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A worrying shortage of nurses working in children’s palliative care is having a negative impact on care, Together for Short Lives has warned ahead of a new drive to promote the specialty.
Comfort and Care was set up in 2010 to raise funds for end of life care but sadly the charity is now ceasing to fundraise and has generously donated its balance of funds to Marie Curie.
Chestnut Tree is running a Hands Up! campaign to raise awareness of the charity and asks the people of Uckfield to put their Hands Up! and say “Yes, I’ll help these children”, or “Yes, I need their help.”
Each business that gets involved will be allocated a Severn Hospice shop to take over for the day and will be challenged to see which shop generates the most sales to raise as much money as possible for the hospice.
Liverpool FC midfielder Lucas Leiva visited terminally ill Craig Lyons at Willowbrook Hospice.
A display of sunflowers representing the lives of the people cared for by Forest Holme Hospice each year has been vandalised.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform says there is clear evidence cannabis could have a therapeutic role for some conditions, including chronic pain and anxiety.