Patient speaks at conference

Patient speaks on behalf of Hospice Ethiopia

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One of our patients, Fetle, spoke at the World Hospice and Palliative Care day meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Fetle has been getting care for breast cancer from Hospice Ethiopia and spoke on medical care and spiritual comfort she has received from being on Hospice Ethiopia’s program. For more information about Fetle’s store please visit

Music Therapy International Visits Hospice Ethiopia

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Music as Therapy International are a London based charity, working in the UK and internationally. They provide skill sharing training to staff in different centres, focussing on using music in a therapeutic way. This is the first time the training has taken place in Ethiopia and after we leave, we are very optimistic music making will continue at Hospice Ethiopia, after already seeing such a positive impact.

Hospice Ethiopia’s website gets a new look!

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As we have mentioned, every person has a special talent that could benefit Hospice Ethiopia.  We have partners that help review our finances, partners that help share our story across the world, partners that have raised funds to purchase a new vehicle for us, partners that use their swimming talents to create sponsored swimming events to raise funds.  Recently,  Stephanie came from the US to tour our facility and is now helping update our website!

Our new website includes many new features, such as options to DONATE to our US and UK non-profit partnerships, sign-up for our NEWSLETTER , keep updated on our BLOG post and learn more about our patients in the  PATIENT STORIES section and and most importantly explore HOW YOU CAN HELP within the website. Please browse the new site and contact us today to let us know how your talents may help Hospice Ethiopia!

The Aylsham Party

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From our Hospice Ethiopia UK Partners:

The Aylsham Party on Saturday 14th July was a great success, and overall we raised an amazing £1771. Many thanks to everyone who came – for many this won’t be the first time you’ve supported the hospice, so we are extremely grateful for your ongoing support.

As ever the Gentleman Gits played a fantastic set, which had people dancing until late. There were also many fabulous salads and cakes to choose from so no one went hungry.

Our thanks go to the many people who helped out at the event, from washing up in the kitchen, to baking cakes and manning the bar. We couldn’t do it without you all!


Certificate from Ethiopian government

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From our Hospice Ethiopia UK Partners:

Hospice Ethiopia UK has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Ethiopian Ministry of Health for its work in “Supporting the planning and implementation of pain and palliative care services in Ethiopia”. This is a great step forward in the Ethiopian Government recognising the importance and relevance of palliative care.
Without our supporters none of this would have happened. Many thanks to all our donors and helpers.


Tim’s sponsored swim

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From our Hospice Ethiopia UK Partners

Last year, Tim Morgan raised nearly £3000 last year through a sponsored swim so we’re delighted that he is swimming again in aid of Hospice Ethiopia and this time in shark infested waters…(a lake in Suffolk)!


Tim’s fundraising page can be accessed from the following link:

Aylsham Rotary club donation

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From our Hospice Ethiopia UK Partners:

Aylsham Rotary club has raised an amazing £3000 to pay for Yohanna, a nurse at Hospice Ethiopia, to go to Hospice Africa Uganda in Kampala to study for her diploma in Palliative care.

Yohanna has said the following about this fantastic opportunity:

“My role as a palliative care nurse is to take greater responsibility for patient care and to become a specialist in areas such as pain management, symptom management and psychosocial support. In studying this diploma course in palliative care nursing, I hope that l will be able to make the most of these opportunities as my career develops. I anticipate that this diploma course in palliative care nursing will be the beginning of my lifelong career that will really make a difference in Hospice Ethiopia.”

Sue and Jamie attended a Rotary Club dinner in Aylsham at the Old Forge where Sue was able to update the members and guests about Hospice Ethiopia.





A car for Hospice Ethiopia

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From our Hospice Ethiopia UK Partners:

As many of you will be aware, last year the Diocese of Norwich’s Lent Appeal raised a staggering £40,000 to buy a car for Hospice Ethiopia. Due to various difficulties with importing the car, the purchase took longer than expected but it has finally arrived at Hospice Ethiopia in Addis Ababa!

The car will make a massive difference to the staff and patients of Hospice Ethiopia, allowing more people to receive vital palliative care in their own homes. The total amount the diocese raised was  £44,724, so we have enough money for 4 years running costs too.

Thank you to everyone who donated so generously to the Lent Appeal.