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19 / October / 2018

Cyclists Pedal for Hospice in the Weald

160 cyclists set off from Hospice in the Weald in Pembury on Sunday 14th October for Wheels around the Weald, covering 20, 40 and 80 mile routes. Participants ranged from 10 to 81 years old, with many families and friends cycling in memory of their loved ones cared for by the Hospice.

Despite a forecast of rain the weather conditions held out as the cyclists completed their routes reach...

10 / October / 2018

#MentalHealthDay2018

Paul Madden, Head of Counselling & Support Services, talks about the mental health of young people – the focus for 2018.

“Many parents worry about their son or daughter and feel ill-equipped to ask their children the ‘right question’ or say the ‘right thing,’ which means that putting support in place for young people can feel difficult. At Ho...

01 / October / 2018

Family perform in Hospice Day Service

The Nettle Family visited Hospice Day Service in August to perform for the patients, families and carers visiting. Between them, the family make up a very talented quartet. Jo - Mrs Nettle- is flautist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Her husband, Terry, is a violinist with the English National Opera. Their son, Thomas, is a cellist with the National Youth Orchestra and his younger sister...

24 / September / 2018

Hospice 10K runners brave the rain

Hundreds of runners braved driving rain and cold winds on Sunday morning to cover a daunting 10k course around Tunbridge Wells. Congratulations to all those that completed the course in such wet conditions.

“We’ve never had such terrible weather for our annual 10k run but the response was fantastic,” said the organiser Kelly Heaton-Ralph, relationship fundraising manag...

21 / September / 2018

Sporting Success

Over 160 guests helped to raise £60,000 at the Hospice Sporting Dinner held at the Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, on Thursday 20th September. Former Kent and England Cricket Captain Chris Cowdrey hosted the evening and chaired a lively question and answer session with Britain’s most successful Winter Olympian, Lizzy Yarnold, the winner of two skeleton racing gold medals, and TV te...

05 / September / 2018

Counselling & Support Service Awarded Accredited Status

The support provided by Hospice in the Weald’s Counselling and Support Services has been recognised by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accreditation scheme. The Counselling and Support Service supports patients, their families or carers, including children, during their illness and also in bereavement, by providing 1:1 counselling and group meetings called Tea Ju...