Meet the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Hikers. In November 2024, this amazing team of frontline hospice staff will be swapping their scrubs and uniforms to spend 4 days and 3 nights trekking across the Sahara Desert to raise money for their hospice and to mark our 30th anniversary.
Hailing from all areas of the hospice, the team is made up of staff from the nursing, rehabilitation and bereavement counselling teams, plus colleagues from the fundraising and volunteering teams. On a typical day, you’ll find them on the hospice’s inpatient unit, in the hospital and in the community, delivering vital care and support to patients in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and London Borough of Bexley who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-limiting condition. People who need compassionate palliative and end of life care.
The team have dedicated their careers to making a difference every day to the lives of the patients, plus their family members who need it the most, and now they are set to go the extra mile to make a real difference by embarking on this fundraising challenge of a lifetime, to support the hospice to raise some of the £6 million it aims to raise annually, to deliver the services that it provides.
Natalie Moseley, Head of Community Services at the hospice said ‘We all feel so privileged to work with such amazing colleagues who every day make a positive difference to the lives of people in our community, who need our care and support the most. This might be helping families to create special last memories with a loved one who is nearing the end of their life, or it may be about supporting people to live as well as they can for as long as they can. Every year the hospice looks after nearly 3,000 patients and in this, our 30th year we want to do our bit to make sure that the hospice can continue to deliver the brilliant care and support, for many more years to come.’
Good luck to the Hospice Hikers:
Ellen Tumelty (Matron for Inpatient Services), Natalie Moseley (Head of Community Services), Tania White (Deputy Sister for Inpatient Unit and Virtual Ward), Hannah Doubleday (Team Lead for Rehabilitation & Wellbeing), Sue Marsden (Team Leader, Community Palliative Care Team), Leslie Price (Bereavement Counsellor), Haiqin Li (Staff Nurse), Irene Baumgartl (Compassionate Neighbour Co-ordinator), Amy White-Moore (Virtual Ward Nurse), Michael Fyall, Challenge Events Fundraiser, and Graham Turner (Director of Care & Service Transformation).
Want to show your support for the Hospice Hikers? Please visit their JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/page/the-hospice-hikers-gbch
Are you interested in embarking on your own trek of a lifetime? Due to popular demand, the hospice running its second Trek Sahara in March 2025. Come to our information evening or find out more by emailing email@example.com.