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Fundraising efforts cover cost of inpatient stay at ellenor hospice

PUBLISHED: 09:07 28 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:07 28 July 2016

Colin McRobert, president of Swanley and North Downs Lions, visited ellenor Gravesend recently to present the charity’s chief executive, Claire Cardy, with a cheque for £6000

Colin McRobert, president of Swanley and North Downs Lions, visited ellenor Gravesend recently to present the charity's chief executive, Claire Cardy, with a cheque for £6000

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Around £12,000 has been recently donated to the local hospice care charity

Ellenor, a charity that provides hospice care in Kent, has recently received donations worth around £12,000 from a local community group.

The most recent donation, of £6,000, could cover the cost of a typical patient stay on the inpatient ward at ellenor Gravesend.

The rest of the funds raised went towards syringe drivers - battery powered pumps which deliver medication - for the inpatient ward.

Swanley and North Downs Lions made the donation to the end-of-life care hospice.

Claire Cardy is the charity’s chief executive.

She said: “We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support from all our local Lions clubs.

“The pressure on our services is growing all the time and we currently receive between 200 and 300 referrals a month, so donations like this are extremely important in helping us to continue providing support to our patients and their families.”

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