Leap year

Help us raise the funds to cover the cost of the Hospice on 29 February
 With 2020 being a leap year it means we have to raise an extra £7660 to cover the costs of running the Hospice on the 29 February. We hope we can rely on the support of our very generous community who go above and beyond to support our work and ensure our service is available for those who need it.
This leap year, supporter Joan Hill, reflects on the care her daughter, Karen, received at The Prince of Wales Hospice and urges the community to come together and back the Hospice's  leap year appeal. 
Karen died at the Hospice at just 38 years old, after a battle with breast cancer. Joan explains why the Hospice holds a special place in her heart;The Hospice were amazing from start to finish.  Nothing was too much trouble for anyone.  I know that we wouldn’t have got through without the support we received. There were no rigid menus – Karen was asked what she fancied to eat and the kitchen team were happy to make whatever she wanted.  The doctors sat with us and always had time to chat.  We were even helped to plan Karen’s funeral, meaning all Karen’s wishes were met.  She also wrote cards for the children for me to give them on future birthdays.  We brought Karen to the Hospice to allow her to live, and that is exactly what she did.  We had everything we needed under one roof.  We were even able to have complementary therapies in the Therapy Suite. If anyone is scared about being admitted to the Hospice, I would tell them not to be frightened. Karen died with dignity, and I will always be grateful to them for that.”

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