On Friday 20th July 2018 the Deputy Mayor of Maldon Town, Flo Shaughnessy, paid a visit to the weekly Farleigh Hospice social drop-in at the West Maldon Community Centre.

As the third session of the month, patients, their friends, family and carers were able to get their creativity flowing with an arts and crafts themed afternoon designing and making beautifully decorated gift boxes with the support of our dedicated volunteers.

Taking a break from helping members of the group with their projects, the Deputy Mayor of Maldon Town gave her thoughts on the session and the Hospice’s plans for the future, saying:

The drop-in sessions that Farleigh Hospice arrange are a vital aspect of their work. People can come to a local venue, where there are faces they recognise, which ensures a relaxing atmosphere. The Farleigh Hospice team are continuing to look for new premises where they can expand this service.

- Flo Shaughnessy, Deputy Mayor of Maldon Town

The Farleigh Hospice social drop-in groups run weekly in both Maldon and Chelmsford on Friday’s and Monday’s respectively, with the opportunity to explore a variety of activities based on individual interests. The sessions are available to all who may be feeling isolated and in need of activity in a welcoming and supportive environment to build confidence to access similar services in their local communities.

If you or someone you know would be interested in attending one of our social drop-in sessions, or would like to find out more information, Click Here for our Maldon group, or Click Here for our Chelmsford group.


Farleigh Hospice relies on the generosity of our local community to help provide our vital services. If you’d like to donate, please get in touch.