An extra special Christmas for Rhydian – the cheekiest boy at Ty Hafan hospice
The brave seven-year-old who is battling a brain tumour is the face of the family hospice’s Christmas Appeal as the number of children who need their support rises
Hospice founder receives MBE from the Queen
One of the founders of Grove House Hospice has met the Queen while receiving her MBE at Buckingham Palace. Dr Mary Groves Rowe received her MBE at an Investiture last Thursday, for services to the community in St Albans and Hertfordshire and for her charity work in Sierra Leone.
South Bucks Hospice backs charity shop report
South Bucks Hospice has fully backed a report launched by the Charity Retail Association and Demos which said there is no evidence that the rise of the number of charity shops is causing the decline of the high street.
MS exercise class at St Giles Hospice in Whittington will carry on after successful pilot
An exercise class at St Giles Hospice which has made a huge difference to the lives of local people with multiple sclerosis is continuing after a successful 12-week pilot.
First phase of work for York’s St Leonard’s Hospice revamp
Developments are under way at York’s St Leonard’s Hospice to further improve the environment in which its patients are cared for – and all its services will continue during the refurbishment.
A poignant place of comfort for grieving families
The Rainbow Room is a poignant place of retreat for grieving families at Francis House. There are already two Rainbow Rooms at the children’s hospice and a third will be created when a new extension opens next spring.
Grief specialists fear for loss of hospice
Grief specialists at St John’s Hospice say it would be a “disaster” if it closed. Christine Townson and Helen O’Neil work as bereavement service coordinators, helping dozens of people cope with their loss each week.
People over the age of 85 up by a quarter since 2001 according to new statistics
The number of the “oldest old” has risen by nearly a quarter in the last decade. People over the age of 85 in England and Wales have increased from just over a million in 2001 to 1.25 million in 2011, the Office for National Statistics said.
Judges to rule on ‘right to die’
Britain’s most senior judges are preparing to make a landmark ruling over attempts to introduce a ”right to die” under human rights legislation.