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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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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A car for Hospice Ethiopia

As many of you will be aware, last year the Diocese of Norwich’s Lent Appeal raised a staggering £40,000 to buy a car for Hospice Ethiopia. Due to various difficulties with importing the car, the purchase took longer than expected but it has finally arrived at Hospice Ethiopia in Addis Ababa!

The car will make a massive difference to the staff and patients of Hospice Ethiopia, allowing more people to receive vital palliative care in their own homes. The total amount the diocese raised was  £44,724, so we have enough money for 4 years running costs too.

Thank you to everyone who donated so generously to the Lent Appeal.

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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.

Preparations Being Made for Hospice Ethiopia Visit in October 2017

In late October Sue and Jamie Mumford will be going back to Ethiopia along with UK volunteer Tim Morgan.  Sue and Jamie will be spending time teaching healthcare professionals from other NGOs about providing community palliative care, and further promote the work of Hospice Ethiopia. They will also meet with the HE director Ephrem and his accountant, to look through their accounts and see how money raised in the UK has been spent, as well as looking into future financial planning.

On Sunday November 26 at 3pm the three amigos will give a talk on the trip at Aylsham Catholic Church, White Hart Street, Aylsham. Do come along – the talk will cover the latest developments and there will be the usual superior offerings of tea, homemade cakes and the chance to buy interesting artefacts and Christmas cards.  For more information email info@hospiceethiopia.org.uk