News

30 November, 2012

Huge boost for TTT from Lithuanian Community in London

  • The Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom (LCCUK) held its Annual Christmas Charity Ball at The Berkeley Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge on Thursday 22 November with all proceeds coming to The Tiltas Trust. The event was attended by Lithuania’s recently arrived Ambassador, Her Excellency Asta Skaisgiryte-Liauskiene, as well as by His Excellency Vygaudas Usackas, the former Ambassador to London and now EU Special Representative in Afghanistan. The majority of TTT Trustees attended as well as the Chairman of the British-Lithuanian Society.
  • The presence of Olympic Swimming Gold Medallist, Rūta Meilutyte, highlighted the pride of the Lithuanian community in the achievements of Lithuanian sportsmen and women.

  

TTT Trustees and Partners and BLS Chairman and his wife at the Charity Ball

  • According to first reports from LCCUK, over £10,000 was raised for the work of TTT. This will be used to support organisations providing cancer support and palliative care in Lithuania as well as encouraging the increase in volunteering. The recently established umbrella organisation, POLA  will receive additional support to help their publication of Macmillan  texts in the Lithuanian language.
  • TTT is hugely grateful to the LCCUK and its Members for this valuable endorsement of our policy of discovering and transferring valuable know-how between Britain and Lithuania.
  • A press report on the Ball can be seen at Londoniete.lt, video at lrytas.lt.

“Your trust is an excellent example of a hard working UK organisation actively doing really good work in Central Europe. Long may this continue for the organisation but especially for the benefit of all the people you will help via the palliative care teams in Lithuania.”

Dion Bachmann

Education Business Manager, St Christopher’s Hospice

26 November 2012

 

28 November, 2012

British Company promises further support – you can help!

Romerco Ltd, under the dynamic leadership of Marisha Romer, was the prime sponsor at the LCCUK Charity Ball. You will see from the notice below that they have promised further donations to TTT for postings to their Facebook site up to New Year’s Day. Please go onto their site and encourage others to do the same. 

 

 

 

27 November, 2012

Study Visit to St.Christopher’s Hospice in South London

  • Accompanied by Tiltas Trustee, Mida Babiliene, two Lithuanian palliative care professionals attended a Study Day at the internationally-renowned St Christopher’s Hospice on Friday 23 November under the auspices of The Tiltas Trust. The Director of Vita Digna,  Irena Danieliene, was accompanied by Dr. Dalia Skuropskiene, Head of Palliative Care at the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics –Oncology Hospital. The day was arranged to introduce the ladies to St. Christopher’s philosophy of care and it focused on end of life care within a patient’s home. This is an innovative concept in Lithuania. Irena Danieliene is keen to introduce aspects of St. Christopher’s best practice to Vita Digna. Dr. Skuropskiene and Irena work closely together when delivering a choice of care to patients being discharged from hospital. St Christopher’s Hospice is very supportive of the progress being made in modern palliative care in Lithuania. They had already hosted an informal visit by the Franciscan monks from Kretinga who are soon to open the first cancer support centre. More recently in Autumn 2011, St Christopher’s gave bursaries to two senior nurses from Lithuania who attended a multi professional fortnight.