Eleanor Ward


St Christopher's Hospice
St Christopher's is a registered charity and was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders as the first modern hospice. All our specialist palliative care and family care services are free of charge. We care for people across Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, covering a population of 1.5m people It costs £19 million a year to deliver our services and we must raise nearly £13 million each year. We could not achieve what we achieve without the support of our community, and every donation counts. For example, £10 will pay for a haircut for a patient, £50 will pay for physiotherapy to help a patient retain their independence and improve their quality of life, £500 will help to fund our Patient Ambulance which brings people to the hospice for expert care and to take part in social and therapeutic activities.

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Eleanor Ward - Two Castles 10k

Eleanor Ward

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EleanorWard

Some of you visiting this page will have known my great-aunt Hilda Schroder, an imitable actress who died at the age of 92 earlier this year. A strong-willed woman all her life, she was adamant that she would not die in hospital or a care home, and that she wanted to stay living in her own home as long as possible. Along with her family and carers, St Christopher's Hospice was able to help her stay in her home, and then looked after her in the hospice for the last 8 days of her life.

From first having contact with staff from the hospice on home visits, and then spending time with Hilda in there, I was amazed at their dedication and caring. They made the last few days of Hilda's life as comfortable and painfree as possible.

And so I want to give something back to St Christopher's, and will be running the 2 Castles 10k on Sunday 10 June, from Warwick Castle to Kenilworth Castle. Many of you will know my aversion to running, and the fact that the last race I took part in was the Coventry Fun Run in 1998 tells you all you need to know about my running prowess! I'm not sure I'm going to make it, but if anything will keep me motivated in my training and during the race, raising well-needed funds for St Christopher's will.

And if you're in the locality that weekend, feel free to come and cheer me on! I'll be the one with the red face and the St Christopher's vest with my name on...

St Christopher's Hospice
The founding of St Christopher's Hospice in South London in 1967 began the start of the modern hospice movement and it has been a pioneer in the field of palliative medicine, which is now established worldwide. It costs over £14 million to deliver all of the hospice's services, with only about a third of this coming from the NHS. This means that St Christopher's needs to raise more than £9 million from supporters and the local community.

Here's the blurb...
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to St Christopher's. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors



10.06.12 Well done!


06.06.12 Good luck

06.06.12 Good luck Smell! Next stop London marathon?! xx

05.06.12 Good Luck! x


27.05.12 Good luck!

25.05.12 Saw a link on the Guardian cricket commentary - good luck!

23.05.12 Good luck kiddo.


20.05.12 Good luck - sure you won't need any.

20.05.12 Good luck - rather you than me!



17.05.12 Good luck

17.05.12 Best of luck! Via OBO England vs West Indies at Lord's 2012 day one.


17.05.12 Keep at it, because the show must go on.

16.05.12 May you have fleet feed, El Wardo! Good luck xx

15.05.12 Knees up, girl! Great local hospice which continues to work wonders in my old SE London stamping ground. Good luck! x

15.05.12 10k?! What's that? To the shops and back?

15.05.12 Good luck and good on you!

14.05.12 Well done


Running total

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John, Christine & Viv
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