Our President, Lord Fowler has announced that he is stepping down from his role as the Lord Speaker in April 2021. The Lord Speaker is the presiding officer, chairman and highest authority in the House of Lords, analogous to the Speaker of the House of Commons. Lord Fowler has served in Parliament for over 50 years. As he is now independent, he will have the freedom to campaign on issues that are important to him, particularly in the area of HIV and AIDS. “Around the world we
Choosing to leave a gift to Mildmay in your Will is a great way to support us. But did you know that over two-thirds of people in the UK die without even making a Will? Yet income from legacies is one of the most important sources of funding for charities in the UK. Our legacy page provides all the information you might need if you are considering making your Will, and includes a downloadable information leaflet to refer to or share with friends and family.
On hearing about the death of Eva Heymann, who died peacefully in the early hours of 12th February, in her 94th year, I remembered the time I had invited her back to Mildmay. What a gentle, unassuming but impressive woman! She spoke of Mildmay’s earlier days and her interaction with persons dying from AIDS, her ongoing bereavement work and how the staff and volunteers cared for families and partners who were suffering the tragic loss of a son or daughter, a life partner, or a
We celebrated the first Sunday in Lent on February 21 and now we have moved into the second of the six weeks before Easter. The softness in the air, the touch of spring and the gentle sunshine warm our hearts after standing in a vast landscape of pandemic ashes. As we present ourselves before God during this time, vast areas of our world lie shrouded in COVID-19 ashes. Thousands of people’s lives have been laid bare. And indeed for many of us much of life has been reduced, le
Occupational Therapy student Rebekah, studying at London South Bank University, finishes her placement at Mildmay today. Camilla, our Lead Occupational Therapist (left) says. “a successful learning experience on both sides. Especially delighted with its success given that it was arranged at the last minute when a placement fell through.” Sometimes the best experiences come unexpectedly!
What is the history behind Shrove Tuesday? Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before Lent begins, and is celebrated across the United Kingdom and parts of the commonwealth. This year it falls on 16 February during the third Lockdown in this country. Traditionally this was regarded as the day when pancakes were made from the ingredients in our kitchen cupboards to empty them of extra food before the more frugal season of Lent. Ash Wednesday Each y
Dame Judi Dench has supported Mildmay for many years and we are grateful that, as our Patron, she wishes to encourage others to support our work. “Long-term HIV care is proving more challenging and complex than we ever imagined. Mildmay helps to bring new hope to thousands caught up in the continuing HIV crisis. Not only does it provide the UK with a facility for specialist rehabilitation and capacity-building training, but also supports inspiring treatment and education prog
We are honoured to add Ada’s story our archive. They have bravely given us a complete account of how they came to Mildmay and – with the help of our Chaplain, how they have progressed since. Mildmay’s Chaplain, Sister Bernie says, “I think her own writing and pictures are amazing after what she has gone through.” Here’s an excerpt: “Hi. I am a former patient of Mildmay Hospital. I came to Mildmay after being in the Royal London Hospital. I’d been found near to the Tower of L
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new KENYA Fund, which is designed to consolidate all donations for the various projects we are running in Kenya into a ‘one-stop-shop’. This will make it easier for our supporters to ensure that their donations go precisely where they want them to, and it also helps us to allocate funding at the right time to the right project – so-called ‘restricted funding’. We have adopted a new system run by a charity partner, the National Fu