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!

Aylsham Rotary club donation

Aylsham Rotary club has raised an amazing £3000 to pay for Yohanna, a nurse at Hospice Ethiopia, to go to Hospice Africa Uganda in Kampala to study for her diploma in Palliative care.

Yohanna has said the following about this fantastic opportunity:

“My role as a palliative care nurse is to take greater responsibility for patient care and to become a specialist in areas such as pain management, symptom management and psychosocial support. In studying this diploma course in palliative care nursing, I hope that l will be able to make the most of these opportunities as my career develops. I anticipate that this diploma course in palliative care nursing will be the beginning of my lifelong career that will really make a difference in Hospice Ethiopia.”

Sue and Jamie attended a Rotary Club dinner in Aylsham at the Old Forge where Sue was able to update the members and guests about Hospice Ethiopia.

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Sharing Experience of Global Palliative Care conference

Sue and Jamie attended a fascinating one day conference in Oxford on the 23rd September, organised by Palliative Care Works, another UK registered charity that HE UK works closely with. Two of the delegates who gave presentations had been taught by Sue and Jamie in Addis Ababa in March. Sister Emebet & Dr Aklilu have received bursaries from St Christopher’s hospice to attend their 5 day international palliative care course. Sister Emebet and Dr Aklilu gave a wonderful presentation about Ethiopia and their role in promoting palliative care in their country. bd848f98-38a6-4cd4-9677-fc38e1881715

Masked Ball Raises £12,000 for Hospice Ethiopia!

Everyone had a ball at the much anticipated ‘Wolterton Extravagant’ masquerade last Saturday! Plenty of eating, drinking, dancing, and fundraising went on and we raised an astounding £12,000 for Hospice Ethiopia. Very many thanks to all those who so generously gave their time and money – it couldn’t have happened without you.

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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

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