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Sing, Dance, Walk and Party with the Hospice Nurses

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10:13am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Comedienne, Jo Brand will be joining nurses and fundraisers this month as they light the streets of Bexley with the flash of bunny ears at the third annual Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Moonlit Walk.

Turning coins into care

10:52am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice will benefit from its Coins for Care campaign collection.

Families flock to Teddy Bears’ Picnic for Hospice

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9:50am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Following a glorious day of sunshine Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice staff are celebrating another successful Teddy Bears’ Picnic event which took place over the Bank Holiday weekend in Abbey Wood.

Celebrity support for Bexleyheath Moonlit Walk

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2:06pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Bexleyheath Broadway Shopping Centre will be hosting the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Moonlit Walk for the third year next month. The night-time 10km walk from the Broadway Shopping Centre and back will be taking place on Saturday 13th September and registration is now open for this ladies only event.

Eltham tattoo studio holds charity day for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

12:46pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Staff at Monkey Biz Tattoo Studio on Well Hall Road, Eltham have been raising cash for a hospice charity.

Hospice staff tri a new challenge

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3:39pm Monday 11th August 2014

Hospice staff pushed themselves to the limit last weekend by taking part in a sprint team triathlon event to raise money for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Eltham man honoured at House of Lords for charitable work

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12:35pm Friday 1st August 2014

The second annual Constructive Carers Awards held at The House of Lords, by kind permission of The Lord Speaker on July 29, saw Dan Catchsides from Eltham gain recognition for his charitable work with the Freddie Farmer Foundation. The awards, sponsored by Guardian Air & Water Hygiene in association this year with The Kids Company seek out people who work within property from; design through construction to maintenance – who are unsung heroes who do so much for others.

Free dance workshops for older people

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12:29pm Friday 1st August 2014

Older people with little or no previous dancing experience are being invited to take part in a project around the spectacular Tall Ships Festival coming to Royal Greenwich in September.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice volunteer receives prestigious Order of Mercy Award

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12:26pm Friday 1st August 2014

A long-serving Hospice volunteer has received a prestigious award for his dedication and service to Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice unveils new video

5:27pm Monday 28th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has launched a new video to highlight how the Hospice helps people in Greenwich and Bexley and the wide range of care and support services the Hospice provides.

Hospice warning

11:31am Friday 25th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice in Abbey Wood, South-East London is asking local people to be vigilant following an incident that took place on Friday (July 18) at 10.45pm.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Lottery celebrates 5th year!

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11:23am Friday 25th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is celebrating the 5th Birthday of its weekly Hospice Lottery on July 31 2014.

Woolwich Lions Club raises £500

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12:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Woolwich Lions Club presented Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice with a cheque for £500 on July July 7 to mark the end of its 2013/14 charity fundraising for the Hospice that included bucket collections and curry nights.

Pixie Lott's surprise visit to Greenwich

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4:18pm Sunday 20th July 2014

'Boys and girls' at a Greenwich Primary were asked to 'turn it up' last week when they were surprised with an appearance from chart-topper, Pixie Lott.

Art Of Disappearing invites you to be curious this summer...

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11:18am Thursday 10th July 2014

Greenwich Theatre-goers are booking up to be on stage at a special interactive installation show for two people called The Lost Room over two days next month (August 3-4).

Marks & Spencer raises over £2,800 for Hospice Charity

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11:15am Thursday 10th July 2014

Marks & Spencer employees and customers in Eltham have raised over £2,800 for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice during a successful Charity of the Year 2013/14 partnership.

Walk With Us, Say Nurses

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11:12am Thursday 10th July 2014

A group of nurses from Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice have signed up to take part in this September’s Moonlit Walk.

Fringe success

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11:07am Thursday 10th July 2014

The Albion Company are to take new play RED TAP/BLUE TIGER to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer in a co-production with Greenwich Theatre. The play is one of five shows being taken by Greenwich Theatre to the Edinburgh Fringe in August.

Greenwich gardens raise money for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

12:59pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is celebrating a successful Open Gardens weekend this summer (14-15 June), with £13,200 being raised for the charity, which provides free specialist end of life nursing, medical care and support for local people and their families.

Hospice team embark on London Triathlon Challenge

10:58am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Three Hospice staff will push themselves to the limit by taking part in a team triathlon event to raise money for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Big Walk helps Hospice

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10:51am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice welcomed walkers to Eltham Park South on Sunday 22 June to take part in its Big Walk and Family Fun Day. Walkers could opt for a 4, 10 or 14 mile walk across the very best of the Green Chain Walk.

Supporter cooks up traditional cream tea for Hospice

News Shopper: Supporter cooks up traditional cream tea for Hospice

2:41pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Beryl Baird, a long standing supporter and volunteer at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, held a strawberry cream tea at her garden in Bexleyheath on 18 June, raising £435 for the Hospice.

Walking for health-ing the Hospice

News Shopper: Walking for health-ing the Hospice

10:56am Thursday 5th June 2014

On Sunday 22nd June Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice will be holding their annual Big Walk & Family Fun Day at Eltham Park South.

Explore the secret gardens of Greenwich

12:01pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Over 25 gardens across The Royal Borough of Greenwich will open their gates to the public over the weekend of 14-15 June for the first ever Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Open Gardens Festival to raise much-needed funds.

Could you help a neighbour?

6:16pm Sunday 1st June 2014

This week is Volunteers Week (1st-7th June) and as part of the national celebrations Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice in Abbey Wood, South-East London is putting out a call for more people to join its team of over 560 volunteers.

A Day In The Death of Joe Egg and Privates On Parade

News Shopper: Paul Taylor-Mills

6:12pm Sunday 1st June 2014

A producer given his big chance by Greenwich Theatre is passing on the same passion and loyalty to promising young actors and directors trying to make a career on the stage.

Chance to raise another Cuppa for Hospice

News Shopper: Chance to raise another Cuppa for Hospice

1:12pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

Local people put the kettle on in support of Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice last week (12-18 May), hosting a whole range of Cuppa events.

Couples night helps hospice

News Shopper: Couples night helps hospice

11:02am Tuesday 20th May 2014

A Couples Night organised by The Church Of Pentecost (Deptford District) held at the African Community Centre Hall in Abbey Wood has raised £600 for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Nurses roll up their sleeves for Hospice

News Shopper: Nurses roll up their sleeves for Hospice

7:53am Tuesday 20th May 2014

This team of Hospice nurses from the inpatient unit at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice along with housekeepers and kitchen staff rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in to sort all kinds of donated stock for the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice shops recently.

Open Evening at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

4:55pm Sunday 11th May 2014

Members of the public are invited to Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, 185 Bostall Hill, Abbey Wood on Wednesday 14 May from 5.30pm to 7.30pm to have a tour of the hospice, meet the hospice staff and volunteers and learn more about the range of services it provides.

Acclaimed musical and West End stars come to Greenwich Theatre for limited run

News Shopper: Danielle Hope and Jon Robyns star in The Last Five Years

4:50pm Sunday 11th May 2014

Audiences at Greenwich Theatre will get a special showing this month (15 - 17 May) of an award-winning musical that’s coming out as an American film later this year.

Charity places available for Nightrider

News Shopper: Charity places available for Nightrider

9:55am Friday 2nd May 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has four charity places available for the 2014 Nightrider event - a cycling challenge taking place in London on the weekend of the 7th – 8th June.

Hospice celebrates 20 years of specialist care for Greenwich and Bexley residents

News Shopper: Co-founders Don Sturrock and Pat Jeavons

9:33am Thursday 1st May 2014

This year marks 20 years since the first people arrived at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice in Bostall Hill, Abbey Wood for inpatient care.

Funding success

News Shopper: James Haddrell

10:37am Monday 28th April 2014

Greenwich Theatre's mission to create a ground-breaking national as well as local profile has got the backing of another 12 months' funding by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

It's Coming! Great Big Community Cuppa Week! 12-18 May, 2014

News Shopper: Nurse from the inpatient unit, teachers & pupils from St.Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Bexleyheath & staff from Sainsbury’s Woolwich

10:30am Monday 28th April 2014

This spring sees the return of Great Big Community Cuppa Week, 12th – 18th May, and the fundraising team at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice want to get the whole community involved.

It’s coming! Great Big Community Cuppa Week (12-18 May)

News Shopper: It’s coming! Great Big Community Cuppa Week (12-18 May)

1:29pm Saturday 19th April 2014

This spring sees the return of Great Big Community Cuppa Week, 12th – 18th May, and the fundraising team at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice want to get the whole community involved.

Saturday Magic School

News Shopper: Jon Armstrong

1:20pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Children under 11 are about to learn some of the tricks of the magic trade on a course run by Greenwich Theatre's resident magician Jon Armstrong.

Hospice van still not found

3:35pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A van belonging to Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has been stolen from the hospice's retail distribution centre at 12-15 Bellegrove Parade in Welling.

Greenwich Theatre Support Emerging Theatre

News Shopper: Greenwich Theatre Support Emerging Theatre

7:54am Monday 24th March 2014

A young theatre company currently on tour in the UK and with a date in Canada booked for May, are asking their biggest supporter, Greenwich Theatre, to take a well-earned bow.

Children of the Great War – Hospice Open Day

News Shopper: Children of the Great War – Hospice Open Day

12:41pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

Do you have stories or mementos from the Great War? In association with Age Exchange, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice on Bostall Hill, Abbey Wood is hosting a public Open Day at the Hospice on Wednesday, 9 April between 11am and 4pm for Children of the Great War – a London-wide reminiscence and creative arts project.

Hospice's shock as van is stolen

7:50am Friday 7th March 2014

A van belonging to Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has been stolen from the hospice's retail distribution centre at 12-15 Bellegrove Parade in Welling.

World record attempt skydive for Hospice

News Shopper: World record attempt skydive for Hospice

11:49am Thursday 6th March 2014

A South London Hospice is only three months away from a record-breaking attempt.

Pole dancers attempt Guinness world record bid

News Shopper: Pole dancers attempt Guinness world record bid

12:20pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A pole dancing group took part in an international Guinness world record attempt at the weekend to raise funds for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Work begins on Hospice expansion: Baroness Howells digs in

News Shopper: Work begins on Hospice expansion: Baroness Howells digs in

11:11am Wednesday 19th February 2014

Hospice Patron Baroness Howells of St David’s was the special guest at the first dig of the new build at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice in Abbey Wood yesterday (Tuesday, 18 February, 2014).

Award-winning ensemble transfer rep season to Greenwich Theatre

News Shopper: The Robbers. Photo credit Richard Davenport

9:22am Friday 14th February 2014

AN award-winning ensemble is transferring their sell-out repertory season to Greenwich Theatre for the first time later this month.

Greenwich Theatre announces Spring Season

News Shopper: Greenwich Theatre director beats hundreds to awards shortlist

10:10am Thursday 13th February 2014

IT'S the eighth Spring Season as artistic and executive director for James Haddrell, who has worked at Greenwich Theatre for 13 years.

Babylon – The Folk Musical Alternative for Valentine’s Day

News Shopper: Babylon – The Folk Musical Alternative for Valentine’s Day

9:30am Wednesday 12th February 2014

Fancy a proper Saint Valentine folk feast of a show on February 14? Then get yourself down to the Greenwich Tavern, a few yards from Greenwich Theatre at No. 1 King William Walk for 8pm.

Call for more volunteers to be Hospice Neighbours in Bexley

9:23am Wednesday 12th February 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is looking for more volunteers to help expand its new Hospice Neighbours service in Bexley.

New Year New You

2:43pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

Trust Thamesmead held the first of what will be an annual event, New You, New You on Saturday at The Link Thamesmead, as part of the Trust’s health and well being agenda.

Mini Marathon for 7-16 year olds around Greenwich Park

News Shopper: Mini Marathon for 7-16 year olds around Greenwich Park

10:33am Tuesday 28th January 2014

Baroness Howells of St David’s, OBE has been appointed as patron of the Abbey Wood-based Hospice charity, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.






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