1960s Burger & Boogie evening

1960s evening

What a swell party that was… and we raised over £5000 for Hospice Ethiopia!

Many thanks to everyone who came to the ‘Burger & Boogie 60s-style’ night for Hospice Ethiopia on June 15th.  Now that the dust has settled we can reveal that the event raised over £5,000, which is a fabulous effort and testament to the generosity of all those who support us.  Included in that are several kind donations from people who couldn’t attend the party itself, but wanted to help with the fund raising. 

Special thanks also to everyone who helped, especially Lord and Lady Dannatt, who generously gave us the use of their beautiful home, and all the donors for the raffle and auction of promises.  So many people gave freely of their time, including all our wonderful volunteers, our brilliant DJ Dan, and of course our demon auctioneer Dave Robinson. 

Words can’t express how grateful we are to you all.  As you know, the money will go to fund the wonderful work our friends at Hospice Ethiopia are carrying out.  Your generosity will make a huge difference to desperate people. 

Thank you. 

 

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!

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:

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.

mum rotary talk

 

 

January update

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We’ve just had the quarterly report (for October-December 2017) from Hospice Ethiopia director, Ephrem.  We were thrilled to read that following a visit to HE towards the end of last year,  Ethiopiaid (based in Bath, UK) has given them £28,600! More about Ethiopiaid can be found on their website: http://ethiopiaid.org.uk/

Ephrem has been awarded a bursary and confirmed that he will come to the UK (visa permitting) for a leadership  management course at the St Christopher’s Hospice from 15th-19th October. We are also hoping to arrange a clinical placement at Priscilla Bacon Lodge, Norwich for the week preceding the course Oct 6th-14th.

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.

 

 

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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