Get the kettle on! There is still time to host your Care for a Cuppa for Ashgate Hospicecare

We are nearly coming to the end of the February month, however there is still time to host your very own Care for a Cuppa event and raise vital funds for Ashgate Hospicecare.

The campaign, which raised over £20,000 last year by asking the people of North Derbyshire to host their own ‘Care for a Cuppa’ event throughout February, has been hugely successful so far but the hospice still needs the support of the North Derbyshire community.

Zoe Cooke, from Chesterfield in North Derbyshire, said “My Mum recently spent time in Ashgate before she sadly passed away, at home, in January of this year.

Ashgate Hospicecare cared for Mum while she stayed there, but their support didn’t stop when she came out. They provided equipment, visited Mum at home and were always only a phone call away when we needed them. I wanted to do the Care for a Cuppa event to give something back to this amazing charity. We wanted to help raise funds for other families to receive support when they need it most.

The event was amazing, we had so much support and have so far raised £1700, which is still being added to via online donations and a signed rugby shirt we have for sale on eBay.

It was one of the best things I have been involved in and I felt a sense of pride that we made it happen. I am thankful to my friends, Rachel and Becky, for helping make it the big event it turned out to be!

I am also extremely grateful to all our friends, family and members of the public for coming along and supporting us. I think we all agree that it might become an annual event!”

Care for a Cuppa events are simple to organise. You just need to get your friends together for a cup of tea and a slice of cake, or whatever floats your boat! Your event will help to make a real difference to patients in the North Derbyshire area who are living with a life-limiting illness. You can hold your event anywhere; at home with friends and family, at work, at school or in a local community centre..

There is still time to hold your very own Care for a Cuppa event and raise vital funds for Ashgate Hospicecare, please visit or contact our fundraising team on 01246 233404 or

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