Author Archives: Rachel Watkins

Day in the Life of Amanda Chard, Events Fundraising Manager

That’s it, we were all booked for Saturday 7th September 2019 and I was super excited, but will we get 10 supporters out there who are up for a challenge? After a few weeks of head in the paperwork making sure our booking forms, terms and conditions, welcome pack, communications and marketing materials are all…

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One Million Pounds

Having to hear bad news about your own or a loved one’s health can be difficult, and that news has a range of significant consequences that can have an enormous impact. Support with the financial consequences of living with, and dying from, a life limiting illness, has always been an integral part of the holistic…

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Royal Visit

On Wednesday 7th August Hospice of the Valleys were honoured to receive a royal visit from Princess’ Temaswati, Princess Tiyandza and Senior Princess Tsatsisiwe of Eswatini, (formerly known as Swaziland). The Princess’ were visiting on behalf of the King of Eswatini’s wife, Inkosagati, who is a Patron of Eswatini Hospice at Home. The two organisations were…

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Alana’s trip to The European Association for Palliative Care Conference in Berlin

From the President of the EAPC, Professor Philip J Larkin: “We who work in this field are as much about life as death, supporting patients and families to live and live well until the end. So, as the people of Berlin, we should embrace life and savour every moment that this Congress and this city…

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Alan’s Story

When Alan Harding aged 68 from Abertillery was diagnosed with incurable stomach cancer in April of this year, both he and his family were determined that he would make the most of each day and as a family they would make some precious memories together. Alan who was born and brought up in Abertillery was…

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Claire and Lloyd Take to the Skies

Claire and Lloyd are a mother and son duo who are taking the plunge and skydiving on Saturday 7th September. Here’s their story of why. The Hospice of the Valleys cared for and supported Claire’s sister 12 years ago who sadly lost her brave battle to cancer.  More recently, the Hospice was there to help…

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