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Friday 26 August – Sunday 28 August


Headliners include The Rolling Clones, Roadrunner, Indi and The Vegas and Soul Funk Secret! Now in its 8th year, the Goatfest Live Music Festival, is moving to a bigger venue so that even more people can enjoy the fantastic live music Hertfordshire has to offer. As ever, 50% of the profit from the event will go to the Isabel Hospice. 

Friday 26 August, 5pm til midnight

Saturday 27 August, 12noon til midnight

Sunday 28 August, 12noon til midnight

Tickets and more information are available at: www.goatfestuk.com



Thursday 1 September – Isabel Hospice Charity Golf Day   

                       Brickendon Grange Golf Club, Pembridge Lane, Brickendon, SG13 8PD 

This will be the second Isabel Hospice Charity Golf Day and we invite you to participate with an opportunity to share a great day of golf with an opportunity to support a well deserving charity.

The day will start with bacon rolls and coffee.  On your return a traditional roast dinner will be served. This will be followed by a presentation ceremony, charity auction and a golf quiz.

Adult Cost: £65

For more information please email 


Friday 2 September – Isabel Hospice Ladies Open Golf Day.  

    Mid Herts Golf Club, Gustard Wood, Wheathampstead, AL4 8RS

The annual Isabel Hospice Ladies Open Golf Day will be held at Mid Herts Golf Club on Friday 2 September. Four ball better ball competition.

Adult Cost: £58

Sunday 4 September  7.30am – 3pm   Etape d'Amwell - a cyclosportive for charity. Priory Street, Ware, SG12 0DJ

Test your late season legs against the parcours. Push yourself to the limit on our KOM times sprint section. An event run by passionate cyclists for cyclists of all abilities.

The Amwell Club of Rotary organises cyclosportives and sporting events in Hertfordshire and beyond to raise money for deserving charities. Chapeau to the riders, come ride with us. Choose from three challenging courses throughout Hertfordshire and Essex 50km 100km or 150km. The course is well sign posted and marshalled with enthusiastic volunteers. There are feed stations, fully stocked with cakes and refreshments from Emily’s café

The cost of the event is £20 for the 50km, £25 for the 100km and £30 for the 150km course.

Registration is between 7.30-8.30am. The race starts between 8-9am.

High demand is expected and early booking is recommended!  See our website isabelhospice.org.uk for more details and how to sign up.

All profits made from this event are donated to deserving charities by the Rotary Club of Amwell including Isabel Hospice. Sign up at www.amwellsports.org.uk



Saturday 10 September 10.30am – 12noon.  Coffee Morning

Markwell Pavillion, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2EL

All welcome to coffee morning

Everyone welcome at the monthly Coffee Mornings, held on the second Tuesday of every month in the Markwell Pavillion, Bishop’s Stortford.

Monday 12 September 11.15am – 3pm Lancelot 'Capability' Brown - Landscape, Art and Dame Nature. The Old Rectory, Bramfield, SG14 2LJ,

A talk by Dr Twigs Way, followed by lunch. 

Join us to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. Hear from Dr Twigs Way about how Brown changed the face of eighteenth century England, designing estates and mansions, moving hills and lakes. The images Brown created are now deeply embedded in the English character of our landscape.

Coffee on arrival - buffet lunch - tickets £38 per person - tables of 6 or join a mixed table.

Dr Twigs is a lecturer, speaker and television presenter on garden history and heritage landscape. She also undertakes research projects for a variety of bodies including Historic England and private clients. Twigs has a particular interest in the portrayal of parks and gardens in art and literature and the role of women in garden and plant history.

The day is being held at The Old Rectory by kind permission of Keith & Brenda Childs.

£38 per person.
Ticket enquiries Suzanne Coleman 01438 798869/

The day is in memory of Anne Sorensen - Florist.


Saturday 17 September 2pm – 5pm Ware Jumble Sale

 Thundridge Village Hall, Ermine Street,   SG12 0SY

Come along and find some treasures! 

Adult Cost: 20p
Child Cost: 20p

for more information please contact Ann Davey by emailing 


Sunday 25 September Bridges of London Walk – 8.30am – 5.30pm 

         Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

Join us for an 11 mile scenic walk over the 12 famous bridges of London

Sign up at www.isabelhospice.org.uk or call 01707 382500. 

Take part in our brand new Bridges of London walk starting at Battersea Park and finishing at Tower Bridge. We will be organising coach travel from Sir Frederic Osborn School in Welwyn Garden City and there will be time to stop for a leisurely lunch and take in the wonderful landmarks and sights making this the perfect event to take part in with family and friends.  We are asking if participants can raise £50 in sponsorship funds so you can help us provide specialist end of life care to patients with life limiting illnesses.

Event Sponsor

Thank you to Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

Are you up for a challenge in 2016?

Vietnam Challenge for Isabel Hospice 

Hot on the heels of returning from Iceland where as part of a team she trekked up a volcano and across glaciers and ice fields, Isabel Hospice Fundraising Co-ordinator, Jordan Russell, is putting the call out for adventurers to join the next overseas fundraising challenge for the local charity. 

“I’m really excited that we are able to put on two different versions of this Vietnam trek each one with its own challenges. One group are going to be trekking in the hill tribe region of Sapa, whilst another group will be scaling the highest point in Vietnam, Mount Fansipan. 

Both groups will really get the feel of the country during their time there and they will see some stunning scenery. However, this isn’t going to be a walk in the park! Both of the treks are described as challenging, with the trek up Mount Fansipan being the most difficult, however a good level of fitness and a positive attitude will go a long way for both. We are recruiting trekkers now for the 2016 challenge as each person will need to raise a minimum sponsorship, and so by starting sooner rather than later, this makes the fundraising easier.” 

If you would like to find out more go to www.isabelhospice.org.uk or call Jordan on 01707 382500. 




24 September – 25 October




40 Works of Art Donated by Two Acclaimed Artists

Online Auction by Sworders

Art Competition Open to All


Grove Cottage, the home to Bishops Stortford Mencap is proud to be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  As part of the celebrations, it is hosting a prestigious art exhibition, Animal Magic from 24 September – 9 October at the Rhodes Centre, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire with donations from two leading international artists Robert Dowling and Gerry Jones.  Their wonderful range of photographs and paintings of rare breeds and exotic animals will then go under the hammer via an online auction (that runs from 24 Sept -25 October), hosted by Sworders, the renowned fine art auctioneers.

Robert Dowling is the award-winning film director and photographer whose iconic images such as the Esso tiger, Lloyds Bank black horse and Jaguar’s jaguar have captured the public’s attention for years. His brother-in-law Gerry Jones’ striking paintings are inspired by his lifelong interest in the natural world and the stunning scenery, wildlife and vibrant colours of his travels.

Gerry Jones, said:  “Grove Cottage is a special charity which Robert and I are delighted to support; it is very well respected locally for its tremendous work supporting people with learning disabilities and their families. We hope that people will dig deep to bid online and help this fantastic little organisation – we wish it every success.”

Linked to the exhibition, Grove Cottage is holding an art competition during the summer inviting members of the public, particularly children to submit a painting, drawing or photograph of an animal.  Winners will see their pieces hang alongside the professional work in the Animal Magic exhibition and artists signed prints of their art will also be auctioned by Sworders.

Natalie Trapmore, fundraising at Grove Cottage, said: “We are thrilled to be able to host this exhibition and so grateful that Robert and Gerry, artists of such repute are so generously donating their exceptional art. We are really looking forward to seeing the works entered in the competition and adding to the already inspiring collection to auction. Our thanks go to the Rhodes Centre for hosting the Animal Magic exhibition and we’re also indebted to Sworders for hosting the online timed auction, such an effective online fundraising platform. All the proceeds will make a real difference to the families we support.”