Chiltern Compass was successfully launched on 25th September 2019 at a dazzling and memorable occasion in the Old Market Hall, Amersham. Over sixty people from a wide range of community organisations attended.
Nikki Husbands, Chair of the Trustees, welcomed everybody and introduced Countess Elizabeth Howe, who gave an inspirational talk promoting Chiltern Compass’ aims and exhorting those present to spread the news so that people could make use of Chiltern Compass’ services. Dr. Ros Taylor, an internationally known palliative care physician from St. Francis Hospice, Berkhamsted, gave a talk stressing the value of planning for the end of life. This planning was not just about dying, but also living well, being fulfilled and completing your bucket list. Talking about dying and planning for it did not bring death any closer!
Dr. Chris Foote explained what Chiltern Compass has to offer. Its services are twin pronged, for the individual and the community. For the individual there are one to one sessions at the drop in “Talk’n Shops” to be held in Amersham and Chesham. For the community and community based organisations there are workshops, meetings and entertainments. Everybody was invited to use the workshops regularly as well as the Facebook and Twitter sites.
A cream tea followed in celebration.