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Cancer support nurses, special school and ellenor hospice all benefit from £1,000 boost

PUBLISHED: 11:44 28 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:44 28 April 2017

Three charities have received �1,000 donations from Selco. Credit: Sam Stephenson

Three charities have received �1,000 donations from Selco. Credit: Sam Stephenson

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The donations came from a Crayford builders merchants

Three charities from across Bexley and Dartford and have received £1,000 in funding.

The money will see two new Macmillan Cancer Support nurses at Darent Valley Hospital introduced, as well as additional funding for ellenor hospice and Shenstone Special School in Sidcup.

Leann Bargery is deputy head teacher at Shenstone, which supports more than 110 children with severe and profound learning difficulties.

She said: “We are looking to use the money to invest further in our outdoor environment and complete the sensory garden.

“The children will gain so much joy from that area and will benefit from learning to play and interact with each other in a new and stimulating outdoor environment.”

The donation came from Crayford builders merchants, Selco, which recently created 50 jobs by opening the area.

Jessie Plant, area fundraiser for ellenor, which provides support to families across Bexley and Kent, said: “Our aim is to ensure families make the most of the time they have together with their loved one who has a terminal illness.

“We are the only charity in the area which provides hospice care for patients of all ages, and we are entirely funded by the community so donations such as the one Selco provided makes the world of difference.”

MacMillan Cancer Support’s two new breast cancer support specialist nurses are due to start on May 1.

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