Support the local charity

PUBLISHED: 12:42 11 May 2006 | UPDATED: 10:09 06 May 2010

With a cheque for the appeal

With a cheque for the appeal

I would like to make a plea on behalf the Garden House Hospice, an organisation run solely on voluntary contributions. A year ago my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer, which then travelled to his liver, lymph glands, bones and finally his brain. As

I would like to make a plea on behalf the Garden House Hospice, an organisation run solely on voluntary contributions.

A year ago my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer, which then travelled to his liver, lymph glands, bones and finally his brain. As you can imagine this was traumatic for his family to watch the suffering he had to endure.

One of his Macmillan nurses suggested he go in to the hospice and I cannot praise the treatment he received too highly. Every single person there whether staff or volunteer gave so much attention to his every need that his last week on this Earth was as comfortable as it could possibly have been.

I asked that donations be made to the Hospice rather than flowers at the funeral and everyone was happy to do this. Please support this local charity, hopefully you may never need to use it but if you do you'll be in the very best hands.

JOYCE McCANN

* EDITOR'S NOTE: We can't agree more with the sentiments expressed here. Our two-year appeal to raise £100,000 for the hospice is progressing well but all help for this worthwhile cause will be gratefully received.


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