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ellenor hospice, Gravesend, receives £125,000 from the Wolfson Foundation

A hospice charity has been given a huge helping hand to help it continue providing care.

ellenor hospice, which is based in Northfleet, has been awarded £125,000 from one of the UK’s largest charitable funders, in recognition of the expert and personalised end-of-life care it provides to patients living with a life-limiting or terminal illness and their families.

The money will help ellenor hospice provide care
The money will help ellenor hospice provide care

The grant from the Wolfson Foundation will enable the charity to continue and develop its services for the people it cares for, and will ensure that these services are there to support patients and families in different settings – in the hospice, at home, in care homes and in hospitals – now and in the future.

The Wolfson Foundation is an independent charity which supports organisations which show excellence in health and medicine, the arts and humanities and education.

Since launching in 1955, it has awarded more than £900 million in grants, supporting more than 11,000 projects in local communities.

Vikki Harding, ellenor's chief executive, said: “We are delighted to receive this grant from the Wolfson Foundation.

"Their generous support will ensure that we can continue to provide outstanding hospice care to local families in Kent and Bexley throughout this time of national crisis and beyond.

The hospice supports patients and their families of all ages
The hospice supports patients and their families of all ages

"We would like to say a big thank you to the Wolfson Foundation for their kind support, which will make a real and tangible difference to the people we care for.”

Wolfson Foundation chief executive Paul Ramsbottom said: “We are delighted to be supporting

ellenor at this challenging time.

"The comfort and support they provide – whether in the hospice or in the community – make a huge difference to patients and families who require end-of-life care."

Like many charities, ellenor has seen a drop in donations during the Covid-19 pandemic and in April predicted a £1.1millon fall in financial support over the next three months.

The hospice provides care to more than 3,000 patients and their families every year, and that number is rising. It needs to raise £7m each year to continue to provide its vital care services.

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