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Choir raised roof for hospice appeal

The Beltinge Ladies Choir would like to thank everyone who supported their recent concert in the United Church Mortimer Street, Herne Bay. Special thanks to Pam Woodman and members of the church who helped with front of house and refreshments, Sue Thompson and her volunteers from the Pilgrims Hospice shop Herne Bay for bringing their gift stall and Morrison’s Herne …

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BELTINGE LADIES CHOIR

THANK you to everyone who supported our recent concert in the United Church Mortimer Street Herne Bay. Special thanks to Pam Woodman and members of the church who helped with front of house and refreshments, Sue Thompson and her volunteers from the Pilgrim’s Hospice shop Herne Bay for bringing their gift stall and Morrison’s Herne Bay for sponsoring the refreshments. …

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Beltinge Ladies Choir

The choir has been meeting regularly at the Lower Hall United Church, High Street, on Thursdays from 2pm-4pm since Christmas. The choir is lucky to have Denise Float and Fay Smith as musical directors with the great support of Gerard Ahern as the regular piano accompanist. The main objective at present is rehearsing for the forthcoming concert in aid of …

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Name of new hospice boss is announced

The Pilgrims Hospice in east Kent has appointed a new chief executive who is joining the charity from Danone where she is global medical director. Mother-of-two Cate Russell takes the post vacated by Steve Auty, who stepped down following the uproar over plans to close beds at the Canterbury hospice. She is a former nurse who trained with East Surrey …

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Whitstable Sugar Art

At the meeting held on November 18, the chairman welcomed everyone, in particular the demonstrator, Debbie Brown, from Ashford in Middlesex. Everyone was given a newsletter, and those not attending the dinner on December 2 received the programme for 2015. The Nosh and Knowledge evening has been booked for Saturday, March 21, and any prizes for the raffle in aid …

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Pilgrims Hospice bosses resign after beds’ row

Shock announcement by chief executive and chairman of trustees TWO of the most senior members of staff at the Pilgrims’ Hospice have resigned. Chief executive Steve Auty will step down at the end of the month, while Dr Richard Morey has already departed as chairman of the board of trustees. The two men have 25 years’ experience at the charity …

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Hospice leaders resign in wake of closure row

Two step down after charity was forced to drop plans Two leading figures of the Pilgrims Hospice charity have stepped down following an outcry over plans to close inpatient beds in Canterbury. Chief executive Steve Auty and chairman of the trustees Dr Richard Morey have both resigned their posts. Dr Morey said the organisation needed a fresh executive and non-executive …

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Hospice trustees finally listened to your protest

A piece of my mind. Julie Wassmer; TV writer, author and local campaigner ONE Friday evening, a few weeks ago, an important public meeting took place concerning the planned closure of beds on the in-patient ward at Canterbury’s Pilgrims Hospice. An estimated 500 people attended and in spite of our MP Julian Brazier chairing the meeting and the presence of many …

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Closure off, but new plan means beds at risk

HOSPICE TO STAY OPEN The Pilgrims Hospice’s inpatient centre in Canterbury will stay open – but bosses are refusing to say how many of its 16 beds will be spared the axe. Trustees’ chairman Dr Richard Morey said the organisation was reacting to the public outcry over the proposed closure of the entire Canterbury inpatient unit. But the hospice insists …

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Goodness knows what idiot has suggested closing down the Pilgrims Hospice. It was built more than 40 years ago to give terminal patients the peace and pain-free treatment they needed at the end of their lives. Around 40 years ago I had to nurse my husband with terminal cancer for five months before he died. I was 40 and had …

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