Speakers appear at Letchworth charity’s anniversary celebration

A CHARITY which supports the terminally ill has marked its 20th anniversary by inviting a series of speakers to talk about subjects close to their heart.

Letchworth GC-based Garden House Hospice has now been offering hospice care and support to patients from Stevenage and North Herts with a terminal diagnosis for the last 20 years.

Terry Waite CBE was among those to address staff and healthcare professionals as part of the celebrations, delivering a lecture on ‘Hope’.

Mr Waite spoke about his experience of being held hostage in Beirut between 1987 and 1991, most of the time in solitary confinement, making a comparison with the captive nature of those coping with a terminal diagnosis.

Following his talk, the author of international best-seller Taken on Trust toured the newly refurbished Hospice in Gillison Close and spent time talking with patients in the day hospice and on the in patient unit.

You may also want to watch:

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter