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Emily Gray and Sarah-Jane Higbee bury the capsule

Hospice celebrates its 37th birthday

23-07-2021
Anita McCarthy

Friday 23 July 2021 marks the 37th anniversary of the Hospice opening

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Lottery win gives couple's wedding plans a boost!

16-07-2021
Anita McCarthy

After four postponements, teenage sweethearts Amanda Green and John Richardson will finally tie the knot - 47 years after they first met.

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Hospice consultant in training for London Triathlon

08-07-2021
Anita McCarthy

Our consultant Mark Howard will be taking his love of fitness to the next level when he takes on the London Triathlon to raise money for local people who are seriously ill.

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Singing and fundraising during the Pandemic

25-06-2021
Anita McCarthy

Lockdown couldn't stop our choir singing and reaching their fundraising milestone of £30,000

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Havering couple set lockdown goal of completing London Marathon

25-06-2021
Anita McCarthy

Joanne Mangan and Matthew Lampard have decided to run the London Marathon to raise money for the Hospice

Debbie Treadway, Tina Briden, Sue Treadway and Valerie McAleer

Lake swim raises over £11,000

25-06-2021
Anita McCarthy

Ex-Team GB Swimmer, Tina Briden, arranged the open water swim at TriFarm that raised over £11,000 for the hospice

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Chelsea swaps dancing shoes for hiking boots

23-06-2021
Anita McCarthy

Chelsea Fox, and her boyfriend, Matt Gardiner, will be taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in memory of their grandparents

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Steve Davis opens new store in Brentwood

16-06-2021
Anita McCarthy

Snooker legend, Steve Davis, cut the ribbon and officially opened our new store in Brentwood on Tuesday 15 June

Laura Butler with her dad Denis Butler on a helicopter ride

Laura takes on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

10-06-2021
Laura Butler

Laura Butler will walk 24 miles and climb 5000 feet in one day in August in memory of her father

Harry Drew on his bike (cropped)

Harry cycles 55 miles to Brighton to raise money for the Hospice

09-06-2021
Anita McCarthy

Harry Drew took on the London to Brighton cycling challenge and raised £286 for Saint Francis Hospice

Volunteers Louise Weatherby and Pete Henwood (cropped)

Hospice says thank you to its incredible volunteers who give their time, skills and experience

01-06-2021
Anita McCarthy

This week (1 - 7 June) is volunteers week, and we say thank you to all of our invaluable volunteers who help at the Hospice. 

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Volunteering brings love, friendship and happiness

27-05-2021
Anita McCarthy

Criminal Lawyer, Louise Milton-White, had never been to a charity shop before finding friendship and happiness when she started volunteering. 

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Hospice calls on community to Go Orange this summer

25-05-2021
Anita McCarthy

We're hosting Go Orange Day on Friday 2 July and we want you to join in!

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Hospice surrounds patients and loved ones by a circle of care

24-05-2021
Anita McCarthy

Saint Francis Hospice launches Spring Appeal to encourage community to help raise funds

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Marathon walk raises an incredible £13,200 for Hospice

24-05-2021
Anita McCarthy

Fifty local residents set off on a Saturday morning to walk 26.2 miles, raising over £13,000 for the Hospice

Steve Lawrence and Jason Sessions

Neighbours take on London to Paris bike ride for Saint Francis Hospice

11-05-2021
Anita McCarthy

Neighbours Jason and Steve have signed up for the 235 mile bike ride after lockdown inspired them to get on their bikes. 

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How to fall with style and raise over £1,276

11-05-2021
Anita McCarthy

Tina Clark raised money for her Saint Francis Hospice with a skydive in memory of her mum

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Dying Matters Awareness Week - Are you in a good place to die?

10-05-2021
Anita McCarthy

Death, dying and bereavement are conversations most people shy away from but making plans and talking to our loved ones about our end-of-life wishes, are what help to ensure we are in a good place to die. 

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Virtual marathon runner raises £1500 for the Hospice

10-05-2021
Anita McCarthy

Els Green ran her first marathon virtually after COVID-19 stopped the event from going ahead. 

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Linda steps up to the challenge

01-05-2021
Tash Berbank

Linda matched our nurses and took 12,000 steps a day to raise over £900 for the Hospice. 

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Sisters walk 300km in March for Saint Francis Hospice

29-04-2021
Claire Stapley

In March, three sisters walked 300km in memory of their Dad, who passed away in February

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Henriette's story: Finding faith in adversity

28-04-2021
Anita McCarthy

When Henriette was disgnosed with Multiple System Atrophy, her life changed. Here's her story. 

Jo Druce with Adam Gordon and Catherine Page, legal advisor at F Barnes

Solictors team up with Hospice to offer free will writing service

26-04-2021
Anita McCarthy

We are pleased to be partnering with F Barnes and Taylors Legal for Make a Will campaign

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Student completes gruelling challenge to raise £3,397!

20-04-2021
Claire Stapley

Zack Killoran took on a gruelling mental and physical challenge to raise £3,397 in memory of his Nan.

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Why the London Marathon is the biggest sporting carnival there is!

18-04-2021
Anita McCarthy

Ben Whateley-Harris has run six marathons and three ultra-marathons so when he says he isn’t a “good runner” we know he is being modest but he is also making an important point.

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Our shops are re-opening 12th April with 50% off all clothing

08-04-2021
Anita McCarthy


We're celebrating the reopening of our stores on Monday 12th April with a massive 50% sale off all clothing.

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West Ham goes orange for SFH

25-03-2021
Anita McCarthy


West Ham United players sported Saint Francis Hospice t-shirts in the clubs’s latest show of support for the charity.

Rose Harris with therapist Klaire Craven 2 (cropped)

Complementary Therapy Awareness Week (22 - 28 March)

22-03-2021

Looking after our well-being has always been important but the covid-19 pandemic and the challenges it has created, has made it essential that we take care of every aspect of health.

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Former Team GB swimmer hosts thrilling open water challenge

22-03-2021
Anita McCarthy

A former Team GB swimmer is calling on people to make a splash for their local hospice by taking part in an exciting open water event.

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On your bike

09-03-2021

Amanda Green and her family have been fundraising for many years to help local people who need our experienced care.  During the first lockdown, the family decided to take action by getting on their bikes!

Archive
2015
February
27th - Runner's bid to be a Lion king record holder
March
9th - Playing in memory of grandad
April
10th - Hospice backs call for radical rethink in care.
29th - Marathon Marvels
29th - Fiesta time for Collier Row pensioner
May
1st - Royal Mail delivers help to hospice
5th - Motorbike enthusiast gears up for Himalayan adventure
8th - Retired nurse celebrates £1,000 windfall
8th - Running club celebrates London Marathon achievements
11th - 15th anniversary of pioneering Hospice at Home service
11th - BT workers engaged in Snowdonia trek
14th - Dying Matters. Let's talk about it.
15th - Inspirational mum set to raise £3,500 in latest charity challenge
22nd - Garden sanctuary for bereaved children needs your vote
22nd - Milk workers raise over £300 for hospice
22nd - Accountant is on track after £1,000 lottery win
22nd - New car or £10,000 cash up for grabs in Summer Raffle
27th - Volunteer Week
27th - Himalayan adventure gets off to "bootiful" start
June
2nd - Volunteer still learning new skills after 23 years
5th - Furniture store volunteer saves life of baby
5th - Take the lead - join our dog walk!
5th - Boxers get ready to rumble for hospice
10th - Cuppa and cake for carers to mark Carers Week
12th - Secret garden of magical delights awaits
12th - Talented singers stop shoppers in their tracks
16th - Saint Francis Hospice hosts Namaste Conference
19th - Businesses unite for £100,000 fundraising challenge
19th - Dog trainer to take leap of faith for hospice
19th - Second lottery win for lucky grandmother
26th - Supermarket boss sold on hospice
26th - Former EastEnders actress steps back to the 80s for 10k hospice walk
26th - £1,000 cash injection for DIY project
July
6th - Double win for lucky ladies
7th - Talented teenager to auction artwork
7th - Oh what a night as disco fever sweeps Romford town centre
10th - Sunflower picnic to remember loved ones
13th - Garden event promises rooms with views
13th - Pupils swap books for trainers to support hospice
13th - Dazzling Dancing show raises £2,600 for hospice
17th - The sky's the limit for daring teaching staff
17th - Heavenly windfall for mother of three
17th - Donated Russian figurine sells for almost £1,600 on Ebay
24th - Former airline worker scoops £1,000 on hospice lottery
24th - Daring duo to abseil down the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit
24th - London's calling hospice workers
27th - Happy birthday Saint Francis Hospice!
29th - Miniature world of quirky delights
31st - Lucky catch as fishing manager hooks lottery jackpot
31st - Patients featured in Channel 5 News series on end of life care.
August
3rd - Superstores flex muscles to raise more than £3,000 for hospice
4th - Get a head start and run for Saint Francis Hospice
5th - Bingo! The Young Ones crack the £10 grand mark!
6th - Insurance workers risk muddy adventure to help raise £13k for hospice
7th - Inspirational woman steps up to Chinese challenge
11th - Take a shot for your hospice
12th - Spectacular garden gives hospice a blooming £500 boost
13th - Retail workers get top 'Marks' for big donation
14th - Giving a foot up to bereaved youngsters
14th - Lottery win 'wheely' good news for former council worker
14th - High time radio presenter took it to the edge
17th - DIY store workers get hospice event off to a rosy start
18th - Former headteacher rises to charity abseil challenge
19th - Couple celebrate silver wedding anniversary with big win
20th - Big Yellow to the rescue!
21st - No tie-breaker - hospice is £10,000 winner
26th - Ford workers go further for hospice
27th - Fork lift driver raises a bit more than he expected
28th - Facing the Fear Factor
September
1st - Lucky £1 ticket nets man £10,000
2nd - Ace day raises £250 for hospice
3rd - Bank worker ropes in colleagues for daring abseil
4th - Future classic car makes its debut
4th - Drawn to support local charity
11th - Grateful family seize chance to help hospice
11th - Happiness is... 62 years of marriage and a £1,000 lottery win!
11th - Generous donations bring home comforts to the hospice
14th - Mixing business with pleasure nets more than £6,700 for hospice
15th - Wheels of fortune
18th - £10,000 is now the target for law firm
18th - Sitting comfortably thanks to £600 donation
18th - Health professionals from Singapore are inspired
24th - Daughter's bald and beautiful tribute to mother
25th - Hospice Care Week 2015 - Connecting care and communities
25th - Descending to raise pounds
25th - Classic Car and Bike Show fuels funds for patient care
28th - As one door closes, another opens
October
2nd - Cabbie hails £1,000 lottery win
2nd - Getting quizzical for hospice
2nd - Caring canines bring patients comfort and joy
5th - Brighter, smarter shopping in Brentwood
6th - Hospice Care Week
7th - Hospice Care Week
8th - Hospice Care Week
9th - Numbers add up for former teacher
9th - New funding to tackle loneliness and isolation
11th - Freddie rocks Romford
16th - Hospice nets £80,000 to restore Victorian pond
16th - Pupils step up to raise £1,186 for hospice
16th - Double birthday treat as couple win £1,000 on hospice lottery
16th - Scouts honour inspirational leader with hospice hike
23rd - Third time lucky for former hospice worker
23rd - Blooming success for hospice gardens
23rd - Courageous mother's act of kindness raises £1,700
30th - Retired accounts clerk is counting her lucky numbers
30th - Painting produces pounds for hospice
30th - Time to stop
30th - Masons lodge money with hospice
November
6th - Neopost delivers more than £5,000 for hospice in abseil adventure
6th - First time Fundraisers have a ball and raise £27,000 for hospice care
6th - Inspirational story at heart of raffle launch
9th - Bereaved children helped to come to terms with their loss through art and activity
13th - Dealership donates £1,000 after saddling up for cycling challenge
13th - Lottery gift for newly weds
13th - Hospice helps bereaved children to rebuild their lives
19th - Donations make a happy Christmas
20th - Santathon promises ho-spice fun for all
20th - Big donation helps patients and saves hospice money
20th - Friday the 13th - lucky for some!
26th - Royal Oak "treet" for hospice
27th - Muddy tribute to best friend
27th - Convenience store shows bags of initiative!
27th - TOWIE star signs up to support Star Walk
27th - Black Friday benefits hospice
27th - Hospice volunteer gets £1,000 payback
27th - "Reddy" for Santathon
30th - Tributes to Arthur Rackley
December
4th - Unbeer-lievable challenge raises £660 for hospice
4th - Help at last for young adults
4th - Caring woman shares lottery success with hospice
4th - Road race trotters break piggybank for hospice
4th - Gardens spruced up for Christmas
4th - Winger's words and shirt score for hospice
7th - Tricolour tribute
11th - Cracking Christmas treat for carers
11th - The festive spirit is in the air for lottery couple
11th - DHL deliver muddy adventure for hospice
11th - Cake sale proves a winning formula for hospice
18th - Cyclists rally together to raise £600 for a hospice
2016
January
19th - Synagogue appeal brings comfort to patients and families
20th - Council leader impressed by hospice services
22nd - Hospice van theft sparks phenomenal response on social media
February
9th - A muddy, mad way to raise money
15th - Double lottery success for Upminster residents
15th - Reality TV star takes on new role for hospice
March
25th - Construction worker builds on lottery success
June
3rd - Make-up class helps women to look good and feel good
24th - Little things make all the difference and lead to big prize
November
15th - Hospice takes on battle for Christmas number one (copy)
15th - Hospice takes on battle for Christmas number one (copy)
2017
April
19th - London Marathon 2017 profile - Spencer Littlechild
27th - London Marathon 2017
November
10th - Sir Trevor Brooking kicks off hospice's 5k Santathon
2018
January
9th - Our lovely Sister Philomena is recognised by the Queen
February
6th - Accountant is counting down to Brentwood Half Marathon!
7th - Snooker legend Steve Davis continues his support for the hospice
13th - Marathon man follows in his father's footsteps
13th - Fitness fan's marathon effort in memory of nan
13th - Surveyor trades tools for trainers as he prepares for iconic race
13th - Lionhearted shipbroker takes second marathon in his stride
13th - Mum takes on Brentwood Half Marathon for the third time!
March
16th - Havering Islamic organisation's £2,500 donation for hospice care
28th - Hospice care inspires man to take on Manchester Marathon
28th - Big Yellow Quiz results!
May
4th - Trotters £19,500 Marathon achievement
4th - New art therapy group for bereaved young people aged 17-21
11th - Dying Matters - have the conversation
14th - Royal wedding celebrations at a Harold Wood hair salon
22nd - Ironman takes on 100 mile bike ride
June
1st - Volunteers give up an incredible 260,000 hours a year
4th - Make a Will and protect the ones you love
15th - Tea, cake and entertainment for Carers Week
19th - Time for tennis and Pimm's!
19th - Cycling adventure to remember WW1 soldiers raises £2,000
29th - Patients enjoy a paw-some visit
29th - Retail managers take a walk on the wild side!
July
6th - Barking Rugby Club is on the ball
9th - Family Trust donates £50,000 to fund community services
12th - Former Mayor donates £39,000 to grow care in Redbridge
18th - Fitness tribute to gym instructor raises more than £3,000
23rd - Hospice celebrates its 34th birthday
27th - Tennis tournament raises £3,281 for pioneering telephone service
27th - Sisters to Star Walk in memory of loved ones
August
1st - Ilford South MP visits to find out about services to Redbridge residents
6th - TOWIE star becomes face of Star Walk
6th - Remembering Dr Beaver
15th - Third time lucky as locals prepare for Mission Mud
15th - Volunteer back on the till following stroke
17th - School friends step out for their Nans
21st - Young people receive a Foot UP!
21st - Time FM brings sporting legends together to raise £2,300
21st - Son chops his locks in memory of late dad
28th - Family set to Star Walk in memory of loving wife and mum
28th - Grandfather wins £6,000 golden ticket in summer raffle
29th - Newly elected Redbridge Mayor visits to learn about our services
31st - Woman celebrates birthday with 10k Star Walk!
September
5th - Janet Abbott is a Star Walk supremo!
5th - Seven years of success for Frankie's Car show
10th - Busking champion to perform at Star Walk
12th - Bogus callers steal collection boxes
12th - Great-grandmother's £25,000 lottery surprise
14th - Family hold sixth annual golf day in memory of their daughter
25th - Havering rugby club raises £800
25th - Super Star Walkers raise £1,000s for end of life care
26th - Headteacher sets staff a muddy challenge!
October
8th - Hospice Care Week
12th - Hospice garden makeover on track thanks to rail firm
15th - Families invited to celebrate and remember their loved ones over festive season
18th - Family's tribute to beautiful daughter and sister
18th - Santas 'Chase the Turkey' for hospice!
18th - 5K Ramble raises £3,240
22nd - Young people among some of the first to benefit from technology
30th - Young students learn about careers in care
November
6th - Family to join Santa-fun for the first time!
12th - New support group opens for Redbridge residents affected by cancer or life-limiting illness
12th - Grovember challenge for Hospice at Home nurses
16th - Snooker legend Steve Davis becomes a patron
23rd - Property developers pledge to donate £300,000
26th - Daughter to run Santathon for dad
27th - SEIB Insurance Brokers volunteer and donate £10,000
30th - Redbridge Mayor formally opens Wanstead store
December
11th - Bee club's sweet gift to patients
11th - Santathon brings magic of Christmas to Dagenham
14th - Sports radio presenter to run 2019 London Marathon
20th - Festive fun at Pemberton Place
2019
January
7th - London Marathon 2019 - Lauren to fulfil marathon dream!
7th - Winter Raffle raises £50,000
11th - BBC Eggheads to host biggest quiz in Essex!
22nd - Physiotheraphy placement inspires marathon effort!
23rd - London Marathon 2019 - Sam's training is on cue!
24th - Rotary's £11,500 drive to support hospice
28th - Hospice named as West Ham charity partner
29th - College catering students £300 treat
30th - Pub quizzers raise almost £65,000
30th - Awareness day puts the spotlight on young carers
31st - Tesco's £15,790 donation is a big help to community!
February
4th - Spin class raise more than £11,000
8th - Family take on 10k winter run and raise £2,000 in memory of daughter
11th - Golf club raises £2,300
12th - Lara's back to experience the London Marathon buzz!
12th - Netballer has a marathon goal in sight
15th - Julie runs fourth London Marathon for Mum!
15th - Snooker supremo to co-host The Big Orange Quiz
22nd - Grandmother celebrates 90th birthday with £10,500 lottery win
26th - Hospice nurse goes extra 26.2 miles
26th - Council worker to run for Dad!
March
5th - Old Esthameians raise an incredible £1,205
8th - After 3 half marathons Grant Shotter is ready for the 26.2 mile London challenge
11th - WI ladies get cracking this Easter
12th - Firefighter to run London Marathon in memory of Dad
15th - Craig compares running a marathon to childbirth
18th - Congratulations to our Brentwood Half runners
19th - Shout out to our social workers - World Social Work Day
19th - World Social Work Day - Our practical and emotional support services
25th - BBC Eggheads and snooker champion Steve Davis challenge more than 700 quizzers!
28th - The scores are in for the Big Orange Quiz
28th - Frankie's classic car show scoops prestigious award!
29th - Highway Express donate more than 200 chocolate Easter eggs
April
1st - Devoted daughter to run London Marathon for mum
9th - Tina ready to run 10th marathon
10th - Businesses spin £50 into over £17,000
12th - Emily to run her first marathon for her wonderful Nan
26th - Hospice volunteer scoops the rollover!
29th - London Marathon 2019 highlights!
May
3rd - Dying Matters Week
7th - Patients invited to record their life stories
10th - Couple receive civic award recognising 50 years of volunteering
22nd - Training workshop strengthens end of life care in West Essex
31st - National Volunteers' Week 2019
June
3rd - Daughter shares her family's experience of hospice care
10th - Carers Week 10-16 June
July
8th - An afternoon cream tea
11th - Finding comfort in the Muslim faith
12th - The strength, courage, and determination of Ross Annear
15th - Sporting legends club together for Saint Francis Hospice
18th - Julie's lottery lift!
18th - Retail team help families recover treasured memories
22nd - Mayor of Havering proud to help Saint Francis Hospice
August
7th - Hans across the water
8th - Going contactless
21st - Gill Hagan gets the fundraising bug
27th - Cancer won't stop Sherry from flowing
29th - Moira's full English
September
6th - Saint Francis Hospice fundraisers go nuts for classic cars
11th - Jess's Marathon run for Mum
12th - Saint Francis Hospice part of city's prestigious annual charity fundraiser
16th - Bob's 'David and Goliath' battle
17th - Colin McMillan packs a punch for Saint Francis Hospice
23rd - Cancer 0 Juliet 1
23rd - One woman's junk is another woman's treasure
25th - It's like candy
26th - Dear Larry
26th - Saint Francis Hospice
October
4th - Nineteen eighty-four
7th - Volunteers get down and boogie
9th - Step into Christmas with Saint Francis Hospice
11th - Ladies who lunch
14th - Pauline Wenn
15th - Laying the footsteps for Caroline's journey
17th - Facilities for hire at Saint Francis Hospice
28th - Terry's safe place
28th - Tilly's Festive Fun Run for Grandad
November
4th - Colin Stanley Hudson
6th - Peter says 'ello, 'ello, 'ello to volunteer driving
7th - Pat's volunteering lifeline
12th - Liz Preston
12th - Turning paper into gold
13th - Tony Hatch
15th - Helen goes bling
27th - Leading UK House builder nominates Saint Francis Hospice for charity work
27th - Alan's Hospice vibe
27th - Sir Trevor Brooking to give Hammers fans a much-needed cheer
27th - Fundraisers bond at the 007 Ball
29th - Gwen earns her dough
December
2nd - Friends for life
5th - Saint Francis Hospice
9th - Reed's final message
10th - Christmas kicks off at Saint Francis Hospice
13th - The Saint Francis Hospice Choir sing their song
23rd - The Young Ones
24th - Together
27th - Greg's wife's orders!
2020
January
3rd - Saint Francis Hospice
10th - The magic of Saint Francis Hospice
15th - Josephine's comfort
16th - Hurrah for Henry
20th - Lyn Buntrock
24th - Noel's volunteering buzz
28th - Sarah's on a Mission Mud for Grandad
28th - Micky's cue to fundraise
29th - Fundraising puts Julian on level 42
February
1st - Christmas Tree Recycling raises thousands — while helping the environment to boot
13th - Margaret's elf
19th - Lizzie's London Marathon for Pa
21st - New voluntary faces
26th - A Saint Francis Hospice legend
March
2nd - Tea & Talk at Toby's
5th - Molly's golden locks
5th - Open your garden for Saint Francis Hospice
9th - A star for Daddy
11th - Dying for Change
12th - For Geoff and Linda
12th - Colin Eastwood
12th - Harry's boost
13th - Positivity in a bottle
17th - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 17th March 2020
20th - A statement from Saint Francis Hospice's CEO
23rd - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Advice
23rd - Saint Francis Hospice charity stores are closing
23rd - Hospice Service Update - 23rd March 2020
24th - Brotherly love
April
6th - NHS hero scoops Lottery win
6th - Kerry and Jim's Lottery win
7th - Joycie's wish
8th - Face masks ward off COVID-19
9th - Kindness offers hope amid outbreak
9th - Stay home and stay positive
11th - Pam Court, CEO welcomes funding announcement
15th - Give a Gift of Care
17th - Hilda's holiday
20th - Steve Davis in the frame
22nd - Donation in isolation
28th - Football's off/fundraising's on
30th - Hilda's hospice wish
May
1st - Julie keeps on running
4th - 2.6 for Colin
5th - Hearn's rallying call
5th - "He wasn't only a war hero; he was also our hero"
11th - Dying Matters Week
11th - An appeal for Linda and Pete
14th - Annie's help for the homeless
18th - Alfie's locks
19th - Celebrating 20 years of Hospice at Home
21st - Julie's haven of hope
27th - For the Love of Scrubs
28th - Harry's inspiration
29th - A family pledge
29th - Finding solace in volunteering
June
1st - Going digital
1st - Hospice thanks volunteers who give their time, skills and expertise
1st - Jobs for Jules
2nd - Behind the camera
2nd - Volunteering
3rd - The eBay Queen
3rd - Passion from the pub
8th - Roy finds comfort in OrangeLine
8th - Toy story
9th - Village scarecrows raise smiles amid lockdown
12th - Selected Saint Francis Hospice stores to reopen from 29 June
15th - Comrades in nursing
15th - Ending Sue's run of bad luck
18th - From Romford to Paris
19th - COVID characters
25th - Ben goes virtual
25th - Tributes pour in for Hammers hero
26th - Everybody needs good neighbours
29th - Sharp fundraising
29th - Jim's Jukebox
30th - A win at the right time
July
2nd - The Cassidy's collections
3rd - Laura wins alotta money on the Lottery!
9th - The gift of sight
9th - Lottery win lifts lockdown blues
10th - Scrubbing up
10th - Molly shines in Jack Petchey award
16th - Betty's bags
21st - #LoveSFH
21st - Flowers for Ted
22nd - Dave gets quizzical
23rd - Hey, big spenders!
23rd - Moving amid the lockdown
23rd - Big Orange Virtual Quiz to kick off big bank holiday weekender
24th - Ken's rejuvenation
24th - Not a bridge too far
27th - From the couch to 50k
27th - Adapting amid the pandemic
28th - A tribute to Michelle
29th - Busking a move
August
4th - Lockdown locks
4th - Selling succulents!
5th - Thank you, Countryside Properties
5th - Clarkes Carpets' underlay for Saint Francis Hospice
11th - Rotarians donate a whopping £15k
17th - Lottery win brings new wheels
18th - Ladies who fundraise
19th - Sammy sings away the COVID blues
19th - Peter Bickmore's memoirs of Saint Francis Hospice
20th - Saint Francis Hospice hit hard by coronavirus pandemic
20th - Coping during COVID-19
26th - Carol's wishes
26th - Volunteering couple reach golden milestone
September
1st - A cycle for Shirley
3rd - Dassia's heart leads the way
8th - Lollies for John
8th - Calmness and care
14th - Siddiqa Mubashar and Zakat
15th - 20 in 20 in 2020
17th - Cheers for Christine
21st - Teens tee off for Saint Francis Hospice
28th - This is What it Takes by Dr Corinna and Dr Pia
29th - Gary's match for Andrea
29th - This Is What It Takes
October
1st - "It was the little things the Hospice's nurses did for Mum"
1st - Hilda's holiday
5th - Margaret's elf
5th - Respite for Wallace
5th - Wilston’s first class journey
5th - Kieran's Marathon run for Mum
5th - Finding comfort in OrangeLine
6th - Caring for Pete and Linda
6th - "It may seem like a small thing but we really appreciated it"
12th - Talented trio's knitted gifts raise over £2,000
12th - "I made it to my son's wedding thanks to the Hospice"
14th - "I enjoyed my stay at Saint Francis Hospice so much I was in no hurry to leave"
20th - Tiptoes raises £11,500 for SFH
November
13th - Children in Need
18th - Light up a Life Story
18th - Light Up a Life - Christine Greer
20th - A Tribute to Dr Peter Kershaw
20th - Frances Ridgley's Secret to a Happy Life
20th - Meadow's Act of Kindness
20th - Hospice's Magic Wand for Kenneth's Chronic Back Pain
24th - Lockdown Lottery Win
December
2nd - Get ready for the Jingle Bell Jog
2nd - Christmas on the Ward
4th - Lucie's lockdown fundraising for Auntie Natalie
4th - Mayor of Havering names Saint Francis Hospice among chosen charities
11th - Free Christmas Tree Recycling for Havering Residents
14th - A Christmas message for you, from the Saint Francis Hospice ward
16th - Frontline workers at Hospice receive covid-19 vaccine
23rd - London Marathon 2021
23rd - Bringing some Christmas magic to the ward
31st - Lucy's Chilly Challenge
2021
January
11th - Christmas tree recycling collection cancelled
12th - New covid-19 bereavement service
February
2nd - Join Tina as she skydives for local people
4th - Beavers raise smiles and funds
8th - Project reaches out to homeless people who need hospice care
15th - Step into a nurse's shoes and walk 12,000 steps
19th - 250 Miles For Saint Francis Hospice
19th - Natalie Steps Up for our nurses
22nd - Anglia Court angels
23rd - Exquisite flowers bring beauty and smiles
March
9th - On your bike
22nd - Complementary Therapy Awareness Week (22 - 28 March)
22nd - Former Team GB swimmer hosts thrilling open water challenge
25th - West Ham goes orange for SFH
April
8th - Our shops are re-opening 12th April with 50% off all clothing
18th - Why the London Marathon is the biggest sporting carnival there is!
20th - Student completes gruelling challenge to raise £3,397!
26th - Solictors team up with Hospice to offer free will writing service
28th - Henriette's story
29th - Sisters walk 300km in March for Saint Francis Hospice
May
1st - Linda steps up to the challenge
10th - Virtual marathon runner raises £1500 for the Hospice
10th - Dying Matters Awareness Week - Are you in a good place to die?
11th - How to fall with style and raise over £1,276
11th - Neighbours take on London to Paris bike ride for Saint Francis Hospice
24th - Hospice surrounds patients and loved ones by a circle of care
24th - Marathon walk raises an incredible £13,200 for Hospice
25th - Hospice calls on community to Go Orange this summer
27th - Volunteering brings love, friendship and happiness
June
1st - Hospice says thank you to its incredible volunteers who give their time, skills and experience
9th - Harry cycles 55 miles to Brighton to raise money for the Hospice
10th - Laura takes on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
16th - Steve Davis opens new store in Brentwood
23rd - Chelsea swaps dancing shoes for hiking boots
25th - Singing and fundraising during the Pandemic
25th - Lake swim raises over £11,000
25th - Havering couple set lockdown goal of completing London Marathon
July
8th - Hospice consultant in training for London Triathlon
16th - Lottery win gives couple's wedding plans a boost!
23rd - Hospice celebrates its 37th birthday