Successful fundraising in November & December 2018

We had a number of successful events to round off 2018; in particular the Big Give, which ran from 27th November to 4th December. We had hoped to raise £8,000 which meant we needed our donors to give £4,000 which would then be matched to raise £8,000. In fact, our donors gave £5,007 (£4,000 of which was doubled) and with Gift Aid the total raised was over £10,000. A fantastic result, which we could not have achieved without so many of our donors taking part.

Other events included Mary Lamb’s Open House event in December, which raised over £2,477, and the Bridge event at the Bishop’s Palace in Norwich, which raised over £1,450.
Below is our Hospice Ethiopia tree, at the St Michael’s Church Christmas Tree Festival in Aylsham:
Xmas tree
Many thanks for all your support in 2018 and wishing everyone all the best for 2019!

The Big Give is Live. Your donations matched for one week!

Donate to Hospice Ethiopia via the Big Give

Many of you have generously made donations in the past that have helped provide care for many patients. We’re very excited to let you know that Hospice Ethiopia UK has been selected this year to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018, the UK’s largest match funding campaign.

We will be raising money for our project, which is to pay for the nurses’ salaries at Hospice Ethiopia for six months. These nurses provide vital care and symptom control in people’s homes for those dying from cancer and other terminal illnesses. They are often their only point of contact, bringing relief to truly desperate people.

One donation, twice the impact

Donations to this project will be matched for 7 days from 12pm on 27th November. So every pound you give during that period means two pounds for Hospice Ethiopia.

What happens during the Christmas Challenge?
Donations made to our project via theBigGive.org.uk will be doubled during the campaign. If you would like to support our work this year, we highly recommend doing so during the Christmas Challenge when your donation will make even more of a difference to Hospice Ethiopia.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at info@hospiceethiopia.org.uk

Finally, please pass on this message to anyone who you think might be interested in supporting us and having their donation doubled.

Many thanks in advance,

The Trustees of Hospice Ethiopia UK

Hospice Ethiopia Report, Autumn 2017

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This report details the clinical visits made, meetings held, and teaching carried out during the visit to Addis Ababa. These were conducted on behalf of Hospice Ethiopia UK (HE UK), a UK registered charity.

The visit was planned and carried out by Sue Mumford (SM; Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse and Chair of Hospice Ethiopia UK) and Dr James Mumford (JM; General Practitioner and & Trustee of HE UK) who funded themselves. The overall aims of the trip were accomplished.

Aims of visit

  • To provide ongoing support to Hospice Ethiopia (HE).
  • To provide supplies of equipment difficult to source in Ethiopia e.g. colostomy bags, urinary catheters, some medications etc.
  • To review the last quarter’s report (July-September 2017).
  • To review and understand the budget plan for 2017.
  • To speak with Nurse Yohanna who we met in March 2017 and has started work at Hospice Ethiopia since our last visit.
  • To join in Home Care visits.
  • To see Outpatient and Day Care in action.
  • To teach a 3 morning palliative care course to Nurses working at Strong Hearts Ethiopia and Cancer Care Ethiopia.
  • To meet with Health Care Professionals with an interest in palliative care (PC).

Download the report

Hospice Ethiopia Christmas Cards On Sale Now!

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s Christmas Cards in aid of Hospice Ethiopia are on sale around Norwich.

Cards are available from:

  1. The Original Norwich Charity Christmas Card Shop. At the bottom of St Stephens next door to the Sainsbury Express and almost opposite M&S,
  2. Direct from Hospice Ethiopia UK Trustees (Sue, Jamie, Marion, Wendy & Helen)
  3. The front desk at Priscilla Bacon Lodge, Norwich.

Be quick! They’re selling fast!

Packs of 10 cards are available in two designs: The Holly and the Ivy, Partridge in a Pear Tree.

 

 

Trump signs up for the Wolterton Extravagant

On September 16 2017 one of Norfolk’s great country houses, Wolterton Hall, will open its doors for the Wolterton Extravagant – a charity fundraiser in aid of Hospice Ethiopia.  Alongside a champagne reception, a three-course feast and lots of live entertainment, there’s the chance to win some exclusive prizes.  And Wolterton’s very own Trump is looking to bow-wow guests in a special prize draw.

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Trump is a rather beautiful pug.  He had a traumatic start to life but was rescued, as was his sister Coco, by the Hall’s new owners, Peter Sheppard and Keith Day.  Now, as befits the top dog at a magnificent country house, he lives a rather more urbane lifestyle, rubbing shoulders with the great and the good and not above taking a nap on an antique sofa, surrounded by portraits of the Walpoles, who built the Hall back in 18th century.

Fittingly, Trump cuts a magnificent figure.  Guests at the Extravagant will be invited to guess just how magnificent – with the chance to win an exclusive weekend break on the Wolterton Estate for whomever gets closest to his real weight.

The prize weekend promises to be special.  Peter and Keith are restoring the Hall and its grounds to their former glory.  As part of the project, they are converting a selection of the outlying buildings into luxury holiday cottages – the winners will be amongst the first to visit and will be able to enjoy the rambles through one of Humphrey Repton’s finest landscape designs.

“Trump is an absolute cutie, a real gentleman – certain other Trumps would be much more popular if they took their cue from him,” says Sue Mumford, chair of Hospice Ethiopia UK. “The Extravagant is going to be fabulous – it’s all about having fun while we raise funds for this truly amazing cause.   We’re hoping the ‘Guess the Trump’ game will tickle everyone’s funny bone – and encourage them to put their hand in their pocket, of course!”

The Wolterton Extravagant takes place on September 16 2017, 7.30pm till midnight, and tickets cost £50, which includes champagne and food.  There will also be a cash bar, dancing and an auction of promises including holidays, artwork and jewellery.  For more information and to buy tickets visit www.hospiceethiopia.org.uk or contact Clare Glenn, 01263 734853 or info@hospiceethiopia.org.uk