Thank you to all who supported our collection day at Adsa Rawtenstall last Friday. We raised a fantastic £310.
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.< return
Thank you to the cyclists and support team at Haslingden Cricket Club for donating £1000 to the Hospice. In July, a team cycled from the Lords Cricket ground to Haslingden Cricket Club raising an amazing £8000. Thank you to everyone involved!
Our day therapy patients enjoyed another visit from Chase the therapy dog yesterday. He enjoyed lots of cuddles and treats! Here is a picture of Chase leaving and taking a moment to watch all the passers by! Thank you Chase for bringing so much joy and happiness to so many.
Thank you to everyone who has supported Rossendale Hospice during Hospice Care Week. It has helped many local people living with a life limiting illness access the services they need.
If you are in Rawtenstall today why not pop along to Asda and say hello to our wonderful volunteers who will be there between 11am-4pm. They will have lots of Hospice information leaflets and various merchandise!
Listen to the views of some of our patients and hear about what the Hospice needs to provide our services.