Update on the Big Give 2021

Very many thanks to all our supporters who donated to this year’s Big Give Christmas challenge. We are delighted that with your generous donations we reached our target of £9,000 and with Gift Aid our final total will be over £10,000. The money will be used to train health care professionals at St Paul’s Hospital Oncology and Emergency Departments where palliative care is desperately needed. 50 key personnel will be trained with follow up mentoring at this large teaching hospital. If this project is successful it will be repeated in other public hospitals thereby improving palliative care across Ethiopia. Thank you so much!

The photograph shows doctors at The Black Lion Hospital being taught clinical skills in palliative care.

Get ready for Christmas 2021!

We have 2 beautiful designs for Christmas cards for 2021. First, a new design with mistletoe and second, some more of the hugely popular wren design from last year. Both designs are exclusive to Hospice Ethiopia by linocut printmaker Alice Roberts. Cards in packs of 10 remain priced at £4 per pack and are available from Marion (celia.bryce@btinternet.com), Sue (info@hospiceethiopia.org.uk) or the pop up Christmas card shop at St Peter Mancroft church, Norwich (from 19/10/21).

We also have 2022 calendars for sale. Each month has a stunning photograph of Ethiopian landscapes, animals or people. These are only available from Hospice Ethiopia UK, priced at £10 + P&P. Please contact Sue (info@hospiceethiopia.org.uk).

The Big Give 2021

Many of you have generously made donations in the past that have helped provide crucial care for patients. We’re very excited to let you know that Hospice Ethiopia UK has been selected again this year to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021, the UK’s largest match funding campaign.

We will be raising money specifically to pay for the development of the palliative care service at one of the largest public hospitals in Ethiopia. The project will target St Paul’s Hospital Oncology and Emergency Departments where palliative care is desperately needed. 50 key personnel will be trained at this large teaching hospital. This follows on from the successful development of an Ethiopian standardised palliative care training course in 2020, developed jointly by HE with the Federal Ministry Of Health (Big Give 2020 project).

If successful it is hoped this project will be repeated in other public hospitals thereby improving palliative care across Ethiopia.

Donations to this project will be matched for 7 days, from 12pm on Tuesday 30th November.  So, every pound donated during that period means two pounds for Hospice Ethiopia.

How do I donate?

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.


After 12 noon on the 30th November, please visit our page at the biggive.org and follow the instructions. Please note that donations made via other means will not be matched, so it’s really important to go through the ‘big give’ website.
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.

Successful charity day at Mannington

On Sunday 5th September there was a magnificent turnout for the Mannington Hall Charity Day, near Aylsham. More than 1000 people came to enjoy the lovely house and grounds, at the invitation of Lady Walpole.

A programme of 12 attractions and entertainments included china smashing, displays of Morris dancing, dog agility, birds of prey, children’s activities and also over twenty five craft stalls. The grounds also played host to a number of Lady Walpole’s invited charities and the musical entertainment from a variety of groups provided a relaxed ambiance for all to enjoy. The café was run by volunteers from Lincolnshire who treated us to a delicious variety of tasty foods. They also provided delicious hampers, which were delivered to the picnic area by the VIP Picnic Butler, from Cornwall.

Judging by the number of comments proffered, the day was very well received by everyone. “Thank you and the team for a lovely day” commented one crafter. “What a special charity to support those with terminal illness in a developing country.  An oasis of humanity.” Commented a member of the ceilidh band.
 
Special thanks to the hardworking team of volunteers; we could not do this without you! The income for the day, a staggering £9,233, will go a long way to provide the end of life nursing care for the increasing number of the patients seen by Hospice Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.

Thank you so much to all who helped make this such a successful day!

Ethiopian cooking evening 27th February

Do join us for an entertaining evening where you can cook along with Tigist and her friends, learning about Ethiopian food and at the end eating what you have made. Once you have contacted Hospice Ethiopia UK via info@hospicethiopia.org.uk you will be sent a list of ingredients to obtain (with substitutes for the more unusual ingredients) and the necessary preparations to be made in advance along with the zoom link.

The Small but Significant group of charities working in Ethiopia are privileged to have Tigist and her Ethiopian friends cook their staple food and drink and hear what these items mean to them.

We look forward to seeing you via Zoom on Saturday 27th February @ 7.30pm. Suggested donation £10 per screen.