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Technology Trust delivers IT savings

We are delighted to announce that we have made the equivalent of around £28,000 in cost savings through the close support of Technology Trust, a charity with a mission to help other charities use technology to achieve more for less money. By using Technology Trust’s tt-exchange programme, our Hospices were […]

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The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge

The One Show has announced the return of the Rickshaw Challenge, with a new team of riders and route across England revealed. This year’s team includes seventeen-year-old George D from Weybridge who has been selected for the challenge following his involvement with our Tommy D, bereavement project which is funded […]

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Celebration party held for volunteers

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices held a celebration party at Woking Hospice for volunteers from their Knaphill Home Interiors shop, to thank them for their time and recognise their hard work. Volunteer Services Manager, Mary Morgan was also at the celebration along with Hospice Founder & Life President Rhod Lofting […]

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UK leads the way in palliative care

This week the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published its 2015 Quality of Death Index – a measure of the quality of palliative care provided in 80 countries across the globe. It shows that the UK leads the world in palliative care, ranking first in the index, due to its comprehensive […]

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Walking in the Air for our Hospices

80 year old Dennis Sparks from Egham fulfilled his life-long ambition of completing a wing walk to raise funds for our Hospices last month. Strapped to a 1930s airplane and flying at 500ft he raised an incredible £1383.67 having orginally only set himself the target of £500. It was Dennis’ […]

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Let’s talk about death…

According to recent statistics 72% of the public believe people in Britain are uncomfortable discussing dying, despite 32% of adults thinking about it at least once a week. Staff from Sam Beare Hospice therefore hosted the first local Death Café in Weybridge on Monday 19 October to give people the […]

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Volunteering Works Wonders

We have launched our first ever volunteer recruitment campaign ‘ap-pealing’ for new people to come join our existing bunch of supporters. Under the headline ‘One of your five-a-day’ Volunteers Services Manager Mary Morgan hopes to convey the fun and well-being people gain from volunteering and in the coming months she […]

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Calling all Staff Nurses…

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices are looking for highly skilled and compassionate nurses who want to make a difference by delivering first class care to people living with live-limiting illnesses. As part of our nursing team you’ll have the opportunity to dedicate time to each patient that you care for, […]

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The New Hospice is coming…

Having chosen the building in Denton Way to be the home of our new Hospice, we are pleased to announce that construction works will start in October 2015. The appointed contractors are Reside Construction from Romsey, Hampshire, who submitted the most competitive bid and at the same time impressed our […]

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Make your last wishes count

Following the recent ‘Remember a Charity in your Will Week’ we wanted to remind you how you could make a difference to the future care that our Hospices provide, simply by remembering us in your last wishes? There is always ample to remember when you plan your last wishes, but […]

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