Patient story: M

Your donations have helped transform the life of Patient M, a 30 year old married woman with two girls. She has HIV and colorectal cancer for which she has had surgery and the formation of a colostomy. She was suffering from the worst possible rectum pain, with a foul smelling wound on her bottom, anxiety, sadness, poor sleeping, and a poor appetite. She used to survive by doing daily labour work and her husband the same. She became bankrupt when bedridden and suffered a lack of adequate food for her and her family. Her husband was struggling to taking care of her because of the bad smell, lack of his nursing skills and lack of wound dressing materials.

The Hospice Ethiopia nurse has seen M in her home and delivered holistic care and support (after a thorough assessment) including pain management, wound care, psychological support, financial support (Comfort Fund), food support, gauze and solution for wound care and has taught M’s husband how to care for her wound.

Spring fundraising

Fundraising has got off to a good start this year with several successful events in Aylsham and further afield. Steph & Wendy’s cake stall raised a magnificent £140.65 and Tim Morgan swam 5km (the third year running that he has swum in aid of Hospice Ethiopia UK) and raised an amazing £1,388. Sue & Jamie enjoyed a warm reception at Horncastle Lions and Rotary club dinner and following their presentation were delighted with over £1,100 being donated.lions horncastle

Upcoming event

1960’s style

Burger ‘n’ Boogie

Saturday 15th June 2019

At

The Mill House, Keswick, Norwich

By kind permission of Lord & Lady Dannatt

in aid of Hospice Ethiopia

2 course meal + dancing+ auction of promises+ raffle from 7pm

Tickets: £35

(£30 early bird bookings before May 1st)

Tickets from: Clare Glenn 01263 734853 or Eventbrite

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!

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

650km Vietnam cycling trip

Paul Ayers & Olly Carter are cycling 650km from Hanoi (northern Vietnam) to Ho Chi Minh City (southern Vietnam) over 14 days (with 1 overnight train and a few coach transfers, to help cover the huge length of this country). This is all to raise much needed funds for Hospice Ethiopia.

This trip is self funded and they are being helped by “Intrepid Travel” who encourage sustainable tourism (meaning this trip benefits small Vietnamese enterprises along the route – rural food stops, local laundries, small home stays etc.)

Hospice Ethiopia is a charity close to Paul and Olly’s hearts. Nicola, Paul’s sister, is a palliative care advisor based in Ethiopia and works with their Ministry of Health on a voluntary basis. Her accommodation is paid for by a local church, so any donations go straight to those in need!

Please help them by donating what you can afford, large or small. It really will make a huge difference to those in serious need in the last stage of their lives.

This is the link for their Virgin Money fundraising page:

The Aylsham Party

The Aylsham Party on Saturday 14th July was a great success, and overall we raised an amazing £1771. Many thanks to everyone who came – for many this won’t be the first time you’ve supported the hospice, so we are extremely grateful for your ongoing support.

As ever the Gentleman Gits played a fantastic set, which had people dancing until late. There were also many fabulous salads and cakes to choose from so no one went hungry.

Our thanks go to the many people who helped out at the event, from washing up in the kitchen, to baking cakes and manning the bar. We couldn’t do it without you all!

Particular thanks to the Gentleman Gits, Bretts who donated the fruit basket, and John Ennals from FC Gardiner for paying for the Public Liability insurance.

Here are a few photos from the night:

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