August 25 2016 Latest news:

Saint Francis Hospice

Police seek this man in connection with a burlgary at Saint Francis Hospice's shop in Upminster

Police seek man in connection with Upminster charity shop burglary

A man is sought by police in connection with a burglary at a charity shop.

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Level 42 fan Julian Hall with some of his memorabilia collection

Superfan of Level 42 raises £500 for Havering hospice

A superfan of the pop rock and jazz funk band Level 42, has raised £500 for Saint Francis Hospice, with a little help from some kind-hearted friends.

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Louisa Danby worked for the Saint Francis Hospice Shop on a controversial work programme, where benefits claimants had to work for free for their benefits. She now works as Retail Manager for the Saint Francis Hospice Shop in Ilford

Havering’s Saint Francis Hospice defends use of controversial job placements

The launch of the Conservative government’s Mandatory Work Programme prompted headlines describing it as a forced labour scheme, but some Havering residents have spoken about how it helped them secure work.

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Level 42 fan Julian Hall with some of his memorabilia collection

Level 42 superfan sells memorabilia for Havering hospice

A superfan of the pop rock and jazz funk band Level 42, is selling his coveted memorabilia to raise money for St Francis Hospice.

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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.