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Erith: Kent church walks for charity

Church members at Gateway Chapel, Erith, took part in a 12-mile walk last month to raise funds for a charity supporting families with terminal illnesses ...

On Saturday 6 June Gateway Chapel organised a 12-mile sponsored walk which raised £3000 for Ellenor, a Kent-based charity which supports families dealing with terminal illnesses.

According to Demos, “of the half a million people who die in Britain each year, 60% die in hospital, even though only eight per cent would choose to die in a hospital. Two thirds of people (60 per cent) would prefer to die at home, surrounded by family, friends and cherished possessions.”

Ellenor makes such a huge difference to people’s lives because the hospices provides a home environment for the terminally ill, with qualified health care professionals at hand.

The charity helps coordinate personalised care for all ages to ensure that all families facing terminal illness get the right support in the best place possible. 

Gateway Chapel is a family church that places great emphasis on giving back to the community and so by adopting Ellenor for its current charitable mission, the church hopes to give a boost for the work it does for hospice care for the terminally ill across Kent.
Local people from all walks of life supported the 89 charity walkers as they passed by en-route; with drivers, passers-by and other people generally showing their support.

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