William, aged six: “I like to do the walk with my family and friends to raise money for St Christopher’s because my mummy died there and the money will help to look after other people and buy equipment to help them”
On 5 June it was World Environment Day and, in the spirit of all things green, we decided to explore all the things we’re doing as an organisation to reduce waste, maintain efficiency and look after our environment
"Coming to the Summer School was a real eye-opener for me. We spent time talking about death and the stigma around it; it made me realise how important it was not to be afraid to talk openly about dying."
Keith and Anastasia have supported St Christopher's for many years providing accommodation for people travelling to London for one of our many Education courses, conferences or seminars that we hold each year.
At the end of 2014 M&G contacted St Christopher’s wanting to support one of our projects. They chose to support the Bromley Lymphoedema Clinic, based at Caritas House, by helping cover the cost of the equipment needs and pledged a grant of £6,618.
Following a breakdown in talks with government, the British Medical Association (BMA) has organised national strike action which is planned to take place on Tuesday 12 January, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 January and Wednesday 10 February
So much has happened to tell you about since our last edition of Connections. Whether a fundraising event is large or small, we appreciate every single penny that you raise towards helping us provide our end of life care – thank you! Here are some highlights to enjoy
It’s January and lots of us are thinking about healthy lifestyles and returning to the gym. Read our four inspirational stories about some of our patients who attend our regular pop-up gym sessions based at Caritas House
Ann contacted the Bereavement Service three months after her husband died, after less than a year of caring for him. She now lives alone and has supportive neighbours and a daughter who lives nearby, but Bill was ‘her rock’ and always knew what to do.
All our supporters, young or old, individuals or companies, foundations or trusts help enable our vision of a world in which all dying people and those close to them have access to appropriate care and support, when and where they need it
St Christopher’s annual Midnight Walk on Saturday 10 October drew over 300 walkers out into the night to raise an estimated £30,000 for the Candle project, which supports bereaved children, young people and families from across South East London
St Christopher’s is pleased to announce that Joint Chief Executive Heather Richardson has been appointed Honorary Professor in the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University.