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Havens Hospice

Fair Havens Hospice and Little Havens Hospice focus on the individual needs

of the adults and children, ‘Making every day count’ for those with

life-limiting illnesses, and their families.

They are a registered charity, not part of the NHS, and receive

limited government funding. The hospices can only exist because

of the support and generosity of the community.

Little Havens Hospice is based in Benfleet, Essex & Fair Havens Hospice

is based in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.

We are proud to be a regular sponsor for Haven’s Hospice and include

the “Light Up A Life Tree” within our Christmas events each year.

You can find more information about Haven’s on their website:

This Year's Charity: Canvey Island First Responders

Canvey Island Community First Responders are volunteers who

are trained to respond to emergency calls in their local area through

the 999 system in conjunction with the East of England

Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Community First Responders are not a substitute for the

Ambulance Service. But, as they are based within the community

in which they either live or work, they are able to attend the

scene of an emergency call in a very short time; often within the first

few minutes and, in the majority of incidents, they will be first on scene.

Community First Responders are able to administer vital, life saving

first aid treatment before the arrival of an Ambulance crew.

Their early intervention further increases the patient’s chance of

survival or may just provide the simple reassurance that the ambulance

crew are on their way. We are not funded by the NHS which requires

an individual responder to utilise their own vehicle with no mileage

allowance for fuel however the East of England Ambulance Service

NHS Trust replaces medical consumables such as oxygen and bandages.

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