Daily News Roundup – 3 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Farewell Kirsty: funeral of young hospice fundraiser

ITV News
The funeral takes place today for 20 year old Kirsty Howard, the little girl from Manchester who grew up to be an incredible fundraiser for the hospice which cared for her. Kirsty raised £7.5 million for Francis House children’s hospice.

Bury Hospice loses out on £50,000 donation due to concerns over its management regime

Manchester Evening News
A benefactor has withdrawn her support for the charity after three board members resigned due to concerns about the management of the £5 million facility.

Hospice pays tribute to sadly missed patients

Blackpool Gazette
Staff at Trinity Hospice and Brian House in Bispham held a special evening of remembrance to show their respect for terminally ill residents who have died within the past four months.

Thugs use propane gas to blow up Florence Nightingale Hospice charity shop damaging bric-a-brac and clothes

Bucks Herald
Thieves intent on stealing cash from an ATM machine blew up the front window of a charity shop at the weekend.

What to say (and not say) to parents of a terminally ill child

Huffington Post
Nothing is more unnatural than children getting sick and dying prior to their parents. Those of us on the periphery but still witnesses to terminal diagnosis, illness and the death of a child often don’t know what to say.

New service helping needy Dundonians cope with bereavement burdens

The Courier
Money has been found for the funeral costs of struggling Dundonians thanks to a service that opened this year.

Schoolgirl shaves head and raises £10k for hospice which nursed her dying dad

ITV News
A 10-year-old schoolgirl who set out to raise £500 by shaving her head for the Severn Hospice in Shrewsbury, which cared for her dad, has smashed her target 20 times over.

From across ehospice editions:

Good care everywhere – learning from my father’s death

Non-clinical outcomes relevant to value for money equation in palliative care

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month proclamation starts month of awareness