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We are delighted to offer a variety of talks to local clubs and organisations, schools and colleges and businesses. 

A member of our team will attend your meeting, bringing the resources needed (such as a screen, projector, and speaker) if you do not have them available.  This enables you to hear from our patients and families about the care we give. If you prefer, we may be able to arrange for you to hold your meeting here at the hospice, providing you with a cuppa and cake and combining the talk with a tour. Dates and times are limited for this, but we will do our best to accommodate a request.

Our talks tend to be 45 minutes to an hour, allowing for questions, but we can usually adapt them to be longer or shorter time slots.  We are happy to attend a talk for free but, if possible, we would welcome a donation.

Our hope is that through our talks more people know about Treetops’ services so if they, a friend, or family member needs our care they know where to turn.

Our current topics:

Treetops Hospice - Your local hospice
Learn a little about our history and how we grew from a campaign organised by local people to become what we are today. We will share details of our services and how you can access them; you will hear from adults and children in our community about how we have supported them.

(Book now - Available from March 2024)
A good death - why planning for your death is important 
Jayne Smith, retired probate solicitor shares the reasons why it’s important to plan for your death while you’re still in good health. How taking a moment now, to tell people your wishes for health care and finances can bring you and your loved one’s security. This talk is not as solemn as it sounds, Jayne will look back over her career and share some anonymous tales of the outcome of a poorly written will.  

Caring for local children and young people – Bereavement care
 We will tell you about our counselling and emotional support for children and young people who are dealing with bereavement, how we have developed the service to be the biggest in the region, including one-to-one care, specialist support for traumatised children and training for staff at local schools and organisations. In doing so, you will hear from some of the children and counsellors.

If you would like to arrange a talk about another subject, just let us know.
In the past, we have been happy to talk to students about working at a hospice and a fundraiser has shared their adventure of trekking overseas while fundraising for us. If you would like to arrange for a specific talk please contact fundraising@treetops.org,uk

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