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Congratulations to the Traffords

Welcome back to the Traffords

World record breaking Transatlantic Traffords raised almost £200k for St Christopher's

Let’s Hear It For The Buoys!

The Transatlantic Traffords complete their challenge

Christine Davies running the Big Half

Christine’s story

Christine Davies, Individual Giving Manager at St Christopher's Hospice

Not so Pointless!

Tom Allen nominates St Christopher's to receive Pointless quiz cash prize of £2,500

Michael Snasdell’s Story

Michael Snasdell, 45, from Forest Hill is raising money to take on the London to Amsterdam challenge in June 2019

What’s on offer at St Christopher’s

Videos launched to offer patients and families reassurance and guidance about our services

MBE-lievable work!

Our former Medical Director awarded an MBE

Raffle winners announced

The Grand Christmas Raffle was drawn on Thursday 20 December

Learning Hub Appeal

Support our Festive Appeal

Help us to keep families together over Christmas with our brand new Learning Hub

Pledge to reduce loneliness signed by leading dementia experts

Rising number of people with dementia is a huge wake-up call to good end-of-life care

Coach4Care pioneers

Meet the Coach4Care pioneers!

Free one-to-one coaching sessions for carers of people with progressive illnesses, to help them improve their wellbeing, energy and resilience

Candle celebrates its 20th birthday

Candle marks its 20th Anniversary

St Christopher’s service supporting bereaved children and young people in Bromley and the South East marks its 20th Anniversary

Bereavement Help Point

Bereavement Help Points

Find out more about our new Bereavement Help Points

Coach4Care

Coaching for carers

Are you interested in being a coach, or who would like to receive coaching as a carer?

Award in Awareness of Dementia (with added learning on long term conditions and frailty) City & Guilds Level 3

Dementia awareness for all

Free information and advice sessions on living with dementia

Erica’s lavender ball

Bromley resident raises £14,000 in just one night

Learning Hub

Learning Hub update

Help us to help local carers with our brand new Learning Hub

Renowned dementia specialist to collaborate with St Christopher’s

Michael Verde, founder of Memory Bridge, will be working with the hospice to improve support for people with dementia

Kay Sewell Twilight Walk

The hospice nursed all of us, not just our dad

Kay Sewell, mum of two from Eltham, explains why she's taking part in Twilight Walk on 29 September 2018

Help St Christopher’s become Charity of the Year

Voting is now open for the JustGiving Charity of the Year Award and we need your help to get St Christopher’s to the top spot!

Remembering with St Christopher’s 2018

This year's service will be held in Crystal Palace Park due to building works at our Sydenham site

Transatlantic Traffords

The Transatlantic Traffords

Father and sons take on 3,000 mile rowing challenge to support hospice

Womad 2018

The fun of the festival!

Our Young Adults Group headed off for their annual summer festival trip to WOMAD

St Christopher’s Food Festival: A taste of summer

Our fabulous Food Festival was a huge success, raising a phenomenal £26,000

Connections Spring 2018 is now available online

Our supporter newsletter is packed full of information and updates on what's going on at St Christopher's

Remembering with St Christopher’s

We would like to thank you everyone who came along to our remembrance services this year

Registration for Moonlight Walk is closing soon!

Sign up now for a fantastic night in support of St Christopher's bereavement services

Grand Christmas Raffle tickets and Christmas cards now on sale

Win a car in our Grand Christmas Raffle! Tickets are £1 each

Connections Winter 2017 is now available online

Our supporter newsletter is packed full of information and updates on what's going on at St Christopher's

Open Up Hospice Care

St Christopher's joins national campaign to widen access to end of life care

St Christopher’s Goes Green

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

Auction of Promises a huge success

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

Fun Walk - 14 May 2017

Stepping up for St Christopher’s

Watch our video celebrating our incredible Fun Walkers

Award winning garden joins our Open Gardens festival

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

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

Join us to celebrate our 50th anniversary at Lambeth Palace

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

Connections: News, stories and dates for your diary

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

St Christopher’s on ITV

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

Saying it loud and clear

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

Join in and celebrate our 50th anniversary throughout 2017

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

The Autumn 2016 edition of Connections is now out

Our popular supporters newsletter is now available to read online

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

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

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

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

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

St Christopher’s Shop Wars

St Christopher’s Shop Wars came to our local high streets in September and October

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’

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