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Little Haven Week 2018

Little Haven Week 2018

Jul 4, 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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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

Nov 22, 2017

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

Oct 25, 2017

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

Sep 13, 2017

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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Gratitude Walk and Fun Run July 16th 2017

Gratitude Walk and Fun Run July 16th 2017

Apr 3, 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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Community Based Palliative Care

Community Based Palliative Care

Nov 28, 2016

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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Springtime at Springhalls September 10th 2016

Springtime at Springhalls September 10th 2016

May 24, 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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Upcoming Little Haven Shed Sale April  30th

Upcoming Little Haven Shed Sale April 30th

Mar 30, 2016

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

Feb 25, 2016

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

Feb 18, 2016

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’s 2015 Business Managers Report

Little Haven’s 2015 Business Managers Report

Oct 12, 2015

“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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Are You Interested In Becoming A Little Haven Volunteer ?

Are You Interested In Becoming A Little Haven Volunteer ?

Feb 4, 2015

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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Soul Collage – Healing loss and Grief

Soul Collage – Healing loss and Grief

May 9, 2014

Art Therapy – Healing Loss and Grief Little Haven Centre Monthly Fridays Link out: Click here 3 Hour supervised group work conducted by Kathi Passmore helping release grief and loss. Gently soothing time with no Art skills needed. 2015 Dates  27th Feb, 27th March, 24th April, 29th May, 26th June Call Sally on 54829091 to join the

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“Little Haven Shed Sale” Saturday Feb 20th from 7am

“Little Haven Shed Sale” Saturday Feb 20th from 7am

Mar 31, 2014

Little Haven Shed Sale This Saturday 20th Feb 7am – 12 midday with Sausage Sizzle 12 Chapple Street Sheds (Opposite Railway Workshops) Furniture Galore Potted plants Clothes Books & Videos Linen, odds, sods and everything in between All goods sold at a very reasonable price. Delivery by negotiated price can be arranged. Donation of goods for the

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“Soup”er Lunch – July 30th

Jun 24, 2011

The Surface Hill Uniting Church Hall Saturday 30 July 2011 at 12:00 Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, Beautiful homemade soup, Crusty bread and dessert for just $10head. Easy listening music by Ken Beck. Bookings through little Haven Office 5482 9091

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Monster Book Sale

Monster Book Sale

May 4, 2011

Where: The Senior Citizens Hall, Mellor Street, Gympie When: Saturday 18 June 2011 8am to 15.30pm and Sunday 19 June 9am to 2pm. Little Haven volunteers have been busily sorting through thousands of books generously donated by the local community for Gympie’s BIGGEST ANNUAL SECOND HAND BOOKSALE. The Little Haven Monster Book Sale is on

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Little Haven Memorial Service 2pm July 24th

Little Haven Memorial Service 2pm July 24th

Apr 21, 2011

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 140 patients we have cared for and lost over the past year. All family, friends and relatives are invited to join the Little Haven staff and volunteers at this peaceful,

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What you should know about Palliative Care

What you should know about Palliative Care

Feb 7, 2011

It is quite natural to be afraid about palliative care. It conjures up images of a death sentence and the use of morphine to make patients stuporosed until they die. Palliative care deals with death and is therefore always stuck with this myth and misunderstanding about what it is. Palliative care is not just about

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Volunteer Training

Jan 28, 2011

Event Name: Volunteer TrainingLocation: Little Haven Centre, 14 Henry StreetStarts Friday 8 April 2011 at 10:00:00 and ends Friday 8 April 2011Description: Orientation for all new or refresher for existing volunteers. Our values, mission and areas of interest for volunteers. Bring a plate for the shared lunch.

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The Heart of Gold Film Festival

The Heart of Gold Film Festival

Jan 21, 2011

Location: Gympie Civic Centre Thursday 17 March 2011 to  Sunday 20 March 2011 Link out: Click here The Heart of Gold International Film Festival combines the genuine warmth and hospitality of a country town with Local and International films that are entertaining, thought-provoking and express a positive view of the world and humanity. Little Haven

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Christmas Message 2010

Christmas Message 2010

Dec 22, 2010

The Little Haven staff and committee thank the Gympie community for your fantastic support throughout 2010 including our 100+  wonderful volunteers. Together we are making a real difference to those in our area during their darkest hours by providing compassionate care and living support. Your generosity has ensured this care has been available to 121

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Royal Wedding – It’s Party Time

Royal Wedding – It’s Party Time

Nov 24, 2010

The Royal Wedding Viewing & Gala Reception Gympie Civic Centre – Mellor Street Gympie Friday 29 April 2011 from 6.30pm If you’re like the Duchess of York and been snubbed from the royal wedding guest list – we have the perfect alternative for you. Your exclusive invitation to Gympie Celebrations of the Royal Wedding of

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Christmas Cantata “Joy to the World”

Christmas Cantata “Joy to the World”

Oct 25, 2010

The JW Petersen Christmas Cantata “Joy to the World” by The Kathy Hood Singers at the Surface Hill Uniting Church on Sunday 5th December, 2010. Afternoon Session 2pm Cantata,  Bring & Buy Christmas Stall and Afternoon Tea. Evening Session at 7pm Cantata Only. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear The Kathy Hood Singers’ beautiful voices

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Little Haven AGM – Celebrating 30 years of Care

Little Haven AGM – Celebrating 30 years of Care

Sep 24, 2010

This community is unique in it’s consistent and growing support & knowledge of palliative care.  Phyl Littles visionary views on appropriate end of life care were seeded in this community 30 years ago with the commencement of Cancer Care & Counsel.  Articles Phyl  wrote in the Gympie Times 3 decades ago reflect current thinking on

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Springtime @ Springhalls Garden Party

Springtime @ Springhalls Garden Party

Jul 21, 2010

Saturday 11 September 2010, 1.30pm – 5.30pm George & Kim Springhalls Property 741 Shadbolt Road Cedar Pocket – perched on the banks of Cedar Pocket Dam Description: A fun afternoon with delectable food, music, games on the lawn, raffles, auctions and a most fashionable hat competition! Delicious High Tea served to the table Licensed Bar

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I just found out that my disease is incurable. What do I do?

I just found out that my disease is incurable. What do I do?

Jul 8, 2010

Ask yourself what your goals are as you enter into the final phase of life. How can you make yourself the most comfortable? Do you want: to continue on exactly as before, with no thought of what will come? to pursue aggressive care and treatment? to allow nature to take its course? to take complete

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