Despite being postponed because of heavy snow, the Chess Valley Striders' Christmas Lunch raised £1825.  More here.


Children on the physiotherapy pilot programme at BCH have already benefitted significantly. Look at some pictures here.


The first lucky number in 2018 in the 100 Club draw is 33 and the prize is £45. Find out how to join here.

Vasili Karpiak - Our New Patron

The trustees of Friends of BCH are pleased to announce that Vasili Karpiak has agreed to become a patron and we look forward to working with him.

Vasili Karpiak, a rising young tenor, was born in Belarus in the town of Grodno. He studied at the Glinka conservatoire in Minsk the capital of Belarus, the Gnesin Academy in Moscow and finished his Masters degree at the International Opera School in London. Vasili is renowned for performing in the Royal College of Music's concert to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and his numerous recitals, concert and opera roles performed in France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Vasili is pleased to have been associated with various charitable causes and organisations where he has been able to use his musical gift to help many of those in need. In addition, he is known for his ability to bring together like-minded people to create occasions to help children and young people with disabilities and other special needs. He is delighted to be able to help sick children in his home country of Belarus by becoming a patron of Friends of the Belarusian Children's Hospice (UK).

During his training and career so far, Vasili has been an AHF scholar and has been supported by a Wall Trust Award, the Fidelio Trust, Ann Driver Trust, Henry Wood Trust, The Honourable Society of The Knights of the Round Table, Serena Fenwick Trust and the Phillip Carne Trust.