Upcoming Charity Events

A Tranquil and Enlightening Day Retreat for People Affected by Cancer hosted by Holly Mulheron and Debbie Gribben and funded by Finding Me Living Well Despite Cancer

Holly Mulheron Acupuncture and Finding Me – Living Well Despite Cancer invite you to a tranquil and enlightening day retreat to learn new, healthy lifestyle habits, and to continue the learning process after you return home. Achieve a state of perfect relaxation and disconnection in a conducive, beautiful setting. Be able to breathe clear and clean air, take deep breaths and release anxiety, know, understand and control the life-giving breath.


The focus is on mind | body | spirit balance for the entire person.  Clear your mind and spirit through mindfulness | meditation | relaxation and Qigong techniques feeling the stress and anxiety ease, be present for deep relaxation and a peaceful mind. 


Nourish the body through good; healthy nutrition and advice. Relish a delicious and freshly cooked lunch. Enjoy restorative complementary therapies and acupuncture to reduce the side effects of cancer treatment and beyond to improve your physical and emotional wellbeing.


This transformative day retreat is for people affected by cancer, and a supporter is welcome to attend. Most of the cost is being funded by Finding Me – Living Well Despite Cancer through their fundraising events. The cost of the day is £50.00 per person instead of the usual price of £150.00 per person.   


Friday the 18th October 2019  


The itinerary for the day is as follows: (times may vary)


10.00 am: Welcome, relax, chat and refreshments


11.00 am:  A mindful nutrition talk/demonstration and interactive session by Jacqueline Birtwistle a dietician & sports nutritionist. Jacqueline has worked with the British Olympic Association and the Royal Ballet.


12.15 pm:  A demonstration by Anna Davies on the amazing thermamix advanced kitchen appliance. Followed by a delicious lunch prepared by Anna using the thermamix


2.00 pm  Patricia Obregon – Complementary Therapist, Qigong and Tai Chi teacher will guide you through relaxation techniques to quiten the mind from unwanted “noises”.  Increase awareness of mental, emotional and spiritual state and develop techniques to achieve a certain level of relaxation, emotional and mental control as well as qigong and tai chi gentle exercises.


Throughout the day there will be complementary therapies and Acupuncture on offer.


Finish at 4.00 pm.


To book please email Debbie on Debbie.gribben@findingme.org.uk. Places are limited.

A Little Bit of History…… THE TITHE BARN - Little Hormead c.1900


A Tithe Barn is a barn that was used to hold ‘tithes’ paid in kind to the church during the Middle Ages. This picture depicts the Glebe Barn (originally called The Tithe Barn) when no longer a chapel but showing the ecclesiastical type windows installed during its conversion.

The Glebe Barn is located in Little Hormead, an enchanting East Hertfordshire hamlet surrounded by gently undulating and unspoilt countryside. The original tithe barn originates back to the 15 Century and was converted to become a catholic chapel by the London architect, Charles Spooner in the early 1900s. The character of the old building was preserved as far as possible with the thatch, roof posts and timbers strengthened and some new windows added.

The building was divided into two fairly equal parts, the chapel and the presbytery, separated by a sacristy. The presbytery provided accommodation for the resident priest, Father A N Morgan, who was the designated incumbent for the newly created Catholic parish of Buntingford. The entire cost was borne by Lady Gifford who had purchased the Glebe House, and who also financed Father Morgan as her Chaplain. The first Mass was said there on August 27th 1914. After serving the local population as a place of worship the Glebe Barn then served the local community as a place of education by becoming a village school. 

The Glebe Barn has since been sensitively converted and is now a loving family home occupied by Holly Mulheron and her family. It is a special place with a spiritual atmosphere and ideally suited to social and retreat style gatherings where others too can benefit from this wonderful character filled building that has served so many for hundreds of years.  

Why not extend your stay…… Accommodation options available: 

Vicky and Chris Saynor – Luxury Rural Retreats

Located in Cottered  



Quirky Dove House. SG9 0NZ
(1.5 miles away) Great Hormead

The Old Swan tea shop. Hay Street. SG9 0DZ (1.5 mile) 

Pelham Grove B&B, Stocking Pelham – B&B (4 miles)
077669 908 854

Anstey Grove Barn SG9 0BJ (4 miles)

The Sword in hand. Westmill SG9 0LQ
(5 miles)

 Yew Tree Inn, Manuden – pub with rooms (6 miles)

The Cricketers, Clavering – Jamie Oliver’s Dad’s pub (7 miles)

The Tudor Cottage, Middle Street, Clavering CB11 4QL (6 miles)
Juliet Eisdell, 07964 219967
Better to book with Juliet direct rather than via bookings website

The Cricketers Arms, Rickling Green – pub with rooms (9 miles)

Linden House, Silver St, Stansted Mountfitchet – restaurant with rooms (8 miles)

 Also near the airport are Premier Inn, Hilton, Radisson Blu & Holiday Inn (13 miles)

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