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Helen Taylor Thompson obituary / Register / The Times 18 November 2020

Reproduced here, with kind permission, from The Times, 18 November 2020: Witty and determined community activist who served in the wartime FANY and later co-founded Europe’s first Aids hospiceChanging public attitudes to potentially deadly infectious diseases is never easy, especially when fear of them is fuelled by misinformation and prejudice. In the 1980s, patients suffering […]

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WORLD AIDS DAY 2020: ‘Global solidarity, shared responsibility’

WORLD AIDS DAY 2020Every year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with and affected by HIV and to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS. Click here to donate now In 2020, the world’s attention has been focused by the […]

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David Hoyle: Bufferzone, in support of Mildmay for World AIDS Day, at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Date:3rd December, 2020Time:6.15pm – 7.30pmLocation:Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HYCost:£12 per person Further info and booking The legendary fireball of the cabaret apocalypse, David Hoyle, stares into the abyss of the unprecedented times we find ourselves in and says ‘there has to be a point to carrying on’… David invites us to find […]

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Diwali – festival of lights. Happy Diwali!

Deepawali or Diwali, the Hindu new year’s day, is the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It is the festival of lights. The festival usually lasts five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over […]

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Chaplaincy Update, November 2020

As the leaves tumble and turn to mush, the days grow shorter and the nights get longer, we the chaplains find ourselves in lockdown again and trying really hard not to think of it as ‘lockup’. I read in the Observer at the weekend about 101 ways to liven up lockdown during this second phase. If […]

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Chaplaincy monthly newsletter: October 2020

Hello everyone, especially to those of you who have kindly shown such interest in Mildmay Mission Hospital’s chaplaincy page. If you have read the commentary, you will know that in spite of the changes imposed on us in the present climate which have, in many instances, thankfully, been points of growth, we continue as a […]

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Tower Hamlets is No Place For Hate

Mildmay Mission Hospital is proud to have signed up to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets No Place For Hate Campaign, which aims to send clear and consistent messages that hate will not be tolerated in our borough.This goes beyond a media campaign to encourage positive messages of One Tower Hamlets but also aims to […]

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A photograph of Mildmay Mission Hospital during the Second World War

We have been kindly sent this photograph of Mildmay taken during the Second World War (there isn’t any tape in the windows so it’s possible it was just after), to add to our archive. The Nissen huts in the foreground were, we believe, used as additional ward space. Do please let us know if you know […]

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Rough sleeping homeless

Rough sleepers in UK will die without government action, doctors warn (Guardian article)

This article in the Guardian from 8 October, 2020 highlights the lack of safe accomodation for rough sleepers as winter approaches.This is a situation that needs urgent action from the government. Read the article on the Guardian website

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October 2020 update from Mildmay’s Chief Executive

Dear Mildmay Supporters,I am writing to bring you up to date on what has been happening at Mildmay Hospital this year, at a time of pivotal change for our Charity. The key drivers for this change have been the advances made in both HIV prevention and treatment, with some reports suggesting that onward transmission of […]

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