Help­ing ter­mi­nally

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

Free Sem­i­nar for Car­ers WE’RE hold­ing a free sem­i­nar for car­ers, giv­ing pro­fes­sional and prac­ti­cal ad­vice on common is­sues they may face in the work­place on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 17, from 6-7pm, in our Spring Cen­tre. It’s open to ev­ery­one across our catch­ment – you don’t have to have a link to the hospice to come. John Carter, em­ploy­ment spe­cial­ist at Berkham­sted solic­i­tors Sum­ner & Ta­bor, will be giv­ing guid­ance on ev­ery­thing from time off and flex­i­ble work­ing hours to pro­tec­tion, dis­crim­i­na­tion and support. Email spring­cen­tre@stfran­ or call 01442 869 550 to find out more or book your place.

Open Meet­ing and An­nual Meet­ing We want to embrace ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to en­gage with our lo­cal pub­lic. So this year, we’re com­bin­ing our an­nual meet­ing with an Open Meet­ing on Septem­ber 24, from 7.30-9.30pm, to reach more peo­ple in­ter­ested in our work, the ser­vices we of­fer and the broader is­sues we’re all fac­ing as we grow older.

Guest speaker, Pro­fes­sor Claire Good­man, Pro­fes­sor of Health Care Re­search at the Univer­sity of Hert­ford­shire, will give a talk en­ti­tled Age­ing well in Hert­ford­shire – Myths, Magic and Pos­si­bil­i­ties, which will follow a hospice up­date from our di­rec­tor, Dr Ros Tay­lor, MBE, DL.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come – please email carol.palmer@stfran­ for more

Not Long Left to Sign Up! Reg­is­tra­tion for our in­au­gu­ral Mud Pack Chal­lenge closes at mid­night on Septem­ber 30. Places are be­ing snapped up fast so don’t de­lay. Sign up at www.stfran­­pack.

Trek Nepal 2015 Open Evening Why not do some­thing in­cred­i­ble and join us as we trek to Nepal next year? Just imag­ine: five days trekking the Ghorepani Poon Hill trail through the stun­ning An­na­purna re­gion; hik­ing through lush alpine for­est sur­rounded by tow­er­ing snow-capped peaks, and en­joy­ing panoramic views across the Hi­malayas from Poon Hill. After the trek, you’ll spend two days vol­un­teer­ing at a hospice in Kathmandu, which sup­ports ter­mi­nally-ill pa­tients and help­ing with much-needed re­fur­bish­ments where ba­sic tasks like re­paint­ing rooms or im­prov­ing kitchen fa­cil­i­ties will make a real dif­fer­ence.

If you’d like to hear more about this once-in-a-lifetime op­por­tu­nity, come to our Open Evening at the hospice at 7.30pm on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 2, and bring a friend! Add your name to the guest list by sim­ply email­ing your name and con­tact de­tails to sarah.ajder@ stfran­ or call­ing 01442 869 555.

Find out more about us on Face­book/ TheHospice­ofStFran­cis or Follow us on Twit­ter: hos­pic­st­fran­cis www.stfran­ /01442 869 550.

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