Sharing Precious Memories

Sharing Precious Memories

 


Over the course of 40 years countless people have had an impact on the Hospice and its care. From 'The Originals' who made it all possible, to volunteers, staff, supporters and fundraisers along the way - they have all helped shape The Hospice of St Francis.

Here are the stories of just a few of those who made a difference...

We would love to hear from you if you would like to share a memory of the Hospice!


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The Originals (Stories of our founders)

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Pam Macpherson
Erica Hughes
Mary Rattee
Angela Russell-Smith
Thelma Childs
Dr Janet Squire

 


Reminiscences of Staff, Volunteers and Supporters

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Barbara Burles
Harry Sheldon
Canon Roger Davis
Anne Frew
Margaret Pike
Dr Ros Taylor MBE

 


Moving from the old Hospice to new

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Joan Gentry
Neil Aitchison
Derek Townsend

 


40th Volunteer Series

- Over the next 40 weeks we'll be showcasing a different volunteer each week

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Cyril
Christina

 


Your Precious Memories

- Thank you for sharing



My sister passed away just over 3 and half years ago at the hospice. The care she received was like being looked after by an angels. There was not a moment when there was not a member of staff to talk to, offer a cup of tea or tend to her or me and my mums needs. I remember all the little bits and pieces that made her care extra special, like the catheter bag covers, pretty nighties, snuggly teddy blankets.

Dr Sharon will always hold a place in my heart as she is the first person we saw when we arrived, and probably without realising gave me comfort that Louise would be looked after.

Since I lost Louise, I have volunteered at the hospice in a couple of departments and made various bits for the inpatients unit. When I go back to the hospice I feel close to Louise and feel the warmth again that I felt when she died. Initially I thought Hospices were scary places but I could not have been more wrong. It is more like a family with open arms.

​Jenny Bennett


My gorgeous Mum spent the final 5 weeks of her life at the Hospice. We had only just lost my Dad and the Hospice scooped us all up in their incredible supporting arms and allowed us to spend precious time with my Mum. My family and I were able to carry on making incredible memories with my Mum right up to the end.

We shared much laughter and were able to say all the things we wanted to each other. She was where she wanted to be at the end and the whole organisation made a very difficult situation much more bearable.

They have supported me with counselling and I have been very proud to fund raise for the Hospice including the latest Biggest Loser programme. Thank you to you all for everything you do - you are amazing!!!

Karen Grant

 


Share your memories of 40 years of our care!

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