Lucy May

Rainbow Run

Hi, I'm taking part in St Wilfrid’s Hospice’s Rainbow Run on Saturday 18th May

Our beautiful Emma sadly passed in the early hours of the 9th September 2023. After 2 years of trying to fight the cancer within and spending months in hospital followed by constant care at home either from my brother or carers from the hospice, Emma wanted to spend her time at St Wilfreds Hospice where she spent her last few weeks with us.  We could not have asked for a better place for her to have been, she loved it. When she was able to, she was wheeled out into the garden where she would spend all day sitting and enjoying the peace and calm of their beautiful garden, even getting a little sunburnt! Who knew we were going to appreciate and need this special place ourselves.
We got the call on the Monday to say that things had progressed. Emma had wanted a group of us with her at the end so we all rushed down there. oh how we underestimated her strength, she clung on for a few more days and was keeping us laughing to the very end.
It was some of the hardest of times I've ever had but it was also the best few days. All of us being able to stay with Emma, be it sleeping on reclining chairs, pull out beds or inflatable mattresses, was what made it all the more easier to enjoy those last precious moments with her. We all bonded and spent many an hour either sitting alone with Emma, wandering around the garden in our own thoughts, to all of us sitting together in the garden talking, laughing and crying.
Being given this opportunity is all down to the fantastic work of every single person at the hospice, including whoever makes those amazing cakes (I think we all left slightly fatter than when we arrived). Everyone was incredible in looking after Emma as well as making sure we were all ok and giving us the precious time we needed in our final days with Emma.

St Wilfrid’s Hospice provides high-quality care and support for people across Eastbourne, Seaford, Hailsham, Uckfield, Heathfield (and all points between) with life-limiting illnesses, and any money raised will allow them to continue to provide this to the community. They rely on the supoort of the community for 70% of their fundingand your donation will help them to enable people to live well at the end.

If you would like to support St Wilfrid’s Hospice, please consider donating to my Rainbow Run fundraising page! All donations will be greatly appreciated, thank you!

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Top 3!

Friday 19th Apr
I'm in the top 3! Am so happy I've managed to raise so much. Thank you everyone who's donated already! 1 month to go till a day full of colour and fun which is a day that sums up Emma.

Tea & cake

Tuesday 26th Mar
Stopped at the hospice to grab my fundraising pot and form and couldn't resist one of the cakes and cuppa and a sit in the garden. I cant quite bring myself go round to "Emmas hut" as we called it but the other gardens are just as lovely. 
If you're ever at a loose end in Eastbourne,  head to the Hospice off Broadwater Way,  anyone can go in and grab some food and have a sit down, it's not just for visitors of patients.

Thank you to my Sponsors


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Edward Sibley

Good for you Lucy, we hope the run goes well and that the sun is shinning for Emma. Love Ed & Nina xx


Nina Sibley

To add to Ed's note. Here is a donation from me. What a good cause, and let's hope it is a lovely day and the sun is shining (not shinning!). Love Nina xx




Thomas Wylie


Michelle Watson

Well done Lucy such a great cause and they cared for Emma so well. I will be there to support you. Thanks for being my support too. Xxx


Sam Deegan

Go Lucy! Such a good cause. ❤️ xxx


Fiona May

Good luck Lucy xxx


Angela Vitolo

Best of luck Lucy! This hospice does great work for people. Long may it continue. Sending love x


Garrett Sheehan


Simon Stevens

Sending love. And well done (in advance!!)




Dave Elliot





Good luck Lucy, your sister in law would be so proud ❤


John & Terri


Ellen Hall



I will be there to cheer you on. Xxx


Teresa Bates


Rich Haughton


Sarah George


Charlotte Walter

Good luck Lucy xx


Emma Logan

Well done Lucy. Such a fabulous cause to support xx


Steve Price


Nadia Davies

Mountains, your a beautiful human being and I'm sure Emma knew that. You told me so much about her, I wished I could have met her in person to experience that laugh and sense of humour. Well done you for doing the run, I've seen how attached your are to sitting down. Love to you and Matt and all the family. Love always , Legs xx



Well done Lucy, such a worthy cause 👏


Louise Hall

So proud of you babes. I hope you have a sturdy bra. Love you xxxx






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Lucy May