Daily News Roundup – 19 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Butterfly Hospice brainchild ‘excited’ to see inpatient dream come true

Boston Standard

The brainchild behind plans for a hospice offering care in Boston says she is ‘excited’ by news that it can now take on inpatients for the first time.

Doris Long celebrated her 100th birthday abseiling down the side of a building

Daily Mail

Record-breaking great-great grandmother Doris Long celebrated her 100th birthday by abseiling down one of Britain’s tallest buildings – and raising money for The Rowans Hospice in Hampshire.

Pioneering project to offer support to cancer patients

Oxford Times

Cancer sufferers and other patients will get psychological support at Oxford hospitals through a project believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

What would you like to do before you die?

Marie Curie blog

Travelling more, getting a book published as well as winning the lottery all rank high, according to a new national survey carried out as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Price of dementia: the families struggling to get NHS help

The Guardian

Thousands of relatives and carers of dementia sufferers are battling to receive funding towards crippling care bills.

Fears over dementia patients ‘struck off’ by GPs

The Telegraph

Vulnerable patients are being wrongly struck off GPs’ lists in botched attempts to remove details of those who have died or moved, doctors have warned.

JustGiving forced to defend fee structure

Civil Society

JustGiving has been moved to defend its fee structure after calls for the site to waive its commission on donations made to Stephen Sutton’s appeal.

Mass participation – how to stand out from the crowd

Civil Society blog

A successful mass participation event is something every fundraiser must covet, but what are the secret ingredients in making one top class?

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