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Lights of Love Remembrance Service

Lights of Love Remembrance Service

News   •   Nov 13, 2019 08:00 GMT

​“Christmas can be a wonderful time for many, but we are reminded every year of how difficult it can be for some. It is a real milestone for friends and families after a loss and we recognise the importance of stopping for a moment and celebrating the lives of our loved ones”.

Lifelites charity donates life-changing technology to children receiving care under ellenor...

Lifelites charity donates life-changing technology to children receiving care under ellenor...

News   •   Oct 10, 2019 08:00 BST

Children receiving care at ellenor hospice in Gravesend have received a donation of life-changing technology worth thousands of pounds from children’s charity Lifelites.

Hospice Care Week: Working as a physiotherapist for a hospice…

Hospice Care Week: Working as a physiotherapist for a hospice…

Blog posts   •   Oct 09, 2019 14:10 BST

Andrew Lowden talks about what it is like to be a physio in a hospice.

Hospice Care Week: We wrote a song for our mum because she's "the best".

Hospice Care Week: We wrote a song for our mum because she's "the best".

News   •   Oct 07, 2019 08:00 BST

When children are unable to articulate what death means to them, music therapy can help them process the feelings of grief and pain that the loss of a parent inevitably brings.

Twilight Walk paints the town orange...

Twilight Walk paints the town orange...

News   •   Sep 24, 2019 08:38 BST

Record breaking numbers took part in ellenor’s annual Twilight Walk.

World Reflexology Week: the benefits of foot reflexology treatment

World Reflexology Week: the benefits of foot reflexology treatment

Blog posts   •   Sep 23, 2019 14:00 BST

This week we celebrate World Reflexology Week. During this time reflexologists around the world organise events to promote the benefits of reflexology therapies. It is a good opportunity for us to bring awareness about reflexology as it is one of the complementary therapies we offer at ellenor.

ellenor’s biggest mass participation event in Gravesend aims to raise £75,000!

ellenor’s biggest mass participation event in Gravesend aims to raise £75,000!

News   •   Sep 17, 2019 10:06 BST

All sponsorship money raised through the event will go towards care and support for patients, families and carers living with life limiting or terminal illness in Kent.

New social drop-in to help patients coping with advanced illness…

New social drop-in to help patients coping with advanced illness…

News   •   Sep 06, 2019 08:00 BST

​We all know how good it can be to chat over a cuppa – especially during tough times.

Level 5 rating for food hygiene awarded to ellenor

Level 5 rating for food hygiene awarded to ellenor

News   •   Aug 20, 2019 08:00 BST

ellenor has been awarded the highest possible rating for the safety, quality and hygiene standards of its food catering services.

The Accumulator Challenge - Turn £50 into vital funds for ellenor

The Accumulator Challenge - Turn £50 into vital funds for ellenor

News   •   Aug 16, 2019 15:00 BST

Take on ellenor’s Accumulator Challenge to raise vital funds for local families facing terminal illness.

Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Piglet meet ellenor hospice care for children patients, thanks to the Rotary Club of Medway

Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Piglet meet ellenor hospice care for children patients, thanks to the Rotary Club of Medway

News   •   Aug 15, 2019 07:45 BST

For many families with children who have a life-limiting or life-threatening illness, taking a trip Disneyland Paris is something they can only dream about.

Kathy’s memory lives on in ellenor outdoor sensory play area

Kathy’s memory lives on in ellenor outdoor sensory play area

News   •   Aug 13, 2019 11:36 BST

Seeing at first-hand the dedication and compassion of the palliative care team meant that ellenor gained a special place in the hearts of Kathy's husband Dennis and her four children Danny, James, Gemma and Chloe, which made them want to show their support after her death by donating a play area for children within the hospice garden.

Elaine Ritchie: The grief of losing my mother was something I couldn’t have prepared for…

Elaine Ritchie: The grief of losing my mother was something I couldn’t have prepared for…

News   •   Aug 08, 2019 08:00 BST

“ellenor may not have been able to save my mum, but the charity has certainly saved me. The journey is still not yet over – but I do know I’m not alone”. - Elaine

​Q & A WITH LEAH POPPY – HOW VOLUNTEERING CHANGED MY LIFE

​Q & A WITH LEAH POPPY – HOW VOLUNTEERING CHANGED MY LIFE

News   •   May 31, 2019 08:00 BST

Leah reflects on what volunteers can bring to ellenor – and on the wealth of experiences that volunteering with ellenor can provide.

Appointment of new Interim Chief Executive

Appointment of new Interim Chief Executive

News   •   May 17, 2019 08:00 BST

ellenor has announced its new Interim Chief Executive following a decision made by the Board of Trustees earlier this month.

Adult day therapy services redesigned to support people living with advance illness.

Adult day therapy services redesigned to support people living with advance illness.

News   •   May 03, 2019 15:42 BST

Adult day-therapy services are to be redesigned to improve health-care delivery and to help empower patients to feel more in control of their own situations.

Join Ellie for her first Mini Marathon

Join Ellie for her first Mini Marathon

News   •   Apr 29, 2019 10:35 BST

ellenor’s mascot Ellie is calling children aged 5 – 16 years old to take to the tracks at the cyclopark in Gravesend for the best children’s Fun Run in town.

Roy Debnam, Financial Guidance Co-ordinator has died aged 70 years following a short illness.

Roy Debnam, Financial Guidance Co-ordinator has died aged 70 years following a short illness.

News   •   Mar 29, 2019 08:30 GMT

Roy Debnam, Financial Guidance Co-ordinator at ellenor has died aged 70 years following a short illness. All the staff and volunteers at the charity were saddened to hear the news; he was a much loved member of the team having given more than 30 years’ service to ellenor.

Amanda Cottrell OBE – new patron of ellenor charity visits the Hospice

Amanda Cottrell OBE – new patron of ellenor charity visits the Hospice

News   •   Mar 18, 2019 12:07 GMT

The former High Sheriff of Kent has been announced as Patron of ellenor. Amanda Cottrell OBE has taken up the position to help raise awareness of the charity which provides hospice care for people of all ages in their place of choice in Kent, and the only charity providing children’s nursing care in the home.

29 Accumulator Challenge teams have raised more than £26,000 in just four months...

29 Accumulator Challenge teams have raised more than £26,000 in just four months...

News   •   Mar 13, 2019 08:30 GMT

ellenor’s exciting Accumulator Challenge has raised £26,305 which could pay for over 844 hours of Play Therapy or over 54 days of care on ellenor’s Inpatient Ward.