& Anchor car park was absolutely full of motorcycles
on Saturday, 13th August and despite what you may think,
they hadn't called in for a drink on their way back from
a music festival, rock concert or bikers' convention. They
were doing the rounds of places with 'Hope' in their names,
collecting the monies raised for St. Michael's Hospice,
the Hope's favourite local charity.
bikers were the Hospice Angels who dedicate their spare
time to raising funds for St. Michael's which is dependent
on the generosity of the public for 90% of its funding.
The Hospice Angels do much to help this important local
cause. Led by founder, Mike Pullin, the Hospice Angels consist
of around 12 regular members from various walks of life
who embark on many fundraising tours. On 13th August this
year they opened their tour to guest bikers who all paid
£10 to join the run. Seventy three people took part
and so far £3,104.15 has been collected. The
Hospice Angels have set a target of £27,000 this year,
being £1,000 for each year St. Michael's has been
open. So far £23,000 has been raised.
the Angels have toured Ross-on-Wye's twin town, Betzdorf;
the twinning towns of Hereford and Ledbury, a complete tour
of Ireland and many other places, raising staggering amounts
for St. Michael's, helping the charity to continue to freely
offer palliative care to cancer sufferers, whilst supporting
their families. There are a few forthcoming 'Angel' events
that you may like to support. On Saturday, 8th October a
Caberet night is being held in the events room at TGS Bowling
Alley in Hereford. The entertainment will be provided by
Rat Pack style singer, Steve Baker. Tickets for the event
cost £10 per person and are available from Mike Pullin
by calling 01981 240544.
event in the calendar will take place on 12th November,
when the Hospice Angels will be collecting at Morrisons
Hospice Angels are passionate about what they do. If you
see then out and about, please give generously. You never
know when you or somebody you know might need the help of
day after the Angels' visit to the Hope & Anchor a fund
day was held there, again raising money for the Hospice.
Details and photographs of the day can be seen in the next