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21 / March / 2018

Support the Forget Me Not campaign

This spring we are thrilled to be holding our third Forget Me Not campaign, following another successful year in 2017. Hospice patients, their families and carers as well as, Hospice staff and volunteers from the community

we serve have all come together to lovingly make and handcraft this year’s ceramic Forget Me Not flowers.


The Forget Me Not campaign brin...

15 / March / 2018

We are family - Rob Woolley, CEO

I feel part of a family of people who believe in the Hospice movement. Here at Hospice in the Weald the circa 250 staff and 1,200 volunteers who make up the workforce are, in many respects, like a family.  I think that family can be a term which is misunderstood at all kinds of levels but family, however defined, is important to this Hospice.    

Dame Cicely Saunders...

25 / January / 2018

Honoured to be honoured!

Joanna Tindall, Hospice in the Weald In-Patient Ward Volunteer has been recognised in the New Year Honours list 2018 for voluntary service.  The list recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.  Joanna said, “I was amazed.  It is such an honour.”

We have more than 1,000 volunteers at Hospice in the Weald, sav...

22 / January / 2018

The race is on!

CRAZY JEAN’S, Dunorlan Park – May 5th

A giant fundraising charity event is roaring into Tunbridge Wells in 2018 hosted by Jean’s Kitchen and Wine Bar and we are delighted to have been chosen as charity partner.

The one-day Crazy Jeans extravaganza, a huge soapbox race and exhilarating family fun day, will pit the town’s most competitive...

01 / December / 2017

Ho Ho Hospice Run - a huge success!

A group of speedy Santa’s and platoon of penguins raced their way around Tonbridge School Centre grounds on Sunday 26th November.  The fundraising event, to raise vital funds for local charity Hospice in the Weald, was a site to behold! More than 300 people took part in the event dressed in either a Santa or penguin costume. 

The fun festive 5km run was the second the ch...

30 / November / 2017

Times are hard, Rob Woolley CEO

This morning I opened a letter from the mother of a patient that we had cared for recently. She wrote about her son that was young, too young to die. How she mourns for the life that he will never live; the grandchildren she will never have. He had hopes, dreams and wishes for the future that will never come true. But, she was grateful, because his final wish was to be able to die at home, with...