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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
News • Feb 01, 2016 12:42 GMT
We were saddened to wake up to the news about Sir Terry Wogan yesterday. At ellenor, we were honoured to have a private meeting with Sir Terry a few years ago, when he was doing a book signing at Bluewater and, for our team, it was a chance to thank him personally for his support of ellenor through his work with Children in Need.
News • Jan 25, 2016 12:37 GMT
Jola Martis has recently joined the team at ellenor as our Play Therapist and says that her work is key in helping children understand the difficult feelings they are experiencing – when they are thrown into a situation which is new and frightening.
News • Jan 22, 2016 13:56 GMT
ellenor has recently appointed Martin Street as the new Area Fundraiser for South West Kent.