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St Christopher’s Christmas Festival gets ready to sparkle

St Christopher’s annual Christmas Festival on Saturday 2 December from 11am until 3pm will be a festive treat for all the family. Held in the pretty grounds of the hospice in Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, there will be delightful Christmas gifts and produce from local sellers, live entertainment and ...READ MORE

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St Christopher’s seeks compassionate neighbours in Gipsy Hill

St Christopher’s Hospice is launching an award-winning Compassionate Neighbours scheme in the Gypsy Hill area and is looking for compassionate volunteers to get involved and support local people experiencing social isolation towards the end of their life. The hospice is holding a free, drop-in lau ...READ MORE

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Registration for Moonlight Walk is closing soon!

Registration for this year’s Moonlight Walk closes at midnight on Monday 16 October. The walk, which is heading to Croydon for the very first time, is taking place on 21 October and raising vital funds for our bereavement services. St Christopher’s bereavement services support more than 2,300 ...READ MORE

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Shelagh Mcdonough, 83, is on a remarkable fundraising expedition

Shelagh Mcdonough is 83 and has lived in West Norwood for the last 32 years. Shelagh is now on the third-leg of a five-day journey, travelling across five South East London boroughs on her mobility scooter, to raise money for St Christopher’s where she has been receiving hospice care for the last ...READ MORE

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Grand Christmas Raffle tickets and Christmas cards now on sale

We are pleased to launch the St Christopher’s Grand Christmas Raffle! Our top prize this year is a brand new Ford Ka+ plus nine other fabulous prizes shown below. BUY GRAND CHRISTMAS RAFFLE TICKETS ONLINE Enter our Grand Christmas Raffle by 20 October 2017 for your chance to win one of 10 ...READ MORE

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Connections Winter 2017 is now available online

This issue reflects on our achievements so far in 2017 and takes a look at our recent 50th birthday celebrations. We share several stories including Charlotte Smith's story. Charlotte was cared for by St Christopher's and died of breast cancer on 21 April, the day after her 37th birthday. We t ...READ MORE

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Find Peace of Mind through Will Week

Life is for living and it can go against every instinct we have to start planning for our death, but every adult, of whatever age, needs to think ahead as the earlier you talk about dying wishes, the easier it is emotionally and practically for everyone. St Christopher’s Will Week from 11 – 15 S ...READ MORE

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Hoffman’s Haircut raises an amazing £811

For over 40 years Nick Hoffman had hair that covered his face and reached the middle of his back. He had always said that he wouldn’t cut it off not even when offered £2000. This became a bit of a running joke at The Buff amongst his drinking pals and pub regulars, which then extended to the othe ...READ MORE

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Golden Summer Raffle raises an amazing £21,000 for patient care

This year’s Golden Summer Raffle raised an incredible £21,000 towards patient care at St Christopher’s so a massive thank you to everyone who took part! The winner, Hilda Morris, shops in our Locksbottom shop almost daily – going in first thing in the morning with £20 in coins for them ju ...READ MORE

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St Christopher’s marches with Pride

On Saturday 8 July 2017 St Christopher’s joined eight other hospices on the sunny streets of London to take part in the capital’s Pride in London Parade. Over 15 staff and volunteers from St Christopher’s took part in what has become the biggest LGBT+ parade in the UK. St Christopher’s jo ...READ MORE