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PUBLISHED: 10:55 22 September 2009 | UPDATED: 16:15 20 February 2013

Harmony for hospice left to right: Ruth Fahe, Fleur Chandler, Helen Page and Camilla Slattery

Harmony for hospice left to right: Ruth Fahe, Fleur Chandler, Helen Page and Camilla Slattery

Hospice in the Weald's very own singing group, Harmony, has recorded a CD called Christmas Crackers to be launched this month to coincide with the worldwide Voices for Hospices Festival - and will be in Hospice shops in time for Christmas...

Hospice in the Weald's very own singing group, Harmony, has recorded a CD called Christmas Crackers to be launched this month to coincide with the worldwide Voices for Hospices Festival - and will be in Hospice shops in time for Christmas.
Four members of staff, Fleur Chandler, Ruth Fahie, Helen Page and Camilla Slattery, have joined forces for a chance to raise funds for the Hospice by recording a selection of well-loved seasonal favourites.
Camilla says: "This project is so much fun and very different from Trust fundraising, my normal role!
I have in the past sung in an Abba Tribute band, and on Radio 1, but this is a new one for me! The hope is that many people will buy our CD and enjoy it but also be pleased they are supporting such a good cause."
Three of the CDs will have a gold music note symbol and those lucky enough to buy one of these will win afternoon tea at the Ritz, a family ticket to the the Assembly Halls pantomime or a bottle of Champagne
Priced at £5, the CD will be available from all 15 Hospice in the Weald shops, the reception at Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, and in Tunbridge Wells on the stall at Royal Victoria Place, at Hoopers and at Hotel Du Vin, from mid-October.

Pilgrims Hospices has launched its first Paws 4 Pilgrims, a sponsored dog walk taking place between 9am and 3.30pm on 25 October around the grounds of Chilham Castle.
Two courses of different lengths will suit the fitness levels of all taking part. The charity is hoping for more than 500 entrants and aims to raise more than £25,000 from the £5 registration fee and sponsorship for a walk it hopes to make a regular.
Pilgrims Hospices needs to raise more than £8m every year to fund the palliative care it provides over the three Hospice sites in Canterbury, Thanet and Ashford. All the services provided for the patients and their families are free of charge.


Marie Curie Cancer Care is inviting children to get their hands dirty for charity and have a go at growing their own daffodils. Each child will receive a free pot and daffodil bulb to plant in the autumn term. They will then care for their flower over the winter months to reflect the work of Marie Curie Nurses who provide free care to people with a terminal illness in their own homes or in one of the charity's hospices.
In spring, when the daffodils bloom, the children have fun painting their pots before taking them home to someone they care about, in return for a small donation to help fund Marie Curie Nurses.

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