Daily news roundup – 29 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

How to have a great conversation with someone who is going to die

The Guardian
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.

Children’s hospice CEO celebrates five years with Mayor’s award

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 launches Sunny Sausage

Scunthorpe Telegraph
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.

Braunton youngster set up sweet stall for hospice

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.

Dying matters to Birmingham locals

Charity Today
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.

Bert, Mary and eccles cakes taught me a vital lesson about dementia

The Guardian – social life blog
Seeing an elderly man through his wife’s eyes, I learned to appreciate the person behind the disease.

Trishna Bharadia explains why specialist MS care is so important

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.

Fundraising is not rocket science. It is about people

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.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Palliative care activist addresses UNGASS plenary

International children’s edition: ColourNow for the 2nd ICPCN conference

Ireland edition: Parents of three terminally ill boys reveal their coping strategy

South Africa edition: No barriers to care