On the move in November

Categories: Care, Featured, and People & Places.

The latest appointments and movements in the hospice sector.

Together for Short Lives appoints new trustees

Adam Smith, Consultant Admiral Nurse for Dementia UK, Dr Joanna Laddie, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine at Evelina London and Children’s Hospital, and Toby Porter, CEO of Acorns Children’s Hospices, have joined the Board of Trustees of Together for Short Lives, the UK charity for children with life-limiting conditions.

Adam, Joanna and Toby will help to steer the charity’s strategy and governance. Dr Hilary Cass OBE, Chair of Trustees said:

“Although our new Trustees are in the first month of their appointment, it has already been incredibly stimulating to have fresh ideas and new eyes on our work from three such different perspectives. All three are highly respected in their own roles, which gives great confidence amongst our professional, hospice and parent members that the charity is going from strength to strength.

“As ever when you appoint several new Trustees, you hope that the sum is going to be greater than the parts, and this was so true at our Board meeting this week; the chemistry and dynamism was a foretaste of great times ahead.”

Radio 1 DJ Jordan North becomes Pendleside ambassador

Jordan North, a DJ for BBC Radio 1, has become the latest celebrity ambassador for Pendleside Hospice in Burnley.

Jordan said he was delighted to help promote the hospice – a place he described as “being in every one’s heart and mind in Burnley and Pendle”. Jordan, 29, used to live in the area and returns to visit family on a regular basis.

He said: “I want to get involved because you always have to look at the next generation of fundraisers and I want to help make young people aware of the incredible work that goes on and how we can’t afford for Pendleside not to be there.” 

The Hospice Biographers are hiring

The Hospice Biographers, the charity that records on audio the life stories of people who are nearing the end of life, is recruiting for several roles, including a bookkeeper, training organiser, and an operations, admin and data associate. They are also looking for a trustee to help with bid writing.

The charity trains specialist volunteers to record patients’ stories in hospices. For more details and to apply visit their website