Thursday 27th October 7am. Isabel Hospice Brocket Hall Golf Day.
Brocket is a championship standard golf course that sits beautifully in 18th Century parkland. The par 72 Melbourne Course was opened in June 1992 and is the handiwork of design duo and former Ryde Cup Golfers Peter Alliss and Clive Clark! The course provides an enjoyable challenge in stunning surroundings, crossing the River Lea on several occasions as you follow the natural contours of the estate, before a memorable finish in front of the Hall after a short ferry ride to the 18th green. 
The day, at this picturesque course, will include bacon rolls and refreshments to start, a fabulous day out on the greens, a delicious lunch, a raffle and auction with great prizes. Followed by the presentation of the Isabel Hospice Trophy. Contact Liz Laing on 01707 382500 or book your team online at www.isabelhospice.org.uk 

Sunday 30th October 1pm. Ricky Road Run. Tanblin Way, Hatfield, AL10 9EZ.
Affinity Water are hosting their 33rd annual Ricky Road Run, where Isabel Hospice this year are one of the beneficiary charities, receiving 25% of the raised funds. 
The run stretches across 10 miles around Chorleywood and Rickmansworth, and invites all abilities to take part. Last year, the run was greatly successful with over 500 runners taking part!
If you would like to get involved and join up as part of the Isabel Hospice team, please sign up on their website 
at http://www.racesonline.uk/race-entry/rickyroadrun/




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.”