Your Stories

These stories are personal experiences of people who have benefited from our services.  

People have kindly volunteered to share their stories on video and in writing to give an insight into the experiences of those affected by cancer and other life-limiting conditions and highlight what a difference your support makes.

If you have benefited from our services and would like to share your story with us, please  fill in our online registration form now by clicking on Share Your Story With Us or contact Alison on 01706 253633 opt 3 or by email.

Mary Ratcliffe

Mary Ratcliffe

I am sixty eight years old and was just beginning to look forward to and enjoy my retirement...
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Mark Steel

Mark Steel

Mark Steel, aged 55 years old from Ramsbottom was diagnosed with stomach cancer in October 2015....
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Kathleen Murphy

Kathleen Murphy

One evening I spat some blood, the next morning I did again. I didn’t hesitate to make a...
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Graham Lord

Graham Lord

I have had heart failure and diabetes for many years. I first benefitted from the Hospice...
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Sue Kinsley

Sue Kinsley

I was diagnosed with COPD in 2013 and heart failure in 2014. Having COPD means that I struggle...
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David Bloor

David Bloor

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in March 2003, when I was 49 years old. I...
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Carol Wright

Carol Wright

It was 2012 when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, the beginning of what was a very...
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Vera Hemsley

Vera Hemsley

It was July 2013 when I found myself outside the lift doors of the Rossendale Hospice. My...
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James Clayton

James Clayton

James is 31 years old and has Multiple Sclerosis. About five years ago, James kept getting pins...
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Jeanette Bell

Jeanette Bell

At Easter I noticed a lump in my neck, although I didn’t feel ill immediately I made an...
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Ann Bulgass

Ann Bulgass

In 2004, aged 58 years old I went for a routine mammogram. They found a lump in my right breast,...
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Vikki Hardwicke

Vikki Hardwicke

Vikki Hardwicke, aged 47 years old and mum of two children was fighting fit and preparing to run...
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The videos on this page have generously been created by one of our Corporate Supporters Bigtank Productions.

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