Inspiring stories from our St Wilfrid’s Hospice Community

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Mark Hyde will be thinking about his late wife, Susannah, during Starlight Stroll. ‘Sue spent the last few days of her life at St Wilfrid's. It was the only place that she felt she was special and not a number during the whole time she was sadly fighting cancer. The hospice let me sleep there so I could be close to Sue during her last days.’


One team member, Debbie Scott, is walking in memory of her dad, Ron Livermore, after he died at the hospice in 2020. Debbie said: 'The hospice staff were absolutely amazing and always did their job with a smile. Dad was so well cared for, and we cannot thank the hospice staff enough for the care and support provided at one of the most difficult times in our lives.
'Since Dad passed, we have supported the hospice with ad-hoc donations. My mum knits gloves which she donated to the Hailsham shop and I made face masks to sell during Covid. I believe it is very important for everyone to support their local hospice as the chances are we will all need - or know someone who will need - their services, in one way or another, in the future,’ Debbie said.


Carra Barrow (left) is taking part to remember her grandad, Bob Harper. She said: ‘He was a very kind man who achieved so many wonderful things in his long life. I’ve chosen to raise money and walk in his honour to help St Wilfrid’s as they helped us in the last few days of my grandad’s life, and also with the pain after losing him. As a family we couldn’t have done it without the support. We found the staff to just be amazing.’


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