Monthly Archives: July 2012

A personal Update

I am delighted to say my youngest daughter Katie has passed everything to become a qualified nurse. She has also just secured her first job. Very very proud of her. My eldest daughter is enjoying hosting the USA Olympic team … Continue reading

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Long Service Awards

I met several staff this week who had achieved their long service awards. Well done and thank you to:- Lynette-10 yrs ( in patient unit). Sue W – 5 years ( fundraising). Margaret-25 years ( domestic services).

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National Training Awards

On Friday I joined Caroline and her team in the Education Centre to meet 2 of the judges from National Training Awards. We had got though the next phase of the awards for our training in communication. Fingers crossed we … Continue reading

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Roger Evans – Greater London Assembly

On Thursday Roger Evans visited the Hospice to hear more about our work and to meet with staff and patients. Roger was keen to hear our need for a better bus service. He was also very interested in our volunteer … Continue reading

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Staff BBQ

On Tuesday we had a red hot day to be able to enjoy our annual staff BBQ. A big thanks to Caterlink for the food, and to Gill our voluntary services manager for doing all the BBQ ably supported by … Continue reading

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Birthday Service

On Monday I came back from holiday to our 28th birthday service. We held the service at the church on the green at Havering-atte-Bower St Johns.We were joined by friends, supporters, trustees, patrons, Mayors, staff and volunteers. This year Tony … Continue reading

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Hospice Choir

Yesterday evening was the last choir session of the term with our fantastic Musical Director John Morris.  This is a new venture for the hospice and i am delighted that staff, volunteers, families and friends have joined us, and we … Continue reading

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New Board and Trustees

On the 10th July we had our first new Board meeting following the recent reviews.  We were delighted to welcome David Burland from Help the Hospice to discuss future strategies for hospice in the changing environment we find ourselves in.  … Continue reading

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Star Treck

The 7th July brought our annual Midnight Walk. Despite the rain over500 women walked for the Hospice.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to walk this year , however with Lynden Thorpe the Mayor of Havering we waved everyone off. I also … Continue reading

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Lynden Thorpe the new Mayor of Havering

I met with Lynden Thorpe the new Mayor of Havering to discuss how we work together.  Lyndon has kindly chosen us as one of her charities of the year and we are delighted.  

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