At Easter I noticed a lump in my neck, although I didn’t feel ill immediately I made an appointment with my GP to have it checked out.
I was put on a two month waiting list to see a neck specialist at the hospital. Knowing how worried I was, my employer generously offered to pay for a private consultation. Two weeks later I was told I had cancer.
Following a PET and CT scan, I was informed cancer was in my lymph nodes, shoulder, right lung, chest and kidney. The cancer cannot be cured and I have been told I have 5 years left to live, I am hoping that will be 10!
Both a friend and my GP suggested I visited the Hospice. At first, I thought ‘what can they possibly do to help me?’ When I come to the Hospice on a Tuesday, it is a day that I completely relax, I enjoy reflexology and aromatherapy massage and have also received counselling to help me come to terms with my diagnosis. There are lots of things to get involved in, if you want to.
I work in a shop and know many people who have had curable cancer but not incurable cancer. By coming to the Hospice I am able to chat to others with similar conditions and compare notes. I have had to stop working but I am hoping to return to work when I’ve finished my chemo.
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.
Just two weeks left to book your appointment and take advantage of the Make A Will Month. 100% of the fee does direct to Rossendale Hospice. Make your appointment today by calling Hayden Solicitors on 01706 253633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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