Author Archives: L.Dix

Digital and E-commerce Volunteering

  Hi, my name is Laura, I’m 19, from Ebbw Vale and currently studying for a BA degree in Advertising Design at University of South Wales in Cardiff.  Like the majority of people living in and around the valleys, I’d heard of the Hospice of the Valleys and knew they were a charitable organisation who…

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Bernard and Sheila Bennett’s story

My name is Bernard Bennett. I am 82 and I have lung cancer. My wife Sheila is 79 and is living with Dementia. Myself and my family have a long history of illness and the Hospice has supported us all during these difficult times, whenever we have needed their support, they have always been there….

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It has been widely recognized that those living with a dementia diagnosis are amongst the hardest hit by the pandemic; sweeping closures of day services, families unable to visit, isolation due to shielding and many services being suspended have all played a part in creating significant challenges for those we support. Unfortunately, we have witnessed…

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