PUPILS from primary schools in Thurrock and Basildon sang their hearts out in a competition for St. Luke’s Hospice yesterday [Thursday 21 March], judged by BBC’s The Voice UK winner Ruti Olajugbagbe.
DANCE novices took to the dancefloor on Saturday (16th March) in a Strictly-inspired fundraising event for St. Luke’s Hospice, helping to raise a staggering £32,000 for the charity.
ST. Luke’s Hospice is joining forces with other hospices across the UK to support a new campaign aimed at widening access to the vital support they provide for people with life-limiting conditions and those who care for them. The ‘Open Up Hospice Care’ campaign – which launched this week and is led by national hospice […]
MORE than 500 runners donned their trainers on Sunday (17th February) to take part in the St. Luke’s Hospice Test Track 10 at the Ford Test Track in Dunton, Basildon. The sun was shining bright for the race, which is organised by St. Luke’s Hospice in partnership with Ford Motor Company Ltd. Now in its […]
THE Wig Bank operates on the last Saturday of every month at St. Luke’s Hospice and has a simple concept – Unwanted wigs are donated to the ‘Wig Bank’ where they are cleaned and conditioned to a professional standard.
MEMBERS of Orsett Golf Club have raised a fantastic £15,000 for St Luke’s Hospice through a series of fundraising events and initiatives held throughout 2018.
MEMBERS of Tai Chi for Health enjoyed their usual Monday Tai Chi, Beginners Yoga, 50+ fitness. For one day only they could have the session free or donate to St Luke’s Hospice. They could also drop off their unwanted towels and blankets to keep small animals warm this winter. Health Coach Trevor Rawson said “St […]
ST. Luke’s Hospice are putting out a timely reminder that their One Response, Hospice at Home are all operational over the Christmas New Year period:
ST. Luke’s Hospice is proud to announce that their volunteer and Lead Ambassador Peter Eates has been awarded the ‘Charity Comms’ Inspiring Communicator Award’. Peter was given this prestigious national Award in London by Charity Comms Executives.
IN October 2015 things could not have looked worst for John Moore, now age 73, as in his own words ‘’ alcohol took over and nearly cost me my life !’’
SUE Wooding and Karen Morris both have secondary breast cancer. They want people who also have the same incurable illness to know the great benefits they receive by attending a friendly, self-run ‘Get Together’ at Outpatients & Therapies department of St. Luke’s Hospice once a month, and invite them to come along and join in.
ST. Luke’s Hospice is keen to let people know that ‘The Wig Bank’ which offers support to women who have lost their hair through Cancer treatment or other illnesses has their next session on Saturday 27th October at the Hospice and there are still a few appointments left.
LAST Sunday over 200 people pulled on their walking shoes to raise funds for St. Luke’s Hospice by walking either 5 or 10 miles through the beautiful Langdon Hills country side.
STAFF at St. Luke’s Hospice are holding a free to attend ‘Dementia Awareness drop in day’ taking place at the Day Hospice in Basildon on Saturday 29th September from 10am till 2pm.
ON Tuesday 4th September 2018 at the “Old Regent Ballroom”, in Stanford Le Hope, St Luke’s Hospice, in partnership with other prominent organisations in the Basildon and Thurrock area,
St Lukes are pleased to announce that applications for ‘Strictly St Lukes 2019’ are now open – but be quick – applications close on 10th September !
THE 2018 Nursing Times Awards shortlist, recognising excellence in nursing, has been announced and St. Luke’s Hospice are in the running to receive an award for their ‘Shared Care Liver Pathway’ developed by St. Luke’s Hospice in collaboration with the liver team at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust.
AT the end of June 2017 the local End of Life Care and Community MacMillan services transferred from North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) to St. Luke’s Hospice, and became known as ‘The Community Palliative Care Team’ (CPCT).
DIANNE Revell, who was a Thurrock Council councillor for Orsett for 17 years and mayor between 2007 and 2008, passed away on Saturday.
CHARITY runner, Tina Saville from South Ockendon, will be running St. Luke’s Hospice Hero Fun Run again this year – joined by her 10 year old son Freddie in his first official run; Tina explains ‘’ My sister Kara passed away 3 years ago, from an aggressive form of inflammatory Breast Cancer. She first discovered […]
HUSBAND and wife Jo and Steve Drury, live in Grays: Jo and has been looking after Steve since he was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) in 2014.
During Carer’s Week (11 – 17 June) Jo is keen to let other Carers who may be struggling to cope know about how the Hospice has helped her in her caring role.
ST Luke’s Hospice still have a few places left on their next ‘HOPE’ course starting on Tuesday 19th June.
A NEW Hospice Heart Partnership project (HHP) has been launched by St. Luke’s Hospice aimed at supporting people with Heart Failure. The project will implement a shared care pathway between the Cardiology team at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, the North East London Trust Community Heart Failure team and St. Luke’s Hospice.
ST Luke’s Hospice is raising public awareness during ‘Dying Matter’s Week’ (14th to 20th May) about planning and choices at the End of Life, at a series of events across Basildon and Thurrock.