James is 31 years old and has Multiple Sclerosis. About five years ago, James kept getting pins and needles sensation in his arms, one day he fell down the stairs.
Falling down the stairs was life changing for James, it was following his fall that he was diagnosed with MS, a neurological condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. James spent fourteen months in hospital; initially he was on a life support machine and could not do any more than blink.
Fortunately James has made a good recovery but due to his lack of balance he struggles to walk and now depends on a wheelchair. James lives at home with his parents who wake him and get him up in a morning. James has carers who assist him preparing meals twice a day. Due to his condition James is unable to return to his previous employment in electronics.
James was referred to Rossendale Hospice by Social Services, he now attends attends Day Therapy every Tuesday. James’s carer from ‘Shared Lives’ often fetches him to the Hospice, but on occasions he’ll use the Hospice patient transport. Coming to the Hospice is an opportunity for James to get out of the house and meet other people. Whilst James is at the Hospice he has received psychotherapy sessions, benefitted from massages and enjoys simply talking to other patients.
Tickets are still available for our Summer Raffle! You have until Fri 26th July to purchase a ticket from the hospice reception or one of our shops; Haslingden, Rawtenstall or Bacup. Draw takes place on Weds 31st July. Could you be the winner of £500? Got to be in it to win it!
In June, The Friends Group at Rossendale Hospice organised a Curry night at Anar Kali Restaurant. The evening was enjoyed by over 60 people and has raised a fantastic £621.20 for the Hospice. Thank you to the Friends and everyone who came to support the event.
As a result of the Rossendale Round Table closing, we were delighted to be invited to the last Spice Night held at Ashoka. Here, the Hospice were presented with a cheque for £1000 which we are incredibly grateful for.
Thank you for all your fundraising efforts over the years and we wish you all the very best.
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