A group that advises terminal illness charity Farleigh Hospice is aiming to build a second development in Maldon.

People Advising the Hospice (PATH) have quarterly meetings where they discuss fundraising activities and the administration of Farleigh services.

This week the group encouraged people to join them in discussing the proposed building of a second Hospice in Maldon.

The previous one, located in the Bentalls Complex, closed after issues with a leaky roof and unstable flooring that Farleigh say would’ve been a huge investment to fix.

After attempting to relocate the Hospice, they were eventually forced to close because of the conditions.

Devika Chowdhury, Hospice Engagement Lead, said: “Since our previous site in Maldon closed in December 2016, we have been looking for a new location.

“We have finally found somewhere that we believe will fit our needs.

“The new Hospice would be located in Mill Road, offering fantastic transport links and parking facilities.

“We are aware that it is not always easy for people to travel to Chelmsford, so we hope that this site will make support more accessible.”

The group are working through the legal processes before they can open the doors to the public.

PATH is open to anyone who is interested in the development of Hospice services, including patients, carers, family, friends, staff, and volunteers.

Devika added: “The meetings help us to ensure that we are including feedback from the people who actually use our services, to shape our services.

“The theme of this week’s meeting was the development of the site in Maldon, and then we asked attendees to tell us what they think.

“The feedback received from this event will be considered when making future plans about Farleigh Hospice, Maldon.”

The Hospice currently offer weekly drop- in sessions in Chelmsford and Maldon on Fridays from 1.00- 4.00 pm.

To find out more visit: https://www.farleighhospice.org/