WISHH Event Update 2024!
Welcome to our first newsletter of the year! Are you ready to help us do more in 2024?! This update is filled to brim with our events for the year, and not forgetting our happy news! We’ve joined Run for Charity to bring lots of fresh races this year, but worry not, your favourites are returning! Read on for lots of exciting ways you can get involved and make a difference this year…
Get Caked – Saturday 20th April
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Dove House Hospice to bring you the messiest and muddiest event in East Yorkshire. Join us in the beautiful grounds of Sledmere House to climb over logs, crawl through muddy trenches, jump through tyres and take on the Sledmere Slide! Registration is £25 and all participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of £40 for WISHH. Read all the details on our website or sign up now with Get Caked! Don’t forget to select WISHH as your charity of choice!
East Yorkshire Half Marathon and 10k – Sunday 28th April
The East Yorkshire Half Marathon and 10k are set in the scenic and impressive grounds of Burton Constable Hall. This closed road route is picturesque, flat and fast, so this course is definitely one to enjoy! WISHH will pay 50% of the entry fee, making places for the Half Marathon £15 and the 10k just £14. We are challenging Half Marathon runners to raise £150 and 10k runners to raise £100, to help us make a difference for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff across Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. Visit our website for registration and more.
Hull 10k – Sunday 9th June
Join #TeamWISHH for the 2024 Hull 10k! Whether you’re hospital staff, a running group, local business or member of the public, we’d love for you to take part! WISHH will cover 50% of your entry fee, with just £15.50 to pay, and we’re asking you to raise £100 for Hull Hospitals. You’ll find the route map, incentives and sign up links on our website!
Great North Run – Sunday 8th September
To guarantee your place at the “world’s biggest and best half marathon” and beat the ballot, we are asking for a £35 contribution towards the entry fee and are challenging runners to raise £350. This year, we have joined forces with other hospital charities throughout the UK to bring a fantastic package of benefits for our runners, including training video calls and on the on-the-day refreshments, goodie bag and physios in the post-race marquee! Call us on 01482 622299 or email us to secure your place!
Yorkshire Three Peaks – Saturday 14th September
Would you like to experience the breath-taking Yorkshire Three Peaks? Individuals and groups welcome! Starting in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, you will begin your journey hiking up Pen-Y-Ghent, past Ribblehead Viaduct to ascend Whernside and finally tackle the short scramble up Ingleborough before heading back into Horton-in-Ribblesdale where we will be waiting to celebrate your return. The 24 mile circular walk across the Yorkshire Dales National Park will be fully marshalled, with checkpoints, by the fantastic team at Overlimits. Places for the walk are subsidised at just £25 per person and we are asking walkers to raise £150 for WISHH. Email us if you’d like to hear more!
Run Alton Towers – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November
Do you like rides? On November 16th and 17th, we’re bringing you the incredible Run Alton Towers! With a Kids Race, 5k, 10k and Half Marathon to choose from, there’s something for all the family – and once you’re finished, you have access to the park for the rest of the day! Spectator tickets with access to the park are also available, for those who would prefer to leave the running to others. It’s the perfect event for families, friends and colleagues! If this sounds like your idea of fun, head to our website the purchase your tickets now!
Once again, our Easter and NHS Big Tea events are returning this year! Our Easter Appeal provides craft materials, activities, toys, games, books, distraction and sensory items and other themed items to help keep children in Hull Hospitals occupied during their stay. To discuss donations or fundraising activities, please contact us. We can’t wait to see your egg hunts, bunny hops and Easter bake sales!
On Friday 5th July, the NHS turns 76! We’re asking members of our community to get stuck in and help us raise funds for Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. Throughout the summer months, we’d love to see as many tea parties and birthday themed fundraisers as possible! Would you like to get involved? Send us an email or give us a call and let’s share our ideas!
We would like to say a huge thank you to those who have and continue to support our hospitals through individual fundraising and donations. Stephan Dilley, with the help of family, friends, colleagues and those inspired by his story and videos, has raised over an incredible £20,000 to bring multiple relative’s rooms to Hull Hospitals. He was joined by Clinical Nurse Specialists and members of the team at Outpatients, Castle Hill Hospital, to unveil the first of these vital rooms. Read Stefan’s story and watch his awareness-raising videos at rebrand.ly/StefanDilley. Gillian crocheted a stunning A-Z of animals for the WISHH Charity. The impressive collection took a year to compete and were donated to children in Hull Women and Children’s Hospital, as well as to babies being discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit over Christmas. Children at North Ferriby Primary School brought their Cups of Kindness to the overjoyed staff at the Hull’s Eye Hospital and Helen raised over £1,300 when she completed a skydive to raise funds for dementia patients at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital.
Did you know you could support your hospitals whilst you shop online for food, clothing, holidays, insurance and more? When you shop through easyfundraising, a commission is generated and that is turned into a donation for WISHH! It’s a free and easy way to support your hospitals! Follow this link to easyfundraising to sign up now, or head to our website for Frequently Asked Questions and details on signing up. You can also make easy donations when you sell through Ebay and buy using PayPal Giving Fund.
To keep up to date with the latest news of how we’re helping make a difference to patients, their loved ones, visitors and staff across Hull Hospitals, follow us on social media @WISHHcharity You will find us on X (formally Twitter), Facebook and Instagram.
If you’d like to support our hospitals as a whole, or focus your support on a specific ward or department, please get in touch with us. The WISHH team are here to help you every step of the way, call us on 01482 622299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to “Do more in 2024” and welcome you to join us – together we can make a real difference.