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One in a Million

I am delighted to tell you about a very special book that has just come out on Amazon called ‘one in a million’ by Jacqui Atkinson.  Jacqui has a very severe form of stiff mans syndrome and the proceeds from … Continue reading

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Christmas Events.

It’s been a very busy period and here are just a few of the events. Light up a Life – we had 4 very special services across our catchment area, St Johns church at Havering atte Bower, Trinity church in Romford, … Continue reading

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Volunteer Thank You Evenings

We have had 3 successful BBQ evenings to celebrate and thank our fantastic volunteers.  We have over 800 volunteers at the Hospice, in the community and in our shops, and we couldn’t run the service we do without them. It … Continue reading

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Carers Cream Tea

Our family services team recently held a cream tea for carers and patients.  We had over 37 people attend, and for the majority it was their first visit to the Hospice.  It was a real privilege to talk to the … Continue reading

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Board meeting

On 14th May we had our quarterly Board meeting where the Trustees and Executive team formally meet.  I was delighted to launch our new Key Performance indicators framework (KPI’s).  Thank you to all staff who have worked hard on these.  They … Continue reading

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Photographers

I was delighted to show around the Hospice professional photographers David and Sandra Islip and Kevin and Sabrina Pengelly.  They really helped at the Westminster event in taking photographs which we have been able to sell.  I’m so glad they … Continue reading

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Joan Mathews our Founder Patron’s funeral

It was with great sadness we had to announce that Joan Mathews who  was one of the founders of Saint Francis had died here at her beloved Hospice following an illness.  Joan transferred from Southend Hospital her local Hospital. We … Continue reading

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Long time No BLOG

Real apologies with the delay with my BLOG, it’s just been very busy!

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Pinney Talford Solicitors

I was delighted to host a joint meeting at the Hospice with Pinney Talford – local solicitors, who have chosen us as their charity of the year. We really look forward to continuing to work together, and really appreciate the … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter.  Our Hospice looks beautiful following the 2 very generous florists who have just done some lovely displays.  Lets hope the temperature warms up, so the Easter egg hunt is not … Continue reading

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