St Catherine’s Hospice

St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall

Preston GB PR5 5XU

01772 629171

events@stcatherines.co.uk

https://www.stcatherines.co.uk

Associated Events

Moonlight & Memories Walk

Nearly 900 walkers took to the streets of Preston as part of the Moonlight and Memories Walk in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. This year’s walk was extra special as the hospice celebrates its 30th anniversary. For the first time, participants set off from St Catherine’s in Lostock Hall and completed either an eight or 16 mile route. In total walkers have pledged an incredible £83,132 in sponsorship from the event, which will be used to help fund the specialised [...]

Bollywood Night

What a fantastic time we had at our very first Bollywood Night in aid of St Catherine's Hospice! We teamed up with Neesh Events to host the event in our amazing anniversary marquee, which was given a bling-tastic Bollywood make-over for the occasion. There was tradional music, Bollywood dancing, Indian food and henna tattoos. A big thank you to everyone who came along and showed their support - we hope you had a brilliant time! Summer Fashion Fayre

The Big Charity Bike Ride

Supporters used pedal power to raise cash for St Catherine’s Hospice at our 30th anniversary Big Charity Bike Ride. Around 230 riders took part across three different routes of 20, 50 or 75-miles. A tandem bike and even a three-seater triplet – ridden by three DJs from The Bee Radio – were among those who went the distance. Lynne Whittaker, senior fundraiser at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who pedalled to show [...]

Children’s Celebration Party

Ascot Ladies Day

The grounds of St Catherine’s Hospice were filled with fancy hats and posh frocks as the charity celebrated its very own Royal Ascot Ladies' Day! Ladies – and gents – arrived at the St Catherine’s marquee to enjoy a two course lunch, with live entertainment from vintage singer Daniella Gallagher, and a flutter on the horses courtesy of BetSid. Liz Henfield said their group was already looking forward to next year! “We are looking to bring more people next year because this is [...]

Bake Off Contest, Afternoon Tea, Recipe Book Launch and Antiques Valuation Afternoon

A big thank you to everyone who put their best baking skills to the test to support the first ever St Catherine's Bake Off competition!

Keen bakers from across the area competed for the coveted crown in four mouth-watering categories of cup cake, Victoria sandwich, traybake and the children's bake. Six-year-old Alice Gilkes was the winner in the kids' category with her delicious chocolate marshmallow crunch creation. A tasty lemon drizzle created by Julie Garlick [...]

Murder Mystery Night

St Catherine’s Hospice 30th Anniversary Ball, hosted by Barrica Wines

Moonlight & Memories Walk 2016

DSC_0391Around £70,000 was raised from the 10th anniversary of the hospice's Moonlight and Memories Walk, which saw more than 850 people stride out to remember loved ones and support the charity. Norman Cutler, St Catherine’s Hospice fundraiser and organiser of the walk, said: “The Moonlight and Memories Walk is our biggest sponsored fundraiser of the year, and the [...]

Santa Dash & Rudolph Rumble

 Supporters on their marks at St Catherine's Santa Dash!

More than 100 supporters pulled on red suits and white beards to take part in our sponsored Santa Dash around Lostock Hall. Children under eight also sported reindeer antlers and red noses to complete a half mile Rudolph Rumble around the hospice grounds. They were set on their way by Mayor of South Ribble Coun Mary Green and first over the finish line in the Santa Dash was Lee [...]

Christmas Festival

Weather couldn't dampen festive spirit at St Catherine's Christmas Festival! A big thank you to everyone who braved the elements to come along and enjoy our fantastic Christmas Festival, held here in the hospice grounds on Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th. Visitors enjoyed a host of attractions, including the chance to meet real-life reindeers on the Saturday. Santa was also there meeting children in his grotto, people had fun inside our giant [...]

Christmas Festival

Weather couldn't dampen festive spirit at St Catherine's Christmas Festival! A big thank you to everyone who braved the elements to come along and enjoy our fantastic Christmas Festival, held here in the hospice grounds on Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th. Visitors enjoyed a host of attractions, including the chance to meet real-life reindeers on the Saturday. Santa was also there meeting children in his grotto, people had fun inside our giant [...]

Light Up A Life switch on

Hundreds of people gathered at St Catherine’s Hospice to see the lights switched on our annual Light Up A Life dedication service. LUAL lights 3The lights are now shining out brightly from the grounds of St Catherine’s Park where they will remain throughout the festive season and into [...]

Ascot ‘Ladies’ Day – gents welcome too!

Our guests were dressed in their finery and filled the grounds with their fancy hats and gorgeous frocks, to celebrate the hospices' very own Ascot Ladies' Day! Ladies and gents arrived to a drinks reception in the marquee, followed by a two course lunch, live entertainment from Daniella Gallagher and were able to have a flutter on the horses, courtesy of BetSid.  

St Catherine’s Summer Ball

DSC_0184Guests dressed to impress and enjoyed a fantastic night out all in the name of a great cause at the St Catherine's Summer Ball!   This year's event once again took place in our beautiful marquee here in the gorgeous hospice grounds.   Guests were treated to a delicious meal courtesy of

Bollywood Night

We teamed up once again with Neesh Events to host our Bollywood Night. Our beautiful marquee was given a bling-tastic make-over and there was traditional music, Bollywood dancing, henna tattoos and Indian food. The night was fantastic - we had a brilliant time and we hope our supporters did too!

Yellow Day garden fete

Visitors were entertained with live music, garden games, Irish dancers and an Aikido display in the beautiful hospice grounds. This year’s Yellow Day Garden Fete also included an interactive fun station from Mad Science North West, and event sponsor Barkers Ssangyong brought a range of vehicles including a rare army sports pickup – with only one of 10 in the country. This year’s Yellow Day included gift stalls, hook-a-duck, treasure hunt, inflatable slide and much more with [...]

St Catherine’s Hospice Plant and Car Boot Sale

Visited flocked to our annual Plant Sale and Car Boot this year despite the weather! A selection of beautiful blooms and perfect plants were on sale to help get your garden ready for summer, along with a selection of bargains at our St Catherine's Car Boot. All profits raised will go towards supporting the work of the hospice.  

Summer Fashion Fayre 2016

Summer fashion fayreWe were delighted to once again work with Guest Boutique in Leyland to host a fantastic Summer Fashion Fayre! Models showcased a catwalk show of the latest trends and guests were invited to indulge in some pampering and retail therapy at a host of different beauty and [...]

Moonlight and Memories Walk 2017

THANK YOU to everyone who took part in our Moonlight and Memories Walk 2017 - more than 1,000 supporters walked under the stars and raised an incredible £80,000! Thank you also to our special guests from Coronation Street - Tisha Merry, Lucy Fallon, Faye Brookes, and Bhavna Limbachia. You can see photos from the event below.

St Catherine’s Santa Dash and Rudolph Rumble

Our popular Santa Dash once again set off from our fabulous Christmas Festival at the hospice on Sunday, 4th December. A big thank you to everyone who took part in the dash or dawdle and helped raise funds for the hospice. Santa suits were provided for supporters taking part in the fun two-mile dash or dawdle, and reindeer antlers were provided for any children taking part in the half-mile Rudolph Rumble. Pictures from the event can be found below.

St Catherine’s Christmas Festival

Thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas Festival weekend. St Catherine's Park was transformed into a winter wonderland this festive season! the festival featured an ice rink, gift stalls, a craft fair, Santa's Grotto, funfair, and choirs and brass bands performing your favourite Christmas carols. The Mill Outside will be served up winter warmers and mulled wine.   View a selection of the photos taken this weekend below. Light up a Life 2016

DSC_1553Thank you to everyone who attended our poignant Light up a Life evening on Tuesday, 29th November - the grounds were packed with supporters paying tribute to loved ones as the lights were switched on. People also viewed the Book of Remembrance (which is available to view in the chapel all year round), were entertained by Charnock Richard Brass, and enjoyed a [...]

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day Leaflet-page-0We were delighted to see so many local businesses, schools and individuals support St Catherine's for Christmas Jumper Day on December 16th - thanks to everyone who donated to the [...]

Yellow Day Garden Fete

Yellow Day A5 leaflet 2017-page-0Hundreds of people came along to the St Catherine's Yellow Day Garden Fete in the hospice grounds to enjoy a host of entertainment, music, dancing, games and stalls. Dozens tested their nerves in our 

St Catherine’s Firewalk challenge

DSC_0086 (2)Brave supporters tested their nerves with our brand new daring sponsored Firewalk challenge, which took place in the hospice grounds as part of our popular Yellow Day Garden Fete.

See photos from the fiery stunt [...]

Bark in the Park

Pet pooches of all shapes and sizes turned out to give their woof of approval to our doggy-themed family fun day. Nearly 200 dogs took part in the 2.5 mile sponsored walk around St Catherine’s Park and Lostock Hall, raising vital funds to support our work. The event, held in the hospice grounds for the first time this year, featured a host of other attractions including jaw-dropping displays from Preston Agility Dogs and a series of competitions in categories including [...]

Moonlight and Memories Walk 2018

A sea of pink took over St Catherine’s Park as more than 1,200 walkers came together to remember their loved ones at our 2018 Moonlight and Memories Walk! Men, women, families and colleagues strode out proudly under the stars in the 10 or four mile walk – pledging an incredible £89,600 in sponsorship for their efforts. The proceeds will be used to fund our specialised care at the hospice in Lostock Hall and across the communities of Central Lancashire, helping local people [...]

Santa Dash and Christmas Festival

Thank you to all the fabulous Father Christmases who took part in our super Santa Dash! More than 150 people took part in the annual dash or dawdle around Lostock Hall, helping to raise vital funds to support the hospice's work, while Santa's little helpers joined in the Rudolph Rumble through the hospice grounds, looking adorable in antlers and red noses. Well done to everyone and thank you for your wonderful support!  [ngg_images source="galleries" [...]

Light Up A Life dedication evening

Thank you to everyone who attended our Light Up A Life dedication evening. It is always a poignant occasion as people come together to remember loved ones at this special time of year. St Catherine's Park is now aglow with lights which will burn brightly throughout the festivities in memory of those who will be missed from our celebrations this year. A huge thank you to everyone for their support - the money raised through dedications will help us to care for local people [...]

St Catherine’s Christmas Festival

Thank you to everyone who joined us in St Catherine's Park for our fabulous Christmas Festival! Visitors enjoyed a host of attractions including Santa's Grotto, ice rink, gift stalls, games, entertainment and food and drink from The Mill Outside. We hope you had a fantastic time getting in the festive spirit whilst raising funds for St Catherine's. It's only with our wonderful community's support that we can continue helping local people affected by conditions like cancer, [...]

Sponsored Firewalk

    Can you take the heat for St Catherine’s Hospice? Dare to join us for our exciting sponsored Firewalk and conquer the hot coals whilst raising vital funds to support our work. Managed by professionals from UK Firewalk, all participants will receive training and coaching ahead of the stunt, which sees walkers hot-foot it across the coals [...]

Yellow Day Garden Fete

Bring the family together for a fun day out in aid of St Catherine's at our annual Yellow Day garden fete! Featuring a host of attractions including stalls, games, rides, entertainment and more, including tasty food and drink from The Mill Outside. We're asking visitors to bring a splash of sunshine to our special day whatever the weather by wearing something [...]

Morecambe Bay Walk

***Thank you for your interest, but places are now full for this year's Morecambe Bay Walk*** Tackle varied terrain as you follow in the footsteps of the Queen’s Guide to the sands, Cedric Robinson MBE, in this iconic coastal walk. Following the postponement of last September’s Morecambe Bay Walk, we’re delighted to be hosting it [...]

Lunch with the Easter Bunny

We’ve had an eggs-cellent day in St Catherine’s Park as families enjoyed a treasure hunt around our grounds, took part in fun craft activities and tucked into a delicious lunch with the Easter Bunny, prepared by The Mill.   Thank you to everyone who attended today’s special fundraiser – we hope you had a lovely time! [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="71" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="0" [...]

Light Up A Life (Monday)

Save the date for one of our most poignant hospice events - Light Up A Life. Light Up A Life offers the opportunity to remember someone special over the festive season, whilst showing your support for the hospice at Christmas. The community is invited to come together in St Catherine’s Park for this special occasion, celebrating and remembering loved [...]

Light Up A Life (Tuesday)

Save the date for one of our most poignant hospice events - Light Up A Life. Light Up A Life offers the opportunity to remember someone special over the festive season, whilst showing your support for the hospice at Christmas. The community is invited to come together in St Catherine’s Park for this special occasion, celebrating and remembering loved [...]

St Catherine’s Christmas Festival (Saturday)

  Save the date for our most fabulously festive weekend at St Catherine's - bursting with seasonal stalls, delicious food and drink, great quality entertainment, and much more here in St Catherine's Park. Our Christmas Festival will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December, featuring a host of festive fun for all [...]

St Catherine’s Christmas Festival (Sunday)

  Save the date for our most fabulously festive weekend at St Catherine's - bursting with seasonal stalls, delicious food and drink, great quality entertainment, and much more here in St Catherine's Park. Our Christmas Festival will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December, featuring a host of festive fun for all [...]

Moonlight and Memories Walk 2019

Join St Catherine's for our biggest annual fundraiser and a very special night to remember. Last year more than 1,100 wonderful supporters took part in our amazing Moonlight and Memories Walk - striding out under [...]

Yellow Day Garden Fete

Save the date for a great family day out as our popular Yellow Day Garden Fete returns to St Catherine's Park on Sunday 23rd June 2019.  Live entertainment, a variety of stalls, games, food and more, plus our sponsored Firewalk challenge, make this a fun-filled day out for all the family! Details about attractions and activities will be announced nearer the time, so make [...]

Sponsored Firewalk at Yellow Day

Brave the coals and take on the ultimate endurance feat with our fantastic sponsored Firewalk! Can you handle the heat to help raise funds for St Catherine's? Join us at our Yellow Day Garden Fete on Sunday 23rd June for a host of family-fun attractions [...]

Spooky Welly Walk (SOLD OUT)

Join us for a spooktacular family event in St Catherine's Park in the run up to Halloween! Enjoy a spooky stroll around the grounds, a packed lunch and a special guest appearance. The suggested age range is 3 to 5 years old. Fancy dress is optional and welcome! Please note this event is now sold out.  [ngg_images source="galleries" [...]

The Great Wall of China Trek

Join us for an adventure of a lifetime with our brand new overseas challenge - The Great Wall of China Trek! We're teaming up with Global Adventure Challenges once again, following the success and popularity of our first destination challenge in India in 2018. We're heading to China from October 4th - 12th 2019 for five days of hiking along the Great Wall, and a chance to explore some of Beijing's famous sites.  We're hosting an information open evening at [...]

Carers’ Drop-In

Call in for coffee and a chat at our monthly Carers’ Drop-In. This session will include making Easter cards. The session will also include the chance to enjoy a relaxing complementary therapy. Open to all carers, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. We’d love to see you there! Our carers' drop-in sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month, from 1pm until 3pm, and sometimes include a speaker or demonstration.  There’s no [...]

Carers’ Drop-In

Call in for coffee and a chat at our monthly Carers’ Drop-In. This month's session will include a talk about bee keeping by Caroline Dawber. The session will also include the chance to enjoy a relaxing complementary therapy. Open to all carers, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. We’d love to see you there! Our carers' drop-in sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month, from 1pm until 3pm, and sometimes include a speaker or [...]

Carers’ Drop-In

Call in for coffee and a chat at our monthly Carers’ Drop-In. This session will include a 'Patient Experience' board game with Rachel Bates. The session will also include the chance to enjoy a relaxing complementary therapy. Open to all carers, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. We’d love to see you there! Our carers' drop-in sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month, from 1pm until 3pm, and sometimes include a speaker or [...]

Carers’ Drop-In

Call in for coffee and a chat at our monthly Carers’ Drop-In. This session will include a flower arranging demonstration.  The session will also include the chance to enjoy a relaxing complementary therapy. Open to all carers, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. We’d love to see you there! Our carers' drop-in sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month, from 1pm until 3pm, and sometimes include a speaker or [...]

Carers’ Drop-In

Call in for coffee and a chat at our monthly Carers’ Drop-In. This session will include a walk through the grounds and bird spotting.  The session will also include the chance to enjoy a relaxing complementary therapy. Open to all carers, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. We’d love to see you there! Our carers' drop-in sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month, from 1pm until 3pm, and sometimes include a speaker or [...]

Carers’ Drop-In

Call in for coffee and a chat at our monthly Carers’ Drop-In. This month we will welcome Andy Dow from the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.  The session will also include the chance to enjoy a relaxing complementary therapy. Open to all carers, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. We’d love to see you there! Our carers' drop-in sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month, from 1pm until 3pm, and sometimes include a speaker or [...]

Carers’ Drop-In

Call in for coffee and a chat at our monthly Carers’ Drop-In. This session will focus on LPA application with Cheryl and Bev.  The session will also include the chance to enjoy a relaxing complementary therapy. Open to all carers, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. We’d love to see you there! Our carers' drop-in sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month, from 1pm until 3pm, and sometimes include a speaker or [...]

Carers’ Drop-In

Call in for coffee and a chat at our monthly Carers’ Drop-In. This session will involve making origami gift boxes.  The session will also include the chance to enjoy a relaxing complementary therapy. Open to all carers, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. We’d love to see you there! Our carers' drop-in sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month, from 1pm until 3pm, and sometimes include a speaker or [...]

Carers’ Drop-In

Call in for coffee and a chat at our monthly Carers’ Drop-In, and enjoy a Christmas Floral Decorations display and talk by Helen Yates. The session will also include the chance to enjoy a relaxing complementary therapy. Open to all carers, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. We’d love to see you there! Our carers' drop-in sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month, from 1pm until 3pm, and sometimes include a speaker or [...]

Bereavement Support Drop-In

Our peer-support group has been instrumental in helping bereaved families and carers since the hospice was first set up. Call in for coffee and a friendly chat. Open to all, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. Our bereavement drop-in sessions are held on the second Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm until 9pm, and sometimes include a speaker.  There’s no need to book in advance but you can call the St Catherine's Support Team for [...]

Bereavement Support Drop-In

Our peer-support group has been instrumental in helping bereaved families and carers since the hospice was first set up. Call in for coffee and a friendly chat. Open to all, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. Our bereavement drop-in sessions are held on the second Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm until 9pm, and sometimes include a speaker.  There’s no need to book in advance but you can call the St Catherine's Support Team for [...]

Bereavement Support Drop-In

Our peer-support group has been instrumental in helping bereaved families and carers since the hospice was first set up. Call in for coffee and a friendly chat. Open to all, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. Our bereavement drop-in sessions are held on the second Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm until 9pm, and sometimes include a speaker.  There’s no need to book in advance but you can call the St Catherine's Support Team for [...]

Bereavement Support Drop-In

Our peer-support group has been instrumental in helping bereaved families and carers since the hospice was first set up. Call in for coffee and a friendly chat. Open to all, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. Our bereavement drop-in sessions are held on the second Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm until 9pm, and sometimes include a speaker.  There’s no need to book in advance but you can call the St Catherine's Support Team for [...]

Bereavement Support Drop-In

Our peer-support group has been instrumental in helping bereaved families and carers since the hospice was first set up. Call in for coffee and a friendly chat. Open to all, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. Our bereavement drop-in sessions are held on the second Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm until 9pm, and sometimes include a speaker.  There’s no need to book in advance but you can call the St Catherine's Support Team for [...]

Bereavement Support Drop-In

Our peer-support group has been instrumental in helping bereaved families and carers since the hospice was first set up. Call in for coffee and a friendly chat. Open to all, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. Our bereavement drop-in sessions are held on the second Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm until 9pm, and sometimes include a speaker.  There’s no need to book in advance but you can call the St Catherine's Support Team for [...]

Bereavement Support Drop-In

Our peer-support group has been instrumental in helping bereaved families and carers since the hospice was first set up. Call in for coffee and a friendly chat. Open to all, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. Our bereavement drop-in sessions are held on the second Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm until 9pm, and sometimes include a speaker.  There’s no need to book in advance but you can call the St Catherine's Support Team for [...]

Bereavement Support Drop-In

Our peer-support group has been instrumental in helping bereaved families and carers since the hospice was first set up. Call in for coffee and a friendly chat. Open to all, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. Our bereavement drop-in sessions are held on the second Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm until 9pm, and sometimes include a speaker.  There’s no need to book in advance but you can call the St Catherine's Support Team for [...]

Bereavement Support Drop-In

Our peer-support group has been instrumental in helping bereaved families and carers since the hospice was first set up. Call in for coffee and a friendly chat. Open to all, not just those with a connection to St Catherine’s. Our bereavement drop-in sessions are held on the second Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm until 9pm, and sometimes include a speaker.  There’s no need to book in advance but you can call the St Catherine's Support Team for [...]

Lunch with the Easter Bunny (SOLD OUT)

Join the Easter Bunny for a fun-filled treasure hunt around the grounds of St Catherine's Park, as well as a craft activity and tasty lunch. Tickets are just £10 per child, with proceeds from this family-fun event helping to raise funds for St Catherine's Hospice.  Please note this event is now sold out.