The Hospice of St Francis in the news

A selection of our most recent press coverage:

October 2019

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A fundraising group in St Albans has gifted £2,000 to a cooking course for bereaved teenagers, run by the Hospice of St Francis.

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September 2019

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Visiting a Hospice of St Francis charity shop in 2019, which marks the 40th anniversary of the Hospice of St Francis. 

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 'We need to talk more about death'. 

Before she passed away from cancer, Lesley Kinch called for more people to talk openly about dying.


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Two local hospice charities are set to benefit from the fundraising efforts of a group of St Albans dads.

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St Albans business gets muddy to raise money for the Hospice of St Francis

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 St Albans cricketing dads raise £23,500 for the Hospice of St Francis with trek along Britain's oldest road

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ANNIVERSARY: The Hospice of St Francis are celebrating 40 years of care.

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The Hospice of St Francis's Make a Will month is featured on page 26 of St Albans NOW and page 30 of Harpenden NOW September 2019 issues. 

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Additional press coverage:

Hundreds take on Hospice of St Francis' annual Santa Dash -Bucks Free Press  

Christmas carol concert at St Albans Cathedral raises £12,000 for hospice - Herts Advertiser  

Charity to host first ever Christmas market at hotel in St Albans - Herts Advertiser  

St Albans family dedicate light to lost father in charity initiative - Herts Advertiser  

Chefs cook for Hospice Care Week - eHospice 

Daughter's heartfelt tribute to her mum who passed away - Bucks Free Press

Moving an award-winning garden 40 miles - BBC Three Counties Radio Online 

The working life of a head of communications - eHospice 

Why I volunteer: To find my calling - eHospice 

Signed courgettes boost fundraising at Berkhamsted bonanza - Hemel Today 

Berkhamsted boys raise £3000 from charity head shave - Hemel Today 

Fundraising club does Bedfordshire proud with £1,650 for three worthy charities - Luton Today

Roll along to Potten End for Steam and Country Fayre - Hemel Today

An evening of entertainment at Berkhamsted Cricket Club - Hemel Today

Myeloma UK Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show - BBC London News

Crowdfunding campaign launched to bring Chelsea Flower Garden to hospice - ehospice

Get ready for the Markyate Plant Sale - Hemel Today

Flamstead team of families battle bubbles to raise money for hospice -  Herts Advertiser

Thousands have frothy fun at Bubble Rush in Hemel Hempstead -  Hemel Today

Solicitors offering free will writing in return for charitable donation - Herts Advertiser

Berkhamsted Raiders youth teams to take on fun run in memory of parent - Gazette 

Wedding dresses out of the closet for charity ball - BBC

Material Legacies Art Exhibition, The Open Door Gallery - BBC Three Counties Radio (Audio clip)

Photo Special: The Hospice of St Francis Mud Pack Challenge - Hemel Today

Watford runners get stuck in the mud for Hospice - Watford Observer

St Albans teams get down and dirty in charity challenge for The Hospice of St Francis  - Herts Advertiser

'First ever' Bucks Bubble Rush raises more than £50k for The Hospice of St Francis - Bucks Free Press 

Thousands enjoy record-breaking Garden Party for Hospice of St Francis at Ashridge House - Hemel Today

Why I Volunteer - ehospice

Picture Special:  Hertfordshire gets bubbling at Bubble Rush for The Hospice of St Francis - Hemel Today

Co-worker charity cyclists team up to remember Harpenden friend - The Herts Advertiser

Lung Disease costs the United Kingdom £11bn every year - Sky News

The Why Factor - BBC World Service

St Albans teenagers donate £1,000 prize money to The Hospice of St Francis - The Herts Advertiser

First-time fliers sky dive for Dad - Hemel Today

Make a Will in March with The Hospice of St Francis - info Berkhamsted

 Art and inspiration at charity shop exhibition - Hemel Today 

Celebrating ten years of 'incredible' Hospice - Hemel Today

Boats' Christmas lights raise funds for Hospice - Hemel Today

Santa hits the streets 500 times over - Hemel Today

A pre-Christmas look at Hertfordshire's charities - Hemel Today

Dashing doggies compete for best-dressed prize - Hemel Today 

Christmas trees on sale at Hospice - Hemel Today 

Giving people the chance to express themselves in craft - Hemel Today 

Mud and mayhem in £100,00 fundraiser - Hemel Today

Passionate speech form celebrity guest Angela Rippon, OBE - Hemel Today

Redbourn Girls are ready o get mucky all over again in Mud Pack Challenge - Herts Advertiser 

Outstanding rating for Berkhamsted's The Hospice of St Francis - Hemel Today

Trek the Great Wall and help Hospice charity - Hemel Today

Hospice launches nurse recruitment drive - Hemel Today

Hospice opens gardens to public for afternoon - Hemel Today

MP says: 'Tanks for the memory' - Hemel Today

Transform yourself into a confident cook - Hemel Today

Full steam ahead for a ride back in time - from Hemel Today

Sign up for some muddy good fun - from Hemel Today

Flourescent fundraisers net £60k for Hospice - from Hemel Today

'Me time' for carers at hospice pamper day - from Hemel Today

Plant sale raises a record amount - from Hemel Today

Great fun for a great cause at Ashridge Garden Party - from Hemel Today

Slimmers raise a big fat £35,000 for Hospice - from Hemel Today 

Bubble run fun proves pop-ular - from Hemel Today 

Hospice to display more than 1000 artificial flowers inspired by Tower of London poppy display - from the Watford Observer

Making a will can make a difference... - from Hemel Today

The H Word...How much do you know about Hospice Care - from Manor Street Surgery Winter Newsletter

Hospice benefits from cash boost - from Watford Observer

Biggest Loser a winner for Annette - from Hemel Today

Team Maggie takes to the skies in memory of wife and mum - from Hemel Today

Ready, steady, ho ho ho! Santas dash 2.5 miles for charity - from Hemel Today

Heart Radio featured Emma Young from Hemel Hempstead, who is an outpatient at the Hospice of St Francis and participated in the Santa Dash on Sunday 13 December 2015.  The interview with Daniel Fox can be heard here.

St Albans widower and daughter will be Lighting up a Life in memory of much-missed wife and mother this Christmas from The Herts Advertiser

Unforgettable trek raises record amount for Hospice from Hemel Today

Hare & Hounds in St Albans raise nearly £5k for Hospice from Herts Advertiser

Christmas shopping evenings at Hospice shops from Info Berkhamsted

Group launched to help those with lung disease from Hemel Today

Nearly 900 fundraisers battle obstacles and mud from Watford Observer

Mud Pack raises £140k  from St Albans and Harpenden Review

New support group for people with lung cancer from Watford Observer

Hospice recruits financial expert from Hemel Today

Blowers and Bly entertain an audience for charity from Hemel Today

 Antiques roadshow expert John Bly at fundraising valuation evening: from Hemel Today 

Hospice launches new art bags from St Albans and Harpenden Review

Hospice launches art bags from Hemel Today

Chocolate Ball to raise ££s for Hospice from the Herts Advertiser. 

Farewell to Andy Williams, who was ‘overwhelmed’ by community’s kindness from Hemel Today

The Hospice of St Francis invites people to its AGM from the Watford Observer

Befriending scheme seeks good neighbours from The Bucks Herald

The Assisted Dying Bill – a nurse’s perspective from Nursing Times

Our Practice Development Nurse, Jo Fernandes, gives her view on the Assisted Dying Bill from ehospice UK  

Director of Care, Clare Hearnshaw speaks about The Hospice’s positon on Assisted Dying from Sunday Breakfast on BBC Three Counties Radio

The patient who chose a Hospice from ITV News

Returned to Glory wins Specialist Award from Hemel Today

Midnight Walkers pledge £65k from Hemel Today

Come to our Garden Party on Sun 31 May from Hemel Today

Iconic Kent Brushes lady signs up for Midnight Walk from Hemel Today

Local Hospices collaborate to influence end of life care at Watford Hospital from Watford Observer 

Dr Ros Taylor leaves Hospice after 18 years from Hemel Today

Watch our Strictly Dancers in action in a fab video from our friends at Dee TV 

Support our Hospice this Make a Will month from Hemel Today 

Learn more about our Spring Centre from Hemel Today

Hospice featured on Radio 4 Today programme

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