Life, spring 2016

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SPRING 2016 THERAPETS JOIN THE HOSPICE FORGET-ME-NOT APPEAL CELTIC CHALLENGE TOP TRAINING TIPS TRIBUTE FUNDS LAUNCH SPOTLIGHT ON THE HOSPICE’S SHOPS

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IN THIS ISSUE 03 WELCOME 04 NEWS FROM THE HOSPICE 06 THERAPETS JOIN THE TEAM 07 THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL 08 A WALK TO REMEMBER 09 THE PUSH 10 ON YOUR BIKE 11 BIG CHALLENGE IN THE BIG APPLE 12 FORGET-ME-NOT APPEAL 2016 14 COMPLEMENTARY THERAPISTS – WE NEED YOU! 15 GIANT PUB QUIZ 16 DISCOVER THE HOSPICE’S SHOPS 18 A FOCUS ON THE HOSPICE LIBRARY 19 FROM ICELAND WITH LOVE 20 NEW EQUIPMENT AT THE HOSPICE 21 CELEBRATING MEMORIES WITH TRIBUTE FUNDS 22 EVENTS DIARY 2016/17 23 STAND UP FOR ST COLUMBA’S HOSPICE

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WELCOME TO THE SPRING 2016 EDITION OF LIFE MAGAZINE SUCH A LOT HAS HAPPENED AT THE HOSPICE SINCE THE LAST ISSUE OF THE MAGAZINE, AND I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY READING ABOUT THESE DEVELOPMENTS AND OUR NEWS IN THIS ISSUE. In autumn last year we launched our new five year strategy, Care and Compassion Matters. The strategy will guide the next five years at the Hospice and we have already put in place and started working on some of the goals we set out in the document. If you haven’t seen the strategy yet, it’s available on our website – do take a look. So what have we done so far? Well, we have introduced three new members of the team to the Hospice, although these are a little different to our usual staff as they have four legs, are covered in fur and have waggy tails! The three therapets are regular visitors and you can read all about them in this issue of the magazine. We have also introduced our new Patient and Family Support Team, which will help us to reach more people, in more ways. For example, we have already increased access to our Community Palliative Care by extending the service from five days to seven days each week. We will be increasing the provision of Day and Outpatient Services to six days each week and be extending physiotherapy and occupational therapy support in the communities we serve. We will develop the support we provide for patients, families and children by creating a dedicated space for pre- and post-bereavement support, and will recruit new staff to lead and extend our work in this area. Another element of this important work is the creation of a new dedicated art room where patients and families can take part in new art and creativity workshops. Our first member of the Patient and Family Support team is Liam and you can read how his role as our patient and family support assistant is making a real difference to patients on pages 12 and 13. This new service will be supported by funds raised from our spring Forget-me-not Appeal.

We have also been undertaking our interior design project, starting with the inpatient wards and reception areas. If you visit these areas you will see a big difference, as we now have lovely comfortable sofas and armchairs in the ward reception areas. The patient and family lounges on both wards are cosy and homely with big sofas, reading nooks and TVs. Plus, the family bedrooms have hotel-like beds, TVs, soft furnishings and a lovely décor. All of this is to ensure our patients and their loved ones feel welcome and comfortable when they are in the Hospice. From October to early January we had our annual Light A Light & Light Up A Life appeal and I’d like to personally thank every person who donated to this appeal and made it a success. Your kind donations were used to make sure the patients and their loved ones who we cared for over the festive period had the best possible Christmas. It really does mean a lot to our patients and staff – so thank you for your generous support. Looking ahead we will enjoy the best of spring with our forget-me-not garden blossoming, and the longer days bringing more sunlight into our lives. We will also be getting ready for this year’s fundraising challenge events, and we hope you have signed up to take part! Whether you fancy a stroll along the Water of Leith in June, or taking on the Celtic Challenge in May, or doing The Push in September – we hope you will enjoy your training throughout the spring and summer as much as the event itself! Thank you for your continued and unwavering support,

Jackie Husband Chief Executive WWW.STCOLUMBASHOSPICE.ORG.UK

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NEWS FROM THE HOSPICE NEW FIVE-YEAR STRATEGY FOR THE HOSPICE LAUNCHED Last autumn the Hospice launched its new five year strategy, Care & Compassion Matters. The strategy was developed following consultation with patients, families, supporters and businesses. It will guide the activity of the Hospice through the years 2015 – 2020 and covers five themes – care matters, knowledge matters, getting it right matters, money matters and community matters. Some of the key highlights the Hospice will achieve over the next five years include implementing an art and creative therapy programme (more on page 7), creating a space specifically to provide pre- and post-bereavement support for patients and families, and increasing the Hospice’s presence across Edinburgh and the Lothians. You can pick up your free copy of Care & Compassion Matters at the Hospice or view it online on the Hospice’s website, www.stcolumbashospice.org.uk.

NEW VICE-PRESIDENT FOR THE HOSPICE

GET SOCIAL WITH US!

Our chairman was delighted to announce in December the appointment of Graham Burnside to the position of Vice-President of the Hospice’s Board of Governors. Graham has supported the Hospice for many years and was previously the Board’s Company Secretary.

Did you know the Hospice is on social media? You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Across all three sites we publish our latest news, pictures from the Hospice, details of events, and opportunities to join the team as staff or a volunteer. Log on and say hi to us: facebook.com/stcolumbas twitter.com/stcolumbas St Columba’s Hospice

THANK YOU FOR LIGHTING UP A LIFE Our winter appeal Light A Light & Light Up A Life went very well thanks to your generosity. We counted all your donations and in total we raised £100,000 for the Hospice! The money was used to ensure the patients and their loved ones who were in our care over the festive period could have the best possible Christmas. The tree lighting ceremony in Charlotte Square Gardens was a lovely event, thank you to everyone who came along and a special thank you to Sir Tom Farmer and Erin for switching on the lights for us. The Tree of Remembrance stood in Charlotte Square Gardens until 4 January, looking glorious for everyone to see and to provide a place of reflection. Thank you so much to everyone who donated and made this appeal a success.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR ART FRIENDS EXHIBITION! Our annual Art Friends exhibition will take place from Friday 3 – Sunday 5 June, in the Hospice’s Centre for Education & Research, so save the date in your diaries! The exhibition brings together local artists with work on display including paintings, sculpture and jewellery. The artists are some of Scotland’s most established practitioners alongside emerging talent. All the work on display will be for sale, with proceeds going to provide care for patients and their loved ones. The Art Friends exhibition is always a great place to purchase affordable and distinctive art pieces, as well as raising money for the Hospice. We hope to see you at the exhibition in June!

VOLUNTEERS GIVE OVER FIVE CENTURIES OF TIME TO THE HOSPICE The Hospice would like to say a big THANK YOU to all its amazing volunteers. We recently celebrated our many volunteers with special long service awards ceremonies. In total, the volunteers who have been recognised this year for their long service have given a massive 560 years to the Hospice! This year we had nine volunteers who have given over 20 years of service. In the recent ceremonies the Hospice gave awards to 64 volunteers who given five, 10, 20, 25, 30 and even 35 years of their time.

Karen Filsell, volunteer services manager at the Hospice said: “Volunteers at St Columba’s Hospice are very dedicated, and we are grateful that so many choose to volunteer for the Hospice for many years. The involvement of volunteers helps the Hospice reach and support more patients and families, and we are incredibly grateful to them. Offering long service awards is one of the ways we can recognise the contribution that volunteers make to the Hospice, and thank them. Not only are we honoured to have such a great team of volunteers, having so many that have worked for so long for us is a testament to their passion for the Hospice and its work.”

CONGRATULATIONS TO IVOR AND MARZENA We were delighted to hear the news from Marzena and Ivor who became engaged to each other in December. Marzena, a patient at the Hospice, and Ivor were together for six years prior to their engagement, and met when they both worked at The Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh. Marzena was a housekeeper at the hotel and Ivor is part of the concierge team, the two overcame the language barrier and enjoyed a holiday to the picturesque island of Santorini in Greece. It’s our pleasure to be able to share this heart-warming news with you.

BARBARA RETIRES AFTER MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF VOLUNTEERING In January we said thank you and goodbye to Barbara Purdie as she retired as a volunteer from the Hospice. Barbara volunteered for the Hospice since before the Hospice even opened, she was part of the original group who raised money for the Hospice to open back in 1977. Over the past 40-something years Barbara has worked with lots of departments, met lots of people, patients and their families and has seen the Hospice in all it’s different states of being. Barbara has been an incredible volunteer and we wish her lots of joy and happiness in her retirement from the Hospice. WWW.STCOLUMBASHOSPICE.ORG.UK

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Furry Volunteers For The Hospice MEET BRODIE, FLASH AND YASSIE – THE HOSPICE’S FLUFFIEST NEW TEAM MEMBERS! The three dogs are therapets, which means they come to the Hospice to provide therapy for patients. The lovely dogs come in (with their owners) to the Hospice and spend time in the Day Hospice lounge and on the Inpatient Unit. Animals have been used to provide therapy for many years, in fact animals have been used in care for hundreds of years and Florence Nightingale also recommended patients have animals to keep them company. Therapets are usually dogs, but other animals such as cats and rabbits can also be used to provide therapy for patients. Any dog can become a therapet, as long as they have a steady and happy temperament, and all therapets dogs must be registered with Canine Concern Trust Scotland. The dogs are all very well trained, and will be on their best behaviour when visiting patients, although they have been known to show off by chasing their own tails on occasion! Dot Partington, clinical services director, said: “We have really enjoyed welcoming the dogs and their owners in to the Hospice, visiting patients using the Day Hospice services and our Inpatient Unit. The therapets were introduced in November as part of our new five year strategy, and we are lucky enough to have three volunteers who each bring in their own dog once a week. Overall the therapy animals are beneficial to patients’ physical, social and psychological wellbeing, which is an excellent part of the care we provide for our patients. And of course the staff and volunteers love seeing the dogs too!”

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As well as providing company for patients, studies have also shown that being around animals can reduce a number of physical symptoms, including a reduction of pain, which brings enormous benefits to patients. Euna Mackessel, a masters student who has been researching the use of therapets in palliative care, said: “Using animals as part of patient’s care has been around for many years, in fact the earliest recorded use of animals in care is in 1792. Florence Nightingale was an advocate of animals being used in care, as they provide companionship for patients. More recently a number of studies have been undertaken which show the positive effect animals can have on patients. The studies have shown the benefits of therapets include a reduction in anxiety, depression and feelings of loneliness. Being around animals and stroking cats and dogs can reduce blood pressure and pain levels in patients, and the animals also promote social interaction. Whilst further research is being done to find out more about this, we know that patients benefit in several ways from being around the animals, especially if they have been pet owners themselves.”

Helen Brown, the Hospice’s day services manager, said: “I have seen first-hand the positive effects that the therapets have had on the patients using our Day Hospice service. The dogs bring warmth, mischief and joy into the heart of our services and we love welcoming them throughout the week. We have noticed that when patients see the dogs they become more relaxed, less anxious and there is increased interaction between them as they recall memories of their own pets. There is a lot of laughter as one of the dogs in particular has an endearing habit of chasing his tail. It is also noticeable that the patients are, almost unconsciously, stroking the dogs as they chat to fellow patients and volunteers. The dogs are a wonderful ice-breaker for patients who are new to the service and feel nervous about coming to the Hospice.” Margaret Sutherland, who visits the Day Hospice, said: “When Brodie comes to visit, he is so friendly and happy to be there. Being around him and stroking him, it makes me feel alive. I love it when he comes to visit, it’s really special.” The therapets are kindly brought in by their owners Karen, Elaine and Ruth – so we’d like to say thank you to them for giving up their time to bring the dogs in to the Hospice.

THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL Dr Erna Haraldsdottir, director of education and research at the Hospice, introduces the Hospice’s new art installations.

the work, and introducing art installations such as the Our Hospice in Words art installation which will be on display throughout the spring and summer.

As part of the Hospice’s new five year strategy, Care and Compassion Matters, one of the goals is to introduce creativity and art in to everyday life at the Hospice.

The installation Our Hospice in Words is the first art installation at the Hospice, and we hope to have many more to come. The installation will consist of 83 words displayed in the glass corridor leading from the Hospice’s reception to the Iona Café. We asked the Hospice community to describe what the Hospice means to them in one word and the 83 words which will be displayed are the result of this.

One of the elements of this is to introduce art installations to the Hospice grounds, and the first one of these will be on display throughout the spring and summer of 2016. The art installation and artwork strategy was developed by the Hospice in collaboration with a company called Ginko and national organisation, Creative Scotland. The strategy reflects the commitment the Hospice has to using creative arts to support the wellbeing of our patients, their families, the staff and volunteers. Creative arts are increasingly playing a big part in palliative care and this is a developing field. St Columba’s Hospice is committed to exploring this area and developing it further. The art strategy demonstrates commitment to offer patients and family members the opportunity to engage in various art related activities, as well as exhibiting

We wanted to make a creative use of the glass corridors, and through exploring various options, the idea came about that the words could be displayed on the glass using specific vinyl material. The installation design was done by artist Stephen Jo Williamson. The design incorporates colours that will have beautiful reflections when the sun is shining. We hope the art installation will honour the atmosphere of the Hospice and the uniqueness of the place as a caring community. Please do visit the Hospice to see the art installation on your way to the Iona Café. WWW.STCOLUMBASHOSPICE.ORG.UK

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A WALK TO REMEMBER... A DATE TO SAVE THE HOSPICE’S ANNUAL A WALK TO REMEMBER EVENT WILL THIS YEAR TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 18 JUNE AND WE HOPE TO SEE MANY OF YOU THERE. As well as being a very pretty and enjoyable walk, which you can do on your own or with family and friends, the event is great for nature lovers. The Water of Leith is a special place for nature and wildlife enthusiasts and you may see some of the many species of plants, birds and animals along the water’s edge. Designated as an Urban Wildlife Site, the wooded river banks are host to carpets of wildflowers and many dramatic trees, including patches of ancient woodland. Roe deer, badgers, otters, foxes and albino squirrels also call the riverbank home and might be spotted on the Walk to Remember. The water, although often stained by peat, is of high quality and is home to 11 species of fish; and the banks and trees are home to over 80 species of birds, including the colourful kingfisher.

The walk follows the Water of Leith and provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sunshine (hopefully) and the peaceful surroundings of the water, whilst remembering those who have passed away. The event also raises money for the Hospice, helping us to provide care and support for patients and their loved ones. On this picturesque route through the heart of Edinburgh you’ll take in some of the city’s best-loved sites including Colinton Village and Dell, the Union Canal, Saughton Winter Gardens, Murrayfield Stadium, the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Dean Village, Stockbridge, and Leith.

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The full length walk, known as the ‘Big Yin’, is 12.5 miles from Balerno to Leith Docks, where the river meets the sea. Or if you don’t fancy walking that far, you can join the shorter walk, the ‘Wee Yin’, which begins at the Water of Leith visitor centre. If you’d like to take part in A Walk To Remember, find out more information on the Hospice’s website, www.stcolumbashospice.org.uk, or call the Hospice’s fundraising team on 0131 551 1381. Registration costs £15 per adult (16+) and £10 per child. For this you’ll receive a fundraising kit, a t-shirt, refreshments and a medal. We ask that each adult aims to raise £50 and each child £25 for this event.

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TAKE ON ONE OF SCOTLAND’S TOUGHEST EVENTS – THE PUSH 2016 ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF EDINBURGH YOU’LL FIND ONE OF THE TOUGHEST CHALLENGE EVENTS IN SCOTLAND – THE PUSH! The event takes place on Saturday 10 September across the Pentland Hills and combines the steep inclines and muddy off-road paths of the hills, with picturesque views over Edinburgh, the Lothians, the Borders, and Fife. The event has three distances and you can walk it, hike it or run it. For first time participants we recommend the bronze route of 14 miles. The silver distance is 20 miles and is a tough challenge. The gold distance is our most challenging – a full 26.2 miles marathon distance across the Pentland Hills. The gold route is for people with high levels of fitness and lots of determination – this is one of the toughest challenge events in Scotland! Whichever distance you decide to complete – you can do so knowing you are raising money for St Columba’s Hospice. Once you sign-up you’ll receive fundraising and training support from the Hospice and our event partners – so you’re well prepared for the challenge, can take it on and succeed!

The Push is a great event to take on as a team. With help from your friends, you can support each other and take on The Push together! Whether it’s a group of friends, family or colleagues, being part of a team will help your fundraising and your success on the day. Graham Reid, from Cala Group took part in 2015 with his colleagues, and said: “Our team has completed a number of fundraising events previously and it was important to find a new challenge and to fundraise for a good local cause – and The Push gold route met these objectives. We completed a number of training walks to ensure we had the confidence we could complete our route on the big day and not disappoint our sponsors – and we were glad we did because the combination of the marathon distance and elevation (not just up the hills, but down too!) provided a really tough challenge. Fabulous weather on the day ensured a great start to the event and the organisation and support was exceptional. We all felt an immense sense of achievement completing the event, not only finishing our first ever marathon but a huge amount of pride in the money we raised for St Columba’s Hospice – being the top fundraising team in 2015 was a nice surprise and we have had so many positive comments from friends and colleagues as a result.”

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Sign up now and get ready to take on The Push! Register online at www.everydayhero.com, email fund@stcolumbashospice.org.uk or call the Hospice’s fundraising team on 0131 551 1381. Be inspired and find out more details on our website www.pentlandpush.com. We also have a five mile event called The Nudge which is perfect for families with children and school groups. Visit our website for more details.

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CELTIC CHALLENGE GETS BOOST FROM TOP SCOTTISH CYCLIST!

In the autumn we launched the 2016 Celtic Challenge with silver medal-winning Scottish cyclist Jenny Davis. Since then Jenny has been supporting participants as they train for the Challenge with an exclusive blog featuring training hints and tips. The Celtic Challenge takes in three of Scotland’s top 50 cycling routes and some of Scotland’s most challenging and breath-taking scenery, with participants cycling from Edinburgh to the isle of Iona. Don’t be fooled by the rolling Scottish hills and glens though, the route is tough and will test each participant’s endurance and mental strength in equal measures. Although the route is 200 miles and has its challenges, this is an event for everyone – it offers you both the trip and challenge of a lifetime. The Celtic Challenge is suitable for anyone from keen cyclists to those just starting out, as long as you put in some training first! For those participating in the Celtic Challenge, you will be supported with training advice and tips from cyclist Jenny Davis, and be expertly looked after by our event partners Sport Ecosse while on the journey. Jenny visited the Hospice to learn about the Celtic Challenge and meet Rona Thornton, one of the Hospice’s nurses who completed the Challenge in 2015 and has already started training for the 2016 event.

As a championship cyclist, Jenny is well placed to provide tips for cycling challenges. Her achievements include being the fastest female sprinter in Scottish cycling history (2014); a Team Scotland Commonwealth Games Athlete (2010-2014); winning a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in the Women’s Team Sprint; and being a four time British national medallist and six time Scottish national medallist. Jenny said: "The event is tough and I admire everyone who completes this cycle across Scotland. It will be incredibly rewarding for those who sign up and take part, both from the sense of achievement of completing the Celtic Challenge, and also of raising vital funds for the Hospice.” The route for the 2016 Celtic Challenge is now even tougher than in previous years and for the first time takes in the iconic Rest & Be Thankful pass and the Arrochar Alps. The route is: Edinburgh to Glasgow, north to Balloch, up the west coast of Loch Lomond, west over the top of Loch Fyne, north to Dalmally and west again to Oban. A short journey on the ferry takes participants to Mull, where they cycle the whole length of the island, to take a small ferry over to the isle of Iona. Jenny is writing a blog to support participants through their training, which can be found on the Hospice’s website. Check it out and be inspired to get on your bike!

THE dETAILS • The event takes place from Wednesday 11–Sunday 15 May • You’ll cycle 50 miles a day for four days and then be brought back to Edinburgh by minibus •A ll your accommodation, meals and snacks, tour guides and support vehicles for the five days are provided and we also provide a training guide and support pack pre-event. We even provide a bus back to Edinburgh at the end of the challenge! • There’s a one-off registration fee of £150 • To take part in the Celtic Challenge entrants need to raise a minimum of £1,200 in sponsorship.

Registration is now open for the Celtic Challenge – sign up online at www.stcolumbashospice.org.uk/celticchallenge or call 0131 551 1381.

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BIG CHALLENGE IN THE

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said it is an amazing race with a great atmosphere – it’s not often you get to run with over 1 million people cheering you on. So in March 2015, I booked my place in the marathon and started training for the race in November. Remembering the care and support the Hospice provided, I decided to use the New York marathon as an opportunity to fundraise. The week before the race I didn’t sleep much. I was so excited about the trip and the race – it was like being a child at Christmas again. The start of the race went well and I stuck to just below the pace I had been training at. After nine miles I started to feel like I usually do at 21 miles, so I took it easy for 10 minutes and then ran the rest of the race at a leisurely pace, to make sure I could get to the finishing line! The course is tough, with some long hills but I had my name on my t-shirt and there was always someone there to cheer me on! I had a Saltire flag tucked away in a pocket and I ran the last 1.2 miles with it around my shoulders.

Neil Harrison has been fundraising for St Columba’s Hospice since his mother-in-law stayed at the Hospice in 2003. Here, Neil tells us how he took on the challenge of running the New York marathon to raise funds to support the Hospice… In 2003, my mother in-law was diagnosed with terminal cancer and for her last few months she was looked after by St Columba’s Hospice. The Hospice staff did a wonderful job in making sure she was comfortable and surrounded by her family during her last weeks. As well as support for my mother-inlaw, the support they gave everyone in the family cannot be praised highly enough. I love running and ran in the Edinburgh marathon from 2003 to 2006. In January 2007, my daughter arrived so disappearing on training runs was put on hold as changing nappies took over! Taking part in the New York marathon had been on my bucket list for many years. Everyone I spoke to

It was a great feeling crossing the finishing line and I immediately phoned home to Edinburgh and was delighted to hear that my wife and daughter had been able to watch me coming across the finish line live on a local New York news channel online. The marathon was amazing but was not my only fundraising activity. I did a bungee jump, took part in a 12km assault course, and a number of bake sales. My mum makes great fudge and sells it every year at a local summer fair – it’s so good that the last three years even the Queen has bought some! I would encourage anyone thinking about taking part in a running event to do it! When the training gets a bit dull, or you need to go out in the rain running for three hours – running for the Hospice will motivate you. I could not have done the marathons without the support of my wife Wendy and daughter Brooke – who supported me through my training and helped with my fundraising. It would not have been possible without them! Plus a big thank you to everyone who sponsored me. WWW.STCOLUMBASHOSPICE.ORG.UK

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FORGET-ME-NOT APPEAL 2016 OUR ANNUAL FORGET-ME-NOT APPEAL HAS NOW LAUNCHED AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO YOU – OUR SUPPORTERS FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT. This year’s appeal will raise money to help us develop our Patient and Family Support Services, through which we will be able to provide more services to more people. I have worked at the Hospice since 2013 as a nursing auxiliary, working closely with patients and their loved ones to provide care and support. In autumn 2015 I took on a new post as the Hospice’s patient and family support assistant. In my new role I am the first point of contact for patients and their families when they arrive for admission to the Inpatient Unit. My role is brand new to the Hospice and I am really enjoying it so far. My day-to-day role is to make sure patients are welcomed on arrival and to help them settle in. I am a bit like the concierge of the Hospice! Before a patient arrives I will speak to the hospital or care provider the person is coming from to get medical notes and to find out any important information so we can tailor our care around their individual needs. If the person is coming to the Hospice in an ambulance, I speak to the ambulance service to co-ordinate the person’s arrival – so I can be there in reception waiting when they get here. My job is to help patients and their families feel welcomed in to the Hospice and feel more at ease during their admission and also all through their stay with us. It’s really important to me that people are greeted with a friendly smile when they are being admitted as it can be a worrying time for them. Once a patient is at the Hospice, I take them to their room and help them settle. I show them everything they might need to know such as how to call a nurse, how to turn on the TV, how to operate the shower in our en-suite rooms, and where the patient and family lounges are. Part of my job is also to support both of the inpatient wards with any help they need. I am able to spend time with patients who would like some company and someone to chat to. I also accompany patients to hospital appointments and short trips out of the Hospice. Soon I will be starting to work with the Hospice’s volunteers to organise activities for patients on the ward. Activities I might organise include art therapy sessions, a singing session in the Columba Room, or a tea party.

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As I used to be a nursing auxiliary on the Cedar ward, I use my nursing experience to care for patients and their loved ones. Families have told me they go home knowing their loved one will be safe and cared for, which is great to know. I am really looking forward to the development of the Patient and Family Support Services, and helping to develop these at the Hospice to ensure all our patients and their loved ones have the best possible experience with us. Through developing our services, and in creating the Patient and Family Support Services Team, we will reach more people in more ways. Some of our goals are to: • increase access to our Community Palliative Care by extending the service from five days to seven days each week • increase the provision of Day and Outpatient Services to six days each week • extend physiotherapy and occupational therapy support out in the communities we serve • develop the support we provide for patients, families and children by creating a dedicated space for pre- and post-bereavement support, and by recruiting new staff to lead and extend our work in this area • create a new dedicated art room where patients and families can take part in new art and creativity workshops. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s really important for us to achieve these goals so we can provide the best possible care to people wherever they are, whenever they need it. With your support, this year’s Forget-me-not Appeal will make a huge contribution towards the cost of setting up and running these important initiatives. We know that there are more people who can benefit from our services, and we know there are more services we can offer those who need us, but to do this we need your help. As spring approaches, we hope you will support the Forget-me-not Appeal to remember and cherish the memories of your loved ones. With best wishes, Liam McAlonie Patient and Family Support Assistant


MARJORIE MCCAFFERTY WAS GIVEN A MEMORY QUILT MADE TO HONOUR HER MUM. My mum was a kind, giving, loving mum and special granny. She had cancer for many years but never moaned or let it get her down and she used to say ‘I'm a lucky woman’ – she always felt the glass was half full. Her family was very important to her and always foremost in her mind. I am one of five children and she was very proud of us all. She adored her seven grandchildren and was delighted when her greatgrandchild was born.

My mum’s first experience of St Columba’s Hospice was when she stayed for a couple of weeks to get to grips with her pain medication, with the help from the doctors and nurses. Mum always felt welcome and safe, and for that period we knew she would be coming home. Going in to the Hospice for a short period meant she was able to make the choice to go back at a later stages of her illness. The staff at the Hospice were very supportive to us as a family, guiding us through a very difficult time. There are so many of us and mum had constant visitors, the staff were very accommodating and understanding of us all. My mum loved nice nightdresses, and when she spent the last two weeks of her life in the Hospice, she loved when the staff admired her nightdresses. When she died,

Gran stayed at the Hospice for just under three months and the care she received was second-to-none.

we donated all of her clothes to charity but we couldn’t part with mum’s nightdresses. I always thought it would be lovely to get a cushion made from the fabric but wasn’t able to do it myself. Fortunately, a lovely lady who is a good friend offered to make me a cushion and, to my great surprise and delight, my friend made me a cushion and a quilt! The cushion sits on my bed and the quilt I'm keeping for when any babies born into the family come to visit. The quilt is so special and being part of a big family, my hope is that each one of my mum’s future great-grandchildren will be able to sit and play on it as babies, which I know she would have loved. I find the quilt and the cushion a great comfort to me, with lots of wonderful memories of an amazing mum, and I know she would have totally loved it too!

We made memory boxes for my Gran and my Dad, so we can remember the many happy memories we had together. In the memory boxes we keep photos and mementos that belonged to each of them, items we can look at, touch, feel and talk about.

LYNSEY INNES MADE MEMORY BOXES TO REMEMBER HER DAD AND HER GRAN.

My Dad was a really outgoing person who loved life and ‘his girls’ – my sister Julie, my daughter Isla and myself. He had a great personality and he loved football, especially his beloved Hibs.

My Grandma was the nicest person I have ever met, she lived for her family. She enjoyed Saturdays when my Mum would take her out for lunch and my sister and I would tag along.

When it came to Dad’s death we hoped he would stay at the Hospice. This time round I knew what to expect, the experience he would have, and the support my sister and I would receive.

When my Gran was admitted to the Hospice, I remember thinking it would be a dull place, full of sadness. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Dad said the Hospice was like a 5 star hotel! He praised it in every way possible. Donate online now through the Hospice website, or call the fundraising team on 0131 551 1381.

The memory boxes help to keep the memories we have of Gran and Dad alive. The boxes give us comfort and helped us come to terms with the loss. We involved my daughter in making the boxes and we use the boxes to talk about Gran and Dad when she is missing them. It helps her to remember them which is really important to me.

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COMPLEMENTARY THERAPISTS – WE NEED YOU! AS PART OF THE HOSPICE’S SERVICES WE PROVIDE COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY FOR OUR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THE SERVICE IS FREE AND IS KINDLY OFFERED BY AN AMAZING TEAM OF VOLUNTEER COMPLEMENTARY THERAPISTS. We offer various therapy treatments to patients including Indian head massage, Reiki, massage, reflexology and aromatherapy. These treatments help ease pain, help to relax and provide comfort. Therapies are offered to all our patients in the Inpatient Unit and those who use our Day Services and Outpatient Unit. We’d like to be able to offer patients these therapies five days a week and to do this we need more qualified therapists to join the team. Sheila MacFarlane, one of the Hospice’s therapists, says: “I started volunteering when my children got a bit older and I had more free time. I was working in a clinic at the time and wanted to expand my experience as a therapist in a different setting. St Columba’s Hospice offers such a fantastic service so I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to work here. “I enjoy every day I work at the Hospice, and I love working within a great team and feeling that I’m making a difference. I have also met a huge variety of people, both patients and staff at the Hospice. “For me, the most rewarding part is knowing the time I’ve spent with a patient or relative has given them some time-out from their situation, and provided much needed relaxation and comfort, which we know has tremendous benefits. People will often say their therapy was very soothing and has given them comfort.

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“The advice I would give to new therapists at the Hospice is to be prepared to get a lot of enjoyment and fulfilment! You also need to know how to look after your own wellbeing as occasionally someone’s situation will really touch your heart. You need to be able to acknowledge that and switch off at the end of your work and seek support from the team, who are always ready to listen and help. “To work with patients and families, you need to be able to listen and rely on your intuition. Empathy and humour and being able to work in a very different, more flexible way from how you might in a therapy centre or clinic setting, are very useful skills to have for working as a complementary therapist at the Hospice. “I have learnt a lot from working at the Hospice, including developing a greater ability to adapt the therapy to the changing needs of patients and relatives. I have learnt about accepting where people are in their Hospice journey and lastly, not being thrown off with last minute diary changes!”

If you are a qualified complementary therapist with at least two years of experience and can offer two or more of the therapies listed above, please get in touch by emailing vol@stcolumbashospice.org.uk or call 0131 551 1381 and ask for the Volunteering team.


The Giant

PUB QUIZ T H U R S DAY 1 2 M AY, 7 P M

£600

AT EDINBURGH CORN EXCHANGE

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2 ND AND 3 RD PL ACE P RI ZE S AL S O U P FO R GRAB S

For tickets

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A Pie A N D A Pint (BEER, GLASS OF WINE OR A CIDER)

INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE £75 for a team of 6 ( OR £15 PER H EA D )

St Columba’s Hospice is a registered charity. Charity No. Sc003634

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DISCOVER TREASURES AND COLLECTABLES AT THE HOSPICE'S SHOPS ST COLUMBA’S HOSPICE HAS SIX SHOPS ACROSS EDINBURGH AND THE LOTHIANS AND EACH IS A TREASURE TROVE OF ITEMS. WE’VE RECENTLY OPENED A NEW SHOP ON DALRY ROAD IN THE CITY, WHICH HAS A MODERN AND FRESH DESIGN. WE HOPE YOU’LL VISIT OUR SHOPS TO SEE WHAT GEMS YOU CAN FIND!

DALRY ROAD 74 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2AY

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LEITH WALK 352 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5BR

MORNINGSIDE 195/7 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4QP

GOLDENACRE BOOK SHOP 15 Montagu Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 5QR

STOCKBRIDGE 9 Comely Bank Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1DR

FAULDHOUSE 65B Main Street, Fauldhouse, Bathgate, EH48 3RJ

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A FOCUS ON...

THE HOSPICE LIBRARY

THE HOSPICE HAS A FANTASTIC LIBRARY FOR STAFF TO USE TO DEVELOP THEIR KNOWLEDGE IN PROVIDING PALLIATIVE CARE. The library is where staff can access journals, clinical text books, e-books, reference books and more. This facility is run by our resident librarian Judy Miller, who spends one day a week managing the library. Here Judy tells us about her work and how it benefits the Hospice… I have worked with the Education team as Librarian since summer 2014. I spend one day a week in the Hospice’s library, and work the rest of the week at Edinburgh Napier University. My role is to support staff, students and volunteers to use both the library and all of the other resources available. The library can be found within the Centre for Education & Research and has two spaces - the book room and the computer zone. It’s a quiet and peaceful place that staff, volunteers and palliative care students can use. Books can be borrowed from the library for three weeks at a time – the library operates a trust system, so there are no fines or fees! The computer zone is used for work or study, as well as teaching and training. Part of my role is to do information skills training with palliative care students from local universities. I show the students how to use the library’s books, e-books, e-journals and databases. Each day is different, although I usually start my day sorting any returned books. If students are attending a study day, I might have some referencing queries or questions about access to e-journals and e-books. If I have some teaching time, we will look in more depth at how the students can find high quality information to complement their work. Sometimes staff will also ask me to carry out a literature search on a topic, to gather some relevant information relating to their work in the Hospice. I will also check for any new publications, so that we can keep the library updated. At the Hospice all the care we provide to patients should be evidence-based, that is, that someone has undertaken care and documented

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its outcomes. Having access to this evidence – through the books held in the library – helps clinical staff do their job. Having a librarian also means students and staff can be trained in navigating their way to the information they need in order to keep on top of developments in their field. Knowing when there is a need for information, and being able to find and use that information effectively, is so important in health care. Keeping the library updated means our staff and students are working with current information, and basing their decisions upon most recent evidence. The library has a great collection of specialist palliative care books, covering topics such as communication, spiritual care and bereavement, as well as clinical areas such as pain and symptom management, cancer and dementia and much more. There are a lot of books relating to nursing in palliative care, and a growing collection of research literature. We also have an archive of some older books and journals, and items that relate to the Hospice. Having access to library materials and the NHS Knowledge Network (the national knowledge platform providing access to knowledge for those working in health and social care) allows the Hospice’s staff and volunteers to learn about advances in palliative care research and keep up-to-date on clinical matters too. Being able to access books and journal articles also means that the palliative care students will be learning skills that enable them to provide high quality person-centred palliative care. The library is there for all staff, students and volunteers and it’s an excellent resource that helps develop the care we provide. For patients and visitors we have a great selection of books available to buy in the Iona Café. Ranging from children’s books to crime thrillers for adults, the books available are perfect for providing some escapism and relaxation. All the books are donated to the Hospice, so if you have books you’ve finished reading, please drop them in to the Iona Café for us to sell.


FROM ICELAND WITH LOVE

ST COLUMBA’S HOSPICE RECENTLY WELCOMED HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PRACTITIONERS FROM ICELAND AS PART OF A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COUNTRY’S NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL. The visitors were at the Hospice to learn about how hospice care is delivered in Scotland. As well as touring the Hospice’s state-of-the-art Inpatient Unit and community care services, the group spent time in the Hospice’s dedicated Centre for Education & Research. As the first modern hospice in Scotland, and one of the country’s leading palliative care providers, St Columba’s Hospice has nearly 40 years of practice and insight to share with the visiting healthcare professionals. The visitors from Iceland were shown the facilities and services on offer to patients and

the positive impact it has on patients and their loved ones. The Icelandic National University Hospital has been developing palliative care as part of their services since late 1990s and the purpose of the visit was to gain insight into and learn from more established services. Dr Erna Haraldsdottir, director of education and research at St Columba’s Hospice, said: “We were delighted to be able to offer health and social care staff from the National University Hospital in Iceland the opportunity to learn from our services. St Columba’s Hospice has nearly 40 years of experience to draw on and being able to share this knowledge with other countries is very important to improving end-of-life care around the world.” Over the last few months the Hospice has welcomed visitors from Iceland, China and the USA to learn from our experience.

A TALL CHALLENGE

Have you ever travelled across the Forth Rail Bridge and wondered what the view is like from the top? Well now you can find out! You have the chance to test your head for heights with an abseil down the side of this iconic structure.

In June you could be testing your nerves and raising money for St Columba’s Hospice by taking on this challenge. You’ll enjoy incredible views across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and out to sea as you descend to earth down the side of this 126 year old, 110 meter high icon.

If you’d like to take part in this event please get in touch with the Hospice’s fundraising team by emailing fund@stcolumbashospice.org.uk, call 0131 551 1381 or download a registration form and sponsorship form through our website at www.stcolumbashospice.org.uk.

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NEW EQUIPMENT AT THE HOSPICE THE HOSPICE HAS BEEN ABLE TO PURCHASE A RANGE OF NEW EQUIPMENT THANKS TO MANY TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS WHO HAVE DONATED TO US.

• A bathing chair thanks to a donation from The Schuh Trust.

In the last six months alone Trusts and Foundations have donated over £100,000 to the Hospice, and this has meant we could purchase...

• New specialist beds and mattresses thanks to donations from the Leith Benevolent Association, The Crerar Hotels Trust, Rev. W N Monteith’s Charitable Trust and Miss M B Reekie’s Charitable Trust and the Nico35 Trust.

• An ultrasound scanner and staff training thanks to donations from The February Foundation, The Souter Charitable Trust, PF Charitable Trust, The Margaret Murdoch Charitable Trust and The Evelyn Drysdale Charitable Trust.

• New bedlinen for the wards and bedrooms thanks to a donation from Sir Alec Black’s Charitable Trust.

a donation from the Paycare charity trust. Thank you to all of the Trusts and Foundations who have kindly donated to the Hospice so far this year.

• An Oximeter, thanks to a donation from the Meyer Oppenheim Trust. • And a new Wii games console for the family room thanks to

CARE FOR PATIENTS AT HOME NOW AVAILABLE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK The Hospice cares for many patients in their own homes through our dedicated team of community palliative care nurses. The nurses visit patients at their homes and ensure they are getting the care they need. We’re pleased to say that our community nursing team are now working seven days a week which means patients who are in their homes can access care and receive advice whenever they need it. Patients are given a dedicated phone number to speak to our nursing team about urgent health and care needs. The service began in autumn 2015 and has been going very well so far.

DROP-IN TO DAY SERVICES PATIENTS ARE NOW ABLE TO DROP-IN TO SEE OUR DAY SERVICES TEAM FOR MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS AND TO DISCUSS ASPECTS OF THEIR CARE. DROP-IN SESSIONS

Tuesdays 10.30am – 1.30pm Our drop-in sessions are more informal with the focus on conversation and support from peers. Nurses are available to talk to patients, as are the physiotherapists, occupational therapists, counsellor, social worker, chaplaincy team and complementary therapy teams. Lunch is available and volunteers are ready to help with knitting, jigsaws and to put the kettle on.

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DAY HOSPICE Mondays and Thursdays 10am – 3pm

ASSESSMENT VISITS Wednesdays By Appointment

At our Day Hospice on Mondays and Thursdays patients will have a full nurse assessment at each visit, and can also have appointments with the physiotherapists, occupational therapists, the counsellor, social worker and chaplaincy team. There’s also access to specialist medical advice and complementary therapies. Volunteers are on-hand for conversation and a quiz or a game of dominoes. Patients can also have lunch, snacks and refreshments throughout the day.

All new patients to the Hospice’s day services will have a meeting with a nurse to assess the patient’s needs. The nurse will let patients know about the services available and will discuss with the patient which services will suit them best.

For those patients who are unable to make their own way to the Hospice, we have volunteer drivers who can provide transport from the patient’s home.

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST OUT-PATIENT VISITS

Mondays and Thursdays By Appointment Patients are able to make appointments with the clinical nurse specialist to review their care and discuss any further needs.


CELEBRATING MEMORIES WITH TRIBUTE FUNDS MANY PEOPLE WANT TO DO SOMETHING POSITIVE TO HONOUR THE MEMORY OF THE PERSON THEY HAVE LOST AND RAISE FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE HOSPICE IN THEIR NAME. WE UNDERSTAND HOW DEEPLY PERSONAL AND MEANINGFUL THESE GIFTS ARE AND WE WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE HOW IMPORTANT SUCH GIFTS ARE, TO US, AND TO YOU. In April we will launch St Columba’s Hospice Tribute Funds to give our supporters a special and personal way to remember their loved one as they raise funds for us in their memory. We wanted to do something really special and so we will be creating the ‘Forget-me-not Tribute Garden’ in the courtyard of Challenger Lodge. This will be a garden with a difference, however, inspired by the Tower of London poppies installation. The raised beds in the courtyard will be planted with a stunning display of beautiful hand-made ceramic forget-me-nots. Made by Johnson Tiles of Stoke on Trent, who also made the poppies, this display will be a lasting tribute to those who we have looked after. From April this year, anyone can open a tribute fund and on the occasion of the first gift to the fund we will attach an engraved leaf to one of the forget-me-not flowers bearing your loved one’s name. This leaf will remain on the flower for two years or until you close your fund, at which point we will send the leaf to you for safekeeping.

and upload photos – and the page can be shared with friends so they can also leave a dedication or personal message. Setting up a Fund is really straightforward. If you’d like to know more, Sue would love to hear from you and you can call her on 0131 551 4567. Fay Paget became a volunteer at St Columba’s Hospice after her husband Robert died at the Hospice five years ago. Having spent most of her working life as a school dinner-lady, Fay is now using her skills in our Iona Café, serving tea, coffee and snacks to patients and visitors. When Fay heard about Tribute Funds she approached us and told us that she would like to open a fund in memory of Robert. We had a chat with Fay to find out why she wanted a Tribute Fund. Fay explained: “When Robert died all the family

were devastated including our grandkids who were all very close to Robert. “We have great memories of time spent as a family and although we will always have our memories and treasured photographs, a Tribute Fund will give us something tangible to remember Robert by and honour his memory. The Hospice looked after all of us and it is really important for me to give something back. As a family, we all love the idea of the memorial forget-me-not flower garden and having Robert’s name on a leaf in the garden will be a really lovely tribute to Robert and how much he was loved.”

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EVENTS DIARY 2016/17 STAND UP FOR ST COLUMBA’S HOSPICE FRIDAY 8 APRIL Book your tickets now for a brilliant night of entertainment hosted by comedian and radio personality Fred Macaulay. Joining Fred on stage is the fabulous Dillie Keane, founder of the comedy troupe Fascinating Aïda. Plus, Britain's Got Talent star ventriloquist Steve Hewlett and top Scottish comedian Gary Little. The event is at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh and tickets are £95 each.

SPRING FLING SATURDAY 7 MAY Join us for a celebration of spring at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Dine on top quality Scottish produce and dance the night away to a live band in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden. Book your tickets now by contacting the Fundraising Team.

CELTIC CHALLENGE 11 – 15 MAY If you love cycling, or are just starting out on a bike, this is a fantastic challenge event that will push you further than you thought possible. The Celtic Challenge is a 200 mile cycle from the Hospice to the tiny isle of Iona. Cycle 50 miles a day through some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery on this epic adventure. Sign up now to secure your place.

GIANT PUB QUIZ THURSDAY 12 MAY

FORTH BRIDGE ABSEIL SUNDAY 26 JUNE

Test your knowledge and get quizzical for this evening of fun! With a £600 first prize for the winning team, as well as great prizes for the teams in second and third place, this is the perfect event for quiz fiends and those who just enjoy testing their general knowledge! Tickets are £15 and include a pie and a pint.

Test your head for heights in an abseil off the iconic Forth Rail Bridge. As well as raising funds for the Hospice, you’ll enjoy incredible views across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife on your way down to land.

EDINBURGH MARATHON FESTIVAL 28 – 29 MAY Take to the streets of Edinburgh and run for St Columba’s Hospice! As well as the marathon there’s also the half marathon, 10k, 5k, junior race and the marathon relay to choose from, all with support from the other runners and spectators. It’s not too late to sign up and start your training!

ART FRIENDS 3 – 5 JUNE Art Friends returns and will see more stunning local art on display at the Hospice. The exhibition will include contemporary painting, sculpture, prints and jewellery from some of Scotland’s most established artists alongside emerging talent. Come and buy original art whilst helping the Hospice.

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Are you up for taking on one of Scotland’s toughest outdoor events? The Push is back and this year we have a new route across the Pentland Hills. Take part and walk, hike or run one of the three routes – 14 miles, 20 miles or 26.2 miles. Sign up now, start your training and enjoy this incredible event that takes place on the edge of Edinburgh.

ARCTIC CIRCLE TREK MARCH 2017 How does a 100km trek from the official home of Father Christmas, to Finland’s Arctic Circle sound? It may be hard to imagine how trekking 100km in sub-zero temperatures could constitute the best week of your life, but we think that when you have seen glistening snowdrifts, spent a night in the Arctic Snow Hotel, possibly seen the Northern Lights and perhaps even Mr Claus – you’ll understand how this is a oncein-a-lifetime experience! Visit our website for more details on our 2017 Arctic Trek expedition.

A WALK TO REMEMBER SATURDAY 18 JUNE Join us on A Walk to Remember to honour lives much loved. The route through the city is along the picturesque Water of Leith, starting from Balerno for the 12.5 mile route, or Longstone for the seven mile route.

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Join us for STAND UP for St Columba’s Hospice – a night of laughter, dinner and dancing! This year will be sure to have you crying with laughter with some of Britain’s best comedy acts! Hosted by the hilarious Fred MacAulay and starring the musical talents of Dillie Keane, Britain’s Got Talent’s ventriloquist Steve Hewlett and the not-so-small yet hilarious Gary Little. To top the night off our favourite band Corra will be sure to have you out of your seat dancing! Ticket price includes a champagne drinks reception, three course dinner and entertainment. Enjoy this fantastic night with family, friends and work colleagues and help ensure that St Columba’s Hospice can continue to provide the very best specialist care to the people of Edinburgh and the Lothians. PAYMENT

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