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20 / January / 2020

Access to the Hospice not GP dependent

Recent media attention has been directed to what is perceived to be a severe shortage in family doctors. A report by Simon Kotecha for the Today programme , 9th January 2020, highlighted concerns in a report by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) about ‘unacceptable’ patient waits for appointments and referrals.

Any person...

15 / January / 2020

Colin collects nearly £3,000 on Southeastern trains

You might remember Colin’s face from last year. A loyal supporter of the Hospice, Colin, a conductor for Southeastern trains, held a number of collections on the trains over the festive period. Complete in Christmas jumper and with a box of chocolates, Colin bought a smile to the faces of passengers as he checked their tickets, and raised an enormous £2,968.64.

Colin said, &...

18 / December / 2019

Carols at Christmas

On Tuesday 17th December Hospice in the Weald held the first Carols at Christmas at Tonbridge School, hosted by TV’s Strictly Come Dancing judge and Kent resident Len Goodman.

Len welcomed the 650-plus guests to St Augustine’s Chapel, including supporters, sponsors, trustees, patrons, staff and volunteers of the Hospice, to the sell-out festive gathering, saying he...

16 / December / 2019

Rumbling to Raise Funds

Yesterday, Sunday 15th December, saw almost 300 Santas and Elves gather at the Schools at Somerhill to take part in the Ho Ho Hospice Rumble 2019. Supporters saw families run, walk, and skip - some with dogs in tow - around the 5K route in the beautiful school grounds.

Particiants returned to a warming hot chocolate or mulled wine at the finish, along with delicious chocolate brown...

10 / December / 2019

Light up a Life

Our Light up a Life service remembering and celebrating the lives of loved ones saw over 350 supporters gather in the Hospice Gardens on the evening of Saturday 6th December.

Hospice Chaplains Penny Stephens and Annie Blampied-Radojcin led a service of reading and carols, with those present lighting candles against the backdrop of a darkened sky in memory of a relative or friend. The se...

27 / November / 2019

Hospice in the Weald partners with Tonbridge School to celebrate 40 years of care

Hospice in the Weald and Tonbridge School have announced a new partnership which aims to greatly benefit the wider community. The news comes as the Hospice plans a series of events throughout 2020 to celebrate its 40th anniversary of providing vital care services in West Kent and Northern East Sussex.

The partnership will see Tonbridge boys and staff taking part in a variety of voluntar...