Monday, 16 June 2014

FUNDRAISING: Island Hospice and Bereavement Service - 'Trainers Day" 19th June 2014

Island Hospice and Bereavement Service Fundraising Initiative

Contact Info

 6 Natal Road, Belgravia, Harare, Zimbabwe
 PO Box CY7, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
 +263-(0)4-701674-7, 791605/6
 island [at] africaonline [dot] co [dot] zw
 Island Hospice Service

The Back story
Island Hospice Service (ISLAND) is a local non-governmental organisation (NGO), registration number W.O. 27/79 and stationed in Harare. It was established in 1979 as the first Hospice in Africa. 

The initial objectives were to provide direct home-based palliative care and comprehensive bereavement counselling services to people with a life-threatening illness including the caregivers and family members. However, ISLAND soon expanded its activities beyond direct service care towards a community-based programme. This is in line with the vision of the organisation and the desire to spread the palliative care and bereavement concept to the whole country especially to the most underprivileged groups.
What they aim to do

  • To provide physical, emotional, social and spiritual care and support, primarily at home and also in hospital, for patients and their families facing a life-threatening illness.
  • To provide a comprehensive, therapeutic service for the bereaved.
  • To provide training within the community and for professionals in the fields of palliative and bereavement care.
How you can help

There is always a need for financial assistance, goods 
donations and volunteers to help out!

If you feel you can contribute to the hospice either
by participating in the "Trainers Day" fundraiser or 
giving and volunteering in any other way please 
contact the hospice directly using the contact info
above and don't forget to mention where you heard
about them from!

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