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Articles and posts from the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Team

Why Dying Matters at Work

By Molly O'Shea | 10th May 2023

It’s Dying Matters Awareness Week, and the theme this year is ‘Dying Matters at Work’; this is a subject that particularly speaks to me based on my own experience nearly 20 years ago, and so I thought I would share my story. To set the scene, I was a Mum of a four year old … Continued

Large group of children taking part in their school's Rudolph Run in the school hall

Rudolph Run 2022

By Lynne Atkinson | 14th February 2023

For Christmas 2022 the hospice organised a new event for schools and nurseries in the local community to support the hospice. As it was the first year for the Rudolph Run, we signed-up just a small number of schools and nurseries in the boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich to help us trial the event. We … Continued

Supporting people during the cost of living crisis

By Sherine Morgan | 7th February 2023

The start of a new year is often a time for making resolutions and planning for the year ahead. However, for many their focus is on caring for family members, grieving the loss of a loved one, or they themselves maybe in need of end-of-life care. As we face a cost-of-living crisis, now more than … Continued

Read how our first event since 2019 went!

By Augusta Adu | 21st September 2021

As I type this, I’m still buzzing from the feel-good factor of running our first large event since 2019! Our Hospice Mini Marathon took place on Sunday in Royal Greenwich Park and it was such a fabulous day! We absolutely loved seeing all the children running their hearts out to raise money for their local … Continued

Dying Matters

By Sherine Morgan | 11th May 2021

The subject of death and dying What do you think about when you think about dying? It is something that most people don’t want to consider, but it’s as important to think about leaving this life, as it is entering it. I think about death, a lot because I’ve had significant personal bereavements and of … Continued

Building Better Communities Award

By Hayley Brown | 23rd June 2020

Vote for us! @Jewsonuk Building Better Communities rewards good causes with a share of a £250,000 prize fund. Since 2015, the competition has donated over £600,000 worth of building materials. This year we are lucky enough to be on the shortlist with our garden paths project. We really want to be selected and create new … Continued

Black Lives Matter

By Hayley Brown | 12th June 2020

In the last week, the news and media has been filled with the story of George Floyd, and many other black people before him who have suffered terrible violence at the hands of the authorities. These images and the response to them from people around the world who are calling for a society which treats … Continued

Lottery Winnings

By Aneta Saunders | 28th June 2019

Alice from Maidstone won £1,000 on our 7th June lottery draw. She started playing the Hospice weekly lottery after her Dad passed away, as her way of supporting the Hospice but said never in her wildest dreams did she think that she would actually win anything, let alone the top prize of £1,000! Alice told … Continued

Free Falling

By Aneta Saunders | 28th June 2019

Thank you to our amazing sky diver, Caroline who free fell 10,000ft at 120mph to celebrate her 50th birthday! MASSIVE thank you! The money you have raised will really make a difference to the lives of local people and we all think you are a #LocalHeroes! If this is something you think you would like … Continued

Local Business

By Aneta Saunders | 28th June 2019

A huge thank you from all of us here to TG Baynes for their recent support of the Hospice. We were delighted to receive your fantastic donation of £1,900 and can’t wait to work with you throughout 2019! We couldn’t do what we do without the support of local businesses and we are incredibly grateful … Continued

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