August 22 2014 Latest news:
The prime minister has appointed Ilford North MP Lee Scott to become the country’s special needs envoy in order to help get young people into employment.
A-level results day for one school was tinged with sadness following the death of a much-loved teacher.
Saint Francis Hospice’s most senior trustee has expressed his heartfelt thanks for support – including from the Recorder – which has helped the Havering-atte-Bower centre raise tens of thousands of pounds for vital structural work.
When 48-year-old Dave Baxter went into Saint Francis Hospice in May 2013, everyone feared he had just days to live.
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.