Once more the Chorale, joined by the Sacred Heart, Seaton Elementary and St. Anthony Daniel Choirs, took part in the world's largest regular singing event "Voices for Hospices 2009" in an October 4th performance at Sacred Heart Church in Sydney.
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. All proceeds from this concert will go to the support of hospices and palliative care in Cape Breton.Voices for Hospices is the key activity for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day every two years. Concerts take place around the world to raise funds and awareness for local hospice and palliative care services.
The theme this year is “Discovering your voice” highlighting the need for the voices of people affected by life-limiting illness, their families and carers to be heard.
How it began
Voices for Hospices grew out of a ‘Come & Sing’ event for the Princess Alice Hospice in the UK in 1988. The first official Voices for Hospices event took place in 1991. The number of events grew rapidly and with the launch of the first World Hospice and Palliative Care Day in 2005, there were activities in over 70 countries.
Millions of pounds have been raised over the years, thousands of people have been involved and the issues facing those with a life-limiting illness has been featured on television, radio and in the printed media.
About hospice and palliative care
Hospice and palliative care, which is provided in a variety of settings including hospices, people’s homes, hospitals and the community, improves the quality of life of patients and their families. It aims to provide the best possible care for people living with and dying from a life-limiting illness and helps prevent and relieve suffering through pain and symptom relief as well through practical help, emotional and spiritual support.
About the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is an activity of the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance. The WPCA is a network of national and regional hospice and palliative care organizations with a vision of a world with universal access to quality palliative care.The day is facilitated by Help the Hospices, the leading charity supporting hospice care in the UK, on behalf of the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance.