World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

“To choose hope is to step firmly forward into the howling wind, baring one’s chest to the elements, knowing that, in time, the storm will pass.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The last few years have been grief filled. For everyone. Globally, there are billions of ‘the walking wounded’. And we are all grieving. There are those that are facing life-threatening diagnoses, and there are those that are grieving both literal and emotional deaths. But there is hope.

We can help each other to heal hearts and communities.

Let’s stand together in solidarity

Let’s wear a ribbon around our right wrist on the 8th October as a sign that we are grieving – whether individually or in solidarity with other.

To Participate


Buy a ribbon

Contact one of the participating hospices below to purchase a ribbon.

Participating Hospices


Wear a ribbon

Just wear a ribbon of your own, it can be any colour or size.

To Support our work

Donate to HPCA

Help us to help hospices

Donate Now

Share your ribboned wrist pic

WhatsApp friends, or upload to social and tag @HPCA10 (on Facebook) or hpca_sa (on Instagram)

Map Guidelines

You can search for the area that you are in to find participating hospices. The map will display the hospices that are the closest to the area you have requested (with a pin). If there are no participating hospices in that exact region, it will display the closest possible locations.

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