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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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Tania’s Story

Losing loved ones is something that we will all experience, for Tania Burgess from Ebbw Vale the last 33 years have been extremely challenging following the loss of four close family members. Tania has been able to cope due to the support of Hospice of the Valleys provided. Tania has kindly shared her story in…

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New Charity shop in Merthyr Tydfil.

At 10am on Friday 24th May 2019 the Hospice of the Valleys opened a brand new charity shop in Merthyr Tydfil. The decision to open a new shop in Merthyr was taken in March 2018 and a selection of potential retail properties were viewed. The opportunity and scope of 16/17 Market Square was our first…

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This year’s Byw Nawr events

This year’s Byw Nawr events were an opportunity for us to consider the opportunities that we have today to plan ahead and prepare for our futures. The week posed the question ‘Are we ready?’ Some of us do not want to think about what will happen when we die, but taking some simple steps now…

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