WHAT IS OUR VISION FOR THIS POST?
We want our counsellors to feel a strong sense of pride and purpose in helping young people facing a terminal illness. We want them to feel supported to deliver their work to a high standard. We also hope our counsellors will be an active part of the charity, advising the organisation on how we can develop and refine the service.
There has been an Ending Life’s Taboo counsellor in post at Colchester Hospital working one day a week since May 2021.
ESNEFT would now like young patients at Ipswich hospital to also be able to access this service, and we are therefore expanding to deliver counselling there, one day a week.
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" This year we are proud to support “Ending Life’s Taboo”, a charity set up in memory of local resident Ross Saxton Davies, offering counselling to young people with a terminal illness. "
It has been announced that the Memory on a Star has raised a fabulous £855.
We are truly grateful to them for their support.
Thanking Joanna and fate for our meeting in September.
WE MADE IT! WHAT A TEAM
A team of five started out from Colchester Zoo at 9am on 10 October 2021 on the Colchester Stampede half marathon. Appropriately it was Mental Health Awareness day. We all completed the 13.1 miles and still managed smiles at the end. A fabulous £800 has been raised by the event so far; the sponsorship Go Fund Me page is still open.
We are extremely excited and proud to announce that Ending Life's Taboo has been awarded a National Lottery Grant. More information will follow; the project being funded is 'Let's Talk Some More'.
A fantastic day cycling the 55 miles from London to Brighton and are very proud to announce that £1,391.50 was raised. The amount will cover 46 hours of counselling.
Thank you to the team - Andy Rogers, Kev Davies, Tracy Davies, Bridie Barnes and Loulou Iles.
Really pleased to announce that Ending Life's Taboo has been awarded £1,000 for our project to reach out to GPs and let them know about the service we offer. The project also includes the development of an information leaflet to distribute within the community.
Thank you Colchester Borough Homes - we are very grateful.
We are grateful to Melissa Rudd, journalist, and Richard, camera man, for visiting us at St Helena Hospice to find out about the service tha...
week commencing 16 August 2021
Grateful to Matt Plummer, reporter, for introducing the local community to Ending Life's Taboo.
week commencing 16 August 2021
We invite you to listen to Dr Harriett Roebuck, Palliative Care Consultant and Ending Life's Taboo Trustee, sharing her experience of workin...
A fantastic evening at Viva Ross Vegas.
Thank you to all those that attended, the entertainers, our host venue and our sponsors for helping us to raise a huge £1600 for Ending Life's Taboo.
... that Ending Life's Taboo has been awarded charity status.
Charity registration number 1194537.
We look forward to making a difference.
We are thrilled to announce the sponsors for our event scheduled for 24 July 2021.
A huge thank you to:
Chilligraphics for artwork and marketing materials
OMH Electrical Ltd for sponsoring the Essex Magician www.essex-magician.com
Lining Systems (GRP) Ltd and KJD Electrical Services for sponsoring the venue, Stock Street Farm Barn www.stockstreetfarmbarn.co.uk
A Birkin & Sons, Your Great Adventures, Buntings and Sarala for sponsoring the Elvis Experience www.migsgigs.com
The White Hart, Coggeshall for supplying two fantastic prizes for the winners of the Diamond Fun Casino's casino www.diamondfuncasino.co.uk
A little bit about our sponsors:
Chilligraphics specialise in design for both print and digital media, web design, company branding and logo design, social media marketing, content creation and print management. 01376 563504. www.chilligraphics.com
OMH Electrical Ltd carry out all aspects of electrical works ranging from domestic through to commercial & industrial - 07791724212 - https://m.facebook.com/omhelectricalltd
Lining Systems (GRP) Ltd for all your fibreglass lining needs - Lining Systems provides onsite application of fibreglass (glass reinforced plastic). Fibreglass linings are ideal for: ponds, water features, flat roofs, walls, floors, swimming pools, tanks, bunds and so much more - 01206 618437. www.liningsystems.co.uk
KJD Electrical Services offer domestic, industrial and commercial electrical installations, full test and inspections and EICR electrical reports - 07792960825.
A Birkin & Sons is a small independent and family owned and run funeral director covering the entirety of the Colchester area and available 24 hours a day, every day. We endeavour to deliver our funeral services with genuine care, compassion and every aspect is performed with dignity for the deceased and their family. 01376 561316
Your Great Adventures - Personal Travel Planning. Franchisee of Explorer Travel. Can provide a comprehensive range of travel services, including package holidays, flights, hotels, car hire, airport parking and airport lounge bookings. Our independence allows us to offer discounts not found on the high street and we believe that a friendly and personal service goes a long way to ensuring you a perfect trip every time. 01376 295571. www.yourgreatadventures.co.uk
Buntings Fine Foods Butchers is a traditional family butcher with over 100 years of experience in the food trade. We serve the highest quality natural produce, the way it should be served - fresh and sourced locally whenever possible. 01376 561233. www.buntingfoods.co.uk
Sarala Computers Ltd offer complete IT solutions for small to medium businesses spanning hardware, software, networks, CCTV and much more. 01376 316101. www.sarala.co.uk
The White Hart, Coggeshall - Parts of The White Hart date from the 15th century, and it was originally an important coaching inn. Located in the old market town of Coggeshall, its a place full of charm and character. 01376 561654 . www.greenekinginns.co.uk/hotels/white-hart-coggeshall
St Helena Hospice hosted a Dying Matters Awareness Week programme over the seven days.
Ending Life's Taboo were honoured to be invited to take part and made a short videoclip with the help of St Helena's marketing team.
Tracy Davies, Founder and trustee and Dr Hattie Roebuck, trustee were filmed talking about why Ending Life's Taboo exists. You can watch the clip on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc3WNTYfDXo
You can now support Ending Life's Taboo on #easyfundraising! When you sign up as a supporter, 4,900 shops and sites will donate for free, every time you shop online. This includes all the big names like eBay, John Lewis & Partners, Argos, ASOS, Expedia, M&S, Just Eat and many more!?https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/endinglifestaboo
We are very pleased to announce that Ending Life's Taboo has secured a £10,000 grant from Colchester Catalyst.
We are looking forward to commencing the work within Colchester Hospital.
We will introduce you to the counsellor who will be supporting our beneficiaries and their families in the very near future.
We are thankful to Gillian Nuttall, Founder of Melanoma UK, for being the first person and organisation to support our aim.
Melanoma UK gifted Ending Life's Taboo £2,000 to enable us to begin our journey.
Please read Gillian's quote on the Networking page.