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Auction of Promises a huge success

Auction night raises over £35,000 for St Christopher's

Auction of Promises

St Christopher’s Food Festival and Wild West Fair a huge success once again

The hospice’s summer fair raised an incredible £22,000 and featured a wonderful array of street and artisan foods for sale, fun-filled western-style entertainment and, an ever-popular dog show

Award winning garden joins our Open Gardens festival

"Greenwich in Bloom" award winning garden in Eltham is not to be missed

Footscray Road

Take a walk on the wild side at St Christopher’s Food Festival and Wild West Fair

Join us on Saturday 10 June at Green Street Green, Orpington

Dying Matters Week comes to Croydon

What can you do to die well? A series of events from St Christopher’s in Dying Matters Week

Creating Conversations

St Christopher’s Lambeth Palace Tea Party promises a majestic afternoon

Join us to celebrate our 50th anniversary at Lambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace Tea Party

Radical Change: A blueprint for the next 50 years of dying

One-off conference on 12 May featuring Dr BJ Miller

Dr BJ Miller

Conference series launches with “50 years of education”

How key aspects of hospice service delivery have evolved over the past five decades

Professor Bee Wee talking at St Christopher's 50 years of Education conference

Fly Away: Fund Raising for St. Christopher’s

Peter Marsh's beautiful song is about coming to terms with bereavement

Take on a challenge for 2017

If your New Year's resolution is to take on a challenge, then we've got plenty of suggestions to help you get going

London to Paris - Marcello, Remi and Molly

Connections: News, stories and dates for your diary

The Winter 2016/7 issue of our supporter magazine is now available to read online

Connections Winter 2016/17

St Christopher’s on ITV

ITV London News visited the hospice to speak to staff and patients all about the parade

Grand Christmas Raffle winners announced

The Grand Christmas Raffle was drawn on Friday 16 December 2016 at 2:30pm at St Christopher's

Christmas Raffle

Tickets now available for The Dame Cicely Saunders Concert Series 2017

Book your place online for one of these exclusive concerts

Music

Grand Christmas Raffle early bird winners announced

Christmas has come early for 10 lucky prize winners

Grand Christmas Raffle

Saying it loud and clear

Arts Team Lead, Tamsin Dives, reflects on the creation of 'The Living Years': hopefully topping the chart this Christmas!

Last few tickets remaining for dinner with Simon Weston

Inspirational speaking from the life and times of a very modern hero

Join in and celebrate our 50th anniversary throughout 2017

Find out what's happening for our celebrations and how you can get involved

London's New Year's Day parade

The Autumn 2016 edition of Connections is now out

Our popular supporters newsletter is now available to read online

Connections Autumn 2016

Maureen Lipman nominates Dame Cicely Saunders for “Great Lives”

Listen to Maureen Lipman on Dame Cicely Saunders as part of the Radio 4 series

Grand Summer Raffle raises £41,500 for St Christopher’s

Mrs Joy Lever celebrates winning first prize of a £2,000 Virgin Gift Card

Grand Summer Raffle Winner Mrs Joy Lever

See SLiDE Dance artists perform “Dancing at the Edges” at St Christopher’s Hospice

Part of our Living, Loving and Dying series of events, talks, readings and debate exploring end of life care

Thank you to all our Bluebell Walkers!

We had a record breaking 1500 walkers attend our Bluebell Walk

See you at Bluebell Walk on Sunday 8 May!

Free pre-registration has now closed, you can still register on the day

St Christopher’s to feature on The Sally Army and Me

St Christopher’s features in the final episode of Paul O’Grady’s documentary series, ‘The Sally Army and Me’ on BBC One at 6pm on Sunday 1 May.

Laura is going the extra mile in April for St Christopher’s and her sister

We’re delighted to introduce one of our intrepid Virgin Money London Marathon runners – Laura Keeler

Climbing obstacles for St Christopher’s

Collette Byford and her team of 13 are taking part in a 5k Colour Obstacle Rush in Kempton Park Race Course on 28th May in memory of her father, Michael O’Grady.

Recycled bikes for sale in our high street shops

Recycled bikes for sale at our Locksbottom, Petts Wood and Dulwich shops

Recycled bikes for sale

What’s next for our Living, Loving and Dying series?

We’ve got an exciting programme of events coming up for the Living, Loving and Dying series this year

Dame Barbara Monroe

St Christopher’s Grand Christmas Raffle prize winner collects his brand new car

Peter Kendall, of Beckenham, was the delighted winner of St Christopher’s Grand Christmas Raffle, drawn on 16 December 2016

M&G supported our lymphoedema clinic at Caritas House

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.

Junior Doctors’ strike

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

Fundraising events round-up: thank you to all our amazing St Christopher’s volunteers and supporters

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

Help create a special photo mosaic of our founder Dame Cicely Saunders

In 2017 we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of St Christopher’s and want to create a photo mosaic of Dame Cicely – but we need your help

Thanks Day Lewis Pharmacies

Thank you M&S Bromley for making us your charity of the year

M&S Bromley chose St Christopher’s as their local charity of the year in July 2015 and have helped us achieve so much

Helping patients to get fighting fit at our pop-up gym sessions

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

Thanks Day Lewis Pharmacies

Thank you M&S Bromley for making us your charity of the year

M&S Bromley chose St Christopher’s as their local charity of the year in July 2015 and have helped us achieve so much

Thank you one and all for your fantastic support over the past year

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

Bereavement services

Celebrating high educational standards in health care

Congratulations to Grace Houghton (pictured), who was one of the first students to have completed The Care Certificate (Cavendish) – our newly created course

From our Joint Chief Executives

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year

St Christopher’s welcomes new NICE guidance

St Christopher’s welcomes the new NICE guidance entitled ‘Care of dying adults in the last days of life’

HRH Princess Alexandra visits St Christopher’s and talks to patients, staff, volunteers and supporters

Patron HRH Princess Alexandra has visited every year since 1982

St Christopher’s patients feature in a short film entitled ‘Birth, origins at the end of life’

Part of our annual collaboration with the Royal Academy of Art

Our Midnight Walk on Saturday 10 October drew over 300 walkers out into the night to raise an estimated £30,000 for Candle

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

Supporters Justine Hoffman, Geoffrey Smith and Alison Jaggs have completed St Christopher's Midnight Walk

St Christopher’s welcomes Minister’s visit

St Christopher's was delighted to welcome Ben Gummer MP, Under Secretary of State for Care Quality, to the hospice on Wednesday 30 September 2015

Ben Gummer MP and Elaine Syrett, Clinical Manager in the Anniversary Centre, chat to St Christopher's patients 30 Sept 2015

Local businesses compete in the first ever Shop Wars to raise money for St Christopher’s

During September local businesses accepted St Christopher’s challenge to take over one of its charity shops for the day

Joint Chief Executive Heather Richardson appointed Honorary Professor in the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University

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.

Heather Richardson

Recognition for St Christopher’s at the International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards

St Christopher’s was delighted to be invited to attend the International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards (IJPN) award ceremony in the City of London on 14 September 2015