The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice now boasts 60 ethnic volunteers and has developed relationships with religious leaders of many different faiths, and, as it seeks funding for a new purpose-built hospice in Bellahouston Park, it is hoping to expand its outreach programme.
Children’s hospices have suffered a severe cut to funding levels under the SNP, despite a written agreement to pay a quarter of annual running costs from the public purse.
Bill Mumford arrived on Monday to take over from Janet Ferguson, who has retired from the role of chief executive after five years at the charity, based on the city’s Durdar Road.
It is five years since Ian Richardson lost his wife and eldest daughter in a road accident. Ever since, he has raised money in their memory by setting up a charity called the Jo & Mya Memorial Fund. Now, money from the fund will pay for two counsellors to be taken on by Hartlepool & District Hospice.
Primrose Hospice has unveiled a stunning new children’s garden. The garden has been designed by award winning local designer Olivia Kirk, and is intended to offer a safe space for children to help them explore their feelings whilst dealing with bereavements.
The head of performance engineering at Williams Formula 1, Rob Smedley, called on some of his best known friends to ensure Zoe’s Place, the children’s hospice based in Normanby Hall, raised such a huge sum at an event in Wynyard Hall, Teesside.
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Onlookers witnessed a very near miss on Friday morning as a hot air balloon narrowly avoided colliding with the Long Ashton offices of Bristol charity St Peter’s Hospice.
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