Daily News Roundup – 20 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Former Celtic star John Hartson donates £50,000 to children’s hospice in memory of inspirational youngster

Daily Record
Football legend John Hartson had a young East Kilbride boy in mind when he handed over a £50,000 cheque to Robin House Children’s Hospice.

Ventriloquist becomes a patron for Rainbows Hospice

Loughborough Echo
Ventriloquist and award winning comedian Nina Conti has become Rainbow Hospice’s newest patron.

Carers’ cafe set to be launched at Marie Curie Hospice

Penarth Times
Marie Curie’s Cardiff and the Vale Hospice in Penarth is set to host a new carers’ café for people caring for someone with a terminal illness.

We’ll all die one day. Isn’t it time we got used to the idea?

The Guardian – comment is free
“Instead of trying to outwit mortal disease, we should be learning to face our fate with courage,” writes Tim Lott.

Patients face ‘unfair’ fines on free prescriptions

BBC News
Patients with life-long conditions are being fined up to £100 for collecting their free prescriptions, the BBC has discovered.

Letter calling for the Lobbying Act to be repealed signed by 160 charities

Civil Society
A group of 160 charities and campaigning groups, including Oxfam,Save the Children and the Salvation Army, has written to leaders of eight political parties calling on them to repeal the Lobbying Act.

Meet Lucy Watts, ICPCN’s first youth ambassador

ehospice International children’s edition
The International Children’s Palliative Care Network is thrilled to announce the appointment of their very first youth ambassador, Lucy Watts. Lucy has already made an enormous impact on the world through her writing and speaking engagements and is the recipient of a number of well-deserved awards.

Royals advocating for children’s palliative care – Linges’ story

ehospice International children’s edition
Through Linges’ story, the latest in the series of Little Stars short films, we learn about the enormous benefits of having high profile advocates for children’s palliative care such as HRH Raja Zarith and The Duchess of Cambridge.

Access to specialist palliative care in France

ehospice International edition
In France, progress is planned to address issues of access to specialist palliative care.