Author: Jessica Atkinson

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Local good cause the Mary Ann Evans Hospice held their first ever Winter Market on Saturday 18th November. Much like the Hospice’s Annual Christmas Fair, there were stalls, gifts, face painting & Father Christmas; however guests had the chance to go walking in a Winter Wonderland through the Hospice garden complete with real snow, candy canes, a ginger bread house, ginger bread men, giant presents, Elf village and Santa’s workshop. In addition to this, guests also had the opportunity to sit in Santa’s Sleigh-kindly lent to the Hospice for the day by the Nuneaton Roundtable & enjoy music from...

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24 Peaks Challenge completed by Nuneaton Local, Barry Goss!

Mary Ann Evans Hospice supporter, Barry Goss, completed the epic challenge of summiting 24 peaks in 24 hours across the Lake District. Back in September, Barry defeated the 2400ft heights & raised well over his original target of £1,000 for the Hospice! Pictured with Day Hospice team member, Jean, Barry presented his cheque for £1,650, which he raised via sponsorship from friends, family & even fellow walkers who emptied their pockets at the summit of Cat Bells. Barry said “When I first signed up, I was thinking ‘what have I let myself in for’, but had some brilliant support...

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Classic Transport Festival 2017

The Mary Ann Evans Hospice is staging its 2nd Classic Transport Festival on Sunday 6th August and everyone is invited to get involved with this spectacular event which last year saw the Town Centre come alive with Classic Vehicles and spectators! The Hospice, who provide care and support to patients with a life-limiting illness, are encouraging the community to come out in force once again to support this fantastic event.  Families and car enthusiasts are welcome to come along to the town centre to view the cars, motor cycles and scooters. Spectators are free! Entrants are invited to take...

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Good Death Café: On Tour

Following on from the success of last year’s Good Death Café in Nuneaton, the organisers are taking the event on a tour of the area across Northern Warwickshire. George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Myton Hospice, Mary Ann Evans Hospice and NHS Warwickshire North Clinical Commissioning Group have come together for Dying Matters Awareness Week 8th– 14th May to encourage people to talk openly about the often taboo subject of death, dying and bereavement. At each event across the week local professionals will be on hand to provide helpful advice on the different services and businesses that can help us all prepare for end of life. Kristy Clayton, Deputy Director of Nursing at Myton Hospices, said: “Many of us are unprepared for this life event or need support to help make arrangements for end of life for either ourselves or our loved ones.  The Good Death Café is designed to encourage members of the public to take five simple steps to make their end of life experience better, both for themselves and for their loved ones. These are: Write your will Record your funeral wishes Plan your future care and support Consider registering as an organ donor Tell your loved ones your wishes” Claire Henry, Chief Executive of the Dying Matters Coalition and the National Council for Palliative Care said: “Death cafés give us the opportunities to get past the...

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