Kate's Home Nursing

2016 News & Events

2016 Events

The Man Inside The Machine - Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards, husband of one of our nurses Teresa Edwards has recently launched a book entitled 'The Man Inside The Machine - The Approved Biography Of Steve Edwards - One Of The Worlds Most Successful Multi-Marathon Runners'.
Written by author Helen Summer, the book has been endorsed by British marathon running legend Dr Ron Hill who kindly wrote the foreword. Predominantly the story revolves around what Steve has tried to achieve in the world of multi marathon running. The what, how and indeed why, the obstacles he's faced along the way and some of the things he's learned from over 30 years of marathon running. It is also his life story so starts from birth and goes right through to the end of 2015. 

It is an inspirational read.
The book retails for £11.99, however signed copies are available from Steve & Teresa for just £10 with 10% of all proceeds being kindly donated to Kate's Home Nursing.
Contact details
Email -
Mob - +44 (0)7756 444693


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Kate's Home Nursing Carol Concert

Kate’s Home Nursing Carol Concert


St. Edward’s Church, Stow-on-the-Wold


Saturday 17th December 2016 at 6.30pm


Churchdown Male Voice Choir


Musical Director - Ralph Barnes

Accompanist -James Quinn


Tickets Available From:

Gabrielle Kubale

01608 658728


The Borzoi Bookshop



Price £15

Download an invitation (PDF)

Kates Christmas Carol Concert 2016

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Winchcombe Christmas Festival

Winter wonderland welcomes you in Winchcombe


Winchcombe’s annual Christmas Festival returns on Tuesday 6th December when the picturesque ancient town’s independent shops, galleries and restaurants throw open their doors in a warm festive welcome to all.

The late night Christmas shopping evening is becoming an increasingly popular Cotswold Christmas tradition, with the town beautifully lit up with sparkling Christmas trees giving a truly festive experience for all the family.


The family friendly festive fun takes place between 5 and 8pm, offering an early Christmas treat for families, shoppers and foodies alike.


With live music entertainment, festive food and gift stalls from a variety of Cotswold craft traders who descend on the town in a one off Cotswold Christmas market, it is one of the biggest events in the Winchcombe calendar.


Last year over 2,000 people attended the community celebrations to mark the Christmas season and support local businesses and traders.


For the music lovers there will be festive music from choirs, singers and primary school performers as well children’s entertainment, Morris dancing and live radio broadcasts on Radio Winchcombe throughout the evening.


For those looking to tick off some items on their Christmas shopping list there will be over 40 stalls on North Street and Abbey Terrace offering local food and produce, jewellery, local crafts, arts and decorations galore.


For foodies the town’s popular pubs and cafes will be open serving up something festive and delicious including mulled wine and festive sweet and savoury treats.


Father Christmas will be the guest of honour in his special Grotto in the town’s Guide Hall, supported by Winchcombe Rotary Club and a team of happy Elves.


Angela Teasdale from Emporium on Winchcombe’s North Street is organising the festival this year. She said, “Winchcombe is a beautiful working town rich in Cotswold history and heritage. The festival is all about opening our doors, welcoming everyone in to share what we have to offer. It just captures the real meaning of Christmas. The event is organised by a team of volunteers from local businesses and residents to put something on for the local community to celebrate our town, and the local community responds by turning out in force to enjoy the Christmas celebrations with us.”


For more information on the Winchcombe Christmas Festival visit or

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Charity Christmas Party


Charity Christmas Party - 3rd December - please click on photo below for details:



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Vegan for November  

Jennie Davis is currently working as a residential carer and recently had support from Kate's. She has described them as a wonderful palliative team based in Stow on the Wold and wrote the following:

They were my baseline and main contact when I looked after a client who died.  They were absolutely amazing in their support, nothing was too trivial to ask.  Their team was set up by a lady called Kate who needed palliative care, Their staff are fantastic.  I intend to go vegan for November in support of their team; any donation will be greatly received and sent to them.  I enjoy cheddar cheese, milk in tea and yogurt and I think soya cheese and yogurts are pretty awful, so this won't be particularly easy.  I'm hoping to raise for £10 a day over 30 days towards Kate's palliative team funds.  'Vegan for November' is a World initiative.​

Jennies, Virgin Giving page is shown above should you wish to support her intitiative.


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Charity Auction with BBC's Charlie Ross

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Family Fun Day and Open Air Concert

Kate's Record Breakers are holding a fantastic finale to their fund raising campaign for Kate's Home Nursing on 24th September at the Cotswold School, Bourton on the Water.

The day starts with a car boot sale and continues with the fun day from noon and the open air classic rock concert at 6pm, featuring Night Machine, Fourth Bass and Ricky Dee as Elvis.

The afternoon is free to all and there will be plenty for everybody to do including fun fair rides, Hobgoblin Hog Mob Bar, 'Kids Zone', classic car show, food and craft market, food marquee, bouncy castle and slide, show arena, face painting. All until 5pm when the gates open for the evening concert.

Tickets for the evening concert are £12 each, under 16's go free.  There will be a pig roast and bar so lots of fun to be had. Gates open at 5pm. Tickets are available from The Kingsbridge Inn in Bourton on the Water.

For more information about any part of the day please follow the Facebook page at Kate's Record Breakers or ask Lynda on 01451 820903, 07867121122 or




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Notgrove Open Garden and The Three Village Produce Show

  On Sunday August 28th, visit the beautiful Notgrove Manor Open Gardens and Three Village Produce Show.

To be held at The Manor at Notgrove, very kindly in aid of Kate's Home Nursing, Mothers Union and Notgrove Church.  It promises to be a lovely show, with plenty going on to keep adults and children busy.  Please click on the poster above to see more details. 



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Car Boot Sale - Stow Rugby Club

Car Boot Sale

Stow Rugby Club

Saturday 2nd July, 11am to 2pm

£5 per car

£7 per van

Set up from 10am

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Kate's Golf Day

72 golfers participated in our annual golf day at Naunton Downs on Friday 1st July. There was a complete cross-section of players ranging from 2 handicappers to 30 handicappers. 

The weather was generally kind to us albeit somewhat blustery which caused the sudden disappearance of the Gazebo much to the dismay of the ladies providing Pimms!

Supper was provided followed by an auction of items kindly donated by local businesses . This raised a record £3555.00

Winners of the Kate's cup were Mark Salf and Rick Burch with 45 points.

The total raised was £6540.00

Our thanks go to all those who took part and to all the sponsors and donors. A special thanks to Barbara Harwood for her tireless efforts in collecting and organising the raffle prizes. Also for obtaining many of the lots for the auction.


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TSB Barnwood's 3peaks challenge

TSB Barnwood have been supporting Kate's for the last year or so, as one of their four nominated charities for the year.  They have held some fantastic events to raise money and their finale is to complete the three peaks challenge in June. The team has asked their friends and family to support them, but would appreciate any extra support they can get. To donate and see more information please click here.  


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Open Garden and Plant Sale at Pasture Farm, Upper Oddington



Jane LLoyd is opening her garden at Pasture Farm, Upper Oddington again this year on the second May Bank Holiday, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May and she is once more very generously donating the proceeds of the Plant Sale to Kate’s Home Nursing. Last year the Plant Sale raised over £2,000 for Kate’s and Jane is hoping to raise a similar amount this year.

Please put the dates in your diaries and come and look round Jane’s beautiful Cotswold garden, have some delicious tea and buy some plants, it is all for a great cause!


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An Evening of Jazz

An evening of Jazz

with the fantastic

Hot Fingers


Saturday 21st May

Great Barrington Village Hall


Ticket price £25 to include delicious burgers from

Lord & Lady Food Company




Please apply for tickets from

Dotty Benson

01451 844273 or

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Rob Cox at The Runner Bean Pilates studio in Upper Rissington is holding a 24 hour Pilates event on 27th/28th April.   
Have a look at the amazing classes arranged for the event which is being held to raise money for Kate's Home Nursing.

There will be a Pilates class running every hour for 24 hours and Roc is looking forward to some fun classes with lots of smiles. Fancy dress classes will be a favourite,he has his costume all ready:)

The event will be at the Pilates studio in Runner Bean, Upper Rissington, Cheltenham, GL54 2QB.
The event will start Wednesday 27th April 7pm and will finish Thursday 28th April 7pm.

Please visit Rob's website for more information: 


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