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Bexley hospice celebrates 25 years

PUBLISHED: 16:39 01 October 2010 | UPDATED: 16:55 01 October 2010

Bexley Hospice  25th anniversary celebrations

Bexley Hospice 25th anniversary celebrations

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Patients and carers gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a hospice which provides care to patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice in Bostal Hill, Abbey Wood, provides specialist palliative care in both boroughs including at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich.

It was set up by two cancer sufferers, Pat Jeavons and Don Sturrock in 1985 who had the vision of building a hospice to benefit the terminally ill.

Mick Gordelier of Sidcup suffers from motor neurone disease and launched a campaign at the event to raise £30, 000 for a new nurse.

For the full story, and for more pictures of the event, see next week’s Bexley Times.

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