May 26 2016 Latest news:

Saint Francis Hospice

Sukhjinder Singh, Fauja Singh's son, is running the London marathon for St Francis' Hospice.

Goodmayes marathon man running in footsteps of inspirational father Fauja Singh

If marathons run in the family then Sukhjinder Singh certainly has good genes – his father is Fauja Singh the world’s oldest marathon runner.

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Chris Cox and Sharon Cashman pictured this summer before Sharon was diagnosed with cancer

Family appeals for help to cover funeral costs of Hainault woman eight days after her wedding

The family of a terminally-ill woman, who died eight days after getting married in a hospice, has launched an appeal to raise money for her funeral.

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Sharon Cashman and Chris Cox got married at the Saint Francis Hospice chapel, Harold Hill, last week

Terminally-ill woman, of Hainault, fulfils last wishes by getting married in hospice

The last wishes of a terminally-ill woman were fulfilled, when she married her partner in an intimate ceremony at Saint 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 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.