Personal stories


I genuinely felt the warmth of a firm hand on my back saying ‘You Can Do This’. I knew it was Andrea.

Katy's story


"To make us both feel happier was miraculous. What wonderful care it was!"

Trevor's story


“When something like that happens the world around you seems to stop. It’s like time stands still, the world fades away and you are in a bubble of non-reality functioning on autopilot.”

Saya's story


Each patient and their family is treated with such personal attention. They prepare the patient’s room so beautifully with fresh flowers and it’s so peaceful. You can spend as much time as you want to with your loved one and you’re not rushed at all

Lora's story


Leaving a gift in my will is a way of giving something back, to say thank you for the way the hospice cared for Dad

Pam's story


“Mum was only at the hospice for a week and other than being at home, which wasn’t possible because of her pain, I wouldn’t have wanted her to be anywhere else. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was done with such care and consideration.”

Jeanette's story

Marcus and Dorothy

Marcus and Dorthy's diamond wedding anniversary surprise

Marcus and Dorothy's story

Ian and Susan

Ian and Susan's Parisian wedding anniversary

Ian and Susan's story


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


“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


"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


"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


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

James's story


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

John's story


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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