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Malcom Morris

A Christmas Star

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Malcolm is staying on our inpatient unit and celebrated his 85th birthday last week. While on the ward he received his first-ever video call, via a Martlets iPad.

Painting helps a child with bereavement

National Grief Awareness Week

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Last week was Children’s Grief Awareness Week and this week is National Grief Awareness week, we want to highlight the support available for children and families who have lost a loved one. Sally Cotterell, a counsellor on our patient and family support team, looks at how families can support children during challenging times and help them express difficult feelings.  

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Martlets Black Friday Deals

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Black Friday is this week, but we are starting our sales early. From Monday 22 until 29 November, we have 30% off everything on all sites. Beat the Christmas rush and get ahead with Martlets special ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ deals. Martlets online shop provides a vital stream of income for our hospice. We are so thankful for your ...

Remembering Jess at Christmas

Remembering Jess at Christmas

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Terri’s daughter Jess was cared for by Martlets before she died at the age of 21. Terri tells us about the care Jess received and the appeal she runs every Christmas in memory of her daughter. 

Rick part of Earthworks

How Earthworks helped me heal

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Earthworks is our open access men’s bereavement group, based at Martlets allotment. It is free for any man who has lost a loved one in Brighton and Hove and the Havens. Rick, an Earthworks participant, explains how the group provided support after the death of his wife Penny. 

Dunstan and his grandmother

Marathon in memory of Omi

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Dunstan Harris is running in the London Marathon this Sunday in memory of his grandmother, Theresa. When choosing which charity to run for he said the decision was easy. His grandmother had spent the final week of her life in the Martlets inpatient unit. Dunstan is running to say thank you to our team for care his grandmother received.

Ann Marie part of our online wellbeing groups

‘Zooming in’ and ‘life writing’

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Martlets’ outpatient Ann-Marie has found our online wellbeing groups of real benefit during the pandemic. She tells us about taking part in Zoom video sessions, and shares some of the writing she produced in the ‘life writing’ group.