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Autumn 2016

Snowdogs by the Sea Special

Registered Charity No. 802145


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Welcome I’m delighted to be able to show you the results of Martlets brand refresh – I know the new colours and images will help us bring our care to life. This is our first newsletter in this style and we’d love to know what you think. It’s not long now until a pack of giant Snowdog sculptures descend on the city. This is by far our biggest fundraising campaign ever so we’re celebrating with a Martlets Mail Snowdogs Special. The trail runs till the end of November so I hope you have time to join in. Of course we’re holding some Snowdog themed events; you can read more on pg 6. In Our Stories we’ve featured an interview with Sue, one of our Discharge Buddies who helps to settle patients at home after they’ve left the ward. It’s a new project that’s going from strength to strength and we’re looking for new volunteers to join up. All the details are on pg 9. Thank you for supporting Martlets.

Imelda Chief Executive Officer

Wayfield Avenue Hove, BN3 7LW enquiries@martlets.org.uk 01273 273400

Good Grief During Dying Matters Week in May we held a unique bereavement support day at the Unitarian Church right in the heart of Brighton. Over 100 local people came along and for many it was a chance to light a candle or write a dedication on a leaf to hang on our Memory Tree. We encouraged visitors to take a pebble home as a reminder of their loved one. Our therapists also showed them how they could create memory boxes, forget-me-not pots and sand jars. For us it was a chance to bring together local and national support groups, including Cruse and Winston’s

Full of Pride! This year more than fifty staff and volunteers proudly took part in Brighton Pride parade and we got a heartwarming reception from the crowds lining the streets of Brighton & Hove.

Wish, as well as counsellors and volunteers from the Hospice’s own bereavement service. Jane Cato, our Counselling and Bereavement Services Manager said: “The day was a great success with around 130 people taking part. It was an opportunity for them to talk about bereavement, to share their experiences of grief and to gain support. “Everyone felt it was worthwhile and we hope to hold it again next year. I’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone who took part and made this event the great success that it was.”


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Help us change lives Since the lottery was set up in 2000 it has raised more than £2 million, which has helped us provide life-changing hospice care to hundreds of people living in Brighton & Hove. People like Jo. We cared for her Grandad at home and when, when he knew he didn’t want to go into hospital our Hospice at Home team were able to help. They cared for him in the comfortable, familiar surroundings of his home where he died with his family around him. Jo described it as “lovely and peaceful”. For every £1 we raise from Martlets Lottery 70p goes directly to patient care, helping patients like Jo’s Grandad and their family to live through a terminal illness.

M&S Team abseils for Martlets Seven brave staff members from the Brighton Marks and Spencer store abseiled 115 feet down Peacehaven Cliffs to raise £700 for the Hospice in July. Rick Holmes, the store’s Commercial Manager, said: “We saw that the Hospice was running the abseil and a couple of people wanted to take part and persuaded everyone else. We all go to the gym and keep ourselves fit so we were enthusiastic about doing something quite physical. “As well as the abseil itself, we’ve been doing some fundraising instore with a static bike ride and collection buckets to raise some extra money for the Hospice. “The Hospice is the charity that our staff voted to support this year, so we’ll be doing lots of different activities to fundraise for them because it’s such an important local cause.” Antonia Shepherd from the Hospice’s Events Team said: “The staff at Marks and Spencers have been doing a tremendous job in raising money and awareness for the Hospice. We’re really grateful to have their support this year.”

Join Martlets lottery today and you’ll help us provide life-changing hospice care. You can now join the lottery online, it’s easy to do. Visit www.themartlets.org.uk

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Martlets online Earlier on this month we were proud to announce the launch of a new website for Martlets. It’s fully mobile responsive so whether you’re catching up with news on your phone or learning more about our services on your computer at home, the site will be easy to use. It’ll be quicker for our supporters to make a donation on the go or enter an event. If you need to find out about the kind of care we provide and who we care for that’s much easier now too. Visit www.themartlets.org.uk and tell us what you think.

Whether you love the new site or thought it was hard to get around we’d like to know. Contact Donna with your feedback donna.grout@martlets.org.uk

Solar success! At the end of last year we installed solar panels on the hospice roof, 200 in total. And, even though it might not feel like it we have seen enough sunshine this summer, we were surprised to find that our new solar panels have been able to produce 23 megawatt hours

of electricity. To put that into context an average house uses 16 megawatt hours in a year. Of course this is a huge achievement for Martlets, we’ve saved £3,500 in energy bills this year alone. We’ve also been able to reduce our impact on the environment as we’ve saved 9 tonnes in Co2 emissions.


Events Pedal in Preston Park A fun-filled family ride Saturday 15th October Time to hop on and see how many laps of Preston Park’s historic cycle track you can ride. This is our cycling challenge for the whole family, even the littlest legs can join in. Each lap is 600 metres long so set yourself a family challenge. Who can ride the furthest? Go at your own pace, the event runs all day so there’s plenty of time. There’ll also be our legendary Pedal cake sellers to help keep you well fuelled so you go the distance. We’ll have bike mechanics on hand to deal with punctures. All cyclists will need to wear a helmet - if you don’t wear your helmet you won’t be able to take part. This cycle challenge is organised by Martlets and the Motor Neurone Disease Association – you can raise sponsorship for both charities or choose the one closest to your heart. Whoever you support your money will change lives. Enter Pedal in Preston Park online www.themartlets.org.uk/pedal or call 01273 964200

Change a life in Brighton & Hove Run Brighton Half or Brighton Marathon for Martlets and you’ll help change the lives of local people living through a terminal illness. Last year #teammartlets runners raised nearly £37,000 through our charity race places. If you want to join our team and run for us in 2017 get in touch.

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You’re invited to our Big Get Together Join us in October for a month of fundraising. Get together with your family, friends or workmates for a fun night in and raise money for hospice care at Martlets.

fundraising pack with a collecting box, loads of ideas about holding your own Big Get Together plus templates for invitations, posters and bunting.

How you do it is up to you. Will it be a relaxed family bbq, or a stylish evening with cocktails and canapes? Or will you channel your inner baker, inviting everyone round for tea and cake?

Every donation that your guests make will help Martlets provide life-changing hospice care for the people of Brighton & Hove.

Collecting donations couldn’t be easier. When you sign up for the Big Get Together we’ll send you a

Twelve hospices across the South East are working in partnership to host The Big Get Together. You can sign up online and all the money you raise will go to Martlets.

Email clem.hunnisett@martlets.org.uk or call 01273 747455

To register and for idea s and tips on hosting the perfect Big Get Togeth er for Martlets visit www. TheBigGetT ogether.org .uk/ martlets


Events diary Snowdogs by the Sea Saturday 24th September – Sunday 27th November Watch out, pooches about! Don’t miss our extraordinary public art trail with 45 larger than life Snowdog sculptures around the streets of Brighton & Hove.

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October Sunday 23rd October 11am

Pooches on the Prom – a Snowdog themed event A sponsored walk for the city’s most ‘pawsome’ pooches, starting at the Big Beach Café where you’ll find Fat Boy Slim’s Snowdog. Then the choice is yours to stroll to the Peace Statue or Brighton Pier. Venue: Hove Prom, Hove Registration: £10 per pooch enter www.themartlets.org.uk/pooches or call 01273 964200 Saturday 29th October

IEP Financial Halloween Ball

A night full of ghoulish fun in aid of Martlets. Your ticket includes an exceptional three course meal plus live entertainment. Come in fancy dress if you dare !! Venue: The Grand Hotel, Brighton Tickets: email karin.yardy @iepfinancial.co.uk to book your place

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More than fifty stalls selling unique gifts for all the family. Venue: South of England Showground, Ardingly Entry: £4 for adults, free entry for children

Venue: Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton Registration: £16 Contact Clem Hunnisett 01273 718780 or email Clem.hunnisett@martlets.org.uk

Friends of Sussex Friday 3rd March 2017 Hospices Christmas Gift Zumbathon A glow in the dark Zumba challenge Fair

December Thursday 1st December

City Charity Christmas Concert A concert of Christmas music, carols and readings for all the community raising money for Martlets and the Argus Appeal . Venue: All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove Entry: Early Bird offer £8 (book before 4th Nov), standard price £10, £5 restricted view. Call 01273 964200 or email Nicky.david@martlets.org.uk

Santa’s coming… Look out for the Santa Bus in Brighton & Hove throughout December

Sunday 6th November 11am

5k Snowdog Dash

Don your doggie ears and Snowdog t shirt for our brand new event, the family friendly Snowdog Dash. We’re asking runners to raise as much sponsorship as possible from their dash. Venue: Hove Park Registration: Adults £15, Children £7 Family entry £35 two adults and two children.

February Sunday 26th February 2017

Vitality Brighton Half Marathon Run the happiest Half for Martlets Registration: £25, with a min sponsorship £250, call Clem on 01273 718780 or email clem.hunnisett@ martlets.org.uk

Light up a life Light up a Life is a wonderful and inspirational evening ceremony during which we remember those who have died. As part of the evening, we would like to offer you a star, on which to write a message for a loved one, for our Sanctuary Christmas tree. This year we have the opportunity to hold the ceremonies in three venues Sunday 27th November, 6.00pm St George’s Church, St George’s Road, Kemptown Sunday 11th December, 6.00pm Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue, Lansdowne Road, Hove Sunday 18th December, 3.00pm and 6.00pm Hounsom Memorial United Reformed Church, Nevill Avenue, Hove Join us to reflect and commemorate, and to enjoy minced pies and a warm drink afterwards! All donations will help us provide lifechanging hospice care. Check www.themartlets.org.uk for details of dates and how to get involved.


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Snowdogs by the Sea is designed primarily as an easy walking trail to enable everyone to explore the city on foot, discovering different Snowdogs along the way. However, there will be Snowdogs at Brighton Marina, Hove Lagoon and AMEX Stadium, but you’ll be able to use the cities bus service to make sure you see them all. We’ve produced a trail map, you can also download our Snowdogs by the Sea App so that you can ‘collect’ all the Snowdogs, share ‘Snowfies’ (technical term for Snowdog selfies) and unlock special offers and rewards along the way.

We know you’re going to love Snowdogs by the Sea, our extraordinary public art trail that hits the streets of Brighton & Hove on 24th September. Martlets Hospice has teamed up with Wild in Art to fill the streets with 45 giant Snowdogs individually decorated by artists and generously sponsored by local businesses and organisations. Our magical sculpture trail was inspired by the much-loved animated short film, The Snowman™ and The Snowdog, based on the book by Raymond Briggs. Each Snowdog has been designed by a different artist and with everything from Mod Dog to Newshound, the quirky characters are bound to surprise and delight.

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e! www.snowdogs bythesea.co.uk / Twitter @snowdo gsbts Facebook @snow dogsBTs Snapchat @snow dogBTS Instagram @ brig htonsnowdogs #BrightonSnow dogs 5k Snowdog Dash Sunday 6th November 11am Don your doggie ears and Snowdog t-shirt for our brand new event, the family friendly Snowdog Dash in Hove Park. Everyone who joins the dash will get their very own set of doggy ears, a special Snowdog t-shirt and certificate. There’ll be prizes for the best doggy costume and other Snowdog surprises along the way. We’re asking you to raise as much sponsorship as you can from your family dash, every penny you raise will help us support families living through a terminal illness in Brighton & Hove. How to enter Adult Entry £15; Child entry £7; Family entry £35 (2 adults and 2 children) Enter online www.themartlets.org. uk/snowdogdash

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We’re looking for the city’s most ‘pawsome’ pooches to tak e their owners for an extra specia l Sunday stroll along Hove Prom an d help raise funds for Martlets. Jo ining the pooches along the rou te will be some of our Snowdo g friends who can’t wait to get inv olved in all the fun. All our pooches will get a goody bag packed with treats plus an exclusive Snowdog by the Sea medal. There’ll be lots of prizes to be won from the dog who looks most like it’s owner to a prize for the best fundraiser.

We’ll start the walk at Hove Lagoon and then you can choose whether you stroll to the Peace Statue and back or take the longer walk to Bri ghton Pier. Will your pooch be the firs t to get a ‘Snowfie’ with Fat Bo y Slims’ Snowdog? #brightonsnow dogs Entry is £10 per pooch an d we’re asking dogs to raise as mu ch sponsorship as possible. Every donation will help Martle ts provide life-changing hospice car e for the people of Brighton & Ho ve.

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Snowdog shop support needed We need volunteers to help run our pop up Snowdogs stall in Churchill Square. It’s a fantastic opportunity to be part of an extraordinary public art trail. You’ll be meeting new people on every shift, and you’ll be part of their Snowdog experience. Not only that, by volunteering you’ll be supporting Martlets Hospice.

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There are a wide range of shifts on offer so if you’d like to get involved contact volunteering@martlets or call 01273 273400

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Fallen in love with a Snowdog on the trail? Why not bid fo Snowdogs Auction. r it at our Our giant Snowdo gs will be auctione County Cricket Grou d at Sussex nd on 6th Decembe r 2016. The money raised from the sale of ev ery Snowdog will go Martlets Hospice to to fund patient care an d help local people they need us most. when To pre-bid or registe r your interest for th e auction visit www.snowdogsby thesea.co.uk

The Big Pawsome Merchandise Get your paws on a wide range of Snowdogs themed merchandise from adorable hand-finished Snowdog figurines to tea towels, tote bags and much more. Souvenirs or unique Christmas gifts, the choice is yours! You’ll find the full range at our pop up Snowdogs by the Sea stall in Churchill Square Shopping Centre, plus in two of our Brighton shops – Martlets Church Street Shop, Martlets London Road Shop and our shop in Hove, Blatchington Road shop. Please see our website for shop opening times.


Our shops Orelia Brighton based company Orelia produces beautiful costume jewellery that is sold worldwide. Earlier in the year their founder Louise decided to support Martlets by donating last season’s jewellery to us. It’s so popular that we celebrated with an Orelia event at the end of July. Our weekend event raised more than £2,500 at our new shop in the North Laines, No 4 Church Street. Incredibly more than £1,000 was from Orelia jewellery. We’d like to thank Louise and Orelia for supporting Martlets, it’s a great local company to be working with. Don’t forget to pop into No 4 Church Street in Brighton in time to stock up on your Christmas gifts.

Martlets Shops on Instagram Our shops now have their very own Instagram channel – it’s a great way to keep up with all our pre-loved vintage and retro finds. Spotted something you love? We’ll always quote which shop our find is from so all you need to do is contact them to buy it. One of our Instagram followers commutes to Birmingham everyday but this didn’t stop her picking up a retro coffee set via @martletscharityshops What will you find?

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Main picture: June and our Discharge Coordinator Judith Inset: June and Sue

Hospice Buddies Leaving the Inpatient unit can be a daunting time for some of our patients so we’ve developed a new scheme to support them. Specially trained volunteers called ‘discharge buddies’ work closely with patients as they leave the inpatient unit and in the first few weeks at home to help them settle and feel safe. Sue is one of our first volunteers in this scheme. New to Brighton she thought it sounded interesting and would help her get to know her community. “I’m retired now but when I was working I enjoyed working with people so when I saw this role I thought ‘yes, I can do that!’ After two days of interactive training run by Judith our discharge coordinator and Stuart one of our social workers our new volunteers were ready to start. Sue soon had her first patient to take home. June had been on the inpatient unit for nearly four weeks, two days before she was due to go to home Sue popped along to introduce herself. June mentioned that she thought

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“discharge buddy” was a lovely name for someone to help get her settled at home, so she and Sue were off to a good start. “I arrived at Martlets after lunch, as arranged and travelled with June in a taxi to her house. We were met by her new live-in carer who would be there to attend to household tasks and personal care if necessary. “All was well at home, we managed to find out how to turn on the hot water and a good friend had made sure there was enough milk, tea and bread in the house.” “I made sure that the bed was made, that June had all her tablets to hand

and both she and her carer knew what the medication was for. I checked that they had the phone numbers for her GP, pharmacy and Martlets “Hub” in case of emergency.” “By the time I left, June and her carer seemed confident that they could manage. I’ve visited several times since and always felt the three of us worked well together to settle June back at home. I’ve done my last visit to June now and I felt my role was complete.” “I found this role rewarding; I was able to offer practical help like making her bed or doing some shopping on my way round. A few days after she got home June ran out of part of her medication, as I was still her Buddy I was able to get the extra medication she needed from Martlets so that she didn’t have to wait to get her repeat prescription. It was good to be able to keep that link with Martlets for her.” “I always felt that I was well supported by the Martlets team and could phone at any time for advice and help. I’m looking forward to being involved with many more patients.”


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Volunteers Norma spends her Monday morning volunteering on our InPatient Unit. She explained that no two shifts are ever same and told us why it’s as rewarding for her as it is for Martlets. “On IPU Reception I deal with the ward clerk, doctors, nurses, patients and their visitors. I answer the phone, answer queries and get messages to patients. I’m happy to help with things like booking ambulances for patients, filling gaps on the nurses’ rota, or faxing orders to the pharmacy. I’m always there to offer visitors tea and sympathy when it’s needed. I love getting to know the doctors, nurses, patients and visitors and so I do this for myself as much as for the hospice. But it is rewarding to know that you are playing a small part in helping this wonderful place to function.”

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Art therapy Ella works with one of our volunteer Art Therapists, Lucy. She’s been seeing her for the last few months. Ella is blind, she has eye cancer and sadly last autumn lost her sight. Five years ago she was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, a smooth muscle tumour and now she finds it hard to move around. Even sitting up is uncomfortable. Ella met Lucy one of our Art Therapists, while she was staying on the Inpatient Unit earlier in the year, and arranged a 1-1 session with her. These sessions started at the beginning of March. I asked what happens at an Art Therapy session.

“You can do anything really. You talk about what’s going on with you and try to put that into an image. “It’s a different way to express yourself and it’s less direct than talking. I used to paint a lot before I lost my sight. Losing my sight was quite a loss. “I started making things with clay - I couldn’t see what I was actually making, so sometimes I would just squidge a piece between my fingers while I was talking to Lucy. Then she’d describe it to me and we would talk about it. I seemed to have a bit of a thing about trees.” Ella’s art therapy sessions continued after she left the inpatient unit to go home. Getting ready to visit the hospice once a week was starting


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Your support to become harder, Ella couldn’t sit properly because of where the tumours were and so she had to lie on the floor during her sessions. Patrick, our Day Services Manager, heard about this and made sure Ella had a reclining chair to use instead which helped for a while. In May it became just too hard to get to the hospice, sitting upright in a car was impossible so Lucy started visiting her at home. That was when Ella began expressing herself through poetry. “It was my idea to write poems, it’s hard to make anything when you’re lying down. I started working on them using a little digital recorder, then I could edit them with Lucy. We’d tweak them together and she’d write them for me. This poem took me about four weeks to produce. “I like my poems to be a little bit specific and a bit vague so people can put their own take on it. I wanted to add a comedic end to it.”

We’ve been caring for Ella at home and in the hospice Ella lives at home with her Mum and around the time she lost her sight her doctor referred her to Martlets. It was a shock and seemed like a big step to get involved but her doctor was reassuring. In January she stayed on the inpatient unit for two weeks and while she was on the ward she heard about our Complementary Therapy service. Ella had acupuncture with Josie, and sessions for massage and reiki. “I think the touch and the care are the main things for me, physical contact is a big thing when you’re ill”.

It’s thanks to our supp orters we’re able to care for pe ople like Ella and her family when they need it, at home an d in the hospice. Your donations mean we can provide life-ch anging care for local people. Sadly Ella died a few we eks before we went to print, however her Mum thoug ht this feature would be a fitting tribute to her. We’d lik e to thank Ella and her family for allowing us to tell their story.

Helpful Hub Through our phone line called the ‘Hub’ we’ve been able to support Ella and her family whenever they need it, even if that’s late on a Friday night and she’s at home. We work in partnership with Sussex Community Trust to provide this free support line – open 24/7, seven days a week. “We’ve always found the ‘hub’ very, very helpful. It’s often late on Friday night that something seems to flare up, they’ve got all my details and the staff are always bright and cheery; you know you haven’t woken them up! It’s been so valuable to Mum and me. “At least twice I’ve woken up with a temperature which means I’ve got an infection that needs to be treated urgently with antibiotics. Staff at the ‘hub’ have contacted the out of hours GP, who can send my prescription to the local 24 hr chemist, my friend can pick it up and I can start taking them straight away. Being able to get antibiotics so quickly would probably save me and Mum a night waiting on a bench in A & E.”

We care for patients like Ella and her family every day of the year. We’re here when they need us, on the end of the phone in the middle of the night or visiting in person. Hospice care isn’t just for the last few weeks of life, it’s care for local people who are living through a terminal illness. We know that the earlier we can reach people in their illness the more we can help. Whether that’s a massage to relieve pain, a chance to talk openly about fears for the future or time to meet people who are in the same boat. As you see after reading through this edition of Martlets Mail we’re much more than a hospice. However Martlets can only offer this kind of care thanks to our supporters, people like you. Last year we helped nearly 2,500 people. We need your support to do that again this year. Every donation you give to Martlets helps us change lives.

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Signature Date Please return this form to: Marlets Appeal, Fundraising Office, Unit 5, Sussex House Business Park, 270 Old Shoreham Road, Hove BN3 7DX Please notify Martlets Hospice if you: • Want to cancel this declaration • Change your name or home address • No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains • If you pay Income Tax at a higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or as HM Revenue & Customs to adjust your tax code. We’d like to keep you up to date with our work, please tick if you are happy to hear from us.


Martlets Hospice Appeal Donation Form Every donation is important to us but regular giving is particularly valuable as it provides us with more reliable income, enabling us to plan more effectively. A regular gift is a flexible way of supporting our patients – it is easy to set up and you can change the amount you donate at any time. Just fill in and return this form to us.

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Postcode Please pay to: Barclays Bank PLC, Hove Branch Account No: 30428728 Sort Code: 20-12-75 For Martlets Hospice quoting payment reference ‘Reg’ Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. Gift Aid Donation Declaration If you are a UK tax payer and wish your donation to be treated as a Gift Aid donation, please complete this section. In order to Gift Aid your donation you must tick the box below I want to Gift Aid my donation of £ and any donations I make in the future or have made in the last 4 years to Martlets Hospice. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Signature Date Please return this form to: Martlets Appeal, Fundraising Office, Unit 5, Sussex House Business Park, 270 Old Shoreham Road, Hove BN3 7DX Please notify Martlets Hospice if you: • Want to cancel this declaration • Change your name or home address • No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains • If you pay Income Tax at a higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or as HM Revenue & Customs to adjust your tax code. We’d like to keep you up to date with our work, please tick if you are happy to hear from us.


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Martlets Mail Autumn 2016  

A Snowdogs by the Sea Special edition of Martlets Hospice newsletter

Martlets Mail Autumn 2016  

A Snowdogs by the Sea Special edition of Martlets Hospice newsletter

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