The Thompsons, a local family from Lancaster, have raised over £5,000 in 2017 for St John’s Hospice after John Frank Thompson, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away in the hospice in January 2016.
Check back here regularly to find out about upcoming events and challenges as The Thompsons move closer to their target. You can find this page easily by simply typing into your browser www.sjhospice.org.uk/johnthompson, or add it to your favourites now. Here are a few words from John’s family:-
“Sadly in January 2016 we lost John. He was the heart and soul of the family. He spent his last few weeks in St John’s hospice. We were blown away by the care and commitment shown by every single person who cared for him, from the ladies on reception, all the wonderful volunteers, the kitchen staff who went out of their way to make all his weird and wonderful food, right through to the nurses on the ward. It was incredibly hard seeing someone we love pass away, but we drew comfort from all the fantastic staff and volunteers at the hospice. We will be doing our best to raise the money for a truly amazing organisation. Thank you.”
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**update 15.12.17 – over £5,000 raised in 2017!**
The Thompson family have worked so hard this year to raise lots of money for St John’s Hospice and we are so grateful to them after they have raised a fantastic £5,000 for the hospice.
It’s been a real family affair with even the youngest members getting involved as many of John’s Great Grandchildren took part in the mini triathlon that kicked the year of fundraising off. For the last few years the family have held a joint Christmas party and with over 100 family members it’s a great time for them to all get together. This tradition is one John started so his presence was really missed this year but to know they had raised over £5,000 for the hospice in John’s Memory made the occasion a little easier without him.
Community Fundraiser Lisa Preston said, “It’s been a pleasure to support the Thompson Family through this year. Their enthusiasm has been wonderful. Between the family members they have organised a number of events including a mini triathlon, a quiz night, a physic night and Born Survivor, a 10k very muddy obstacle course. Thank you!”
Angela, John’s Granddaughter said, “This year has meant a lot to all the Thompson family it’s been great to get together regularly and support each other in different events. We have met some amazing people who have helped us raise money. Although at times it’s been hard work it’s had its rewards to know we are doing our best for a great cause, we will continue to support St John’s Hospice in the future and keep raising money in the New Year and years to follow.”
**update 09.10.17 – born survivor!**
On the 9th of September myself (Steven Holliday) Matthew Dennison and Martin Dennison joined forces with the guys from fitness formation to take on Born Survivor at Lowther Castle. Luckily the weather improved on the day and stayed dry, even though we all ended up soaking wet and covered in mud, we completed the 10km obstacle course in 2 and a half hours. It was an amazing day which gave us all the opportunity to meet new people and raise money for a great cause. In total we raised £135 to help towards our goal.
We are now looking at doing more of these events and will be taking on Tough Mudder next year.
**UPDATE 10.05.17 – quiz night raises over £1,000**
On the 5th May the Thompson family held a quiz night in aid of St John’s. The night was a great success, Julianne Seaton at the New Melbourne pub supported our event at their venue they were very helpful in the build up to the quiz, selling tickets and advertising on their Facebook page. On the night we raised a total of £1068.78 which is amazing! We held an auction with some great prices such as a Manchester United signed ball, a Bolton Wanderers shirt and a canvas print of Lancaster Quay. We had some fantastic raffle prizes donated too from Morrisons, Sainsburys, Salt Ayre and Hair ups by Alan plus lots more. We are now moving on with our next event which is a Medium Night on Sunday 14th May at the George in Torrisholme. We have more events coming throughout the year and will post more nearer the time.
**Update 07.03.17 – Triathlon Success!**
On 25th February a few members of the Thompson family set off from the hospice to walk to 315 as part of their family mini triathlon. Despite the wet weather nobody was deterred from achieving their goal. The younger ones especially were very enthusiastic throughout the course of the day. This event gave us the chance to meet some new people and from that we are forming a team to do Born Survivor in September. Everyone who joined in had a great time doing the event especially the children who did not want it to end. We would like to thank 3-1-5 for the use of the bikes and the pool on the day. We raised an incredible £608.05 so a huge thank you to everyone who supported and sponsored us. Click on the images below to view full size.
The Thompson Family. Click on the images below to view them full size.