Twas the night before Christmas rendition
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! 🎄🎅
#ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth: Florence's personal story about her journey.
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.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: A tailor-made approach to help children live life to the full
With more and more children having a life-limiting condition, how to help them live well with the time they have available is the ellenor mantra. As each child is different and their needs are unique, ellenor works in partnership with them and their families to create a bespoke support service throughout their lives and beyond.
Health Care Assistants play a vital role within the ellenor team
Essential to the exceptional standard of holistic care offered by ellenor, the charity that provides support for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families, are its Health Care Assistants. Without them – quite simply - the charity couldn’t function.
Children's Hospice Week: This is...Dianne's personal story about how we supported her family when she became a parent to her grandchildren.
When their beloved daughter, Kerrie, died from breast cancer at the age of 36 in September 2017, Dianne and her husband George didn’t just have to find a path through their own grief – they had to help Kerrie’s young sons cope with theirs, too. Throughout the process, we were there to support the family, both practically and emotionally.
Lights of Love Remembrance Service
“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”.
Hospice Care Week: The benefits of gardening for health and wellbeing at ellenor...
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.
Twilight Walk paints the town orange...
Record breaking numbers took part in ellenor’s annual Twilight Walk.
ellenor’s biggest mass participation event in Gravesend aims to raise £75,000!
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…
We all know how good it can be to chat over a cuppa – especially during tough times.
The Accumulator Challenge - Turn £50 into vital funds for ellenor
Take on ellenor’s Accumulator Challenge to raise vital funds for local families facing terminal illness.
Mrs Audrey Broad has been awarded the ‘Order of Mercy’ for distinguished voluntary service
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.
Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Piglet meet ellenor hospice care for children patients, thanks to the Rotary Club of Medway
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.
Join Ellie for her first Mini Marathon
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.
Amanda Cottrell OBE – new patron of ellenor charity visits the Hospice
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...
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.
Run at your pace and distance for hospice care – the new ellenor Virtual Run 2019!
Sign up for our first ever Virtual Run to raise money for your local hospice.
Christmas Panto raises money for ellenor...
Generous theatre patrons at the E M Forster Theatre pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk have donated £1,615.65 to ellenor.
National Young Carers Awareness Day – explore a career with ellenor.
Young Carers Awareness Day takes place on Thursday 31 January – a day to recognise the growing population of young carers in the UK and the challenges they face caring for their sick family members.