Bassetlaw: Hospice celebrates their 20th birthday with a party in the park

Bassetlaw Hospice, Retford, celebrated their 20th birthday in style and had a party in the park, which raised a grand total of £1,434 for the charity.

The day began with a village sports day which saw teams including the Retford Lions and The Doncaster Knights go head to head and compete against each other in traditional games such as the one-legged race and the egg and spoon race, to see who would be crowned the overal champions.

After a series of games, the Doncaster Knights took the winner title and were presented with trophies.

Throughout the day there was face painting, loom band making and specially brewed ale on offer, which was supplied by Grafton Brewery in Worksop.

There was also a raffle with the winner scooping a £200 Centre Parks voucher and second place receving £100 cash prize.

Fundraising raising coordinator, Helen Eshelby said: “ It has been such a pleasure to be able to celebrate 20 years of care at Bassetlaw Hospice with people who have supported us .

“Not as many people turned up as we had hoped but we still had a great day.

“The sun was shining and everyone had a lot of fun.

“Ian, the charity administrator, joined me in the sports day competition and we discovered a lot of muscles we didn’t know we had.

“I look forward to celebrating our 21st birthday next year with the families we have helped.”

The night ended on a high-note with a live performance from Bruvvas Blue, a tribute band duo to the 1970’s Blues Brothers.

The day was sponsored by Retford Enterprise Centre who helped to donate the prizes and trophies.

Bassetlaw Hospice provides a day care service and offers support for families with terminally ill relatives.