Personal stories

Ian and Susan

Ian and Susan's Parisian wedding anniversary

Ian and Susan's story

Alan

My daughter Abbi used to spend a lot of time with Dad out on the steam engines, so it’s also been very hard for her. Claire Mould, the hospice's Family Support Worker gave her a quilt too which is in a vintage style so fits in with what we do and she’s brought it along to the rallies with her and she’s found it a huge help as it’s like having him there with her.

Alan's story

Claire

“The Hospice was such a blessing as my Dad didn’t accept Mum’s illness and my younger brothers both lived away in Manchester. The Hospice staff took all my fears and worries off my shoulders which meant I could just be there for her knowing she felt safe and we could enjoy our final weeks together.”

Claire's story

Steve

"Seeing some of Mum's ways and approach to enjoying the simple things in life filter down to her grandchildren is a joy"

Steve's story

Tommy

"My Nan was a very happy person, very cheerful and we always looked forward to spending time with her because we used to laugh with her a lot. Those memories have come back at different points throughout my life and it’s nice that they will last forever.”

Tommy's story

James

"My favourite memories of my Mum and Dad are from spending time doing the simplest things but doing them together"

James's story

Jim

I think Jim would be really proud that he’s done something that we can all look back on and that other people will be able to use to share their special memories

Jim's story

John

John O'Meara was diagnosed with cancer of the lung and sternum and underwent both chemotherapy and radiotherapy to treat his condition

John's story

Ingrid

I have to give thanks to Gretta, all the staff, volunteers and the other patients in the Day Hospice for helping me feel the best I’ve felt for 18 months

Ingrid's story

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