Sue Manton

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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Little Haven Pop Up Shop June 27th to July 15th

Little Haven Pop Up Shop June 27th to July 15th

Next Monday the June 27th the Pop Up Shop will open its doors at our new location 163 Mary Street with 2 shops at the front and back of Condies Arcade from 8.00am. 8.00 am – 4.00 pm The wait is over! The very popular Little Haven Shop opens its doors Monday for another 3

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Springtime at Springhalls September 10th 2016

Springtime at Springhalls September 10th 2016

741 Shadbolt Road Cedar Pocket Saturday 10th September 2016 1.30 – 5.30pm Springtime at Springhalls is a step back in time to a more refined era with pimms, games on the lawn, high tea, live music, fashion, market stall shopping, raffles, goodie box, auctions and a most fashionable hat competition!  

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Little Haven Gratitude Walk and Fun Run

Little Haven Gratitude Walk and Fun Run

Little Haven Palliative Care’s Gratitude Walk and Fun Run is on Sunday 17th July, 2016. MARK THAT DATE! We experience blessings in tragedy as well as joy. In this spirit, we invite you to join us on our “gratitude walk” honouring our patients and families and offering thanks to a community that supports caring for

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Upcoming Little Haven Shed Sale April  30th

Upcoming Little Haven Shed Sale April 30th

Little Haven Monthly Shed Sale This Saturday April 30th From 7am The Little Haven Shed Sales held monthly at 12 Chapple Street are now part of the Gympie’s list of “things to do” With a Fantastic range of reasonably priced furniture being turned over weekly it’s always worth a visit with new items arriving all the time .

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Little Haven Bereavement Support Groups

Little Haven Bereavement Support Groups

Little Haven holds regular informal bereavement support group meeting at our centre that are open to anyone who has experienced loss and grief. Participants may attend whenever they wish free of charge. Coping with loss is discussed in a supportive and confidential environment, facilitated by experienced bereavement support staff Sally and Lisa. Topics shared may include dealing with

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The Peaceful Garden

The Peaceful Garden

The Peaceful Garden – A Bereavement Support Project With our ‘earth mother’ Sally taking over the bereavement support reins in 2014 it was suggested she might like to consider a bereavement garden project for everyone to enjoy. In the blink of an eye with the support of Leuwin and Qld Health giving us the green light, Sally

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Little Haven Volunteers Christmas Party 2015

Little Haven Volunteers Christmas Party 2015

Please join us at our Volunteers Christmas Party Lunch Tuesday 1st Dec 2015 Little Haven Centre 11.30 for 12 noon Menu Drinks and Nibbles to start Glazed Ham on the Bone Roast Chicken with stuffing Potato Bake Salads with all the trimmings Baked Cheesecake Berry Salad Ice Cream Please notify special diet requests RSVP 54829091

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Little Haven’s 2015 Business Managers Report

Little Haven’s 2015 Business Managers Report

“A Tree stands strong not by its fruit or branches, but by the depth of its roots” Anthony Liccione Business Managers Report  2014/2015 As I sit trying to write this Report, having recently been told the devastating news my mum has an aggressive brain tumour I’m just a daughter terrified for what lies ahead for

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LITTLE HAVEN Garage Sale Trail

LITTLE HAVEN Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail is one big day of Garage Sales happening right across Australia, on Saturday October 24th. Now in it’s fifth year, the award wining Garage Sale is Australia’s biggest REUSE event.  We’re about sustainability, meeting the neighbours , having fun, and making money while you’re at it! Everyone can get involved and it’s

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Little Haven Gratitude Walk 2015

Little Haven Gratitude Walk 2015

Little Haven Palliative Care’s Gratitude Walk / Fun Run is on Saturday the 18th July, 2015.  This event is an important part of Little Haven Week held annually providing an opportunity for Little Haven to show Gratitude to the support this community provides and for participants to honour friends and family who have passed. All events in

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Celebrating our Volunteers

Celebrating our Volunteers

  Established in 1989, National Volunteer Week is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our community and to say thank you to the more than 6 million Australians who volunteer. Theme – 2015 More than 6 million Australian volunteers give happiness

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The Apex Restaurant – Gympie Show 2015

The Apex Restaurant – Gympie Show 2015

The Apex Restaurant Is your best seat in the house to watch the fireworks Thursday and Friday night. Make a reservation now. Opening Hours  Thursday, Friday, Saturday for Morning Teas 10 – 11.30am Lunch  11.30 – 2.30pm Thursday,  Friday  Dinner 5.30pm – 9.00pm great food, coffee and drinks for a great cause

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Ailsa Smith – Quota Woman of The Year 2015

Ailsa Smith – Quota Woman of The Year 2015

Congratulations to Little Haven volunteer Ailsa Smith on her Qouta Woman of the Year Award received yesterday in recognition of many long years of service to others. Ailsa is testament to volunteering keeps you healthy having been very actively involved in Lions projects in NZ all her adult life before joining Little Haven in 2005.

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Gympie Garden Expo Sat May 2nd & Sun May 3rd

Gympie Garden Expo Sat May 2nd & Sun May 3rd

You will find something for everyone on the first weekend in May as the Gympie Garden Expo once again promises to shine with fascinating plant displays. It hosts one of the states largest collection of orchids with Gympie’s annual competition. There are informative talks, with the ever popular plant clinic and market stalls offering plants,

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Noosa Vs Gympie Golf Challenge & Dinner Sunday April 26th

Noosa Vs Gympie Golf Challenge & Dinner Sunday April 26th

Gidday boys (and golfing girls), We have attached the above for your attention, I hope you can make it along.  I will find a bed for you that night in twin accommodation so don’t worry about getting home. Little Haven Palliative Care and Cancer Support service is a great cause and we need valuable funds

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Cooloola Debutante Ball Friday March 27th 2015

Cooloola Debutante Ball Friday March 27th 2015

6 PM Friday 27th March  Gympie Civic Centre Dinner & Dancing Entertainment by The Sunshine Swing Band Tickets $60 from Florist of Distinction, Mary Street Gympie or call Sandie 54821815  

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Are You Interested In Becoming A Little Haven Volunteer ?

Are You Interested In Becoming A Little Haven Volunteer ?

New Volunteer Training Wednesday 24th August 2016 – Apply Now! Little Haven has a dedicated band of over 100 volunteers who work across a wide range of areas: patient support, assisting in the chemotherapy unit, cleaning & maintenance, office support and playing an essential role in raising much needed funds. Little Haven volunteers are specifically trained

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The Little Haven Shed – Donations and Sales

The Little Haven Shed – Donations and Sales

The Little Haven Sheds are open every Wed 8 – 12 and the most Saturdays 8 – 12 for drop off of saleable goods and sales 12 Chapple Street Sheds (Opposite Railway Workshops) Fantastic range of reasonably priced furniture  – With new things arriving every day Potted plants Clothes Books & Videos Linen, odds, sods and everything

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How Does Palliative Care Manage Hope

How Does Palliative Care Manage Hope

Viktor Frankl survived the extermination camps of the Second World War. He wrote that “the last of human freedoms” was the ability to “choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances”. This encapsulated what one of our primary aims in Palliative Care must be….. to guide and nurture the movement of hope towards realistic

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Gympie Camel Races

Gympie Camel Races

Melbourne Cup is done for another year and unlike some of the sad events at Flemington our ‘ships of the desert’ all finished the day with a big smile on their faces. The six race camel program proved very popular once again with 1000’s turning out to cheer on the camels who basically do what they

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Little Haven Pop Up Shop Opening Monday 20th July

Little Haven Pop Up Shop Opening Monday 20th July

Monday 10th July to Saturday 8th Aug 8.00 am – 4.00 pm Location: 123 Mary Street Plants, furniture, craft, books, clothing, crockery, electrical goods, mobility aids, homemade cakes & preserves and everything in between.  If the Little Haven Shop doesn’t have it – it’s not worth having! Everything going out at bargain prices. Don’t miss your opportunity

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BOQ / Broncos Charity Golf Day

BOQ / Broncos Charity Golf Day

Friday June 10th 2016 Gympie Golf Club Registration from 11am Tee Off at 12 Noon Link out: Click here Sponsored By BOQ Gympie The Golf Day is a 3 Person Ambrose Team Format Registration includes Green Fees, Sausage sizzle at Registration 2 Course seated Dinner Win a New Motorcycle  “hole in one” challenge. Sponsored by Moto Gympie Great Prize pool on

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Little Haven AGM 2014 Business Managers Report

Little Haven AGM 2014 Business Managers Report

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” Elizabeth Bibesco The hardest part of my job and compiling this report in particular, is acknowledging and thanking everyone who contributes to the success of this service and eloquently conveying the magic that is Little Haven with its all its multiple layers. Tuesday

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Another lovely day at Springtime at Springhalls

Another lovely day at Springtime at Springhalls

The Springtime Garden Party held biannually is always a lovely way to spend the afternoon but this year was exceptional …. Gorgeous spring day, gardens looking magnificent, large crowd, beautiful hat parade, Delicious sweet treats stalls and a happy and supportive crowd. The Auction of quality craft items and other goodies donated by local businesses was

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Fundraising Round Up

Fundraising Round Up

After a VERY successful 3 week stint the Little Haven POP UP shop closed last Saturday and the Marketeers can now enjoy a well earned rest. They do an amazing job and we are very lucky to have generous donations come in the door nearly as fast as they go out. Thank you to all involved.

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Heart of Gold Film Festival Oct 8 – 11

Heart of Gold Film Festival Oct 8 – 11

8-11 October 2015 The Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival Celebrating 24 karat films that will make audiences laugh, cry…and think! Festival Cafe The wonderful team from Palliative Care will once again run the Festival Cafe in 2014. A selection of delicious light meals, cakes and scones, cheese platters and other wonderful snacks plus

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Little Haven Pop Up Shop nOW oPEN!! last week!!!

Little Haven Pop Up Shop nOW oPEN!! last week!!!

Little Haven Pop Up Shop 123 Mary Street OPENS for 3 weeks   Monday 14th July 2014 8am to 4pm Mon to Frid and 8am – 2pm Sat until Aug 4th Plants, furniture, craft, books, clothing, crockery, electrical goods, mobility aids, homemade cakes & preserves and everything in between. If we don’t have it – it’s not

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“SPRINGTIME AT SPRINGHALLS” – Saturday 13th September 2014

“SPRINGTIME AT SPRINGHALLS” – Saturday 13th September 2014

Please join Little Haven Palliative Care at Springtime at Springhalls~ Saturday September 13th 741 Shadbolt Road Cedar Pocket Saturday 13th September 1.30 – 5.30pm A fun afternoon with fantastic music by The Noosa Jazz Factory, finger food, games on the lawn, raffles, fair stalls, auctions and a most fashionable hat competition! Licensed Bar Enjoy the jazz by

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