REACHING OUT TO ELLENOR FAMILIES IN TIMES OF NEED
The tireless work of family support workers at our hospice has never been more paramount. Families dealing with demanding caring roles, life-limiting illness and bereavement now also have to contend with the isolation caused by Covid.
Fundraiser inspired after working on hospice ward
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
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
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...
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 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
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
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 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
A team of students and Teachers from Dartford Science & Technology College take part in volunteering day.
Thoughts on volunteering from Pam Marley
Pam has some kind words to say about volunteering with ellenor.
Thoughts on volunteering from Pauline Tester
One of our wonderful volunteers shares her story in our series of guest blogs.