Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lottie’s Graduation

And finally ……. I was a proud participant in Lottie my new grand puppy’s graduation from puppy training. She’s done fantastically well (much better than her uncle my dog Thomas! – although my Husband would dispute that).

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National Training Award winners! South England

We were delighted to attend the South National Training Awards at O2 on 20.9.12 where we became finalists in the Rolls Royce large employer award for our training in communication. We were nervous of the competition, firstly we were 30 … Continue reading

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Wags and Tails

Sunday the 16th saw 150 owners and dogs join us on the annual Wags and Tails sponsored walk at Ingatestone Hall-kindly supported by Lord Petre, who started the walk with the deputy Mayor of Brentwood. I was with my flat-coat retriever … Continue reading

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Andrew Lansley CBE MP

Andrew Lansley joined us on Wednesday and spent an afternoon at the hospice meeting staff and patients. Andrew is now the Leader of the House of Commons,  he has a real interest in Hospices generally and Saint Francis specifically as … Continue reading

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35 Years

On a personal note,earlier this week my Husband and I had a very short break in Bournemouth to celebrate our 35 th wedding Anniversary. Where have the years gone?

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Having missed the first Pilates that has just begun at the hospice I have now managed to fit in 2 sessions. It’s excellent but hard work. What has happened to my body! This will be good for my back so … Continue reading

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Saint Francis Hospice Choir

The choir has begun again which I’m really pleased about, I had missed it! Welcome to new choir members I hope you enjoy it as much as me.

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I attended the introduction service for Nancy the new Rabbi for one of our local synagogues. Nancy is Canadian and was the first female Rabbi for Scotland where she was in Glasgow. We have a very close liaison with the … Continue reading

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Redbridge GP’s

I was delighted to present the work of the hospice to 200 staff ( GP’s, nurses and practice managers) from Redbridge . We provide inpatient and day hospice services to residents in Redbridge and we are keen that more people … Continue reading

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Our annual general meeting was held on 11.9.12 and we were pleased to be joined by some of our members and Trustees. Thank you to everyone for their continued hard work and support.

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