Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ford Dagenham – A BIG thank you!

Last week I was delighted to attend Ford Dagenham with members of our fundraising team to accept not only a brand new Transit Multi-Seat Van which will be invaluable to our work at Saint Francis, but also an amazingly generous … Continue reading

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Saint Francis Hospice 29th anniversary

Last week Saint Francis Hospice celebrated its 29th anniversary with a special service at the St John the Evangelist Church, which is opposite the hospice in Havering-atte-Bower The service paid tribute to our co-founder  Joan Matthews who died in April. The service … Continue reading

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Training afternoon with Saffron Steer

We had a great afternoon with Michael and Jonathon from Saffron Steer who gave us a free afternoons support on looking at collaboration and the new tool kit which is available on Help the Hospice website.  I had won the … Continue reading

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New Staff

I also met with 2 new members of staff, Anita who is one of our new Community Nurse Specialists, and Katy new in the Fundraising team.  Welcome and I hope you both enjoy time at the Hospice.  

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Long service Awards

I had the pleasure of meeting with 2 members of staff who had reached their 5 year long service award.  One was Des who is one of our nurse lecturers in the Education Centre, and secondly Sue Spong in our … Continue reading

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Star Walk Midnight Walk

I joined our very successful midnight walk in Romford, meeting many walkers and do the walk myself.  It was a fantastic evening (nice and warm!).  I walked with Sandra Binion one of our fantastic supporters and one of her Mexicans … Continue reading

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Help the Hospice and Marie Curie Collaboration

Recently I joined a group of people from Help the Hospice, Marie Curie and other hospices to present areas of collaboration and explore what makes collaboration useful.  It was a very useful session  

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MATCH winner

I was very pleased to meet Rebecca who was one of the girls from the Sacred Heart of Mary’s Girls School, who won our MATCH challenge (supported by Barry Hearn). As a winner Rebecca won an IPAD and work experience … Continue reading

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Essex Commissioning Event

Along with the other hospices in Essex we ran a joint event with the Commissioners in Essex and discussed end of life issues and what the Hospices can do to assist the commissioners.  It was a well received event and … Continue reading

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We had a very useful meeting at the Hospice about the new Learning and Education Training Boards (LETB’s) in the East of England. We made  some good contacts and mutual understanding of these new organisations and what we do here … Continue reading

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