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Four Funerals in one day

By Alan Hopgood in collaboration with Molly Carlile, this is a play designed to facilitate community conversations about death, grief and living.  

Picture of the Four Funerals Play

Four Funerals in one day

The story:
Karen is a community nurse caring for her first dying patient. Clarrie has had enough of being a burden on his family and wants to die now. Vi is tired and bad tempered and wondering why she stays working in palliative care, particularly as she has her own problems at home. Sue is walking the fine line of acting as a mentor for junior staff and supporting a colleague who isn’t coping.

Plays were run in the Grampians region throughout June 2015 for Palliative Care Week and the three were very well attended and enjoyed by all.
For more health plays see www.healthplay.com.au/alan-hopgood/ 

 

MARMALADE ASHES

The Buninyong Marmalade Association runs the marmalade challenge every year whereby the Australian XI – eleven jars of our best home-made plus 12th jar – competes against the England XI at the International Marmalade Awards in Cumbria. These teams go head to head for the MarmalAshes trophy, a tiny jar that is held in the old Buninyong Courthouse in exact replication of the Ashes at Lord’s. All entry fees are donated back to your local palliative care service.

Jane Hasell-McCosh is the founder of the International Marmalade in Cumbria, northern England where 1,900 marmalade entries from around the world are assessed each year. Entry fees for the International Marmalade Awards are donated to Hospice and Palliative Care organisations and £120,000 has been raised over nine years. Jane was in the Grampians region during October 2014, and this provides an opportunity to build in messages about palliative care.               Entry Form