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Event volunteer opportunities

We are so grateful to all our supporters and event volunteers who take the time to volunteer at Hospice fundraising events throughout the year.

Here is a list of all the events coming up in 2019. If you would like to volunteer at any of these events, or require further information, please email fundraising@stnh.org.uk

Saturday/Sunday 8/9 June – Sudbury Open Gardens

Volunteers to help with refreshments, and ticket sales. Time slots between 10am to 4pm. This event is organised by the Sudbury Rotary Club. Please contact George.Chilvers@stnh.org.uk

Sunday 9 June – Euston Park Rural Pastimes – all day event!

Volunteers required to process the entry of approx 7,000 visitors to the show and programme sellers. Very busy and great fun! Whoever joins us on the day will also be able to visit the many displays and activities throughout the day once their shift has been completed. Please contact Miranda.McCoy@stnh.org.uk

Saturday/Sunday 15/16 June 2018 – Suffolk Trail Running Festival

The Suffolk Trail Festival (TrailFest) is a unique opportunity to enjoy running in the beautiful Suffolk countryside between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury.  There are four types of events – the 3k fun run, 10K trail race and the 12 or 24 hour race challenge! Volunteers will be needed throughout the weekend to assist with marshalling the runs for as little or as long a time as you can spare. Please contact Jenny.Smith@stnh.org.uk.

In addition! Sunday 16 June 1.30pm, new for St Nicholas Hospice Care, the one-mile ‘marathon’ running event for all! Donut and medal for all who cross the finishing line. Taking part never tasted so sweet. Volunteers needed to assist with this fun run, more information to follow. Please contact Jenny.Smith@stnh.org.uk.

Sunday 16 June – Hidden Gardens, Bury St Edmunds

Volunteers required to process the donation and gift aid and collection of entry tickets from Angel Hill. A gazebo will be set up with tables in the morning. All volunteers will be given the opportunity to visit the gardens after their shift. An additional request this year is for a select number of couples to visit gardens as Hospice representatives to say thank you for their support on the day etc. Please contact Miranda.McCoy@stnh.org.uk

Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June – Nearly Festival, Bury St Edmunds

The festival is a new opportunity for the Hospice and exact details to be confirmed, but we will need volunteers to maintain an information stall and promote our services. They maybe bucket collections too. Please contact Shona.Doig@stnh.org.uk

 Sunday 30 June – Pop up Golf Day, Santon Downham

Rotary Club at Brandon. Fun day requiring a Hospice representative and possibly a gazebo. Please contact Miranda.McCoy@stnh.org.uk

Friday 5 July and Saturday 6 July – Bardfest at Bardwell

Bardfest is a growing event and this year they will have The Feeling and Scouting for Girls performing. An exciting new opportunity for the Hospice with various duties including car parking and admissions. Once your shift is completed you will be welcome to enjoy the event. Friday 5pm to 12am, Saturday 1pm to 12am. Shift times to be agreed. For full details please contact Miranda.McCoy@sthn.org.uk

 Sunday 7 July – Women on Wheels –  Bury St Edmunds

For all those cycling enthusiasts – volunteer roles include either staffing the Hospice stall in Nowton Park or acting as roadside marshal! Please contact Shona.Doig@stnh.org.uk

Sunday 14 July – The Edge, starting from Magila Rosso, Hawstead

The Edge is a 30/60/100 mile bike ride that winds round the Suffolk countryside. Starting and finishing from Magila Rosso in Hawstead. Volunteer roles include helping at registration, being a route marshal, helping at water stops, present medals and greet at the finish line. Please contact Lizzie.Cross@stnh.org.uk or phone 01284 715579.

 Sunday  21 July – Women on Wheels,  Sudbury

For all those cycling enthusiasts – volunteer roles include either staffing the Hospice stall in Sudbury or acting as roadside marshal! Please contact George Chilvers for further information, George.Chilvers@stnh.org.uk

 Saturday 17 August – Lottery Tea Party, Risby Village Hall

Following on from last year’s thank you party for lottery supporters we would like helpers for the setting-up, the tea party and clearing up! Happy to organise shifts to suit you. Great fun for all!

Please contact Alison.Bacon-Snow@stnh.org.uk

 Sunday 1 September – Classic Cars by the Lake, Hall Farm, Fornham

Cars by the Lake is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It is one of the biggest events in the St Nicholas Hospice Calendar and has raised over £250,000 in the last 9 years. Whoever joins us on the day will be able to visit the many displays and activities once their shift has been completed plus enjoy a complimentary burger and beverage. Volunteer roles include support at main entrance, selling raffle tickets and calendars, bucket collection from stall holders and marshals. Please contact Shona.Doig@stnh.org.uk

 Saturday 14 September – Girls Night Out, Bury St Edmunds

Last year’s event raised an incredible £235k! Girls Night Out is an 11.2 or 6 mile circular walk round Bury St Edmunds, for women only, in PJs and wearing flashing bunny ears! Volunteers required to help as route marshals, handing out bunny ears, signing in, and an extra pair of hands! Please contact Lizzie.Cross@stnh.org.uk or phone 01284 715579. Event information can be found at: www.girlsnightoutwalk.co.uk

 Sunday 29 September – Bury Goes Biking! – date tbc

For all those cycling enthusiasts – new event and full information to follow.

Please contact George.Chilvers@stnh.org.uk

 Saturday 26 October – Pumpkin Parade – Hospice

Pumpkin Parade returns! Our special event for young children and their families. A pumpkin themed parade around the hospice grounds. Volunteers required (dressed in their finest pumpkin themed attire if possible) to help along the route and with sign-in/registration. Please contact Emma.Clements@stnh.org.uk

 Saturday 7 December – Festive Forest Challenge, West Stow Country Park

Organised by Kevin Marshall from Positive Step Fitness. Annual Nordic Walking/ walking/ running event – all are encouraged to wear Christmas Jumpers! Volunteers to help at signing in participants at West Stow Country Park, marshal along the route, refreshment stops, and greet and present medal at finish line. Please contact Lizzie.Cross@stnh.org.uk or phone 01284 715579.

Tuesday 17 December – Tesco superstore, Newmarket – date tbc

Final push darlings…bucket collectors required. Located in the foyer of the huge Tesco store in Newmarket – Christmas themed dress appreciated! We meet at the supermarket entrance. Hourly time slots will be from 9.30am to 4pm. Refreshments available. Please contact Miranda McCoy for further information, Miranda.McCoy@stnh.org.uk

Saturday 21 December – Christmas Santa and Christmas pudding’s street collection

Meeting at the Oddfellows, Bury St. Edmunds. Hourly time slots will be from 10am to 3pm. Refreshments will be available for volunteers. Please contact Miranda McCoy for further information, Miranda.McCoy@stnh.org.uk

Please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone if you require further information. If you have any feedback or ideas for a new event you would like to organise then let us know. Please leave us a contact number and when it would be convenient to call you.