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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.

Fond memories of Sir Terry Wogan

Fond memories of Sir Terry Wogan

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.

So much more than child's play

So much more than child's play

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.

New fundraiser to help children’s hospice charity meet increasing demand

New fundraiser to help children’s hospice charity meet increasing demand

News   •   Jan 22, 2016 13:56 GMT

ellenor has recently appointed Martin Street as the new Area Fundraiser for South West Kent.

ellenor to hold nurses recruitment day

ellenor to hold nurses recruitment day

News   •   Jan 20, 2016 13:14 GMT

ellenor is holding an open day on Friday 29 January as part of a drive to recruit more care staff.

ellenor visited by BBC South East

ellenor visited by BBC South East

News   •   Jan 14, 2016 15:12 GMT

BBC cameras have been at ellenor Gravesend today as part of the launch of Sport Relief 2016 to find out how the money has been spent that it donated to the charity to fund part of its counselling services.

ellenor Chief Executive gets back to basics

ellenor Chief Executive gets back to basics

News   •   Jan 12, 2016 10:44 GMT

Claire Cardy, Chief Executive at ellenor since April 2014, is getting back to basics at the charity and spending time in all the different departments which make up the organisation.

Feeling hot hot hot – or cold cold cold – with ellenor in 2016

Feeling hot hot hot – or cold cold cold – with ellenor in 2016

News   •   Jan 05, 2016 12:11 GMT

​ellenor is offering supporters the opportunity to face the challenge of braving either hot coals or icy waters over the next couple of months – while raising money to support families facing terminal illness.

Were you a Christmas Raffle Winner?

Were you a Christmas Raffle Winner?

News   •   Dec 24, 2015 13:41 GMT

Find out if you got the winning ticket.

ellenor brings festive fun to families

ellenor brings festive fun to families

News   •   Dec 23, 2015 14:15 GMT

ellenor holds annual Children's Christmas party for families under our care.

ellenor proud of its tailored end-of-life care

ellenor proud of its tailored end-of-life care

News   •   Dec 16, 2015 16:18 GMT

ellenor feels positive regarding the new guidance issued on December 16 by the health watchdog, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE): Care of dying adults in the last days of life.

ellenor's Winter Walk brings 330 people together

ellenor's Winter Walk brings 330 people together

News   •   Dec 15, 2015 10:36 GMT

An amazing 330 people took part in ellenor’s Winter Walk at Shorne Woods Country Park on Sunday 13 December – more than three times the number of people who signed-up for last year’s event.