Daily news roundup – 3 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Actress Sue Holderness to dive with the Red Devils for Thames Hospice

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Only Fools and Horses actress Sue Holderness is beginning her new role as Thames Hospice ambassador by joining the British Army’s elite parachute team, The Red Devils, for a skydive.

Celebrations as doctor and nurse pig temporarily added to Pigs Gone Wild trail

Ipswich Star
St Elizabeth Hospice has revealed a new pig – Dr Trot and Nurse Honey-Cured – who will be joining the Pigs Gone Wild trail.

Grace’s Place children’s hospice needs support of Bury residents during review following Bury Hospice inquiry

Bury Times
Supporters of Grace’s Place children’s hospice should continue showing support during a review, trustees have said.

‘Indi wanted to do a run to be like her Daddy’ – Northallerton girl, four, prepares for charity run for Butterwick Hospice

The Northern Echo
Indi Calvert is to take on the 1.5km York Mini Run on Sunday, fulfilling an ambition to be awarded a medal that she has expressed since she was just two.

New ‘end of life’ suite to open in south Cumbria

ITV News
A home-from-home private room where cancer patients and those closest to them can share precious final hours is to be built at Furness General Hospital thanks to funding from the charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

EAPC White paper: Understanding volunteering in hospice and palliative care

EAPC blog
Anne Goossesnen, Jos Somsen, Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari, members of the EAPC Task Force on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care, explain the background to their longer article published in the July/August European Journal of Palliative Care.

If it’s everyone’s business, let’s make a plan

British Geriatrics Society blog
Article by Pamela Levack, medical director of the charity PATCH – Palliation And The Caring Hospital.

Outside the Box – a live show about death

Final Fling blog
August is here and with it comes the Edinburgh Festival and Death on the Fringe. Death has had its own category at the Fringe for the last two years. “About time” says Liz Rothschild, who blogs about her show, opening on 4 August.