Daily News Roundup – 20 June 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Duchess Kate releases inspiring message in support of children’s hospices

Hello magazine

“Around the clock support is crucial for children receiving palliative care,” said Kate. “They and their families often need help every hour of every day, both in hospices and at home.”

Rod Stewart sell-out concert raises record amount for St Margaret’s Hospice

Western Gazette

More than 18,000 fans helped raise a six-figure sum for St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice at Rod Stewart’s sold-out concert at the County Cricket Ground in Taunton.

‘Closure’ hospice boss to step down

BBC News

The boss of a charity which abandoned plans to close inpatient beds at a Kent hospice after a public outcry is to step down at the end of the month. Pilgrims Hospices said its chief executive Steve Auty felt it was time to hand over leadership for the next phase of development.

Bookham fundraiser appointed MBE ten years after terminal cancer diagnosis

Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser

Nigel Lewis-Baker has been appointed MBE for services to people with cancer – ten years after being told he had developed an incurable form of the disease.

King’s Fund will launch charity network to develop collaborative working

Third Sector

The King’s Fund is to launch a new network of charities to improve leadership skills and develop collaborative working,. Known as the GSK Impact Award Network, it will be run in conjunction with the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.

Early origins of St Christopher’s Hospice

University of Glasgow blog

Professor David Clark writes on the University of Glasgow ‘End of life studies’ blog.

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