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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

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Open Up Hospice Care

Today St Christopher's is joining forces with national charity Hospice UK and other hospices across the country to launch a new campaign aimed at widening access to end of life care. New analysis published today by Hospice UK has found that nationally one in four families of people who require en ...READ MORE

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Personal milestones

Our Personal Care Team go from strength to strength as they welcomed their 100th private client this month. Pauline Jeffree, 77, from Beckenham, was delighted and, having worked in the health service all her career, she knows what good care looks like. Since 2014 Pauline has become wheelchair bo ...READ MORE

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Bringing the outdoors in

We’re delighted to confirm that we now have a number of volunteers interested and willing to care for the garden and indoor flowers and plants at the hospice. The volunteers have been split into two groups: Garden Team – the team is quite small at present (we’re looking for more volunteers ...READ MORE

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Enhancing our healing environment

Back in April last year staff from across the hospice joined together to attend a session run by Hedley Finn and Sarah Waller looking at how we could enhance the healing environment here at St Christopher’s. The highlight of the session for many was creating mood boards for different areas of ...READ MORE

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St Christopher’s Goes Green

Recycling in our shops Our shops are all about recycling and rehoming and, in the last year alone, the team have: Saved 468 tons of goods from landfill Sorted and sold 117,000 boxes and bags of donations Received a staggering 3.3 million donated items. We’re always looking for it ...READ MORE