Trident Honda News - Hospices


Last year's Midnight Walk

Trident Honda is once again the lead sponsor for the Woking Hospice Midnight Walk 2019. This highly popular annual walk is aimed at ladies only, and is a great way to socialise, to enjoy a night-time walk under the stars, and to also remember loved ones.

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Trident Honda sponsors Downslink Challenge 2019

Trident Honda is delighted to announce that it will again be sponsoring the 2019 Downslink Challenge, in aid of two excellent local charities - Age Concern Woking and the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.

There is a choice of two routes:

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At the start line - and they're off!

On Friday 28th September over 500 ladies took the streets around Woking to take part in the eight mile Midnight Walk 2018.

The atmosphere was amazing as ladies of all ages gathered at Woking Leisure Centre ready to take on the challenge, walking together to remember loved ones and to raise vital funds for the hospice. The room was filled with glow-in-the dark t-shirts and flashing bunny ears as the lights were dimmed to observe a minute's silence before the walk began at 10pm.

Trident Honda sponsored this year's event and they also sponsor the annual Dragon Boat Race that takes place at Goldsworth Park Lake just around the corner from Woking Hospice.

Richard Roberts, managing director of Trident Honda, comments:

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Downslink Challenge hands cheque for £10,294.83 to Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

The Downslink Challenge, at the beginning of June, helped to raise more than £20,000 for the White Lodge Centre and Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.

This amazing event, sponsored by Trident Honda, started at the Garibaldi pub and travelled all the way to Brighton and back - a distance of 102 miles. Cyclists also had the option of starting in Brighton, thereby reducing the distance to a still amazing 51 miles. But some of the longer-distance riders extended it to a staggering 122 miles, by following a diversion on the way home.

Garibaldi landlord Martin Durrad says:

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Last year's Midnight Walk

Trident Honda are once again the lead sponsor for the Woking Hospice Midnight Walk 2018.

This highly popular annual walk is aimed at ladies only, and is a great way to socialise, to enjoy a night-time walk under the stars, and to also remember loved ones.

This year's 10 mile event will be held on Friday 28th September from 8pm to 12.00am and will start and finish at Woking Leisure Centre. In 2017 we built on the number of participants to reach almost 800 walkers ages 11 and up!

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Richard Roberts, managing director of Trident Honda, said:

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From left to right - Terry Smith, Richard, Mark, Valerie, Chris and James Roberts, and Tony Usher

In loving memory of Michael Roberts, Woking & Sam Beare Hospices is delighted to announce that one of its 20 bedrooms at newly built Woking Hospice will be named after the late Mr Roberts, whose family have supported the Surrey-wide hospice for over two-and-a-half decades.

Held on Wednesday 20th June, the hospice held a special room naming ceremony to mark the extraordinary life of Michael Roberts, who was the father of Mark, Richard, Christopher and James Roberts and founder of Trident Honda, the family run community car dealership in Ottershaw which has been a corporate partner of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices since 1992. Also in attendance for the naming of the room were Terry Smith and Tony Usher representing Woking Rotary Club who over the years have been hugely supportive of the hospices and have now funded the hoist for Room 20.

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A Montage of the 2018 Trident Honda Otters

Congratulations to all the teams who took part in the 6th annual Dragon Boat Races on Sunday 3 June at Goldsworth Park Lake, Woking.

Sponsored by Trident Honda, the event saw 10 teams take to the water in brightly painted, dragon-headed boats on an extremely hot and blisteringly sunny day. The event provided a colourful spectacle for all our visitors during the day, who came to the lakeside to cheer on the rowers and to enjoy the family fun day activities on the bank too.

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Trident Honda sponsors Downslink Challenge 2018

Trident Honda is delighted to announce that it will be sponsoring the 2018 Downslink Challenge, in aid of two excellent charities - the White Lodge Centre and the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.

There is a choice of two routes:

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Midnight Walk Launch Event 2018 (click to view full size)

The Woking & Sam Beare Hospices have now launched their 2018 Midnight Walk and have revealed that this year's theme will be 'The Night Owls - We care 24/7', raising awareness of the free end-of-life care that is given by the charity's staff and volunteers around the clock.

Sponsored for the third year by Trident Honda - the launch was attended by Managing Director, Richard Roberts, along with the stunning Honda NSX (see photograph[1]). The 11th annual ladies-only event will start and finish at Woking Leisure Centre on Friday 25 May, with more than 800 walkers following a new route that will be announced very soon.

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Managing Director Richard Roberts with dragons

Oars at the ready for the 2018 annual Dragon Boat Races and Fun Day where you and your team will race against the competition to raise funds for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices!

Teams of 12-20 rowers will take to the waters of Goldsworth Park Lake on Sunday 3 June 2018 in colourful Dragon Boats and paddle furiously across the waters to be crowned the winners.

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Only a few cakes left

We are today, Friday 20th October, holding a Mufti for Michael day in remembrance of our founder Michael Roberts and to raise money for the Woking Hospice, who cared for Michael so well towards the end of his life.

Thank you to all our team for supporting the event, and especially to Alex Russell, who kindly volunteered to bake cakes for a cake sale. Sadly there are very few left now (see photo opposite)!

In all we believe that we will have collected around £350 for this wonderful cause today.

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Trident Honda News - Hospices

The Woking & Sam Beare Hospices are holding their annual black tie Dove Ball event on Saturday 11th November at the Oatlands Park Hotel in Weybridge.

Once again Trident Honda will be supporting the event, with a donation of two VIP tickets to the 2018 British Touring Car Championship with Honda. The British Touring Car Championship always delivers seat of the pants racing for spectators and is a great day out. Honda finished the 2017 season in 2nd place in the Constructors' Championship and, with the stunning new Type R, is expected to do even better next season.

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Trident Honda partnered with Woking & Sam Beare Hospices for the annual Dragon Boat Race on 25 June, which is expected to raise a final total of more than £18,000, including pledged sponsorship from the rowing teams.

The event, which is held at Goldsworth Park Lake, is sponsored by Trident Honda and in memory of Kris Cook, who grew up close to the lake where he pursued his love of water sports and was a keen supporter of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.

The race saw teams of 12-20 people taking the plunge to race across the lake in special boats, competing against the clock and each other to win a place in the final race of the day. 12 teams took to the waters, with spectators gathered lake side in the sunshine to watch the teams compete. Activities and hospitality were also on offer with a bouncy castle, BBQ, tombola, face painting and games stalls to entertain and raise funds for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.

Phil Wormley, the director of fundraising for the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, comments:

On behalf of all of us at the hospice I extend a huge thank you to our event sponsor, Trident Honda, to their team the Trident Honda Otters and to all the teams who took part in the Dragon Boat Race. We deliver specialist palliative care to over 1,400 patients with life-limiting and terminal illnesses each year across six Surrey boroughs and we would not be able to do it without the generosity of our supporters.

Richard Roberts, managing director at Trident Honda, commented:

We are always delighted to sponsor the Dragon Boat Race and provide support to such a worthy cause. Thanks to our team the Trident Honda Otters for taking part, we may not have won but with just 17 seconds between the first and the last teams it was a hard fought battle! There was a fantastic turnout from the local community on the day and the weather couldn't have been better for it. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Woking & Sam Beare Hospices and helping to raise much needed funds.

After an exciting day of heats, it was the Amstelveense Stadtdraken team who won first place, from Woking's twin town in the Netherlands. Close second came Seymour Estate Agents, followed by the Reg Varney Rowing Club.

Please see a full video of the day below:

And another video of the final race:

The Dragon Boat Race dates back 2000 years throughout southern China and is now taken place annually for 20 centuries. It is a water sport that has attracted the international scene with its religious ceremonies and folk customers. Before every race, a ritual is performed as a good luck charm for all the teams.

For more information please go to http://www.wsbhospices.co.uk.

To register your interest to take part in 2018, please contact Rachel Barnett by email: r.barnett@wsbhospices.co.uk or call the fundraising team on: 01483 881752.

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Sponsored by Trident Honda and supported by Woking Leisure Centre, Woking and Sam Beare Hospices delivered their 10th annual Midnight Walk with over 700 ladies of all generations. Each donning their capes and very eye catching flashing bunny ears.

Total monies raised is still to be confirmed but the event was extremely well attended and the atmosphere from start to finish was fantastic. Woking Leisure Centre was our new venue for registration, followed by a warm up lead by fitness experts from Nuffield Health and Freedom Leisure, before the ladies set off on the eight mile walk. The sea of flashing lights could be seen through Woking Centre and up to the new hospice in Goldsworth Park Centre, around the lake, and back to Woking Leisure Centre via Horsell. At the finish line the ladies were greeted and presented with medals by event sponsor Richard Roberts, Managing Director of Trident Honda, and newly confirmed permanent CEO of the hospice Jayne Cooper.

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Trident Honda News - Hospices

Gather your team for our exciting annual Dragon Boat Race and fun day at Woking's Goldsworth Park Lake on Sunday 25 June, sponsored by Trident Honda. Oars at the ready!

Teams of 12-20 people can take the plunge to race across the lake in special boats, competing against the clock and each other to win a place in the final race of the day.

It's a great event for all the family, as anyone aged 12 and above can race (under 18s must have an adult in the team), and no experience is required, just lots of energy like our Chinese lions dancing in our launch film below (with thanks to the Chinese Association of Woking).

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Trident Honda News - Hospices

Michael Roberts - 30 January 1931 to 4 April 2017

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Michael Roberts, our Founder, Chairman, Friend and Father passed away peacefully at 10am this morning at the Woking Hospice, after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Michael established Trident Honda in 1963 and managed the business for some 33 years until his retirement in 1996. The business was incredibly important to him and he instilled within it a strong culture of customer care which persists to this day. Michael continued to take a keen interest in the business right through to his final days.

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It's official - the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices launched this year's Midnight Walk on 7th March at Woking Leisure Centre with headline sponsor Trident Honda.

This year's theme is 'Hospice Heroes' and we are now inviting ladies across Surrey to swish their cape's for the 10th Annual Woking & Sam Beare Hospices' Midnight Walk on Friday 19 May.

This ladies-only event will start at 8pm with a welcome and registration session, leaving Woking Leisure Centre at 10pm and following an eight mile route back to the centre. A refreshment station will be posted halfway at the new hospice currently being built in Goldsworth Park, Woking, due to open in Spring. Freedom Leisure, which operates Woking Leisure Centre, has kindly supported the popular event by providing the venue as well as training support for participants.

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A team of 15 from Trident Honda entered a boat in this year's Woking & Sam Beare Hospice's Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 3rd July. Trident Honda sponsors the event, as part of our Gold Sponsors' Package, so we felt it only right that we put in a team to compete at the event!

Trident Honda Otters perform brilliantly! -- Managing Director, Richard Roberts.

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Trident Honda News - Hospices

The hoardings protecting the new Woking & Sam Beare Hospice build programme in Goldsworth Park are up, and we're very proud to see our support acknowledged in this way.

Director of Fundraising, Louise Morris said:

We are excited to embark on this new phase of partnering with Trident Honda, who has now supported the Hospices for twenty years. The support of local businesses like Trident Honda is invaluable. It's only with these kind of partnerships that we can continue to give our exceptional care to patients and their families across Surrey, in people's homes as well as in our Hospice buildings.

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Trident Honda News - Hospices

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices have officially launched their Dragon Boat Fun Day, sponsored by Trident Honda, taking place on Sunday 3rd July 2016 at Goldsworth Park Lake. As always, teams will be paddling against each other and the clock to raise vital funds for the Hospices. New for this year alongside the Dragon Boat racing, there's even more going on with fun and entertainment for all the family.

Having recently launched a new three year partnership with the Hospices and as the headline sponsor for 2016, Trident Honda have entered a group of 14 staff who will be competing in the event this summer.

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Trident Honda News - Hospices

Trident Honda has officially launched a new three year partnership with Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, which will see the business support the charity through sponsoring key annual events in the Hospices' calendar. A proud family business with local roots, Trident Honda is a long-time supporter of the Hospices, having been involved since the 1990s.

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Trident Honda News - Hospices

Purple was the colour in Mercia Walk on Saturday at the launch of the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices car raffle. Banners, pop ups, balloons and purple sweatshirts making the first prize of a Honda Jazz 1.2s car look even more stunning.

The car raffle remains a solid fundraiser for the Hospices raising thousands of pounds each year and this year we are delighted that Trident Honda are the main sponsors. With a £1 stake you now have the opportunity to win a Honda Jazz 1.2S car, the second prize of a family membership at David Lloyd was donated by the Health Club in Woking.

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Trident Honda News - Hospices

It's going to be a Happy Christmas for Mrs Anne McShane from Shepperton who scooped the top prize, a Honda Jazz, in Woking & Sam Beare Hospices Car Raffle. The second prize, a brand new Honda scooter, was won by Horsell resident Mrs Ann Hefernan. Both vehicles were sponsored by local car retailer Trident Honda, with sites in Ottershaw and Weybridge, and Lottery Manager Kelly Newell went along with some of her dedicated car raffle volunteers to accept the keys on behalf of the lucky winners.

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Trident Honda News - Hospices

Trident Honda is delighted to announce that the Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Raffle starts again this Saturday; the launch will be in the Peacocks Centre in Woking, outside H&M, at 10.00am on Saturday 23rd March.

This year is a little different though. To help celebrate both Trident Honda's 50th Anniversary and the 20th Anniversary of the Hospice Car Raffle, Trident Honda have not only sponsored the first prize of the Honda Jazz 1.2S, but also a second prize of a Honda NCS50R scooter!

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Trident Honda News - Hospices

The lucky winner of the 2011 Woking and Sam Beare Hospices raffle collected his new Jazz from Trident Honda today!

Ray Newman gets the keys to a brand new Honda Jazz 1.2-litre S with air conditioning, worth £12,435.

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Trident Honda News - Hospices

The lucky winner of the Woking and Sam Beare Hospice Car Raffle has been announced. Congratulations to Mrs Borgars who has won a new Honda Jazz!

Trident Honda is proud to support this very worthwhile local charity event.

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