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The Lantern Trust is concerned with the education of nurses and other health-care professionals working in areas of loss, bereavement, palliative care, HIV and Aids. Its courses, such as 'Death and Dying', 'Positive Care for People with Aids', 'Understanding Personal Loss', are held regularly in London for nurses, social workers, health educators, residential care staff, probation officers prison staff, clergy and volunteers. The trust has just opened an Education Centre in east London to meet the needs of students from all parts of the world, particularly from those countries with few resources and a high incidence of Aids. The centre specifically needs library equipment and books.

The Lantern Trust, 72 Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3BS, telephone 0992 714900.

The Terrys Cross Trust manages Terrys Cross House, on the West Sussex Downs, providing accommodation - both permanent and for convalescence or holidays - for retired clergymen, their wives, widows, retired missionaries and lay workers. It is currently trying to raise pounds 25,000 urgently needed so that a lift can be installed; the large Victorian house, which has 11 bedrooms, is also undergoing major refurbishment costing an estimated pounds 120,000.

The Terrys Cross Trust, Terrys Cross, Brighton Road, Woodmancote, West Sussex BN5 9SX, telephone 0273 492821.

Joanna Gibbon

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