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Two Old Choughs - A Tale of Two Hospices
45 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Episode 15 - A Sense of Purpose
Episode 15 of our podcast is all about celebrating the amazing contribution that our volunteers give and hearing about what they get back from giving their time.Regular Chough host Tamsin flies solo this time, but is joined by volunteers Pauline, Sue and Annette along with Frazer Hopkins, our Head of Retail.Listen to why they decided to volunteer in the first place, why Cornwall Hospice Care and the benefits they get from being part of #TeamCHC.Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/make-a-donation/)
38 minutes | May 13, 2021
Episode 14 - Be Brave and Plan Ahead!
Released to coincide with Dying Matters Week 2021 this podcast episode features our hosts Gina Starnes and Tamsin Thomas in conversation with Gwendoline Treseder, one of our Occupational Therapists at Cornwall Hospice Care, talking about Advance Care Planning.We plan for a birth in a very detailed way, and we should consider doing the same for when we die - but these are often very tricky questions to ask and conversations to have. Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/make-a-donation/)
42 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Episode 13 - George's Marvellous Gardens
In this episode, which links in with the launch of the 2021 Open Gardens fundraising campaign, our hosts Gina Starnes and Tamsin Thomas chat to "The Cornish Gardener" George Kestell.George is a well known gardener and garden expert in Cornwall and can often be heard giving advice and answering questions on the local BBC radio station. He is also a keen supporter of Cornwall Hospice Care and specifically our Open Gardens scheme which has been a big success over recent years.Expect some expert advice, amusing stories and the reason that George feels so strongly about supporting the work the hospices do.Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
33 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Episode 12 - Someone who travels beside you.....
Hosts Tamsin and Gina, both from Cornish charity, Cornwall Hospice Care invite you to listen in and join them for another podcast episode. This time, they are joined by Medical Director for Cornwall Hospice Care, Dr Deborah Stevens, who looks back on 27 years working for our charity and the changes she has seen in palliative care in that time.We asked her the question; "What is palliative care?" - her reply?"Someone who travels beside you." Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
36 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Episode 11 - Permission to Grieve
Hosts Tamsin and Gina are joined for this podcast by our Patient & Family Support team of Ange Bunt and Marie Brooks to talk about what their roles involve and how they have the time to spend with patients and their loved ones at our hospices, coming to terms with terminal illness and bereavement.Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
30 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Episode 10 - We have the time to help you make new memories...
In another episode celebrating Hospice Care Week (5th - 11th October 2020), our theme for the week is "We have the time to...". Podcast hosts Gina and Tamsin are joined in this episode by Janet Barnie - Ward Clerk at our Mount Edgcumbe Hospice and, we think we can say, stalwart of the hospice movement in Cornwall.We take Janet back to the time when there were no hospices in Cornwall and her involvement in fundraising alongside our founding mother Enid Dalton-White to get the first purpose built hospice open, and also reminisce about all the special moments that the hospice team have been able to help with over the years, including weddings, christenings, pet visits and much more. Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
34 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Episode 9 - We have the time to hold your hand...
Podcast hosts Gina and Tamsin are joined this episode by Senior Staff Nurse Elaine Potter. Elaine is based at our St Julia's Hospice in Hayle and we're thrilled to have her join us for this podcast. We're celebrating Hospice Care Week (5th to 11th October 2020) and our theme is "We have the time to.....".Listen in to hear more about Elaine and her passion for looking after patients and their loved ones, her career and how we not only look after our patients, but how the hospice teams look after each other.Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
28 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Episode 8 - Precious treasures to see us through
The Two Old Choughs - Tamsin and Gina - are joined in this episode by self-named "fledgling" chough and Interim Retail Manager for Cornwall Hospice Care - Frazer Hopkins. Frazer takes some time out of his very busy schedule to chat about how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the charity's shops and retail operations as a whole.They also discuss how his team are adapting fast to the "new normal" as lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted to allow donations to be dropped off, how the eBay shop has paid dividends plus how plans are shaping up to re-open the charity shops.Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
36 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Episode 7 - Stories of Little Miracles
Join the Two Old Choughs, Tamsin and Gina as they mark Volunteers Week 2020. They are joined by Adrian and Mike - both volunteers at our Mount Edgcumbe Hospice. We hear from them on how the pandemic has affected their volunteer work, what motivated them to volunteer for us and what continues to inspire them.And all suitably socially distanced! Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
26 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Episode 6 - Strange Days Indeed
Hosts Tamsin and Gina pause their busy schedules to take stock and discuss the huge changes to all our lives since the Coronavirus pandemic began and the UK went into lock down.Find out from Gina how our hospices remain open 24/7 looking after patients and their loved ones throughout this challenging time and hear from Tamsin how her remote working is going. They touch on fundraising, furloughed employees, bereavement and how we're all adapting to this new way of living and working.Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
20 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Episode 5 - It's a marathon not a sprint....
Join Cornwall Hospice Care's hosts Gina Starnes and Tamsin Thomas as they get to grips with, of all subjects, marathon running!In this episode, they're joined by Jane Appleton, who has run the London Marathon for our Cornish Charity and is now inspiring others to do the same - whilst raising substantial amounts of money to help us continue to care. Jane shares her experiences of the iconic race and explains her role at Cornwall Hospice Care now, looking after those training for the London Marathon and pounding the streets in our charity's name.Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
20 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Episode 4 - Love your Lymph!
Join hosts Gina Starnes and Tamsin Thomas of Cornwall Hospice Care who are joined in this episode by our two specialist Lymphoedema Practitioners, Helen and Chris.Find out what Lymphoedema is, how our team help our patients and hear about Lymphoedema Awareness Week which runs from 2nd to 8th March 2020 and most of all don't forget to Love your Lymph!Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
21 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Episode 3 - Camellias and Cream Teas
Hosts Tamsin Thomas and Gina Starnes are joined this Valentines Day by colleague Judy Lawton to talk about Judy's role this year as the Cornwall Hospice Care 40th Anniversary Project Coordinator. They'll be finding out more about some exciting events happening now and in the coming months to celebrate the 40 years of hospice care in Cornwall.You'll hear more about the Love to Remember campaign which begins on 14th February 2020) and where on earth you begin to try and break a Guinness World Record!Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
16 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
Episode 2 - Back to the Beginning
Hosts Tamsin Thomas and Gina Starnes from Cornwall Hospice Care go right back to the beginnings of hospice care in Cornwall in the 1970's with the vision that Lady Mount Edgcumbe had to build a hospice in the county. Tamsin and Gina also hear from Barbara Rogers, who has volunteered for Cornwall Hospice Care for 45 years and still works in the Liskeard charity shop today. She recalls her first meeting with Enid Dalton-White who wanted to make that vision a reality and how she got involved in fundraising to build Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell.Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
18 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
Episode 1 - Why are we here?
It's the first ever episode of our podcast from Cornwall Hospice Care featuring Tamsin Thomas and Gina Starnes. Today they muse over why they are jumping in to the world of podcasting, a bit about them both and their motivations and plans for future episodes.Support the show (https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/terrysappeal)
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