Treetops Hospice

Treetops wellbeing

A new Wellbeing Service offering support for people with a life-limiting illness has been launched at local hospice and Bondholder Treetops Hospice Care.

Treetops, based in Risley, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease, respiratory conditions and heart failure.

The new Wellbeing Service includes a range of groups including a Men’s Group, a Get Moving exercise group, Gardening Group, Singing Group, Drop In Café and Spa Days - all aimed at encouraging people to maintain their quality of life and capacity to care for themselves.

Phil Shreeve, Treetops director of clinical services explains “We understand that wellbeing is about every area of your life including physical, emotional, spiritual and social aspects. The new Wellbeing programme offers support to help people deal with concerns that may arise as a result of their condition as well as sharing skills and knowledge to be able to manage and maintain quality of life.”

Services are provided free of charge to people living in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and last year the hospice supported over 1,800 people and their families.


Winning Businesses

The winners of the Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2019 have been announced at a prestigious event in Bondholder Derby College Group’s Roundhouse. Marketing Derby was a proud sponsor of the pre-dinner Champagne reception.

Now in its sixth year, the Awards, run in association with Bondholder Champions UK plc, celebrate the best of our local businesses and their successes.

So who won what?

Sponsored by Derby College

Winner: Ward

Runners-Up: Gin & Rum Festival, YMD Boon

Winner: Hackwood Farm

Sponsored by University of Derby
Runners-Up: BlocDigital, ThreeGuru

Winner: White Peak Distillery

Sponsored by Wheeldon
Runners-Up: Bear, Gin & Rum Festival

Winner: Amanda Strong (Mercia Image Print)

Sponsored by HUUB
Runners-Up: Steve Haseldine (Alerter Group), Leah McLaren (Hotpod Yoga), Robert Carlin (Superior Spas)

Winner: Smith Partnership

Sponsored by Cloud Central
Runners-Up: Rhodes Wealth Management, Sibbalds

Winner: Ward

Sponsored by Smith Partnership
Runners-Up: Air IT, Midland Lead

Winner: Stirland Paterson

Sponsored by Janine Edwards Wealth Management
Runners-Up: EPM Composites, HL Plastics, TidyCo

Winner: Imperial Commercials

Sponsored by Apprenticeships by Impellum
Runners-Up: Derby Homes, HL Plastics

Winner: Cosy Direct

Sponsored by Lubrizol
Runners-Up: Gift Wellness, RDS Global

Winner: Headway

Sponsored by Sellick Partnership
Runners-Up: Derventio Housing Trust, Treetops Hospice Care

Winner: Silver X Logistics

Sponsored by Thomas International
Runners-Up: Midland Lead, Xpertise Recruitment

Winner: Bloc Digital

Sponsored by Derby City Council
Runners-Up: Busy Things, FutureProof Films

Winner: Oviso Financial Services

Sponsored by Aspirational Magazine
Runners-Up: Morley Hayes, Silver X Logistics

Winner: Tecquipment

Sponsored by DNS Limited
Runners-Up: Anchor & Crew, Smith Partnership

Winner: University of Derby

Sponsored by FurnitureCloud
Runners-Up: Derby College Group, Chameleon School of Construction

Winner: Xuper

Sponsored by Specsavers
Runners-Up: Gowercroft Joinery, Nowcomm

Bondholders in blue. We apologies if we've missed anyone. Congratulations all winners and finalists.


£2000 cash prize up for grabs in hospice lottery

On Friday 23 March, players of, Bondholder, Treetops Lottery are being given the chance to win up to £2,000 in cash prizes during its annual Super Draw.

Each year, the charity increases the value of its weekly prize pool for the Super Draw as well as the number of prizes offered – all to help raise funds to support Treetops Hospice Care.

Since the Treetops Lottery began twenty years ago, it has raised over £4million for the hospice which provides nursing care and emotional support for adults, their families and carers across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The top prize of £2,000 has been sponsored by Acorn Windows for the second year running as managing director, James Hibbert: “We’re really happy to be sponsoring the Treetops Lottery again this year as we know the hospice provides so much help for local people – it’s a really worthwhile charity and just a few miles from our showroom.

“As a local family business we are keen to give something back to the community that has contributed to our success over the past 26 years.”

The funds raised by the Super Draw are vital to the hospice as Mel de Vos, Treetops lottery manager, explained: “The Super Draw is always a special event in the Treetops Lottery calendar as it helps to raise a considerable amount of funding for the hospice. Last year’s Super Draw raised over £16,000 and it would be great to beat this.

“Sponsorship by Acorn Windows is simply fantastic as it means we can offer a great bumper prize and even more of the proceeds from the Super Draw will go to Treetops. It was wonderful to present the £2,000 top prize to our winner in Breaston last year.”

Each Super Draw entry is just £1 and gives each entrant the chance to win one of 19 cash prizes. Existing Treetops Lottery members will receive Super Draw packs containing the opportunity to purchase additional entries in the post.

Tickets for the Super Draw can be purchased here, or by calling the Lottery Team on 0115 939 9339.

Tree-mendous Service Raises Thousands

Over £5,650 has been raised for Bondholder Treetops Hospice in a scheme to collect and recycle old Christmas trees.

Over 400 trees have been collected from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire over the last few weeks in the Treetops Treecycling scheme. Collections are made in return for a donation towards the hospice which provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families.

The scheme is growing in popularity as Mary Rose, senior community and events fundraiser explained: “This is the third year of Treecycling and every year the number of trees collected - and the donations we receive - goes up.

“This year we’ve been able to expand the postcode areas where we’re collecting trees from as we’ve had amazing support from Ward Recycling.

“We’ve also had wonderful volunteers helping us from Treetops, Costain Galliford Try, [and Bondholders] Santander and Dains Accountants, Derby who have been out and about with vans donated by Enterprise and Sandicliffe Ford Stapleton - we really couldn’t do this without all their help.

“We want to say a huge thanks to everyone who’s been involved. We’re looking forward to building the Treecycling service up to be even bigger and more successful next year!”

Treetops Hospice Care services include Support and Information, a Day Care Unit, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.

Recognition for Treetops

Bondholder Treetops Hospice Care is celebrating being shortlisted for not one, but two awards in this year’s 3rd Sector Care Awards for their work supporting adults with life-limiting conditions.

The charity is a finalist in the End of Life Care Award category for their Hospice at Home service and in the Contribution to Sector Development Award category for a pilot project involving personal health budgets.

The Awards celebrate and showcase the innovation and care excellence of the not-for-profit care and support sector. Hundreds of charities enter the awards each year with winners announced at a special ceremony on 6 December. 

Phil Shreeve, director of clinical services at Treetops, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be shortlisted in the awards. We’re incredibly proud of the services we offer to local people and know just how much they are valued and appreciated – so to receive some national recognition is the icing on the cake."

Sunday Times Toasts Treetops

Bondholder Treetops Hospice has been ranked 4th in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For.

To mark this occasion, over 125 staff and guests from across the charity attended a summer celebration event. 

George Cameron, Chief Executive, said: "We have over fifty Hospice at Home nurses providing care in people’s homes during the day and night and we knew when we first received the award in February that we couldn’t get them together immediately as many were on shift.

“Today has been great and a chance to say thank you to the wonderful staff we have here at Treetops. It’s a great place to work - everyone is completely centred on delivering exemplary care to those who use our services.

“Treetops takes great pride in recruiting staff who reflect our values and this has led to a culture of companionship and belonging. Everyone is willing to help each other, as we all have our service users at the heart of what we do.”

Treetops' Colour Run

Bondholder Treetops Hospice Care will be transforming Markeaton Park into a kaleidoscope of colour, this July.

On Sunday 16th July, the park will play host to the Treetops Colour Rush and Family Fun Day.

Children, adults and families taking part will be showered in blue, red, orange and green powder paints at colour stations as they make their way along the 3k route through the park.

Last year, the sponsored event raised over £20,000 for Treetops Hospice Care which provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The Colour Rush, starting at 1pm, is just one part of a packed Family Fun Day running from 11.00am to 4.00pm featuring live music from Furthest from the Sea, fairground rides, bouncy castles, games, food stalls, candy floss and a prosecco bar.

For more information about the event, please click here. 

Treetops Wins National Award

Bondholder Treetops Hospice is celebrating after being selected over national charity lottery providers to win the title of Lottery Operator of the Year.

The award, presented by The Lotteries Council, recognises innovative and successful lottery campaigns that make a large contribution to fund the charity.

The Treetops Lottery has raised over £5 million for the charity since it started selling tickets over twenty years ago.

Mel De Vos, Treetops Lottery Manager, said: “Winning this award was a lovely, unexpected surprise as we were up against some stiff competition.

“As a team we are passionate about raising money for Treetops and feel very proud to have achieved what we have, but we know we could never have done it without the support of the lottery members from our local community.  Our fantastic players all help Treetops to deliver free services to the local area - thank you!”

Bondholders' Charitable Collaboration

Bondholder Black Apricot has joined forces with fellow Bondholder Treetops Hospice Care for a rebrand of the charity’s annual sponsored walk.

The Starlight Strut, formerly known as the Moonlight Walk, attracts over 600 women to walk a 5k and 10k route through Derby city at night, raising money for the hospice. Treetops provides nursing care and emotional support for adults, their families and carers across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Now in its eighth year, Treetops were keen to reinvigorate the ladies-only sponsored event and at a Bondholder event hosted by the hospice, corporate fundraiser Kathryn Box met  design agency Black Apricot. 

Kathryn explained: "We always welcome opportunities to invite people to the hospice to see what we do here and how we support local people.

“We hosted a Bondholder Breakfast back in November and met staff from Black Apricot .We started talking and here we are!

“This is a great opportunity for us to work with a local design agency with fresh ideas and lots of enthusiasm. They’ve come up with a brilliant new logo to go with our relaunch and we’re sure it will help to make this year’s walk a big success.”

The Starlight Strut takes place on Friday 19 May starting at 10pm - the same time that Treetops Hospice at Home nurses start their shifts supporting patients in their homes. Last year, the walk raised over £55,000 for the hospice.

Black Apricot has worked with Treetops to design a new Starlight Strut logo and marketing materials.

Sach Parmar, creative director, explained how Black Apricot has also benefitted from the partnership: “At Black Apricot, our roots have always been firmly in the local community and we regularly work with local schools and charities to give a little back. 

“I have personal experience of the extraordinary work that the Treetops Hospice Care team undertake every day, so it has been a delight to be able to help on a practical level.”

Kathryn added: “We organise many different events throughout the year, based both here at the hospice in Risley and out in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire communities.

“Local businesses have a chance to really stand out at these events through a range of different sponsorship opportunities such as sponsoring a hole at our Charity Golf Day on 11 May or sponsoring a colour station at our huge family Colour Rush on 16 July.

“Sponsors will be able to raise their profile as well as give something back to a really worthwhile cause. We’d love to hear from anyone keen to find out more about what’s available.”

Those interested in taking part in the Starlight Strut can register online at:

Charity launches 'Tea for Treetops'

Bondholder Treetops Hospice Care has launched its Tea for Treetops fundraising appeal and is encouraging the general public, schools and businesses to sign up.

Tea for Treetops encourages participants to host their own tea parties, invite friends and family and encourage giving donations and raising money for the charity.

Treetops Hospice Care is based in Risley, Derbyshire and provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Mary Rose, community fundraiser, commented: "Tea for Treetops is a great social, summer event - a chance to treat your friends, family, pupils, visitors and customers to a piece of cake, a cup of tea and raise money at the same time."

"We're hoping to raise £10,000 towards the hospice and its services which we known have been welcomed and received by thousands of local people."

To host a Tea for Treetops event, please register online at or contact the fundraising team on 0115 949 1264