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.
Join our first virtual quiz on Sunday 12th April at 8pm to raise money for the Hospice during COVID19. Get yourself a drink, sit back and play from the comfort of your sofa! It costs a mere £3 to enter, the participation fee will enable us to continue to support patients in their own homes during these unprecedented times. To participate click HERE Good luck!
5 Valley schools raised a record amount for Rossendale Hospice in an entrepreneurial challenge.
The event, jointly organised by Rossendale Hospice supported by Baldwins and Alder Grange School, is in its 5th year. The five schools raised a combined total of £7,130.64 in this year’s ‘Youth Enterprise Challenge’.
The contest, launched in October last year, lasted 16 weeks and saw Year 9 & 10 teams from Alder Grange, The Valley Leadership Academy, Whitworth High, Haslingden High and Tor View school, all come up with enterprising initiatives to generate as much income as possible to be donated to the hospice.
Thank you to all the schools who took part and for the hardwork and effort that went into their fundraising.
We are working as normally as possible in what is an unprecedented and ever changing situation, and following government guidelines to keep our patients, volunteers and staff safe. Our Hospice at Home Teams are continuing to provide essential care for patients in their own homes but unfortunately we've had to adapt some of our other service provision.
Our fundraising activities have also been impacted as we've had to cancel many upcoming events which we so rely on. We will be launching a campaign to run over the next 12 weeks, and while we appreciate these are the most difficult times for all, we would be most grateful if you are able to make a donation. More information can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/carryoncaring?success=true
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