A Northfleet hospice has received an astonishing donation of two million pounds to go towards the build of its new wellness centre.

Ellenor's new centre will provide a wider space in a bid to allow activities to be more accessible for those needing to use mobility equipment.

It will give greater opportunity to blend younger and older patients in a safe space.

Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust donated 2 million to the hospice, previously donating the land the hospice was built on.

Colyer-Fergusson Chief Executive, Jaqueline Rae, said:

“A crucial part of ellenor’s work is to provide holistic care; enabling patients to be able to live as well as they can for as long as they can by offering physical, emotional and spiritual support.

“Colyer-Fergusson celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2019 and as part of our celebrations we wanted to give grants to good causes and Ellenor is very special to us.

“This funding will help ellenor create a bright and spacious Wellbeing Centre, offering a broader range of therapeutic activities, tailored to patient needs.”

Ellenor CEO Vikki Harding said: “We are so grateful to Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust for their support towards the development.

“To meet the needs of our community, for now, and the future.

“We have reached a point where our facilities are restricting us from providing outstanding care.

“We need to extend and redevelop our hospice building.

Ellenor also aims to enhance the whole hospice building; providing single en-suite rooms, improved café and community space and landscaped gardens.

To do so, the hospice will need to raise an additional £4.9 million.

For more information, call 01474 320007 or email vikki.harding@ellenor.org.