Daily News Roundup – 18 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Video: Santa arrives in helicopter for hospice visit

Yorkshire Evening Post
The man in red gave Rudolph and the rest of the reindeers a day off as he hopped on a helicopter to visit Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Barber shop makes unusual donation to Sheffield hospice

Sheffield Telegraph
Sheffield barber shop Savills has donated a hundred cans of shaving foam to St Luke’s Hospice for its male patients.

Giving something back to St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Chichester Observer
A budding author has written her first book with a very festive theme in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

There’s no better time to remember the excellent work of our local hospice

Swindon Advertiser
“There’s no better time to remember the excellent work of our local hospice,” MP Robert Buckland writes, referring to Prospect Hospice.

“Adrian is my friend and someone I very much look forward to seeing each week.”

Marie Curie blog
Article about the Marie Curie Helper Service, which plans to expand from ten regions to 16, thanks to Text Santa donations.

Dementia is third most common cause of death in UK, research finds

The Guardian
Alzheimer’s Research UK says increased life expectancy means age-related disease is becoming ‘our greatest medical challenge’.

Volunteering faces a decade of turbulence if charities don’t act now, says new report

nfpSynergy
Research consultancy nfpSynergy say volunteering is under-valued, under-prioritised and organisations could miss a huge opportunity by not responding to changes in society.

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

Defining palliative care competencies for undergraduate nurses and physicians in Colombia

ehospice International
With the participation of experts in palliative care and education, representatives of 22 universities held a workshop in Cali, Colombia to define competencies for nurses and physicians in the undergraduate level in Colombia.

Redefining moments: end of life stories for better living

ehospice USA
Every year, millions of people celebrate the rich historical tradition of Hanukkah for eight days and nights; a daughter reflects on what this special season means to her.

Value Every Life – the latest short film by Little Stars released today

ehospice International children’s edition
The latest short film by Little Stars entitled “Value Every Life’ stars the International Children’s Palliative Care Networks Chief Executive, Joan Marston, as well as a few beautiful faces of the children of Sunflower Hospice in Bloemfontein, South Africa.