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Woking Hospice receives ‘good’ CQC rating

Following an unannounced inspection of Woking Hospice by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), we have received an overall ‘Good’ from the independent regulator. The CQC team, which consisted of two inspectors, a specialist nurse advisor and a pharmacist inspector, talked to patients, volunteers, relatives of those in care and a […]

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Celeb ‘Furnishes’ hospices with award

Our supporters were ‘whipping up’ a storm with their strawberries and cream stand and bottle tombola in aid of the Hospices, at the Englefield Green Village Fair on Saturday. Sue and Bob Kensey and their daughter Jen, along with friends, have pledged to raise £90k in 2 years, to have a […]

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Tea for Me

Our monthly Motor Neurone Disease meet up ‘Tea for Me’ took place yesterday. The group gives patients coping with the illness and their carers a chance to meet others who are in the same boat as them. It is an informal and sociable atmosphere where individuals can share experiences with […]

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Goodbye Horsell Bookshop

This week, we marked the closure of Horsell Bookshop with a tea party, attended by retail staff and volunteers as well as Senior Management from the Hospice, including Rhod Lofting, Hospice Founder and Life President. Cups of tea were passed around and there was plenty of cake, as 10 years of […]

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A physical triumph for the Hospices

Local company Physical Digital have triumphed as they completed a staggering fundraising attempt and are still smiling! Six team members – four Physical Digital engineers and two of their partners – undertook the National Three Peaks Challenge, which is to climb the highest peak in each of the countries of […]

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Visit from the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey

On Friday 27th May, our Hospices had the privilege of a visit from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux and his wife, Sarah. As the new hospice is being built, the Lord-Lieutenant expressed interest in seeing the existing hospices in Weybridge and Woking, and meeting staff who are currently preparing for the […]

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Spring Raffle Winner Announced

A sizable sum of £3400 has been won by a Hersham resident after he took part in our Spring Raffle. Mr Perry, who also plays the hospice lottery was very happy to receive his prize and said: “I’ve never won a large amount of money and I’m very pleased, it’s a […]

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Story from the Heart – Caroline

A testimonial about Family Support from a volunteer Counsellor at the Hospices. Almost the entire Counselling team at Woking & Sam Beare Hospices is comprised of volunteers.  There are strict criteria; applicants must be fully qualified before they can practice and in return they will receive support and development that […]

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Banana Antics on National Volunteer Fortnight

Continuing her “One of you five a day” campaign and to mark the commencement of National Volunteer Fortnight, Mary Morgan from Woking & Sam Beare Hospices was at the Voluntary Support North Surrey offices in her banana outfit, to try and encourage more people to join her ‘bunch’ of volunteers. […]

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RideLondon – Surrey 100

We have been encouraging cyclists of all abilities to get on their bikes to raise vital funds to support our hospices and the local people that use them. One supporter has signed up with Team WSB and her training is in full swing. Emily Winkworth was brought up in Pirbright and […]

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