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Keeping you informed about Nightingale House Hospice and all the events and fun activities happening throughout the year. 01978 314 292

Let the Festivities Begin! With Christmas fast approaching, we have some extra special and exciting events planned for you this winter and hope that you can join us to celebrate this special time of year. Take a look at our Christmas merchandise booklet which is full of wonderful handpicked Christmas cards and gifts. We also have a Welsh gift section. Place your orders fast to avoid any disappointment. Remember, unlike high street Charity Christmas Cards, with our own catalogue ALL profits help support NIghtingale House.

Christmas Concerts This year, we are lucky to have two fantastic traditional Christmas Concerts to entertain you and raise money for Nightingale House. Our Celebration of Christmas Concert will be held on Saturday 7 December at St Giles Parish Church, Wrexham, featuring the Rhos Male Voice Choir, tenor Aled Wyn Davies and the Citadel Army Brass Band. Tickets are £15 and include seasonal refreshments. We are also delighted to announce the Fron Male Voice Choir will be performing a seasonal Christmas Concert at The Chapel, Eaton Park

on Tuesday 10 December. Tickets are £25 and include seasonal refreshments.

Santa’s Grotto It’s going to be an extra special Christmas this year: Santa and his live reindeer launch the Christmas Grotto at Bellis Brothers Garden Centre on the evening of Friday 29 November. Farndon and District Brass Band will be playing seasonal music to add to the festivities. There’ll be mince pies for the nice (and even some mulled wine for the naughty). Have a look inside at pages 8–9 for more of our great events...

Buy your Christmas cards from the Hospice this year. 100% of profits go directly to Nightingale House to support our patients and their families.

£5,000 Christmas Cash Draw What would you do with £5,000 CASH this Christmas? Take a luxury holiday? Pay off the credit card bills before they are due? Or buy a new sofa in the January sales? For just £1 per ticket, Nightingale House is giving you the opportunity to put those winter blues away by being in with the chance of winning £5,000, with further cash prizes...





Clinical News




Shop News


Join our Lottery


Events & Calendar

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Hospice Heroes


Wall of Thanks


1st — £5,000 2nd — £750 3rd — £500 4th — £250 5th — £150 To enter, simply return your ticket stubbs completed with your details, together with payment in the envelope provided. The draw will take place on Friday 6 December 2013. Good Luck!

CHRISTMAS Coffee Morning

Join us for coffee and cakes at Nightingale House and view our Christmas Cards & Gifts

Free entry


Dewch i ymuno efo ni am goffi a chacennau yng Nhy’r Eos, i gael gweld ein casgliad o anrhegion a chardiau Nadolig.

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Wythnos Ewyllys 14–18 October Hydref 14eg–18fed

Write your Will and help your local Hospice Gwnewch ewyllys a helpu eich hospis.

Protect your loved ones by making your Will & support your local charity. At Nightingale House Hospice, we understand that life can be very unpredictable and life changing circumstances can cause us to think about the future. Changes in your current life situation, for example, having children, grandchildren, divorce or bereavement can all mean changes in your Will.

£120 for a basic double Will, which is a great saving on the usual fee. To make an appointment, please contact any of our supporting solicitors listed, or visit the website Please note, for more complex wills, any additional time required by your solicitor could incur an additional direct solicitors fee.

Gofalwch am eich anwyliaid drwy baratoi eich ewyllys a chefnogi eich elusen lleol. Yn Hosbis Ty’r Eos sylweddolwn bod bywyd yn gallu bod yn anwadal gyda sefyllfaoedd bywyd mor cyfnewidiol gan achosi ni i feddwl am y dyfodol. Gall newidiadau yn eich sefyllfa bresennol fel cael plant

Taking part in Will Week is the ideal opportunity to set your affairs in order, protect your loved ones and, at the same time, support Nightingale House Hospice. This year’s supporting solicitors have kindly agreed to waive their fee for a basic single or double Will in return for a donation to the Hospice. The suggested donation is £80 for a basic single Will or

a wyrion; ysgariad neu brofedigaeth olygu newid yn eich ewyllys. Ydych chi wedi paratoi ewyllys? Mae cymeryd rhan yn Wythnos Ewyllys Hosbis yn gyfle delfrydol i osod eich ty mewn trefn; gwarchod buddiannau eich anwyliaid yn ogystal a chefnogi Hosbis Ty’r Eos. Eleni mae cyfreithwyr sy’n gefnogol wedi cytuno i ddileu y gost ar gyfer ewyllys sengl neu dwbl sylfaenol o dderbyn rhodd i’r hosbis. Maent yn awgrymu rhodd o £80 am ewyllys sengl sylfaenol a £120 am un dwbl sylfaenol sy’n arbediad sylweddol ar y costau arferol. I wneud apwyntiad cysylltwch ag un o’r cyfreithwyr ar y rhestr neu edrychwch ar ein gwefan Sylwer mae’n bosib bydd cost ychwanegol i’w dalu i’r cyfreithiwr ar gyfer paratoi ewyllysiau cymleth.

Call one of the participating solicitors listed below to make an appointment Barry Macloskey Solicitors Gresford Tel 01978 852485 Cyril Jones Solicitors Wrexham Tel 01978 367830 GHP Legal Solicitors Oswestry Tel 01691 659194 GHP Legal Solicitors Wrexham Tel 01978 291456

Gittins McDonald Solicitors Wrexham Tel 01978 291662 GMA Solicitors Mold Tel 01352 706267 GMA Solicitors Wrexham Tel 01978 291322 Guthrie Jones & Jones Denbigh Tel 01745 814817

Guthrie Jones & Jones Dolgellau Tel 01341 422604 Guthrie Jones & Jones Y Bala Tel 01678 520428 Macaskills Solicitors Buckley Tel 01244 544477 Macaskills Solicitors Flint Tel 01352 761724

P. Lloyd Jones & Co. Solicitors Mold Tel 01352 758533 Swayne Johnson Solicitors Ruthin Tel 01824 703883 Thomas Andrews & Partners Wrexham Tel 01978 291506 Walker Smith Way Wrexham Tel 01978 340400

Useful Information about Nightingale House Hospice


Nightingale House Hospice Chester Road Wrexham LL11 2SJ Main switchboard

01978 316 800

Income Generation, Fundraising & Media

01978 314 292


01978 313 134


Furniture Showroom Rhosnesni Lane

Whitchurch Bala

01978 846 300

Wrexham Charity Shop Brook Street

Flint Charity Shop 11A Church Street

Cefn Mawr Charity Shop Well Street

Buckley Charity Shop 3 Central Precinct

01978 810 545

01352 763 507 01244 552 084

Free collection is available for large furniture or electrical items.

Items collected will be sold at one of the Hospice’s six charity shops and help to raise much needed funds for patients and their families receiving care at the Hospice.


Barmouth Dolgellau

Rhos Charity Shop Market Street

01978 262 589 01978 264 519


Wrexham Wem Oswestry

Nightingale House Hospice provides specialist palliative care services, completely free of charge, to people across Wrexham, Flintshire, East Denbighshire, the A494 corridor to Barmouth, and the borders, including Oswestry, Ellesmere, Wem and Whitchurch.

Visit our online shop to find gifts, Christmas cards, Welsh novelties and more. Go to and follow the links.

Wrexham Hospice and Cancer Support Centre Foundation Registered Charity Number: 1035600. Company Number 2906838. (Registered in England and Wales)

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From the Chief Executive events, making donations, or supporting our lottery and shops. However, in the current economic climate traditional fundraising is becoming more and more difficult. With this in mind, the Hospice has set up a new business venture which runs as a social enterprise — Ecozorb Animal Bedding Solutions — and, John Savage like any other activity we run, all Chief Executive Officer proceeds come straight back to Welcome to the autumn Nightingale House.

Croeso i rhifyn Hydref o’n cylchlythyr sy’n ol ei arfer gyda gwybodaeth am Ty’r Eos yn ogystal a manylion am ein holl digwyddiadau sydd ar y gweill. Fel rydych yn ymwybodol, mae Ty’r Eos yn dibynnu ar gefnogaeth y gymuned leol i godi’r arian angenrheidiol i ddarparu’r gwasanaethau hanfodol i’n cleifion a’u teuluoedd. ‘Da ni’n ddiolchgar i bob un ohonoch sy’n ein cefnogi drwy wirfoddoli eich amser, mynychu digwyddiadau, cyfrannu rhoddion neu cefnogi ein loteri a’n siopau.

edition of our newsletter and, as usual, it has information about Nightingale House, as well as giving you details about all our up and coming events.

The animal bedding is manufactured in our own factory in Wrexham and converts new and reclaimed cardboard into a high quality, dust free, animal bedding product. We have customers who use this product for horses, pigs, chickens, dogs As you are aware, Nightingale and small pets, such as guinea House depends upon the support pigs and rats. Please see below of the local community to raise the for more information. funds needed in order to provide the vital services to our patients I hope you find our newsletter and their families. We are grateful interesting and I look forward to all of you who support us by to seeing many of you at our volunteering your time, attending forthcoming events.


yn eu cynnal mae’r elw yn cael eu sianelu yn ol i Ty’r Eos. Cynhyrchir y gwellt i’r anifeiliaid yn ein ffatri yn Wrecsam gan droi cardbord newydd ac wedi ei ail-gylchu yn gynnyrch gwely anifeiliaid o ansawdd uchel a dilwch. Mae gennym gwsmeriaid sy’n defnyddio’r cynnyrch ar gyfer ceffylau, moch, ieir, cwn ac anifeiliaid anwes bychain fel moch cwta a llygod. Gobeithiaf y cewch ein cylchlythyr yn ddiddorol ac edrychaf ymlaen i weld llawer ohonoch yn ein digwyddiadau yn y dyfodol.

Er hyn, yn yr hinsawdd economaidd bresennol mae’n dod yn fwy anodd codi arian yn y modd draddodiadol. Gyda hyn mewn golwg, mae’r Hosbis wedi sefydlu menter busnes newydd sy’n gweithredu fel menter gymdeithasol — Ecozorb Animal Bedding Solutions — ac fel unrhyw weithgaredd arall byddwn

Nightingale House Hospice is very pleased to announce its new business venture, Ecozorb Animal Bedding. We already have over 100 customers who purchase our dust free, highly absorbent animal bedding.

The product is ideal for horses as well as smaller livestock and pets and comes in 20kg bags. This cardboard animal bedding is 100% biodegradable and breaks down quickly making excellent compost for the soil.

Do please tell your family, friends and neighbours about our new venture. For further information please contact 0151 677 4777 (please note this does ring through to our Wrexham office)

eco zorb

Animal Bedding Solutions

Ecozorb’s high grade Animal Bedding is manufactured using a blend of new, unused cardboard and reclaimed, uncontaminated cardboard, resulting in a superior product that is refined and tested for maximum performance.


After listening to all of our customers’ feedback we have designed a bedding solution for maximum performance.

Rabbits & Small Pets

Poultry & Gaming Birds

0151 677 4777 A Social Enterprise Business supporting Nightingale House Hospice


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Fond Farewells and Celebrations Tracy Livingstone

Director of Nursing and Patient Services

This summer has been a busy time for Nightingale House, with a mixture of both celebration and reflection. Patients enjoyed a special musical treat, when we were visited by members of the string section of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. They played on the patio of one of our family rooms during the hot weather enjoyed in July. Patients attending our Day Unit were taken for a lovely day out to Llangollen, where they enjoyed a picnic and a ride on a canal boat from Llangollen, over the aquaduct to Chirk and back again.

Heather Richardson, from Help the Hospices, came to Nightingale House and gave a presentation to Trustees and Senior Managers, as well as senior staff and board members from other North Wales Hospices, on the findings of the ‘Commission into the Future of Hospice Care’. This is vital information for helping hospices prepare for potential demand in future years. For some of you, this may all seem like ‘old news’ if you have been following my new ‘Clinical

Also in the Day Unit, we were privileged to celebrate the 90th birthday of Eric Lloyd MBE, one of our longest serving volunteers, who has given many hours of his time to our Cuckoo’s Group, our Day Unit and also on night duty during our early years on Chester Road. Our team of nurses and staff bid a fond farewell to Ros Middleton, who retired as Night Sister. Ros joined the team back in 1995 when we first opened, which triggered a lot of reminiscence among us, as I’m sure you can imagine.

Daycare Patients, John Molyneux, Bill Jones and Bill Hanks, enjoying a trip on the canal

Blog’ on the Hospice website. The aim of the blog is to provide insight into the daily routine of Nightingale House, as well as signposting the readers to important events, both local and national, in palliative care. Please check out the blog and send us your comments about what you would like to see in the future. Looking forward into the autumn, this September Nightingale House will say a very sad goodbye to our Nurse Manager, Gail Caddell, as she leaves us to take up a new post of Lead Nurse at Jersey Hospice. Gail will be well known to many of you who have had contact with the Hospice since we opened on Chester Road in 1995. She has played a big part in the development of the services delivered by Nightingale House.

Three generations of Night Sisters: Gail Caddell, Ruth Bond and Ros Middleton.

Whilst she will be sadly missed by all the team, we wish her well in her new job in Jersey which is a worthy reward for her long commitment, both to Nightingale House Hospice and to Palliative Care services.

Rehabilitation at Nightingale House Rehabilitation has become an increasing focus, particularly in cancer care and palliative care services, as patients are living longer with and, in an increasing number of cases, are surviving beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Rehabilitation services at Nightingale House have three main elements — physiotherapy, occupational therapy and the hydrotherapy pool. World wide, people have become more aware of Rehabilitation as an important aspect of a patient’s continuing quality of life. Symptoms that people previously had to accept, have now been recognised as being manageable. If patients receive the right advice, from the right people, at the right time, they can learn how to adapt. Rehabilitation is aimed at maintaining patients’ quality of life, despite the limitations of disease or the effects of any treatment. For example; a patient with secondary bone cancer may have reduced mobility. But after assessment we can set realistic goals and advise on how to increase what they can do, gradually, with the use of exercises and walking aids to help them reach those goals. We aim to give our patients information, practical advice and psychological support, as well as working closely with other professionals to empower our patients to

manage their condition based on their needs and preferences. Therapists at Nightingale House have input into ‘The Monday Programme’ and deliver sessions on breathlessness, fatigue, relaxation and exercise. They have also introduced Rehabilitation Care Plans, so the nursing staff can support the patients with their rehabilitation when the therapists are not on duty. The Occupational Therapist plays a major role in discharge planning, making sure patients can manage their activities of daily living. Sometimes, the needs are complex and involve assessment of the home situation, training and supporting carers, and assessing and providing equipment. Patients have reported back about how the hydrotherapy and rehabilitation services have helped them. One of our patients said, “I understand now, that if I take my time and breathe as you have shown me, I won’t feel as anxious and can achieve more. I know I will always be breathless, but now I know how to manage it”. Rehabilitation enables purposeful activity and can motivate patients to continue living their lives despite continuing change. Rehabilitation

is about preventing crisis by identifying problems early and taking a problem solving approach to enable that individual to live their life their way. A hydrotherapy appointment costs £60, and both a physiotherapy out-patient appointment and an occupational therapy appointment cost £40 each. It is important that we are able to continue offering these services to patients. That’s why we rely on your continued support, for which we are very grateful.

Volunteer News Nightingale House has an army of volunteers who donate many hours of their time each week and play a vital role in the running of the Hospice. We would like to thank all our volunteers who give their time freely. All the jobs volunteers do for us are important and we have the following vacancies:

Help us turn trash into treasure Working in the Distribution Centre at Whitegate Industrial Centre — we need volunteers every day to help sort and price the masses of donated goods to keep our shops supplied. This is a vital role as the shops provide over £130,000 of income to the Hospice each year.

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We need help in our warehouse sorting furniture and loading va ns.

Retail Shop Assistant

ed volunteers to help Each of our 6 shops ne the till, help out with run the shop, operate s for sale and keep the the displaying of good d tidy. shops looking clean an

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Ecozorb — Animal Beddin


This is a new development for the Hospice and we need people to help run the cardboard shredding mach ine to make the product for us to supply to our customers. No experience is needed.

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We couldn’t run our fundraising events without the support of our volunteers. If you cannot make a regular commitment but would still like to volunteer then helping at events could be ideal for you. You can choose which events you can help with, knowing that your efforts help to raise valuable funds for the Hospice. Last year we raised £16,000 from street collections and bag packs, all of which were manned by our volunteer army. Even if you can only help at one event each year, it would make such a difference to the Hospice.

The Hospice {{ Ward Hosts — afternoons between 3pm and 6pm. Serving afternoon tea and then serving dinner to patients.

{{ Kitchen Assistants — helping in our kitchen with anything from preparing the vegetables, washing up, and even helping the chef bake cakes.

{{ Hairdressers — We need volunteer hairdressers on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Light up a Life 2013

Goleuo Bywyd 2013

Friday 13 December 2013, 7pm Nightingale House Hospice

7.00yh Gwener 13eg Rhagfyr 2013 Hospis Ty’r Eos

At Nightingale House Hospice, we understand that dealing with a loss can be very challenging, and often families look to remember their loved ones in a positive and lasting way.

Yn Hospis Ty’r Eos sylweddolwn bod ymwneud a cholled yn heriol ac mae teuluoedd yn aml yn chwilio am fodd cadarnhaol a pharhaol i gofio am eu anwyliaid

Light up a Life offers the opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one, in a special way, by adding a light in their memory to the Hospice Christmas tree. By giving a small donation to the Hospice, using the leaflet enclosed, the Hospice will also enter your loved ones into a special Book of Memories, which will be available to view throughout 2014 in the Hospice reception. The book can also be viewed at our service in Wrexham, where the Tree of Lights will be lit for the first time. We encourage you to join us at this special service with your family and friends. These lights will shine each night, up until Twelfth Night.

Mae Goleuo Bywyd yn cynnig cyfle i gofio a dathlu bywyd anwyliad mewn modd arbennig drwy gael golau ar Goeden Nadolig yr Hosbis. Drwy roi cyfraniad bychan i’r hospis yn yr amlen amgaedig bydd yr hospis yn cynnwys eich anwyliaid mewn llyfr coffa fydd ar gael i’w weld yn nerbynfa’r Hosbis gydol 2014. Gellir gweld y llyfr am y tro cyntaf yn ein gwasanaeth yn Wrecsam lle bydd y goeden yn cael ei oleuo am y tro cyntaf. Ymunwch efo ni’n y gwasanaeth arbennig hwn gyda’ch teulu a’ch cyfeillion. Bydd y goleuadau ymlaen bob nos tan y deuddegfed noson.

Please see the leaflet enclosed for further information and to enter your dedications into this year’s event. If you would like to make your dedication online, please visit

Mae rhagor o wybodaeth yn y pamffled ar gyfer cynnwys eich coffhad yn ein digwyddiad eleni. Os ydych yn dymuno gellir ei anfon ar y we

A number of services will also be held in the local community at the following venues:

Bydd nifer o wasanaethau eraill yn cael eu cynnal yn y gymuned leol mewn gwahanol lefydd.








1 Dec

St Mael & Sullien Church


Connah’s Quay

1 Dec

St Andrew’s Church



1 Dec

Capel Annibynwyr




TBC Mold



5 Dec

Hanmer Church



6 Dec

St Collen’s Church



13 Dec

Nightingale House Hospice


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A Gift for the Future

Rhodd ar gyfer y Dyfodol

Legacies are special gifts from one generation to another.

Mae cymynroddion yn roddion arbennig o un genhedlaeth i’r nesaf.

It’s a little known fact that most charities wouldn’t survive without gifts in Wills. By remembering Nightingale House Hospice in this way, you’re helping to ensure that our good work lives on to help and support future generations of local people.

Mae’n ffaith na wyr llawer na fyddai rhan fwyaf o elusennau yn gallu parhau heb roddion drwy ewyllysiau. Drwy gofio am Hospis Tŷ’r Eos yn y modd hwn rydych yn helpu i sicrhau bydd y gwaith da yn dal ymlaen ar gyfer cynorthwyo a chefnogi cenhedlaethau o bobl lleol yn y dyfodol.

No one likes to think about making a Will and people have all sorts of reasons for not making one. They don’t have time. They don’t believe it’s important. Its not the right time. However, your Will is an important way of looking after the future of your family and friends.

The future of the Hospice is in your hands

Having an up-to-date Will is probably one of the most important things you can do to ensure your wishes will be carried out exactly as you wanted. And it’s the only way to protect the rights of your children and loved ones. After you’ve taken care of your loved ones, you may also wish to leave a gift in your Will to a cause close to your heart and, if this is the case, please consider leaving a gift to Nightingale House.

‘Toes neb yn hoffi meddwl am baratoi Ewyllys ac mae gan bobl bob math o resymau dros beidio a gwneud un. ‘Toes dim amser. Tydi nhw ddim yn credu ei fod yn bwysig. Tydi o ddim yr amser iawn. . . Serch hyn, mae eich Ewyllys yn ffordd bwysig o ofalu am ddyfodol eich teulu a’ch ffrindiau. Mae cael Ewyllys diweddar o bosib yn un o’r penderfyniadau pwysicach gwnewch i sicrhau y gweithredir eich dymuniadau fel y dymunech. Dyma’r unig ffordd i ddiogelu hawliau eich plant a’r rhai sy’n annwyl i chi. Ar ol gofalu am eich anwyliaid, hwyrach y byddech yn dymuno gadael rhodd yn eich Ewyllys at achos da sy’n agos at eich calon, ac os felly,os gwelwch yn dda ystyriwch gadael rhodd i Hosbis Tŷ’r Eos.

We can assure you that every penny will support the vital work of the Hospice for future generations.

Gallwn eich sicrhau bydd pob ceiniog yn cefnogi gwaith hollbwysig yr hosbis am genhedlaethau i’r dyfodol.

In the Shops Have you visited our shops? You would be amazed at the fantastic items we have for sale in our charity shops. We have recently sold a Jasper Conran jumper, a brand new Marks and Spencer Autograph evening jacket (still with the label on) and a Karen Millen designer silk dress. You never know what you will find when you browse through our rails.

Christmas Cards and Merchandise Our fabulous range of quality Christmas cards, gifts and novelties are now on sale in the Hospice Reception and our charity shops. This year we have cards with English only, Welsh only and bilingual greetings. Don’t forget our Coffee Morning, here at the Hospice on Friday 27 September, where you can view our full range of cards and gifts and join us for coffee and cake.

Toy Story — Buy one get one free The week of 28 October sees each of our hospice charity shops turn into a magical toy land. Each of our shops (excluding our Furniture Showroom) will be filled with good quality children’s toys especially for Christmas with a buy one get one free offer. So do your Christmas shopping with us and bag a bargain!

Glam it up for Christmas We will be launching the sale of our fantastic range of evening and party wear including mens dinner suits in our shops on Monday 4 November — this is always a popular event with some designer surprises — but hurry — only while stocks last!

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Join Our Lottery

Return your completed form to Nightingale House Hospice, Chester Road, Wrexham, LL11 2SJ.


Join the Nightingale House Hospice Lottery for your chance to win a share of our weekly prize fund of £3500. It costs just £1.00 per week! You can also pay by Standing Order — it couldn’t be easier.

I would like to join the Nightingale House Hospice Lottery

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Signed: Date: Start Date of Standing Order: (To be paid until further notice) You may also pay by cheques, made payable to Nightingale House Lottery Ltd. Bank Use Only. Payee Nightingale House Lottery Ltd, Barclays, 50 Hope Street, Wrexham, LL11 1BE. A/C 03784282 Sort Code 20-25-69. Please quote Member No: (Office use only)



Please play responsibly for further information or advice, please visit

Join your local lottery today and you could win up to £2,500 each week

Wrexham Hospice and Cancer Support Centre Foundation Registered Charity Number: 1035600. (Registered in England and Wales). Nightingale House Lottery Ltd, Company Name: 3139714.

Your £1 a week can go a long way. It soon adds up. Playing for 13 weeks (£13) will pay for the meals of a patient for the day. Playing for 26 weeks, (£26) will help pay for the Hospice gardens to be maintained. Playing for 52 weeks (£52) will pay for a ‘Release’ child bereavement session. Playing for 104 weeks (£104) will

sponsor the work of a nurse for the day.

The time of gift-getting for friends and family is fast approaching. But when budgets are tight and wallets are light, getting everyone their stocking-fillers can be difficult.

nowadays, and when you’re buying for lots of people, it all mounts up.

Why not treat your friends, family or neighbours to a special gift this Christmas — a Lottery membership? This is the perfect gift for somebody who already has everything! Please contact our Lottery Team on 01978 31 31 34.

Christmas Shopping Ideas That’s why savvy shopper Jo Kearns set herself the challenge of ticking off her Christmas shopping list in Nightingale House charity shops this year. “Buying big brands in big stores is so expensive

“I find a really easy way to keep a cap on how much you spend for Christmas is to buy your presents in quality charity shops — like Nightingale House shops. “You’ll find something special that you wouldn’t get elsewhere. And I think the best presents are the ones that are a little bit different”.

Some of Jo’s finds: {{ Aynsley Clock £5.00 {{ Wedgewood Trinket Box £5.00 {{ USA Travel Book 30p {{ Magic Box (Grafix) £2.50 {{ Wedgewood Vase £7.50

Any unwanted bottles, food or gift items? We are looking for items that can be used for our Christmas Fair Draw, Bottle Tombola and to create a luxury hamper. If you’re able to help, please bring your items to the Income Generation Office at Nightingale House between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Proud Sponsor of Nightingale House Plas Acton Road, Pandy, Wrexham LL11 2UA

01978 311 666


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Flintshire 10k and 3k Fun Run

Support Nightingale House by wearing silly socks to work or school any day in October and pay £1 to take part.

Sunday 13 October 2013, 11am 3k Fun Run, 12noon Flintshire 10k Entry for 3k Fun Run £5 pp Entry for Flintshire 10k £15 (£13 for affiliated athletes)

Woofs & Wellies Dog Walk

Why not add value to your day’s fundraising and add a cake sale or prize draw to raise further funds.

In 2012, the Hospice introduced the new technology of a Chip & Mat timing system and for 2013 we are thrilled to announce further exciting developments with a new closed road route, incorporating many rural roads.

This year, the Hospice Dog Walk will operate two routes — a 5km walk and a 3km stroll.


Socktober 2013 Who can wear the silliest socks? All through October

This simple campaign can raise vital funds for Nightingale House and is fun at the same time.

For your Socktober Registration Pack — please contact Margaret Hollings on 01978 314 292 or email Please send photographs in from your event so that we can add them to the 2013 Socktober online gallery.

Zumbathon A4 poster.pdf




Nightingale House Hospice present their

You do not need any prior athletics experience to participate in this event, nor are you committed to ‘race’. We would like to encourage all to take part. Please note however, some training is advisable in order to get the most out of your experience. The Flintshire 10k is registered with the Welsh Athletics Association and each participant will receive an official race time, with prizes for different race categories.

To register and for more information please visit


Sunday 27 October 2013, 11am Alyn Waters Country Park, Gwersyllt entrance, Nr Wrexham Entry £5 per dog

Both routes will start together from the Visitor Centre at the Gwersyllt side of the Park at 11am.

Each dog must register separately and dog owners are then encouraged to invite as many family members and friends to walk alongside as they wish. Each dog can be sponsored to take part in the walk and we encourage everyone, including the dogs, to enter into the spirit of Halloween and to dress up in seasonal costume.

Nightingale House will, of course, acknowledge all the effort being made with a spot prize on the day for the Best Dressed Dog. To register, please visit

Charity Zumba event in Wrexham

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Zumbathon Friday 22nd February 2013 Friday 8 November 2013, 7–9.30pm 7pmCentre - 9.30pm Brymbo Resource



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Following February, Zumba with Beckie is back for another Zumba event which is run by the Zumba with Beckie team in aid 2.5 hourA charity mammoth Zumba session. of Nightingale House Hospice. All proceeds go direct to the charity. More details can be found at

Registration is £10 per person and sponsorship Tickets can be bought to at the Hospice by calling 01978 314292 is also encouraged raise further funds. or online

Registration fee includes a glow stick and glow bracelet, and further glow items can also be purchased on the night. A Registered Charity, Number: 1035600 Wrexham Hospice and Cancer Support Centre Foundation (Limited by Guarantee) Company Number: 2906838. Registered in England and Wales.

To register please visit .

A bottle of water will be provided, however please also bring plenty of fluids on the night.

A Concert with Cantorion Broughton Park Colin Jones, Soprano Christmas Grotto Within the Broughton Park Celtic Fayre Gwawr Edwards and (separate entry fee payable) Tenor Rhys Meirion Nightingale House Hospice is delighted to return

Sunday 17 November 2013 Venue Cymru, Llandudno, 7.30pm

Cantorion was founded by Colin Jones in 1992 when he invited singers across North Wales to join his new chorus. He was able to match his skills in voice production and choral management with the enthusiasm and commitment of some of North Wales’ finest male choral singers and soloists. Over 15 years, he has established a male chorus with a special sound and quality now recognised after its numerous tours and performances in many countries worldwide. For this special concert the Choir will be joined by soloists soprano Gwawr Edwards and tenor Rhys Meirion and will be raising funds for Nightingale House Hospice. Tickets are £23 / £21 and subject to a £2.50 booking fee per order.

Please visit for more details and to book.

to the 2013 Broughton Park Celtic Fayre to raise funds through visits to Santa in his traditional grotto. This year’s grotto dates are follows:

UU Wednesday 27 November, 10am–6pm UU Thursday 28 November, 10am–7pm UU Friday 29 November, 10am–6pm UU Saturday 30 November, 10am–6pm UU Sunday 1 December, 10am–5pm

Entry is £4 per child and all proceeds are for Nightingale House Hospice.

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Nightingale House Bellis Brothers Farm At Wrexham Memorial Hall Shop & Garden Centre Christmas Fair 12 til 3pm, Saturday November 30 November 2013,30 12–3pm Christmas Grotto Launch Saturday Wrexham Memorial Hall 50p


Friday 29 November 2013, 6–8pm Bellis Brothers, Holt, Wrexham

Santa and his reindeer will be returning to Bellis Brothers Farm Shop & Garden Centre this November to add that extra sparkle and to kick off the festive season. Santa will arrive on his sleigh, pulled by live Reindeer at Bellis Brothers Farm Shop & Garden Centre on Friday 29 November 2013 at 6pm. Come and see the magic! The venue will be open until 8pm with mince pies & mulled wine being served, seasonal music from Farndon & District Brass Band and much more…

Santa will be in residence at Bellis Brothers during the run up to Christmas. The reindeer will be staying with Santa for the whole of the first weekend to meet as many children as possible.

Christmas fun & activities Christmas music Gift stalls Prize Draw Tombola Christmas decorations Cake stalls

Santas Grotto Competitions Refreshments

Christmas shopping starts here! Come along 01978 314 292 and get your great value Christmas bargains Nightingale House Hospice, Chester Road, Wrexham LL11 2SJ with numerous festive stalls, a Christmas Prize Draw with some great prizes, Santa’s Grotto, refreshments, games and much more for all the family.

Wrexham Hospice and Cancer Support Centre Foundation. Registered Charity Number: 1035600 (Registered in England and Wales)

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Admission is just 50p per person.

For further information, or if you would like a stall at the event, please contact Laura Parry on 01978 314 292 or email

Celebration of Christmas Concert Featuring Rhos Male Voice Choir Saturday 7 December 2013, 7.30pm St Giles Parish Church, Wrexham

Once again the Hospice will be hosting another traditional Christmas Concert in the beautiful surroundings of St Giles Parish Church, with the Rhos Male Voice Choir, the Citadel Army Brass Band and Welsh Tenor, Aled Wyn Davies. Tickets are £15 which includes seasonal refreshments. No concessions.

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Santa’s Grotto will be open:

Friday 29 November 2013, 6.15–8pm

11am–4pm every Saturday and Sunday throughout December

How to get there: Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse LL13 0DA

30 November & 1 December

To Wrexham B5426 (to A483 for Chester and Oswestry)

B5069 Station Road

7 & 8 December


To Whitchurch

14 & 15 December

B5069 Overton Road

21 & 22 December


Entry is £4.50 (per child) with a present for every child Come and join the fun!

Breakfast with Santa, 9.15–10.30am every Saturday throughout December

Nightingale House Hospice Chester Road, Wrexham LL11 2SJ

30 November, 7 December, 14 December, 21 01978 316 800 December. Wrexham Hospice and Cancer Support Centre Foundation Registered Charity Number: 1035600

Adult: £5.95, Children £5.95 for breakfast plus entry to the grotto, which includes a present for every child. Book now by calling 01829 272 031

Elizabeth Finn Care Committee Members



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President/Chairman Vanessa Graham-Palmer Susie Graham-Wood Elaine Jones-Perrott Janet Knox Shan Paton Jane Yeoward Philippa Graham-Palmer Sorrel Davies Ursula Stoddart Emma Cunningham Anna Marsh Caroline Waterhouse Susie Godsal

President/Chairman Virginia Cunningham Louise Fetherstonhaugh Fanny Bradshaw Sue Dixon Dee Vernon Sue Hudson Caroline Mainwaring Camilla Cheshire Secretary Yvonne Taylor Treasurer Geoffrey Suckley


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The Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir


Eaton Park Christmas Concert

Elizabeth Finn Care is a national charity registered in England and Wales: 207812 and Scotland: SC040987. Turn2us is part of Elizabeth Finn Care.

Featuring The Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir Tuesday 10 December 2013, 7.30pm Eaton Park Estate, Near Chester

By kind permission of His and Her Graces, the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, we are privileged to offer a second Christmas Concert in the exquisite surroundings of the Chapel, Eaton Park, with the the Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir followed by refreshments in the Long Room. Tickets are £25 and are limited, so to avoid disappointment, please ring 01978 314 292 as soon as possible.



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Meet our Hospice Heroes Congratulations to all of our 2013 Hospice Heroes for everything you have done so far this year raising funds for Nightingale House.

Elizabeth raised over £220 whilst Alexis and Tracey teamed up and raised £380 between them.

Challenge activities, including the Raft Race and Skydive. These are events which we will continue to host in 2014.

Mark Jones took on the London to Paris bike ride earlier in the year and raised over £1,730!

Staff at AVOX, Wrexham, took on their own Team Building Challenge back in June by entering two teams into the Chester Dragon Boat race and raising £1,500. Our thanks go to everybody who took part.

More than 200 supporters have signed up to become a Hospice Hero by walking, running, swimming, cycling, trekking and jumping out of planes. We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 Hospice Hero Award Ceremony in January 2014. Thank you so much for all you are doing. Here is a snippet of how our Hospice Heroes have been challenging themselves so far this year. What could you do next year? David Goodwin has raised more than £500 by taking part in the Deloitte Ride across Britain.

Diane, Graham, Matthew and Josh Mann have raised nearly £2,400 by participating in the Three Peaks Challenge and conquering Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis all at once!

If you would like details on how to enter your company into next year’s Dragon Boat Race, on behalf of Nightingale House Hospice, please visit

Dr Khan, of Caergwrle Medical Practice, has raised nearly £3,600 in successfully taking on the gruelling Everest Base Camp Trek.

No to Christmas Cards Rob Morgan put his fitness to the test at the London Marathon earlier in the year, raising over £1,000 for Nightingale House.

Elizabeth Webster, Alexis Molyneux and Tracey Roberts have completed the Liverpool Half Marathon.

Finally, some of our younger supporters, Jake and Ella Davies, Tesni, Aaron and Sophie planned their own challenge, a three mile walking/cycling route around Llangollen incorporating beautiful scenery, such as the Dinas Bran Castle, the canal and even some local pubs for the adults to ‘supervise’ them from. Altogether, they raised nearly £800! It has been wonderful to see so many of our corporate supporters taking part inTeam Building

Nightingale House is offering an alternative for companies that no longer want to send a mountain of Christmas Cards. Ask for one of our donation envelopes, write your Christmas Message on the form provided and add your donation to the envelope. Save the environment and send the money you would normally spend on Christmas Cards to benefit the patients of Nightingale House instead.

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More Words of Thanks {{ Handbridge Flower Group £1,100

{{ Anne Butt – Singing workshop £151 {{ Hanmer Support Group ‘Floral Inspirations’ event £850.

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{{ Old Padeswood Golf Club, Ladies Lunch £1,150. {{ Coedpoeth Bowling Club £420 {{ Lavister Support Group £1,250

{{ Hanmer Support Group, Puddings and Wine event £1,225.

{{ Ceiriog Valley Bowling Club £400, in memory of Arwel Roberts

{{ Jazzectomy – Alexanders Jazz Bar £715.

{{ Wrexham Rotary Club £500

{{ Tractor Run – Riddly Wood Stuart Edwards £300

{{ North Wales Crusaders £150

We would also like to thank everyone else who supports us

This year, instead of sending Christmas Cards, we thought we would make a donation to Nightingale House Hospice.

{{ Wrexham Golf Day over £5,000

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Nightingale House Events Calendar For more information about any of these events, please contact the Fundraising Team on 01978 314 292 or email

September 21

Skydive 8am onwards (all day event) Tilstock Airfield, Whitchurch Minimum sponsorship £500.


Socktober Wear silly socks to work and pay £1. Please send in your pictures to so that the hospice can add them to the 2013 online gallery.


Comedy Hypnotist Hanmer Support Group At Overton Village Hall, doors open 7pm Tickets £10 available from Corner Shop, Overton-onDee and The Royal Oak, Bangor-on-Dee.


Flintshire 10km & 3km Fun Run Mold Sports Centre, Mold NEW ROUTE! CHIP & MAT TIMING! 11am, 3km — £5 entry 12pm, 10km — £15 / £13 entry (non affiliated / affiliated athletes).


Bangor-on-Dee Christmas Gifts Fair 10am–4pm The Racecourse, Bangor-on-Dee LL13 0DA 30% of all proceeds to Nightingale House


Cantorion Colin Jones Concert with Gwawr Edwards and Rhys Meirion 7.30pm Tickets £21 / £23, please visit


Broughton Park Christmas Grotto 10am–6pm each day except 28 November which is 10am–7pm £4 per child.


Bellis Brothers Farm Shop and Garden Centre Christmas Grotto Launch Night 6.15–8pm 50p admission (under 5’s go FREE).


Bellis Brothers Farm Shop and Garden Centre Christmas Grotto 11am–4pm £4.50 per child with present for each child Breakfast with Santa every Saturday: Adults £5.95, Children £5.95 including breakfast, entry to Grotto and present. Book by calling Bellis’ on 01829 272 031





Will Week Visit to view participating solicitors.

Mayor of Wrexham, Charity Dinner 7.30pm, Ramada Hotel For more information, please ring the Mayor’s Office on 01978 292 000. All proceeds for the Mayor’s chosen charities, Nightingale House and Hope House Hospice


Christmas Coffee Morning Llangollen Support Group 10am–12pm, at Llangollen Memorial Hall


Light Up A Life, Llangollen 6.30pm, St Collen’s Church, Llangollen


£5,000 Christmas Grand Draw All entries must be received by 29 November


St Giles Tradtional Christmas Concert with Rhos Male Voice Choir 7.30pm, St Giles Church, Wrexham Tickets £15, no concessions, includes seasonal refreshments. To book, call 01978 314 292 or visit


Eaton Park Christmas Concert with Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir 7.30pm, gates open 6.45pm. The Chapel, Eaton Park. Tickets £25 to include seasonal refreshments.


Light Up A Life, Wrexham 7pm, Nightingale House Hospice (in the open air) To purchase a light, please visit Mold Light Up A Life to be confirmed.

Broughton Park Christmas Grotto 10am–6pm £4 per child.


Light Up A Life, Connah’s Quay 6pm, St Andrew’s Church, Connahs Quay




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Queen Tribute Night Rhos Shop Ladies Support Group 7.30pm at STIWT Rhos Tickets £15, please call 01978 841 594 or visit Rhos Hospice Shop.





Light Up A Life, Hanmer 7pm, Hanmer Church, Hanmer

Christmas Fair Wrexham Memorial Hall 12–3pm 50p admission (under 5’s go FREE).

A Night with Roy Orbison 7.30pm, Centenary Club, Wrexham £5 per ticket, please call 01978 314 292. Raising funds for the John Croft Tribute Fund.

Woofs & Wellies Dog Walk 11am, Alyn Waters Country Park £5 entry per dog, and as many walkers as you like.


Light Up A Life, Bala 7pm, Capel Annibynwyr, Y Bala

Light Up A Life, Corwen 3pm, St Mael & Sullien Church, Corwen.

Bellis Brothers Farm Shop and Garden Centre Christmas Grotto 11am–4pm £4.50 per child with present for each child Breakfast with Santa every Saturday: Adults £5.95, Children £5.95 including breakfast, entry to Grotto and a present. Book by calling Bellis’ on 01829 272 031

Art Exhibition and Sale Original paintings by local artists are being sold to raise funds for Nightingale House Hospice. The gallery is featured in Cibo Bistro, Mold, and is being promoted by Mold Rotary Club. For opening times, visit the bistro website.


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Wall of Thanks

A very special thanks to all our supporters, including

Stans Supermarket, Llangollen Store Manager, Steve Jones and his team raised over £1,500 through the 5p a carrier bag scheme in Wales.

Brother Industries, Vauxhall Industrial Estate Graham Halliwell, and the team donated £340 following an Easter prize draw.

St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School Students for raised £600 for Nightingale House whilst fundraising for their recent Iceland trip for their Humanities studies.

Coed Y Glyn Support Group Donated £1,910 following the group’s recent fundraising activities including a Coffee Morning and Plant sale.

EADS Golf Day, Old Padeswood Golf Club Nigel Whitely and staff held another hugely successful Golf Day raising £4,300.

Margaret & Ian Dingle and friends Continued their support this year with their annual Coffee Day and raised an astounding total of £2,554.

Bala Golf Club raising £1,500 from a yellow bingo and afternoon tea event at the Club.

Eyton School Staff and PTA Raised £530 with the UK’s first ever Virtual Balloon Race.

Pant yr Ochain, Gresford Donated £240 following their ‘Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy’ bar challenge.

St John the Baptist Church Penymynydd & Pentrobin St John the Baptist Aided School Raised £338 with their Yellow Cheese & Wine evening and Yellow School day. Wrexham County Borough Council Organised a charity Football match raising over £1,100 for the Mayor’s Charity Fund for both Nightingale House Hospice and Hope House Hospice.

Go Yellow Supporters at the Mayor’s Tea Party This year’s Hospice Awareness Campaign during June contributed more than £10,000 Matalan, Wrexham raised nearly £1,000 through various Go Yellow collections and a store prize draw. Coedpoeth Old Time Dancing Group raised £265 with their Annual Yellow Dance. Mold & District Support Group raised £1,500 at their recent Yellow Afternoon Tea held at Grosvenor Hall, Mold. Natwest, Wrexham raised £325 through an in branch cake sale. Myra Edwards raised £470 at her Yellow Afternoon Tea Party.

Thank you to all of you for your kind help and donations.

Nightingale House Hospice

Chester Road, Wrexham LL11 2SJ


Wrexham Hospice and Cancer Support Centre Foundation Registered Charity Number: 1035600. Company Number 2906838. (Registered in England and Wales)

Unfortunately we cannot mention everybody in the newsletter, but we do appreciate your generosity and hope that you continue to support us. Diolch yn fawr iawn i bawb am eich cymorth a’ch rhoddion caredig. Yn anffodus, oherwydd prinder lle, ni allwn sôn am bawb yn y newyddlen hon; serch hynny rydym yn gwerthfawrogi eich haelioni’n fawr iawn a gobeithio y gwnewch chi ddal ati i’n cefnogi.

Nightingale News Autumn 2013  

Nightingale House Hospice's triannual newsletter

Nightingale News Autumn 2013  

Nightingale House Hospice's triannual newsletter