Monthly Archives: March 2013

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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Hall Mead School

A very well deserved congratulations to Hall Mead School who achieved Outstanding in all categories of its recent Ofsted report. The school does so much for the Hospice and I am delighted with their result.

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Ilford Shop

We have now signed the lease for our new shop in Ilford (just next to Primark and Marks and Spencer) and I visited the shop with Steve the Hospice Shops Manager.  New posters are now up telling the public we … Continue reading

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MATCH at King Solomon School

The Hospice is running a programme with Barry Hearn and local schools, where Barry has given teams of young people £250 (who had to put in a business plan).  This money has been matched by Barclay’s Bank.  The young teams … Continue reading

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Help the Hospice and Hospice Commission Partnerships, Collaboration and Competition

Dr Bob Weatherstone the Chairman of the Hospice and myself attended this free seminar organised by Help the Hospice where a new toolkit has been developed to assist in looking at Partnerships, collaboration and Competition. The Toolkit was excellent and … Continue reading

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Jon Cruddas Visit

Jon Cruddas Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham attended the Hospice to meet staff , volunteers, patients and families. Jon had supported us at the Westminster event, and signed up to one of our Golf events.

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Hospice CEO’s farewell (Not Me)

I joined other Hospice CEO’s to say farewell to Rosie (CEO from Saint Helena’s) and Janet (CEO from Farleigh) both who are moving onto pastures new. I wish them both well in their new ventures.

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Board Facilitation Day

The Trust Board spend a day facilitated by Ray Emptage and Sandra Verkuyten OBE who give their time free of Charge to help us look at the challenges facing Hospice and how Saint Francis Hospice can deliver more high quality … Continue reading

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Westminster Event

A fantastic event was held at Westminster in the beautiful Speakers Quarters organised by the Hospice with the Mayor of Havering and Andrew Rosindall MP.  Over 130 guests attended a champagne reception kindly donated by Waitrose in Upminster.  Professional photographers … Continue reading

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