Dying Matters Week

We’re proud to be working in partnership with a number of organisations throughout the boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey to support Dying matters Week ( 9 May – 15 May 2016). Dying affects us all. Dying Matters Week can help to change the way we talk about dying, death and bereavement and prepare, plan,

On Losing, Wondering and Tea

Thank you for always understanding the subtext, even when I didn’t realise there was any. The sub-text behind every “I’m fine thanks how are you?” that really meant I don’t have the words to express the way my heart is breaking and I have no way to try and cover up the cracks that are

Patient marries at Hospice

A young mother had her wish granted on Friday 5 March – to marry her partner of 10 years in front of family and friends. Inpatient Erika, 29, and partner Mindavgas were married in the Hospice’s Room of Quiet in an intimate wedding that took just 24 hours to organise. The Hospice’s supportive care team

Coalition of charities warns that end of life care is ‘on the brink’

A new report highlighting a range of widespread failures in care for dying people warns the government to take action and improve end of life care. On the Brink: The Future of End of Life Care, reveals that some people at the end of life are unable to get access to social care for help

Light up a Life 2015

Hundreds of lights will be switched on at North London Hospice to commemorate loved ones. The annual Light up a Life ceremony will take place this Sunday (November 29) in the Hospice grounds in Woodside Avenue, North Finchley. People of all ages and faiths will join together for a multi-faith service, before the lights are switched

North London Hospice gets arty

Staff, patients and volunteers were treated to an informal art talk by Paintings in Hospitals this month. Helen Copsey from the organisation delivered a fascinating talk about John Piper’s ‘Fawley III’, one of the paintings displayed at the reception area at the Winchmore Hill Hospice. Patients and everyone else who attended the Paintings in Hospitals

Become a community volunteer for North London Hospice

North London Hospice is looking for community volunteers to help support patients with a life limiting illness in their own homes. The role will involve giving a helping hand with a variety of jobs from providing a friendly conversation and companionship, providing respite for patient and carer, or providing a visit to carry out simple

Sign up to our first ever Sunset Cinema Walk

North London Hospice is encouraging people to sign up for a fun cinema-themed sponsored walk this September. The Hospice, which cares for people with a life-limiting illness, has launched its first ever Sunset Cinema Walk, to raise funds for the charity. The event, on Saturday 12 September, in Finchley, will take on a 50s theme

Looking Back on Proms at St Jude’s 2015

Every day at this year’s Proms had its own highlight. The opening night’s Carmen was a fantastic hit and The Nevill Holt Orchestra, directed by Nicholas Chalmers, excelled themselves with a captivating performance. On the following day, a full house heard former cabinet minister Alan Johnson at LitFest in conversation about his memoir, Please Mr

Swimmer tells all about taking part in the Great Newham London Swim

Nicole Tranmer tells us what it was like to take part in this year’s Great Newham London Swim which took place on Saturday 18 July. “It was an amazing day, beautiful weather and the conditions were very good for swimming. I was pretty apprehensive before getting in the water but everyone was very friendly and

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