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Ellenor Hospice Donation



On the 8th November Swanley & North Downs Lions Club presented the Ellenor Hospice team with a donation of £9,300. The money was raised at various fund raising events throughout the year including the annual Bluebell Walk, the Charity Golf Day and the ever popular ‘Bike around Brands’ cycling event in August. It was the second sum given by the club in the past twelve months.

In the attached photograph, left to right, are Claire Cardy, Ellenor Chief Executive, Lion President Bryan Harris, Fund Raising Chairman Lion Colin McRobert and Linda Trew, Ellenor Director of Income Generation.

Any publicity that you are able to give to this donation would be appreciated and would let those who contributed know the use to which their money was put.

If you would like any further information please contact me.


Colin McRobert MBE
Swanley & North Downs Lions Club

Race Night - We Are Beams

Great family fun with this established event. Held at the Dartford Science and Technology College on Saturday 27th October 2018. You can place a bet on your favourite horse and see if you win. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Event starts at 7pm-10pm. Charity raffle and auction. Disabled access. All ages. All to support disabled children with Beams, a local charity. Book online https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/charity-race-night-tickets-45797200660 or T: 01322 668501 x5 E: fundraising@wearebeams.org.uk


View a PDF of the Carers Cuppa poster - here

you, me & Dementia



West Kent Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Have you been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis?

The newly founded West Kent Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group is based in Swanley and is being set up for anyone who is affected by pulmonary fibrosis including family, friends and carers.

The aim of the group is to provide support and information regarding the condition and an opportunity for you to meet other people with similar problems.

If you live anywhere in West Kent or SE London and would like to attend our meetings, please contact Dee or Roger Bryan in the first instance.

We meet at:

The Elim Christian Centre, Cherry Avenue, Swanley BR8 7DX

Meetings and topics

Meetings will be held on the last Monday of alternate months.

Monday, 25th June, Monday, 27th August, Monday, 29th October and December: date to be decided. (Subject to confirmation)

Meetings at the Elim Centre include a fund-raising raffle (with donated prizes, please) and light refreshments.

You are very welcome to contact Dee and Roger if you would like any further information.

The venue is served by bus route 429 from Dartford, West Kingsdown, Swanley Town
Centre and Swanley station.

Parking is limited on-site otherwise available on the road nearby.

All are welcome - patients and carers alike!

Dee Bryan, Mobile: 07775 616769 email: deebryan@me.com
Roger Bryan, Mobile: 07470 201703 email: roger.bryan@me.com

children looking at electronics

Volunteers needed for new Digital Den Club for anyone aged 8-11 at Swanley Library.

The sessions will include how circuits work; how to program robots; how to make a piano with bananas; and much more…

For more information phone 03000 413131 or email swanleylibrary@kent.gov.uk or visit


Our mission is to lead and coordinate the best-personalised care for all ages, sharing our expertise to ensure that all families facing terminal illness get the right support in the best place possible, enabling them to make the most of the time they have.

Care is provided:

  • For all ages, from the very young to the very old
  • For all diagnoses – not just for cancer
  • To support all needs, physical, practical and spiritual
  • In all places, at home, hospital, care home or hospice
  • To all concerned, patients, carers and families

If you feel you are able to volunteer and help this great charity, please click the button below to download the PDF with details of different roles which are available.