Sue Manton

Relaxation Workshop at Little Haven Palliative Care

Relaxation Workshop at Little Haven Palliative Care

You’re invited to a Learning to Relax Workshop Learning to Relax Workshop is a two hour session running at the Little Haven Centre. Anyone affected by cancer can participate, including patients, their partners, caregivers and friends. This workshop is for those wanting to introduce relaxation into their daily life. Many people facing cancer have said

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The Little Haven Market Place – 68A Crescent Rd, Gympie

Little Haven entered an exciting new era with the relocation of our Chapple Street Shed to new premises at 68a Crescent Road in May 2018. Our new Market Place is the culmination of years of hard work by our volunteers known as “the Marketeers” who have progressed across many years from the occasional street stall,

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Live, Die and Grieve Well Community Forum

Live, Die and Grieve Well Community Forum

“Dying is everyone’s business, and although every person dies, the majority of Queenslanders have a very poor understanding of advanced planning for a quality end of life, palliative care or the process of dying. “

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Thank You Lions Club of Gympie South Members

Thank You Lions Club of Gympie South Members

Last Saturday night the Lions Club of Gympie South held it’s 39th Annual Changeover Dinner and Brandy Murley and Sue Manton were invited along as representatives of Little Haven. All funds raised by the clubs hardworking members are distributed annually back into our local community or used to support other charitable needs/events, including the many

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Little Haven Monster Book Sale

Little Haven’s Monster Book Sale this weekend June 15th and 16th 2019

Looking for a lovely way to while away a few hours this weekend. Pop in to the Little Haven Monster Book Sale at The Senior Citizens Centre. You can expect the usual fantastic range of books and magazines as well as our craft and a massive array of healthy plant for sale.  The cafe will

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Count Charitable Foundation $45,000 donation

Count Charitable Foundation $45,000 donation

An exciting night last night the 4th March 2019, with 150 accountants and their teams from Countplus (see www.countplus.com.au ) gathered at their Annual National Conference. As part of their conference a Charity Auction was held at the Noosa Heads Surf Club with Little Haven Palliative Care Inc. chosen to be the beneficiary of the

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Wrapped in Kindness

Wrapped in Kindness

This lovely letter of thanks (pictured below) was in the Letters to the Editor Gympie Times 19.01.19. As a follow up from the Happy Wrappers morning tea held at Glad Brennans place last Friday, Little Haven would like to add our sincere thanks to the supporting businesses mentioned and give a huge THANK YOU to

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Honour before Self

Honour before Self

A YOUNG boy who raised money by collecting bottles and cans for the container exchange scheme this week donated half his earnings to Little Haven.

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Art Therapy at Little Haven

Art Therapy at Little Haven

Individuals with a palliative diagnosis frequently experience feelings of anxiety, depression, aloneness and physical pain as their conditions progress. For family members and carers, consequent bereavement can be a profound experience, associated with deep grief, anger, and depression. Art therapy has been found to respond to the unique needs of these individuals, promoting well-being, interpersonal

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Management Committee 2018 / 2019

Little Haven Palliative Care Inc is managed by a committee of management who meet on a monthly basis. The committee has representation from local businesses, local service organisations, financial professionals, health care professionals, volunteers and carer advocates. Little Haven has the blue tick from the ACNC and reporting is up to date. Further information on

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Merry Christmas to All from Everyone at Little Haven

Merry Christmas to All from Everyone at Little Haven

 Merry Christmas to All from Everyone at Little Haven A Heartfelt Thank You to every one of our members and generous supporters who helped fill our stocking again this year. In 2018 our team of specialist nurses, social workers, respite carers and complementary therapists have shared the care for 225 palliative patients, provided bereavement follow

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Our Volunteers are the best…

Our Volunteers are the best…

Another Heart of Gold Film Festival done and dusted for the year. 5 long days preparing and serving mostly fresh local produce to enhance the experience for festival goers and raise a few dollars for Little Haven as well. My heart is full of gratitude for our 30 odd volunteers (and staff donating their time

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Springtime at Springhalls Introduces Vavachi

Springtime at Springhalls Introduces Vavachi

Introducing Australian (Soprano) ‘Diva’ Clarissa Foulcher, originally from Sydney and now living in Brisbane, Clarissa has toured nationally with Opera Australia in the Pirates of Penzance and My Fair Lady. She has been seen regularly in Queensland as a soloist with Underground Opera and the Toowoomba Opera Players. Clarissa was part soloist with Opera Queensland’s

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Shout Out to Gympie Auto Glass

Shout Out to Gympie Auto Glass

Recently one of the Little Haven nursing vehicles had the windscreen broken from a flying stone on the Bruce Highway. We booked the car in for repair with Gympie Autoglass and the next day not only was the service prompt and professional but when we went to collect the vehicle, owner Wally Emmerson, said there’d

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A thought provoking tale

A thought provoking tale

A very thought provoking tale to share from an excellent article (link to full article provided below) There once was a frail elderly man who lived with his son, daughter-in-law and four-year-old grandson. One day, the son became impatient with his elderly father, because in his old age he caused a mess at every meal.

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Little Haven Memorial Service

Little Haven Memorial Service

TODAY- Commencing at 2pm at The Wesleyan Methodist Church, Exhibition Road, Gympie. Service followed by releasing of doves and afternoon tea. The annual Little Haven Memorial Service provides a chance for the community to reflect on the memory of loved ones and pay tribute to the patients we have cared for over the past year.

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Sharing Community Warmth

Sharing Community Warmth

Taking a leaf from 10 year old Tasmanian boy Oliver’s brilliant idea to help Hobart’s homeless “Free on a tree” campaign Little Haven decked our Winter Tree on Mary with a selection of warm coats. With the temperature dropping to around 2 tonight we hope like Oliver “that people who need the coats will take

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Little Haven Week 2018

Little Haven Week 2018

July 15th – July 22nd Each year Little Haven Palliative Care and Cancer Support celebrates our proud service to the Gympie community providing the best model of dignified end of life care for the terminally ill, support for chemotherapy patients and counselling and follow up for the bereaved. 2018 represents 39 years of developing compassionate

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Community Based Palliative Care Funding Advocacy Timeline

Community Based Palliative Care Funding Advocacy Timeline

Below is the active timeline of Little Haven’s fight for recognition and equitable funding from State and federal Governments for Gympie’s long running and successful Community Based Palliative Care model.

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Humankindness

Humankindness

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. Standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. So it was this week when the QAS was tasked with the responsibility of transporting our palliative patient from their home of 40 years

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Dr David Nimmo – Life Member

Dr David Nimmo – Life Member

It is with sadness we acknowledge the passing of Dr David Nimmo – Little Haven Palliative Care life member Dr Nimmo was a well known and highly respected long-term Gympie GP and a tireless community supporter.  Including being the first president of Gympie’s Meals on Wheels, long-time member of the Lions Club and life member of

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January 2018 Haven Happenings

January 2018 Haven Happenings

Happy New Year to all our Volunteers, Patients, Carers, Staff and families. The latest Little Haven Newsletter is out now. My new years resolution is to publish newsletters more regularly again! To put that into perspective I also resolved to avoid eating the many sweet treats we get here from grateful families – 4 hours

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I feel like I also have a terminal illness – it’s called grief

I feel like I also have a terminal illness – it’s called grief

My name is Leesa Sheridan and I said goodbye to my beautiful husband Steve, in September last year. He was 49 years old. Steve was diagnosed with Melanoma in June 2015, then after surgery we hoped we were clear forever, but a year to the date it came back with avengance, it had spread to

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Meet our Nurses

Meet our Nurses

Yesterday it was so lovely to see Kelly (our energizer bunny) with our newest member of staff Gary, heading out the door to begin their patient visits, both looking so bright and colourful.  I had to take a picture to share with you all. What a pleasure to have Gary join our team, having experienced

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Little Haven Shed Sales

Little Haven Shed Sales

The Little Haven Sheds at 12 Chapple Street (opposite railway workshop) are open every Wed 7am – 12 noon and the 2nd Saturday of each month  8 – 12 for drop off of salable goods and sales and the LAST Saturday every month for our Monster Shed Sale. All funds raised support Little Haven palliative

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Little Haven Pop Up Shop July 3rd – 28th

Little Haven Pop Up Shop July 3rd – 28th

The Little Haven Pop Up Shop is now open for it’s 4 week stint July 3rd – July 28th  at 177 Mary Street (formerly Dick Smiths). Open Mon – Fri  8am – 4pm and Sat 8am – 12 noon. Eftpos facilities available Plants, furniture, craft, books, clothing, crockery, electrical goods, mobility aids, homemade cakes &

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Minister Dick – Our Service deserves better funding

Minister Dick – Our Service deserves better funding

Gympie has a model of palliative care that ticks all the boxes – early access to palliative care, true 24/7 access to professional nursing care and support, a model that values the pivotal role our local Doctors play in the initial diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of their patients with a  terminal illness and access

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Gratitude Walk and Fun Run July 16th 2017

Gratitude Walk and Fun Run July 16th 2017

Registrations are now open for Little Haven Palliative Care’s Gratitude Walk and Fun Run Sunday 16th July, 2017. Register now and Start Fundraising to be in the mix for some great prizes! Whether your pace is slow or aerobic in cadence come along and enjoy the pleasure of movement, the warmth of Gympie’s winter and

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POP UP SHOP – Now Open

POP UP SHOP – Now Open

The Little Haven Pop Up Shop is now open for it’s 4 week stint March 13th – April 8th in a great new location at 177 Mary Street (formerly Dick Smiths) Plants, furniture, craft, books, clothing, crockery, electrical goods, mobility aids, homemade cakes & preserves and everything in between. If we don’t have it –

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Sue Turner – Much Loved Volunteer

Sue Turner – Much Loved Volunteer

“The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that.” It is with great sadness I pay tribute to our dear friend and volunteer Sue Turner  – Sue leaves

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Compassionate Communities

Compassionate Communities

Little Haven is featured on the Community Wall at The Compassionate Communities Symposium currently underway in Sydney. Compassionate Communities is an international movement that aims to support communities to recognise the needs of people who are approaching the end of their lives, and develop initiatives to support them during this important stage of life. I’d

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Glitz & Glamour – March 11

Glitz & Glamour – March 11

Little Haven Palliative Care Presents Glitz & Glamour March 11th 2017 A night of Live Music, Casino Games, Cocktails & Dancing, Whiskey Bar, Auction & Prizes Dress : Retro Glam Tickets: $100 includes Canapes & Hot Supper Drink on Arrival Cocktail cart and Full Bar facility $2500 funny money Or ask about our exclusive Themed Lounges for

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Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016

Here we are, days away from Christmas and soon to farewell 2016. Phew! I know many will be pleased to put it to bed. A year that’s seen a surge in admissions, a frenzied fundraising effort and a swathe of challenges for volunteers and staff, testing our mettle. As they say “we can’t direct the wind,

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Vale Phyl Moran 28/12/1923 – 13/09/2016

Vale Phyl Moran 28/12/1923 – 13/09/2016

Vale Phyllis Moran – Foundation Member of Little Haven Palliative Care 28/12/1923 – 13/09/2016 I’d like to start with this message from Kathy Walker posted on The Little Haven facebook page Dear Phyl, She was beside Mum (Phyl Little) right from the start, fundraising and spreading the palliative care message. She kept the fight going

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Community Based Palliative Care

Community Based Palliative Care

Community Based Palliative Care – Little Haven a working model. I am incredibly nervous about addressing a group of health care professionals with better credentials in palliative care than I, and nervous that my emotions will overcome me. Because currently my mum’s glioblastoma multiforma, diagnosed 14 months ago, is catching up with her and my

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The Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular

The Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular

October 29-30, 2016 The Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular is quickly gaining recognition as a “must-do” event. Biennially, it boasts a diverse collection of inspirational quilts and patchworks, the textile arts, fibres & basketry, papercraft, embroidery, lacework, freeform knitting, woodwork, pottery, spinning and more. Immerse yourself in this spectacular showcase, handcrafted by artisans from throughout SE Qld and

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Little Haven VIP Melbourne Cup Lunch

Little Haven VIP Melbourne Cup Lunch

Get race ready and swept up in Melbourne Cup Fever at The Little Haven VIP Melbourne Cup Luncheon Venue: The Pavilion, Track-side Gympie Race Course, Exhibition Rd, Gympie Your best seat in the house to view JOHN BUCKLEY ELECTRICAL MELBOURNE CUP DAY HARNESS RACING CARNIVAL Time:  11:00am – 3:30pm Last year’s event sold out… so book tickets NOW to avoid disappointment! Bookings

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Little Haven Pop Up Shop Now Open – Condies Arcade Extended to Nov 5th

Little Haven Pop Up Shop Now Open – Condies Arcade Extended to Nov 5th

Monday October 10th the Little Haven Shop will be livening up Condies Arcade with our Pop Up bargains available across 3 shops! 8.00 am – 4.00 pm Monday to Friday and Sat mornings October 10th – Nov 5th Condies  Arcade, 163 Mary Street Thanks to very generous community donations of quality goods, the shops are bursting at the seams with a

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Little Haven Common Concerns

Little Haven Common Concerns

We have no shortage of names for it, but when faced with death we are often lost for words. Our superstitions and fears about dying, and the discomfort we feel, affect our approach and experiences of the end of life.

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