Software developer Pieter Hintjens outlines his rules for talking to someone who is dying, as he faces up to his own diagnosis of terminal cancer.
East London and West Essex Guardian
Chief executive of Haven House Children’s Hospice Mike Palfreman was presented with his Mayor’s Civic Award on 12 April, just a few weeks before he celebrated five years with the charity.
Lindsey Lodge Hospice has launched a charity sausage with the Pink Pig Farm. The public voted for a caramelised onion flavour, named the Sunny Sausage.
North Devon Gazette
A young charity champion of just seven years old has raised money for North Devon Hospice by selling sweets outside his home in Braunton.
Under the name BrumYODO (giving a local spin to the national Dying Matters coalition strapline ‘You only die once’) a community collective in Birmingham aims to positively change attitudes and behaviours around talking about and planning for death, and the need for good end of life care for all.
The Guardian – social life blog
Seeing an elderly man through his wife’s eyes, I learned to appreciate the person behind the disease.
Sue Ryder blog
To mark MS Awareness Week Nettlebed Hospice spoke to Trishna Bharadia, an advocate for people with MS and a Sue Ryder ambassador.
Institute of Fundraising blog
“I believe that great fundraising isn’t focused on ‘generating income’; I think great fundraising connects people who want to give with a cause they feel strongly about,” writes Rachel Minchinton, head of income generation at George Thomas Hospice Care.
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