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Marathon effort by ellenor supporters

Marathon effort by ellenor supporters

News   •   Apr 14, 2016 14:58 BST

ellenor, the charity that supports families facing terminal illness, has 15 plucky supporters running in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 on its behalf: Carly Skillman, Alison Bell, Sophie Warren, Daniel Bryne, Sam Harrison, Kevin Shannon, Jamie Swetman, Alison Howard, Claire Homewood, Michael Smith, Claudia Prestige-Jones, Robert Standing, Matt Holdstock, Brian Austin and Martyn Earl.

ellenor benefits from ongoing support from Gravesend Lions Club

ellenor benefits from ongoing support from Gravesend Lions Club

News   •   Apr 14, 2016 09:58 BST

Members of Gravesend Lions Club visited ellenor Gravesend last week to present a cheque for just over £4,000 – bringing the amount the group has donated to ellenor this year to £11,000 – a big boost to the charity, which supports families facing terminal illness.

Huge turnout for Springtime at the Farm

Huge turnout for Springtime at the Farm

News   •   Apr 12, 2016 16:35 BST

Springtime at the Farm, held at Harvel House Farm on Saturday 9 April raised £4924 for ellenor. Around 1,000 people came along to enjoy a day on the farm meeting fluffy lambs and some lucky families even witnessed five lambs being born on the day.

Hoopers pledges to continue supporting ellenor

Hoopers pledges to continue supporting ellenor

News   •   Apr 12, 2016 15:45 BST

Hoopers Department Store in Tunbridge Wells recently presented ellenor with a cheque for £3722.51, raised from supporting the charity during 2015

Getting cold as ice for ellenor

Getting cold as ice for ellenor

News   •   Apr 07, 2016 10:00 BST

It’s only two weeks until our brave team of supporters - Louise Barnard; mum and daughter, Rachel and Alex Terry; Sarah Harvey; Eileen Kelly; Lesley Dyball; Mo Tutty; Paul Cumbers; and Stephen Margison - head off to Iceland to take part in the ellenor Fire and Ice Volcano Trek.

ellenor children enjoy some egg-citing activities

ellenor children enjoy some egg-citing activities

News   •   Apr 06, 2016 11:36 BST

Lots of happy bunnies enjoyed a brilliant morning at the ellenor Children’s Hospice Care Easter Party recently, which was held at Dartford Football Club.

Supporters hot foot their way to firewalk success for ellenor

Supporters hot foot their way to firewalk success for ellenor

News   •   Mar 24, 2016 10:12 GMT

Around 50 people challenged themselves to do ellenor’s firewalk at Maidstone United Football Club on the evening of Sunday 20 March, raising in excess of £10,000 for the charity, which supports families facing terminal illness.

ellenor captures the attention of South Korea

ellenor captures the attention of South Korea

News   •   Mar 21, 2016 15:48 GMT

ellenor gained international attention recently, having welcomed a film crew to ellenor Gravesend from KBS – the national public broadcaster in South Korea (the equivalent to the BBC).

ellenor reaches out to the community in Dartford

ellenor reaches out to the community in Dartford

News   •   Mar 21, 2016 13:24 GMT

Following the launch of its hub in Swanley last year, ellenor has recently started a similar initiative in Dartford – both of which give local people, patients and carers the opportunity to access support and information about ellenor’s services in the heart of their community.

CooperBurnett to climb every mountain for ellenor

CooperBurnett to climb every mountain for ellenor

News   •   Mar 17, 2016 08:35 GMT

An intrepid team of six from the Tunbridge Wells-based law firm CooperBurnett are set to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge this June in aid of ellenor.

Student raises £750 by selling a calendar featuring her Grandfather’s paintings

Student raises £750 by selling a calendar featuring her Grandfather’s paintings

News   •   Mar 15, 2016 14:16 GMT

Niamh Manley, 16, from New Ash Green, has raised £750 for ellenor by creating a calendar featuring her late Grandfather’s paintings. Niamh, a year 11 pupil at Mayfield Grammar School in Gravesend, sold 200 copies of the calendar to friends and family and locally in the village.

Charlotte Hawkins surprises ellenor respite carer, Vicki Read

Charlotte Hawkins surprises ellenor respite carer, Vicki Read

News   •   Mar 08, 2016 10:56 GMT

​Good Morning Presenter and ellenor Patron, Charlotte Hawkins surprised ellenor respite carer, Vicki Read, at work in a young patient’s home in Gravesend on Tuesday 8 March – presenting her with a bunch of flowers and a ‘Health Star’ certificate from the ITV breakfast programme for her dedication to the charity, which supports families facing terminal illness.

A Hospice recommends: 10 books to help children and young adults understand death, dying, grief and loss

A Hospice recommends: 10 books to help children and young adults understand death, dying, grief and loss

Blog posts   •   Mar 03, 2016 16:51 GMT

This is not a list full of self-help or inspirational guidance books, nor is it a collection of morbid tomes full of 'doom and gloom'. We've compiled a list of stories; well-loved novels and fictional worlds from beloved authors that explore themes of death and loss from different points of view, to help make sense of it all.

Award-winning Kent cricketer, Darren Stevens, to support ellenor during his benefit year

Award-winning Kent cricketer, Darren Stevens, to support ellenor during his benefit year

News   •   Feb 26, 2016 16:37 GMT

Award-winning Kent cricketer, Darren Stevens, has chosen to support ellenor – the charity helping families facing terminal illness in Kent - during his benefit year.

​ellenor benefits from part of £844,182 raised by BlackRock

​ellenor benefits from part of £844,182 raised by BlackRock

News   •   Feb 24, 2016 11:17 GMT

City-based asset management company BlackRock has raised £844,182 for ellenor and four other children’s hospices in London as part of the consortium, Children’s Hospices across London (CHaL), in its most successful charity collaboration to date.

Relight my fire - Steve Simmonite is braving the hot coals again for ellenor

Relight my fire - Steve Simmonite is braving the hot coals again for ellenor

Blog posts   •   Feb 24, 2016 09:30 GMT

Swanley shop manager (and well-known name in the Fundraising office) Steve Simmonite is tackling a feat of flames by taking part in our 2016 Firewalk - he's here to tell you why...

Love is in the air at ellenor

Love is in the air at ellenor

News   •   Feb 12, 2016 16:55 GMT

As we approach February 14th, the team at ellenor is thinking about Brian and Linda Nunn, who are celebrating their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. The couple exchanged vows three months ago in a service conducted in the lounge of their Swanscombe home by ellenor chaplain, Reverend Elizabeth Chapman.

​Mother and daughter in training for ellenor Iceland trek

​Mother and daughter in training for ellenor Iceland trek

News   •   Feb 12, 2016 14:06 GMT

Rachel (48) and Alex (20) Terry, a mother and daughter from Gravesend, are preparing to head off to Iceland in April for a challenging five-day trek across the country’s volcanic landscape to raise money for ellenor – in memory of Jean Terry, Rachel’s mother-in-law.

Hard as ice supporters brave freezing waters for ellenor

Hard as ice supporters brave freezing waters for ellenor

News   •   Feb 08, 2016 13:12 GMT

There was a great turn out for ellenor Children’s Hospice Care (formerly chYps) annual Chilli Dip, as friends and family were on side to watch 28 supporters brave the freezing waters of the outside pool at St Julian’s Club in Sevenoaks on Saturday 6 February.

ellenor's historic Dartford High Street shop is refurbished

ellenor's historic Dartford High Street shop is refurbished

News   •   Feb 05, 2016 11:04 GMT

The ellenor charity shop in Dartford High Street has recently undergone a full refurbishment and opened its doors again to shoppers on Monday 1 February. The stunning shop has been an ellenor outlet for 25 years now and is significant in Dartford, as it is housed in one of the town’s oldest buildings – a factor the team had to take into account when embarking on the refurbishment.