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Fundraiser inspired after working on hospice ward

Fundraiser inspired after working on hospice ward

News   •   Apr 06, 2021 09:41 BST

Working in a hospice during a pandemic was a life-changing experience for trainee nurse Becky Saunders. Her experiences at ellenor were so profound that she pledged to take on a gruelling challenge to raise vital funds.

#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.

ellenor Financial Support Service

ellenor Financial Support Service

Blog posts   •   May 27, 2020 12:00 BST

​Hello, my name is Geoff and I volunteer with the Financial Support Service within the Wellbeing Team at ellenor, providing support to patients, their carers and family.

Hospice Care Week: The benefits of gardening for health and wellbeing at ellenor...

Hospice Care Week: The benefits of gardening for health and wellbeing at ellenor...

Blog posts   •   Oct 11, 2019 08:00 BST

It is hard to enter ellenor hospice in Gravesend without noticing the lovely garden, visible through the building and from many of the patient rooms and offices. What may be less obvious is the contribution the garden makes to the patients, families, visitors, staff and volunteers who make ellenor the place that it is.

Mrs Audrey Broad has been awarded the ‘Order of Mercy’ for distinguished voluntary service

Mrs Audrey Broad has been awarded the ‘Order of Mercy’ for distinguished voluntary service

News   •   Aug 16, 2019 08:00 BST

Mrs Audrey Broad of ellenor Hospice, Kent, has been awarded the Order of Mercy, a prestigious medal, for her voluntary service over many years to charities and non profit organisations in the United Kingdom and overseas.

​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.

Glorious Gardens raises thousands for ellenor

Glorious Gardens raises thousands for ellenor

News   •   Nov 15, 2018 15:06 GMT

Garden lovers have enjoyed a glorious year visiting some of the region’s beautiful gardens and in the process raising over £11,000.

ellenor thanks its loyal band of volunteers

ellenor thanks its loyal band of volunteers

News   •   May 27, 2016 12:08 BST

ellenor is marking Volunteers’ Week – the first week of June - by acknowledging the contribution made by the 600 volunteers who support the charity.

local college students volunteer for a day to help recruit walkers for ellenor Twilight Walk

local college students volunteer for a day to help recruit walkers for ellenor Twilight Walk

News   •   Jul 28, 2015 13:45 BST

​A team of students and Teachers from Dartford Science & Technology College take part in volunteering day.

Thoughts on volunteering from Pam Marley

Thoughts on volunteering from Pam Marley

Blog posts   •   Apr 13, 2015 13:26 BST

Pam has some kind words to say about volunteering with ellenor.

​Thoughts on volunteering from Pauline Tester

​Thoughts on volunteering from Pauline Tester

Blog posts   •   Feb 18, 2015 09:00 GMT

One of our wonderful volunteers shares her story in our series of guest blogs.

Thoughts on volunteering from Roy Langworth

Thoughts on volunteering from Roy Langworth

Blog posts   •   Jan 21, 2015 09:00 GMT

​VARIETY is the Spice of Life, so it is said and variety is what I get volunteering in the Fundraising Office at the EllenorLions Centre in Dartford.