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THE HERALD FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 02 2016


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Hospice charity’s grand concert Bola Y Golfach Aled Wyn Shân Cothi


TICKETS are now on sale at


HAHAV Charity Shops in Pier Street for a concert which will be held at Bethel Chapel, Aberystwyth on Saturday, September 17, with Rhys Meirion, Aled Wyn Davies, Shan Cothi and Bois Gilfach, with Glan Davies as compare. You can also telephone Megan on


01970 612768 to order tickets, which are £10 each, with all proceeds going towards the work of the Hospice.


HAHAV is a registered charity


providing Hospice at Home as a volunteer service for the local community in North Ceredigion. The Hospice mission is to provide practical, social and emotional support to patients living with advanced illness, incurable progressive, and their careers, in the comfort of their own homes. The service complements and works closely with the Specialist Palliative Care Team, GPs, district


nurses, and health providers, third sector and social care professionals who provide palliative care locally. Volunteers do not replace or take over the care and support provided by the statutory services, and do not provide direct nursing care. Volunteers are the backbone of


the service. The volunteers come from all walks of life and they are from a range of different ages as well. They fulfil a number of roles as part of the Hospice at Home Volunteer team. The team include sitters who communicate directly with patients, their carers and families in the home where the patient lives. Volunteers also assist in the charity shops in Pier Street. There are administrative and IT volunteers who carry out a range of functions necessary to keep this active service to work effectively. Both Shops in Pier Street are the


hub of all the activity of the charity. As well as providing a base for the volunteers, patients and careers to call in, the store has already become a popular place in the community and an important source of funding for the service. The quality of the gifts and clothes at both shops and the creativity and diligence of the volunteers has become a great place for the service to be developed. Clearly, with the acquisition of two stores, the service need more volunteers, so if anyone can afford to give a few hours a week to volunteer at one of the shops, it would be very beneficial to the charity and also to the individual volunteer. Anyone interested in volunteering can call into one of the shops to get more information.


Rhys Meirion


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