Hospice of St. Francis Firewalk Challenge – 2nd November

The Firewalk Challenge

Walk on fire by joining us in The Firewalk Challenge
2019, the ultimate test of mind over matter! Do you want
to do a fundraising challenge that’s fun, exciting,
daring and different? Amaze you friends and family, and
yourself by walking on fire!

After training, participants one by one are given the
opportunity to walk across the 20 foot fire lane which
will be 1236 degrees Fahrenheit!

date: Saturday 2nd November

time: 14:30 – 17:30

venue: 1Life Abbey View Golf and Track
Verulamium Park
St Albans

cost: £30

even temail: lisa.glithero@stfrancis.org.uk

event web: https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/det

event tel nos: 01442 869555


Amersham Art Group – Demonstrations – 1st Oct – Susan Gray

Susan Gray Demonstration

Amersham Art Group have art demonstrations as follows: 1st Oct Susan Gray (www.susan-gray.co.uk/), 5th Nov Niki Bell – Watercolour Cats.  All in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm.  £5 for non members.  More information & booking: http://amersham-art-group.org.uk/amershamartgroup@gmail.com or calling 01494 771760.

Full Details for those who want it

October 1st 2019 Demonstration Susan Gray – see her website for her style www.susan-gray.co.uk/
November 5th 2019 Demonstration Niki Bell – see her website for her style www.nikibell.co.uk

Halloween Spectacular – Chiltern Open Air Museum – Friday November 1

Halloween Spectacular

Chiltern Open Air Museum s famous Halloween Spectacular returns on Friday 1st November.

For one night only, they’ll be opening their doors for a spooktacular family Halloween event that sees their historic buildings decorated and inhabited by costumed characters. This year the event will have a new spectacular fire performance with fire pits set out in the Museum s event field and a special timed spooky horse display.

Spooky stories will be told around the fire of the Iron Age roundhouse, you can grab some treats by visiting some of the historic houses before warming yourselves by the fire and toasting marshmallows.

Around the Museum grounds there will be lots of Halloween-themed crafts, activities and games for the whole family to enjoy. The very brave can explore the scary woodland walk   but beware of the monsters that might be there in the dark! Younger children will enjoy the not-so-spooky walk and family fun storytelling.

Hot food and drinks will be available to purchase on the night, and children (and adults!) are encouraged to dress up for the event in Halloween costumes with a prize for the best!

This is an unmissable evening of spooky fun for all ages in the very unique and atmospheric setting of the Museum s historic buildings and woods.

Don t forget your torch it will be dark!

The evening starts at 5pm and continues until 9pm, with last admission at 7.30pm. Tickets are limited so pre-booking is advised. Early bird booking prices available.

date: 1st November 2019

time: 5pm – 9pm

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles

cost: Adults £9.50, Children £14.00 under 4s free

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/halloween-event/

event tel nos: 01494871117

Hospice of St Francis Open Afternoon, Sunday 22nd September

Come along to The Hospice of St Francis Open Afternoon, Sunday 22nd September 2019 2.00 – 5.00pm. Wander round our beautiful gardens, explore the art exhibition and model railway, treat yourself to tea and cake, prosecco, and for children; there’s a woodland treasure hunt, story time with a local author, and face painting.

Celebrating 40 years of Hospice care, the afternoon will also give visitors the opportunity to see the Spring Centre, in addition to learning more about the specialist care and support we offer.

Blue parking is available at the Hospice. A free shuttle service is available for visitors to use from nearby Egerton Rothesay School.


Hospice of St Francis (Berkhamsted) Ltd, charity number 280825, company number 1507474, registered in England and Wales at Spring Garden Lane, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 3GW.

Wild About Wool Knitting Event – Chiltern open Air Museum – 12/13 October 

Wild about Wool

Knitting is a traditional craft that has been dated back
to the 11th century in Eygpt. During WWI men, women and
children knitted large volumes of clothing and
accessories to help with the war effort making socks,
scarves, sweaters, hats and balaclavas for the troops.

Join us for our special Wild About Wool knitting event
and discover different types of wool and help solve your
knitting conundrums by talking to our friendly experts.

This event is suitable for all ages and levels, from
beginners to experienced knitters.

All activities are weather dependent and subject to

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 12.10./13.10.2019

time: 11:00-4:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/wild-about-wool-kni

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Family Harvest Event -Chiltern open Air Museum – 28-29 Sept

Family Harvest Event

Discover the fascinating traditions of our farming
history.  This popular annual harvest event provides a
unique opportunity to explore the sights, sounds and
smells of harvest past, with the Museum s restored 1947
threshing machine working hard to process the year s
wheat crop as long as the rain holds off!

Over the weekend the Museum s Henton chapel will be home
to a beautiful traditional harvest display.

Learn about rural life see our saw pit and pole lathe in
action and learn more about our charcoal kiln. Watch
demonstrations of traditional skills and discover a range
of traditional crafts.

Our Harvest event was featured in the Telegraph s Best
Harvest Festivals 2018

Please note that all activities are subject to change and

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 28.09./29.09.2019

time: 10:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/harvest-event-bucki

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Chiltern Name Change For Local Charity  

Chiltern Name Change For Local Charity


A major local charity has started 2019 with a brand-new name.

The South Bucks Branch of the national Motor Neurone Disease Association* (mndassociation.org) will now officially be known as the Chiltern Branch. The Chiltern branch helps local people living with Motor Neurone Disease and their families with grant support and advice.

Motor Neurone Disease is an extremely debilitating, terminal condition which affects the brain and nerves. The MND Association offers accurate, professional, accessible information and practical day-to-day support to enable people with MND to live with their diagnosis and achieve the best quality of life possible.

Graham Read, Chair of the Chiltern Branch, said: “Our previous name South Bucks did not totally relate to the area we cover. We needed a name which was more synonymous with our local area. We are officially launching the new branch on January 21st at Cedar Barn, Barn Lane, Hazlemere, HP15 7BQ at 12.30pm. We will be looking to enlist the support of local organisations/companies in our quest to improve the lives of local people living with this awful disease. We already receive significant support from Tesco at Loudwater.”

*The MND Association actively campaigns to ensure everyone has access to the best possible care, no matter where they live.

  • By working in partnership with the NHS and statutory services we help improve standards of care for people with MND.
  • The MND Association regularly holds events to continue to educate health and social care professionals (HSCPs) to enable them to achieve excellence in care for people living with MND.
  • With a network of MND Care Centres, our branch and group volunteers and dedication to improving standards of care, people with MND can achieve the highest quality of life possible.
  • The MND Association will continue to fund and promote ground-breaking research around the world to identify treatments and find the cure for the disease.
  • Only through collaboration will a cure for MND be discovered. Therefore, the MND Association will promote international research collaboration and organise the world’s largest conference for MND researchers and clinicians.



For more information contact either lauradyett@hotmail.com or grahamaread@gmail.com