Eastern Daily Press
Almost a year to the day since the Duchess of Cambridge launched a £10 million appeal to build a state-of-the-art children’s hospice, EACH has revealed a massive £2 million has already been secured.
The site in Woodlands Park, which will be home to the first children’s hospice in Berkshire, is ‘on schedule’ and is set to be complete by autumn next year.
Ayrshire Hospice has been working with local schools and raising awareness of bereavement during the UK’s first-ever Children’s Grief Awareness Week.
A staggering £44,000 was raised at this year’s Strictly Northampton, making it the largest amount raised since the charity contest started in 2010.
Herts & Essex Observer
Isabel Hospice is asking East Herts residents to submit their best jokes, along with a £10 donation, for its Giggle eBook.
Sue Ryder is trialling ‘Black Friday’ discounting in some of its shops this weekend for the first time, and is believed to be among the first charity retailers to take part.
The Guardian – Comment is Free
“Time matters for cancers and strokes. It matters to bureaucrats, too. And it mattered for one patient I had who wanted to hand down a gift to his family before he died,” writes Ranjana Srivastava.
“I fear greatly for the future of the NHS, but also the future of the care of medically complex patients,” writes Lucy Watts.
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