It was July 2013 when I found myself outside the lift doors of the Rossendale Hospice.
My mental state was in utter turmoil, and I just stood there with tears streaming down my face, but I just managed to utter the words “I’ve got inoperable lung cancer”
The next thing I knew there was a Nurse’s arms wrapped around me, and I was ushered into a private room. That was the beginning of a journey that I no longer had to travel alone
I was invited to attend the Day Therapy where I had chance to talk, to listen and to have ‘me time’.
My days at Day Therapy were a beacon of light, and respite from my Cancer Treatment.
I benefitted enormously from complementary therapies and the psycho-hypnotherapy helped me get through the chemo.
I had an arduous course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy which made me feel very ill. At times I was unable to and didn’t want to do anything for myself.
At the Hospice I met lovely people, we both laughed and cried together, we had activities to keep us occupied.
It’s three years on now – and I am still alive to tell this tale! My cancer treatment is successful so far and I continue to have a check-up every three months.
I know that if I need it – the support of Day Therapy is only a phone call away. The staff and volunteers are second to none. When I see them, it is like greeting my family. They will forever have a place in my heart.
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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