Hospice News

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Libra brought sweet music…

Woking based Libra Estate Agents have donated a new sound system to both our Woking and Sam Beare Day Unit. Owner, Franco Orlando, and Residential Sales Manager, Dawn Brown, met with our staff to learn more about how the donation will help benefit the patients, and how they can support […]

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Ready Steady Brew

It’s time to sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee and raise funds for your local Hospice, as part of the WSB BIG coffee morning on Tuesday 4th March. It’s really as simple as it sounds; invite your friends and family around, and then ask them to make a donation […]

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We’re Guildford Spectrum’s Charity of the Year 2014!

Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex has named us as their Charity of the Year for 2014, after members of the public were encouraged to vote for one of three shortlisted charities, which also had Surrey Young Carers and Oakleaf Enterprise in the running. As their Charity of the Year 2014, Woking […]

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Public Meeting well attended

Following our announcement in November 2013 regarding the future plans for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, a public meeting was held on Tuesday 25 February in Weybridge. The meeting was well attended and was led by Nigel Harding, CEO and Rachel Hill, Director of Clinical Services. The presentation was received […]

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Our Hospice100 are gearing up…

As one of the charities for the new Surrey Half Marathon, taking place on the 9th March, we were delighted when some of our runners dropped in for a pre-race briefing. A total of 30 runners have now joined our team, and there was much excitement as T-shirts were handed […]

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Happy 90th Birthday Ron

We have celebrated with Ron Jameson from Woking, who will be 90 this week. The former World War II RAF veteran has been a loyal supporter of Woking Hospice, where his wife Margaretha died 5 years ago. To show his gratitude for the wonderful care she received Ron has revealed […]

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Dedicated Volunteer Retires

Our bookshop in Weybridge has hosted a surprise retirement party for their long serving volunteer Beryl Cox. The eighty-year-old local resident has supported the Hospice since her husband passed away 17 years ago, first by volunteering in the Sam Beare Day Care Unit for ten years, and later as a […]

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Household collections benefit Hospices

Elmbridge Council’s Clothes+ collection service have donated over £830 to the Hospices. The money was saved on donating unwanted household items such as clothes and books to the British Heart Foundation instead of paying to dispose of them. In total over £2,500 was saved, which was split between Woking & […]

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Volunteers working their way up

Nineteen-year-old Jade Blackwell from Ashford started out as a volunteer in her local Sam Beare shop, and has now been recruited as our first ever retail apprentice. For the next year she will receive training, which amongst other things will involve working across our various shops, in our warehouse and […]

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Care for all the family highlighted

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is a Government funded organisation, responsible for checking all hospitals in England to ensure they meet national standards for providing patient care. On the 31st December Woking Hospice received an unannounced visit by the CQC, and we are pleased to announce they found us to […]

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