“Hospice Ethiopia is an incredibly worthy cause,” he says. “It’s not sexy or trendy, but it’s helping people who are truly desperate. Ethiopia has a population of 100million. It has one hospice. Many thousands of Ethiopians have incurable diseases. They are dying in distress, often in pain, with nowhere to turn. Hospice Ethiopia is their only hope.”
Hospice Ethiopia provides free drugs, so that the dying have relief from pain. It provides medical attention to alleviate the worst symptoms. It gives support, so that patients can care for themselves and, in many cases, their children.
Tim says, “What’s really, really important is that Hospice Ethiopia is training doctors, nurses and other medics about palliative care – care for the dying – so that they can help the thousands more who need it, across Ethiopia.”
Hospice Ethiopia has no government funding. It needs £70,000 a year to survive. “It’s not much, in the great scheme of things, but they struggle to get it,” says Tim.
“All the money raised goes straight to Hospice Ethiopia. Every penny makes a real difference. Every donation makes a real difference. Please, splash your cash!”
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