Pupils from Calderside Academy have raised an incredible £2,400 for CHAS.
One of our nursing volunteers, Kim Martin, is featured in a new publication: 'The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care'. Co-edited by our former Director of Organisational Development (and now academic), Ros Scott, it's definitely worth a read.
Kim provided a case study and demonstrates our volunteer opportunities are wide-ranging, even include contributing to international research!
On Easter Sunday, Theresa May announced that the costs of burials and cremations of babies, children, young people up to the age of eighteen are to be waived by local authorities in England, to bring them in line with Wales. This cost will instead be met by the UK Government, under the new Children's Funeral Fund. This comes after a brilliant campaign by Labour MP Carolyn Harris, who had to take out a loan to bury her eight-year-old son, Martin.