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Our Generous Community

Our Generous Community

It is absolutely a great day anytime community minded folk come in and hand over a bag of money. So it was for Sue Manton, CEO of Little Haven when organisers Leith Hornsby and Kathy Sandison dropped by with the proceeds of funds raised on August 4th at the Circus with A Purposes (CWAP) Trivia

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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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State Government Announces $4m Funding over 4 years

State Government Announces $4m Funding over 4 years

” You probably have some idea how much this means Thank you Steven Miles MP and the Qld government for this recognition of our community based palliative care service and recognition of the massive contribution over many years of everyone involved. Today marks the day we can finally let go of the day to day

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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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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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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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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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Interview with Annie Gaffney ABC Sunshine Coast Radio

Interview with Annie Gaffney ABC Sunshine Coast Radio

Thank you Annie Gaffney and ABC Sunshine Coast Radio for the opportunity in National Palliative Care Week to speak about Little Haven’s model of care and the frustrations this demonstrated model of care does not receive equitably funded. Nor does QHealth have any appetite  to adopt our model in other areas of Qld that do not have

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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 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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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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