Daily News Roundup – 11 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Doctors write letter in support of assisted suicide bill

BBC News Scotland

A group of doctors including a surgeon and a professor of neurology have spoken out in support a bill legalising assisted suicide.

Survey of palliative care patient and carer experiences to begin


The Let’s Talk About survey, led by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care, asks people with illnesses which may not be cured in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to share their experiences both good and bad.

World famous photographer becomes patron of Claire House

Wirral Globe

Rankin, one of the world’s best known celebrity photographers, has cemented his support of Claire House Children’s Hospice by agreeing to be an official patron of the charity.

David Walliams pledges to help ‘inspiring’ children’s hospice

Nottingham Post

Comedy star and children’s author David Walliams has been announced as a patron for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

Artists join forces to bring wildlife to children’s hospice

Western Morning News

An imaginative project to encourage wildlife into the grounds of a children’s hospice and enrich the lives of patients and families has been launched in Cornwall.

St Mary’s celebrates 35 years of caring

Birmingham Mail

Staff at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice have marked the 35th anniversary of the first patient admittance on 5 March 1979.

Navca asks Healthwatch England to make sure local health and wellbeing boards include the voluntary sector

Third Sector

In response to a consultation, the infrastructure umbrella body says local charities and community groups are often aware of issues before they are widely recognised.

Survey aims to dispel myths about face-to-face fundraising careers

Civil Society

Face-to-face fundraising jobs have historically been seen as separate to careers in mainstream fundraising, but a new research project aims to upend that belief.

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