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 care of the dying in the Gympie and surrounding regions. Little Haven Week celebrates our history, our model of care and serves to highlight our need for continuous fundraising, to ensure our important service meets the increasing demand for our care, as the gap in Qld Health funding continues to widen.
It’s only through the compassion and generosity of our community Little Haven are able to provide dignified end of life care for all who need it and for that we are grateful. So what better way to kick off Little Haven Week than to join us on The 2018 Gratitude Walk and Fun Run.
The Little Haven Gratitude Walk and Fun Run is on Sunday 15th July
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 the terminally ill so they may enjoy the best and longest possible quality end of life. Whether your pace is slow or aerobic in cadence come along and enjoy the pleasure of movement, the warmth of Gympie’s winter and our beautiful Mary… Reflecting on life’s gifts.
An enjoyable 1, 5 or 7 Km Course starting from The Gympie Show Grounds with warm up exercises at 8.45 am followed by the walk, sausage sizzle, face painting, market stalls, live entertainment and more.
Community Volunteers Morning Tea – Tuesday July 17th
Little Haven evolved from a Volunteer driven organisation raising funds for equipment, building the 2 dedicated palliative care rooms in the Gympie Hospital and employing the services of specialist palliative care nurses on call 24/7 providing hospice in the home. Our volunteers continue to provide enormous contributions across the service from respite care, support in the chemotherapy and renal wards, complementary therapies, cleaning, administration and tirelessly fundraising.
Each year we celebrating the great value volunteers add to not just Little Haven but to so many wonderful community organisations across the region with our annual Community Volunteers Morning Tea.
Saturday July 21st Little Haven Week Golf Challenge and Asian Fusion Dinner
Little Haven enjoys wonderful support from so many local businesses and The Great Eastern Motor Inn are always at the ready to donate, sponsor or host a fundraiser for Little Haven.
This year The Great Eastern is hosting what promises to be another highly enjoyable event. A 3 person Ambrose Golf Challenge teeing off at 12 noon at The Gympie Golf Club followed by an Asian Fusion Night with Celebrity Chef, special guest speaker and great wine. Golfers and Non Golfers are welcome to attend the dinner at Geordies Restaurant 6pm for 6.30pm
Golf and Dinner $60 per player | Fusion Dinner only $35 per guest
For Golf Bookings please contact the Club on 54812795 and bookings for the Asian Fusion Dinner directly to The Great Eastern on 1800072093
Little Havens Annual Memorial Service – Sunday July 22nd 2018 – 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 to reflect on the memory of loved ones and for us to pay tribute to the patients we have cared for and lost over the past year. All family, friends, relatives and health professionals are invited to join the Little Haven staff and volunteers at this peaceful, non denominational service of remembrance – the culmination of Little Haven Week 2018
Friends and families of people who have been supported by Little Haven are encouraged to take part in the service by placing a flower in the memorial vase or by lighting a candle in memory of their loved one. This gathering provides a space for quiet reflection, acknowledgement of loss and consolidation of hope.
For more information on any of the Little Haven Week activities please contact the office on 54829091
Little Haven Week 2018 Appeal
Donations to Little Haven help ease the enormous fundraising burden we face at the beginning of each financial year. To donate to the 2018 Little Haven Week Appeal please click HERE
All donations are fully tax deductible with all funds staying in the local region to support Little Haven’s community based palliative care and support.