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Home-school Dad teaches children about hospice care

Home-school Dad teaches children about hospice care

Press releases   •   Feb 11, 2021 12:59 GMT

Most parents could hardly have imagined a year ago that they would be home-schooling their children. But for Kevin Hunt the drastic changes to his family life brought about by Covid-19 have opened up a wealth of opportunity.

Meghan's China blog

Meghan's China blog

Blog posts   •   Feb 08, 2021 11:30 GMT

I’d like to encourage you to sign up and take on a challenge like this for ellenor, to help make sure that patients and their families receive the same loving care and support that our family had. Whatever challenge you choose, stepping up for ellenor will change lives, including yours.

This will be an ellenr Christmas for Charlie

This will be an ellenr Christmas for Charlie

News   •   Dec 25, 2020 09:00 GMT

While many of us see Christmas as a time to be with friends and family, we will continue to do exactly what we does on every other day of the year: giving vital support both to those with life-limiting illnesses and their families. And this year, that support has never been more vital, with many feeling additionally isolated because of Covid. Read Charlie's story

Twas the night before Christmas rendition

Twas the night before Christmas rendition

News   •   Dec 09, 2020 12:27 GMT

Twas the night before Christmas… well not quite, but we're just SO excited for Christmas Eve. This year we've got a special surprise planned for Christmas Eve and we've even had help from a few of Santa's little helpers! So keep your eyes peeled on Christmas Eve for a very special Christmas message from us and a few special guests! 🎄🎅

Christmas appeal recognition on ITV News

Christmas appeal recognition on ITV News

News   •   Dec 07, 2020 13:47 GMT

ITV Meridian and South East coverage of the new rendition for silent night in support of our hospice .

GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF STAR SETS CHRISTMAS BAKING CHALLENGE  - Laura Adlington

GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF STAR SETS CHRISTMAS BAKING CHALLENGE - Laura Adlington

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2020 10:00 GMT

Our very own Laura Adlington has captured the hearts of viewers nationwide with her bubbly personality and delicious creations.

G -Town rendition of the chrismas classic - Silent Night

G -Town rendition of the chrismas classic - Silent Night

Press releases   •   Nov 29, 2020 09:00 GMT

Gravesend rappers, GTown Talents have recorded their own special take on that Christmas classic “Silent Night” as the perfect Christmas gift, to help raise money for us.

Childrens Care Assistants: There to support children and their families .

Childrens Care Assistants: There to support children and their families .

News   •   Nov 26, 2020 17:40 GMT

For over six years, Sam Pollitt has been a Children’s Care Assistant Friends ask her how she copes with her challenging, sometimes emotional work – especially given that she’s got a nine-year-old daughter herself.

Our love for one another will never be stronger than it is this Christmas

Our love for one another will never be stronger than it is this Christmas

News   •   Nov 26, 2020 17:31 GMT

When one young family was faced with a diagnosis for their son, - we were there to provide holistic support and to help them stay positive. Now, they say they are looking forward to a very special Christmas…

As Christmas approaches, staff nurse Carol Fitzpatrick reflects on her role in Living Well

As Christmas approaches, staff nurse Carol Fitzpatrick reflects on her role in Living Well

News   •   Nov 26, 2020 16:00 GMT

Read the attached as to how we are offering our Living well services during these difficult times and see how to access our range of virtual living well services. Carols Fitzpatrick tells her story working here in the Living well team

Message of support from Dartford's very own Sir Mick Jagger

Message of support from Dartford's very own Sir Mick Jagger

News   •   Nov 26, 2020 14:26 GMT

2020 has been a tough year for us all. We know that Sir Mick’s message of support will mean so much to the families caring for children and adults.

Our Christmas Appeal

Our Christmas Appeal

News   •   Nov 26, 2020 14:25 GMT

Help us provide vital care to adults and children who need our support this Christmas. For those coping with a life limiting illness – this Christmas could be their last.

​FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR PATIENTS AND CARERS – ELLENOR HOSPICE

​FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR PATIENTS AND CARERS – ELLENOR HOSPICE

Blog posts   •   Nov 05, 2020 08:51 GMT

Ellenor hospice supports more than 3,000 families with terminal and life limiting conditions and their families in Kent and Bexley each year, also providing a dedicated financial support service.

ellenor hospice says big thank you for continued support during covid

ellenor hospice says big thank you for continued support during covid

Blog posts   •   Oct 23, 2020 09:33 BST

September is traditionally the month where thousands of people come together for ellenor’s popular Twilight Walk, walking the streets of Gravesend to celebrate and remember someone special as well as to honour the work of ellenor’s staff and volunteers, who make a huge difference to thousands of lives every year.

Liam uses magic talents to support ellenor

Liam uses magic talents to support ellenor

Blog posts   •   Oct 22, 2020 08:00 BST

If 13-year-old Liam could be summed up in four words they would be lively, loveable, confident and energetic.

#HospiceCareWeek | Lisa’s story: why I love my job

#HospiceCareWeek | Lisa’s story: why I love my job

Blog posts   •   Oct 09, 2020 13:19 BST

​“I’m very proud to work for ellenor – I work for an incredible charity knowing that our shops make a difference to the local community”.

#HospiceCareWeek |   Why ellenor’s housekeepers are so vital to the charity

#HospiceCareWeek | Why ellenor’s housekeepers are so vital to the charity

Blog posts   •   Oct 09, 2020 13:14 BST

​ellenor – the charity supporting those with life-limiting illnesses and their families – doesn’t count ‘unsung heroes’ among its staff. This is because each person who works for the charity is acknowledged and celebrated as an essential part of the ellenor team.

#HospiceCareWeek | THE TWO-WAY STREET OF VOLUNTEERING

#HospiceCareWeek | THE TWO-WAY STREET OF VOLUNTEERING

Blog posts   •   Oct 05, 2020 15:59 BST

So often, those who volunteer with us have their own connections that have brought them to the charity – and they will often say, too, that they feel they gain as much from their work with us as they give. Here, Suzanne Wood tells her story.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: My role as a Children’s Care Assistant

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: My role as a Children’s Care Assistant

News   •   Oct 01, 2020 08:00 BST

For over six years, Sam Politt has been a Children’s Care Assistant at ellenor. Friends ask her how she copes with her challenging, sometimes emotional work – especially given that she’s got a nine-year-old daughter herself. She says, “My role is to look after children who, despite illness, are most often cheeky, smiley and bouncy – just like every child is.”

#ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth: Florence's personal story about her journey.

#ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth: Florence's personal story about her journey.

Blog posts   •   Sep 24, 2020 08:00 BST

​Florence’s journey started in January 2020 when she was diagnosed with Leukaemia (AML) as a family we were thrust into the world of a cancer diagnosis! We quickly learnt about blood counts, side effects and the gruelling chemotherapy treatment that Florence had to endure.