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).

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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

The Wolterton Extravagant

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The ‘Wolterton Extravagant’  In aid of Hospice Ethiopia 

Saturday September 16 2017, from 7.30pm. Carriages at Midnight

In the Marble Room, various adjacent chambers & the grounds, of Wolterton Hall, by kind permission of  Mr Peter Sheppard & Mr Keith Day.  In the presence of The Lady Dannatt MBE, Patron.

Tickets: £50 (limited numbers) – early bird discount £45 (book before July 1)

Tickets available from Clare Glenn; 01263 734853; info@hospiceethiopia.org.uk
Or

buy online

Note surcharges apply to online sales.

To include:

A Champagne Reception
Monsieur Huvier’s boutique champagne, 2013, direct from Villiers St Denis*

A Masked Dance
With a splendid prize for the best mask 

A Buffet of Elegant Sufficiency
Embracing Nibbles of assorted varieties; Wolterton Lamb Shepherd Pie; & a Fruit Compote. Vegetarian option available. The food being prepared by Ms Hindry and her munificent epicurean brigade. 

A Delightful Harmoniousness
A Classical Ensemble: accompanying the early evening entertainments
The Gentlemen Gits: rollicking minstrels playing rock, roll and suchlike, for your dancing jollification

A Privilege of Promises (by Auction)

The esteemed Mr David Robinson will wield his gavel on bids for, amongst other extravagances:

  • A flight in an aircraft (piloted by Noel Bartram Esq.)
  • A garden sculpture, to be designed and crafted by Gentleman Blacksmith Mr Barron Tremain
  • Your pet’s portrait, painted by Ms Alice Mumford
  • & sundry other munificences, to be added in good time for the event

PLUS a multitude of diverse indulgences for your delectation including

Guess the Trump

How much does Wolterton’s little Trump weigh?

Raffle

Extravagant Prizes Galore

Photobooth & games & perambulations
Instruction (a brief history of the hall past, present & future)

Wine Bar
Serving a selection of reasonably priced wines and sundry soft beverages 

Note that the Wolterton Extravagant is a cash-only event. Credit Cards not accepted.

Tickets: £50 (limited numbers) – early bird discount £45 (book before July 1)

Tickets available from Clare Glenn; 01263 734853; info@hospiceethiopia.org.uk
Or online through Eventbrite, surcharge applies.

*up to three glasses per ticket            Dress to Impress – smart /smart casual

Hospice Ethiopia Report, Spring 2017

spring2017reportThis report details the clinical visits made, meetings held, and teaching carried out during a three week visit to Addis Ababa in March & April 2017.  These were conducted on behalf of Hospice Ethiopia UK (the newly registered UK charity formerly known as the Norwich group supporting Hospice Ethiopia) and the International Consortium.

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, UK) who funded themselves. The overall aims of the trip were accomplished although some plans had to be deferred to a later visit, for example teaching nurses at Cancer Care Ethiopia, and visiting a Palliative Care hub. However in addition to activities planned JM and SM were delighted to attend Hospice Ethiopia’s General Assembly meeting

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Tim & John do the Swimathon

Congratulations to Tim and John Morgan who have raised a massive £2765 (as of the 16th April 2017) for Hospice Ethiopia!

This is extra impressive given that the pool turned on the wave machine half way through…

John in yellow cap, Tim in green

Many thanks to those of you who have been so generous – this money will make a huge difference in Ethiopia. Just to give a rough idea, the amount raised is sufficient to fund the salary of a senior nurse for a year.

Donations accepted until 7.7.2017 so please donate if you haven’t already!

Spring 2017 Update Talk

Come and hear about the extraordinary work that your help is funding.

An illustrated talk by Sue Mumford (palliative care nurse) and Dr Jamie Mumford (GP).

Monday 8th May, 5.30 for 6.00pm
Priscilla Bacon Lodge, Colman Hospital,
Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2PJ

It’s not just about direct action: even more important is the training of doctors, nurses and medics in palliative care (care for the dying), a specialty that is little understood and not yet taught in medical schools in Ethiopia.

Sue and Jamie will also talk about their trip to Hospice Africa in Uganda, the flagship hospice for sub-Saharan palliative care, where they stayed with the Nobel Prize nominee Professor Anne Merriman.

Entry is free but, of course, we hope you will be able to give us a donation.

There will be teas, cakes and a raffle.

More information: Sue and Jamie Mumford (01263 768699) or Wendy Smith at Priscilla Bacon Lodge (01603 255720) or email susan.mumford@hotmail.co.uk