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Book marks hospice awareness week

History of treasured facility in print

A new book out today charts the extraordinary history of the Island's hospice.

The book's appearance has been timed to coincide with Hospice Care Week - a series of events to highlight the wide range of facilities offered at the Braddan facility, along with the work of its volunteers.

Our Island Hospice 1983 - 2016 has been penned by well-known local author Derek Winterbottom and features many photographs taken throughout the charity's development.

Derek says writing it was an eye-opener for him:

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