann Evans Hospice and Badgers Atherstone 10K get running together!

The Mary Ann Evans Hospice are delighted to announce that they have been selected as the nominated local Charity for the 2017 BADGERS Atherstone 10K, which takes place on Sunday 27th August! The 10K race, now in its 4th year, is hosted by the BADGERS, a UKA affiliated running club in North Warwickshire and is centred on the pretty market town of Atherstone. The event promises to offer a challenging course, taking in the beautiful North Warwickshire countryside including exclusive access through the private Merevale Estate. The race starts on Long Street and finishes in historic Market Square, providing a number of public houses and cafes looking forward to welcoming runners and spectators. Mary Ann Evans Hospice Fundraiser, Natalie Smith, said “The hospice are really proud to have been selected to partner this fantastic event, which typically sees around 600 runners take to the pretty, but challenging route. The BADGERS were keen to engage a local charity, where funds raised in profit from the event can be spent locally, and the hospice definitely fits the bill! The funds raised will go towards providing exceptional levels of care and support to those living with life-limiting illness, their families and their carers in the local area. We’re excited to cheer runners on during the day and hold a merchandise stall at the end of the race”. Nivette Mullan, Race Director and Chair...

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