Kate's Home Nursing

2017 News & Events

2017 Events

Harrison Products supporting Kate's


We are very pleased that Harrison Products is supporting Kate's Home Nursing as one of it's chosen charities this year.

Harrison Products is an international company at the forefront of the POS and display industry, working throughout the UK, Europe and overseas. Having been established for over 20 years and awarded with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditations, they have built a reputation for our high quality and reliable service.

They provide manufacturers and global retail brands with components for point of purchase displays to help businesses promote their products. Holding extensive stocks throughout the UK and Europe enables them to provide an unparalleled delivery service to all their customers. And they do all of these from their head office in Longborough.

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Kate's Home Nursing Carol Concert - Saturday 16th December


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Service of Thanksgiving & Remembrance

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Coffee Morning & Art Exhibition

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Pianoforte Family Christmas Concert - St John the Baptist Ch

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Cookery Demonstrations - 17th/18th October and 5th/6th Decem

Come and join Lyn Hall, food writer & teacher and Dawn Roads, AGA expert and demonstrations for some exciting cookery demonstrations in Winchcombe during October & December.  2hr demonstration - £45 - tickets selling fast (Wednesday 18th October already sold out).

Proceeds to go to Kate's Home Nursing.

For tickets, contact Lyn on 07866 187308 or email 


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Coffee Morning - Naunton

Naunton Coffee Shop will be hosting a coffee morning for charity this Thursday, 5 October.  Please join us between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm in St. Andrew's church  -  we are staying in the church this time because the village hall is now closed for refurbishment.

Coffee, cake and  -  of course  -  a raffle....  all proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support and Kate's Home Nursing to help local people living with cancer or requiring end-of-life nursing care.

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Kate Bliss - Charity Lunch

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Revolve 24 - 16th/17th September - 24 hours - Brands Hatch

Team Un-refined, comprising of Laurence Taylor, Will Money, Elliott Ketcher, Tom French, will be taking part in a 24 hour cycling event at Brands Hatch in aid of Kate's Home Nursing, in memory of a relative of one of the team who was nursed by Kate's. 

To donate


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Notgrove Open Gardens & Three Village Produce Show

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Kate's Cotswold Rally 2nd July 2017 - in aid of Kate's Home

The event will start at the wonderful Feathered Nest Inn, Nether Westcote,
where Amanda and Tony Timmer are welcoming us for a great START with a light breakfast in the most beautiful setting.

The FINISH is this time at The Classic Motor Hub, Ablington, where Martin Chisholm and his team will look after us in great style.

Entry forms are available from below or


Further information available from:

Manfred Schotten Antiques
109 High Street
OX18 4RG
+44 (0)1993 822 302
+44 (0)1993 822 055
Should you not be able to make this event, but like to make a donation to Kate’s Home Nursing, please go to this link.
They need all the support possible and any amount will be appreciated.

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Kate's Annual Golf Day - Naunton Downs Golf Club




Open to Ladies and Gentlemen in any combination

(max handicap: Gentlemen 24 Ladies 30)



FRIDAY 30th. June 2017


in support of the local charity





Entry fee £100 per pair.

To include coffee on arrival, lunch

and a 2 course dinner


Lunch available from 12noon. Shotgun start at 1.30pm.

Dinner at approximately 7.00 pm followed by prize-giving & charity auction.


For an entry form please contact:

Mike Pender Tel: 01451 821481 Email:


Sue Hutt Tel:07841 025909 Email:


Kate's Home Nursing provides free home nursing for the terminally ill.


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Buckingham Palace Mile

Congratulations to Dale, Daniel & Nathan on completing the Buckingham Palace Mile and raising a grand £135.36 for Kate's, in memory of their late grandmother.

Well done boys!

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Plant Sale at Pasture Farm, Oddington

Plant Sale - 28th and 29th May 2017

Once again, Pasture Farm at Oddington are very kindly holding a plant sale in aid of Kate's Home Nursing.

Teas, Coffees & Cakes available.



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Kate's Home Nursing Carol Concert 2016

Once again Kate’s Home Nursing held their annual carol concert in St Edwards Church, Stow-on-the-Wold.

This year The Churchdown Male Voice Choir delighted us with some of their festive pieces, organised and conducted by Ralph Barnes and accompanied by James Quinn.

Ralph also conducted the wonderful Kate’s choir, made up of our nurses and supporters, who each time they sang lifted the roof with the audience applause.

The readings were beautifully read by The Hon. Hugh Tollemache, Juliet Cleaver from Clarendon Fine Art Gallery, David Duckett from the Churchdown Male Voice choir and our very own Gabrielle Kubale.

Our thanks go to Martin Short Rector of St Edwards Church, David Morris church warden, the St Edwards Church bell ringers, Brian Honess, The Borzoi Bookshop for selling tickets and for Clarendon Fine Art Gallery for being our main sponsor.

The evening was a great success raising over £12,500.

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Blue Rock Thrush, Stow-on-the-Wold!

Who would have thought that such a small bird could raise so much awareness nationally and funds for Kate’s Home Nursing? Stow-on-the-Wold suddenly had its very own unwitting celebrity and the binoculars and lenses were out in their hordes as if the paparazzi were out in force for a Hollywood star!

The Blue Rock Thrush was first spotted in a garden in Fisher Close a couple of weeks before Christmas. It settled and was fed in the Jennings’ family garden and they soon realised that this wasn’t one of our normal native garden birds. They posted a photo on the internet asking if anyone knew what the bird was and the rest is history. Hundreds of bird watchers descended upon Stow and it is with thanks to Richard Tyler, a keen bird watcher and husband of Rachel, one of our nurse co-ordinators, that Kate’s was nominated as the charity to benefit from the invasion. Apparently it is the form that when a mass of Twitchers invade an area with their telescopic lenses and binoculars they give to a local charity to appease the locals.

Val Davies, Phyllis Kelly and Dotty Benson then took up the challenge just a few days after Christmas, collecting donations in buckets which came thick and fast with other members of the fund raising team coming along to help when they could.

Fisher House then kindly offered their facilities, free of charge to Kate’s, where teas, coffees, bacon/sausage baps and cakes were made available to the bird watching community. The legendary hospitality of the Kate’s team was posted onto the Twitcher’s webpage and so more flocked to see this little bird.

It has been without doubt an extraordinary fund raising event and although many of the fund raising committee stepped in to help when they could, the majority of the hard work and co-ordination was carried out by Phyllis, Val and Dotty who manned Fisher House most days. Many thanks to Chris and Roy Donaldson, Minkie Puddick and Anne Lattimore of Fisher House for lending their help.

Such was the excitement that we even made it onto BBC South Oxfordshire news!

Thank you to Maugersbury Park, Fisher Close and the surrounding area for allowing Kate’s to benefit from such an unusual event that has so far raised well over £2,000. 

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Frog Race

Saturday 25th March 2017
at 7:30pm - First Race 8pm prompt

at The West Wood Centre, Northleach
Gloucestershire GL54 3QJ

£10 per ticket including food

Please bring your own DRINK!

Beer/wine and soft drink available to buy on the night

To book a table or buy tickets

Contact Dotty Benson 01451 844 273 or

Apply by 19 March 2017

PDF poster with details

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Quiz Night

Offshoots claim victory in Kate’s Home Nursing Quiz


The fourth running of the very popular annual quiz for local charity Kate’s Home Nursing resulted in a memorable triumph for the team of Offshoots as they took the coveted trophy for the first time while (almost) equally proud to take home the wooden spoons for the team that finished in last place were the aptly named Quizically Clueless.


A total of 13 teams packed into St Edward’s Hall in Stow-on-the-Wold to pit their wits against each other over six rounds of fiendish questions on subjects ranging from The Queen (90 Not Out) to popular TV comedy series (How We Laughed) and sport (The Rub of the Green).  Several teams were left to rue playing their Joker on the round entitled ‘Where in the World?’ while the mini-marathon round of Pasta or (Italian football) Player also proved tricky. Who knew that Radiatore is a type of pasta shaped like radiators and not the centre back for Inter Milan?


The quiz raised over £3,000 for Kate’s Home Nursing and was generously sponsored for the first time this year by local estate and letting agents Harrison James and Hardie, who also sportingly entered a team. Contestants and helpers enjoyed a fish and chip supper from Greedy’s in Stow followed by choc’ ices kindly donated by Tesco Stow-on-the-Wold, and the evening featured games of Irish Bingo and Heads or Tails as well as a raffle.


As ever the event was well supported by a number of local businesses including Cheltenham Racecourse, the Cotswold Brewing Company, Tabitha James Kraan Organic Hairdressing, Michaela Devereux Natural Manicures, Berkeley Castle, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Clearwell Caves, The Crock Shop and R&R Catering Hire.

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