July 5 2015 Latest news:

Saint Francis Hospice

Woofs and Wellies raised money for Saint Francis Hospice

Gallery: Walkies! Dogs join hospice fundraiser in Upminster

More than 200 dog-lovers joined their pooches as they put their best paws forward to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

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The startline of the 2014 walk

Eastenders actress to join charity walk

A former Eastenders actress will join almost 300 women as she walks 10k by starlight to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

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Barry Hearn with members of Saint Francis Hospice's business alliance group.

Barry Hearn aims to raise £100,000 for Saint Francis Hospice

Sports promoter Barry Hearn is aiming to raise £100,000 for Saint Francis Hospice with help from businesses.

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John Edwards with baby Arda (aged seven months)

Video: Hornchurch charity volunteer saves baby’s life – using first aid he learned watching Casualty

This is the moment a heroic charity volunteer was reunited with a mother after saving her baby’s life – using first aid he learned watching TV show Casualty.

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Saint Francis Hospice Appeal

We are celebrating Saint Francis Hospice’s 30th anniversary with a special appeal that aims to raise £30,000.

The hospice provides medical care and emotional support, free of charge, to people with complex needs related to a life-limiting illness.

It cares for people from Havering, Brentwood, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham when they need it, wherever they are and ideally in the place of their choosing.

Sadly, many of us will have known someone who has received hospice care.

The charity, in Havering-atte-Bower, relies on donations to keep it running. It needs to raise almost £18,000 every day as only a third of its funding is from the NHS.

The Romford Recorder, the Ilford Recorder and Barking and Dagenham Post have launched the “30for30” appeal to give the hospice a much-needed injection of cash and to raise the profile.

Pam Court, who joined the hospice as its first chief executive in 2011, said: “The money raised will enable us to continue making a difference to those who need it.”

There are several ways you can donate to our appeal. You can donate online through our Just Giving page at justgiving.com/recorder-post30f0r30 or alternatively send a cheque made payable to Saint Francis Hospice to: Saint Francis Hospice, The Hall, Havering-atte-Bower, RM4 1QH - please write “Recorder/Post appeal” on the back of the cheque. Finally you could simply ring the fundraising team on 01708 771407 quoting the Recorder/Post 30for30 appeal.