Do join us on Saturday 24th April at 4pm to meet Ephrem (Director of Hospice Ethiopia), Mahlet Bejiga (Ethiopian American) and Sue (Chair of HEUK). There will be a joint presentation and an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to join the session.
The 2020 Annual report written by Hospice Ethiopia director, Ephrem Abathun, can be viewed here.
Sue Mumford, Chair of Hospice Ethiopia UK, has recently had an article published in E-Hospice News – you can read it here.
Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM last week – it was good to see some new faces! Ephrem, Hospice Ethiopia’s director, filmed a couple of videos to share at the AGM, and you can see them here.
Ephrem talks about the vital work of Hospice Ethiopia
Ephrem gives a tour of the Hospice Ethiopia premises in Addis Ababa, and introduces some of the staff.
An interesting article about HE UK trustees Jamie and Sue has recently been published here.
Compassionate Art talk
We were delighted with the response to Nick’s fascinating talk on Compassionate Art last Monday. From Rembrandt to press photographs we were treated to an interesting evening about the different ways various artists have depicted compassion.
Thank you to all the donors whose compassion has raised over £725 to help fund the nurses of Hospice Ethiopia to deliver palliative care to those dying in Ethiopia.
We are delighted that Nurse Kakidan has gained a place on the prestigious Palliative Care Initiators course run by Hospice Africa Uganda. Hospice Ethiopia’s Education Fund has funded her place and will provide support for her learning.
The course provides health professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement sustainable and high standard palliative care services and to advocate their governments and other key stakeholders. It also bonds palliative care specialists from various countries together, in such a way that they learn from their countries’ different challenges and achievements.
Hospice Ethiopia UK is delighted with the amazing support that they received during the donation
week in December. The success of the week means that the project to develop a range of
standardised palliative care courses approved by the Federal Ministry of Health can start early in 2021.
Read more about The Big Give Christmas challenge in ehospice news.
We’re joining the national 2.6 challenge to help charities who have cancelled events in light of the UK Coronavirus lockdown.
Hospice Ethiopia UK is coordinating a hair cutting (and potentially hair raising…) challenge with 26 brave volunteers allowing their lockdown comrades to cut their hair. We’ve been kind enough to not specify the required haircut, but [spoiler alert] Jamie Mumford, trustee, has agreed to shave his beard for the first time in 35 years!
Please donate generously, as the Coronavirus is likely to hit Ethiopia very hard. We’ll be coming back with photographic evidence and updates as the locks come off on Sunday 26th April!
This is the link to donate:Donate to HE Haircut Challenge
Burger ‘n’ Boogie
Saturday 15th June 2019
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
(£30 early bird bookings before May 1st)
Tickets from: Clare Glenn 01263 734853 or Eventbrite
Clinical Officer Yohanna speaks to Dr Mumford about her work towards a Diploma in Palliative Care in Uganda