Author Archives: d.marsden

Fundraising with Luke Young

One of our amazing supporters is fundraising in memory of his mother and this is his story:

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Marathon Training with Nick Smith

After choosing to fundraise for the Hospice by running the London Marathon, Nick Smith MP is demonstrating his commitment by writing regular updates regarding his training and preparations as he builds up to the big day. Here’s his first blog:

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Blaenau Gwent MP enters London Marathon 2018 for Hospice

Nick Smith MP is swapping the corridors of Parliament for the streets of London as he prepares to run his first ever marathon for the Hospice of the Valleys.

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Sacks of Cash Raised for Hospice of the Valleys

Thanks to the efforts of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers, along with the kindness of the Kingsway Management who sponsored the Grotto AND provided all of the toys to be given out by Santa, a massive £8,000 was raised for the Hospice!

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Local Charities Day

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1000 Hours

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A TALE OF GRAPHIC IMPROVEMENTS

It has been my aspiration to improve the look of our Ebbw Vale store for several years. As the largest store across our shop network, it attracts the greatest number of customers and supporters and I knew that we had to ensure everybody that came into the store left with a really positive impression of what the Hospice of the Valleys does.
The official re-launch of the store took place on Friday 3rd November. We were delighted that Ellie Tetley, who won Hospice UK Young Volunteer of the Year 2016 agreed to open the store for us. It was wonderful to welcome regular and new customers into the store and it was wonderful to hear the positive feedback.
Shaun Baker – Retail Manager

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New Chief Executive, Grant Usmar

I began work as CEO of Hospice of the Valleys in September 2017. My initial period in post has been something of a whirlwind of meeting a lot of people and building up a picture of how the hospice works internally and how it connects with the local community and other local and national organisations. I have also spent time meeting some of the patients and families who have benefitted directly from the services Hospice of the Valleys provides.

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