Daily News Roundup – 12 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Lorraine shares her hospice journey

The Scarborough News

A Scarborough woman who was involved in setting up St Catherine’s Hospice has now become one of its patients.

Fundraisers to attempt record-breaking penguin waddle for Beckton hospice

Newham Recorder

More than 300 fundraisers will be dressed up as penguins today in a bid to break a world record and help Richard House hospice.

‘Amazing’ response to dying wish of horse farewell

BBC News

Staff at a hospital who made a dying patient’s final wish to see her favourite horse again come true said they are “amazed” by the response from people around the world.

Parliament reception for absent friends

Goof Life, Good Death, Good Grief

On 30 October 2014, Michael McMahon MSP hosted a lunchtime reception at the Scottish Parliament, introducing To Absent Friends, a people’s festival of storytelling and remembrance.

Hidden army of young carers to be uncovered under new legislation

The Guardian

Councils’ have a new duty to identify and support up to 700,000 children as young as six who care for ill parents but how will these young carers’ needs be met by social care services?

Five ways major donor fundraisers are wasting time

Institute of Fundraising blog

A list of recommendations to help major donor fundraisers avoid common pitfalls.

Post Office enables Children in Need donations through Twitter

Civil Society

The Post Office has become the first UK organisation to allow Twitter users to donate to charity through a tweet, with proceeds going to BBC Children in Need.

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