Why we paid for a day in memory of David
David, who found out he had cancer shortly after his 65th birthday, was cared for by St Catherine’s Hospice before his death three months later.
Humbled by the treatment her father was given at the Hospice, daughter Janine, alongside her family and friends, have been raising money to support St Catherine’s ever since – and have to date, raised a huge £7,695.
They used £6,000 of that to ‘Pay for a Day’ at St Catherine’s – a scheme that gives supporters the opportunity to cover the costs of running the Hospice for a day, with the family covering the costs of the in-patient unit on the 11th September 2015.
Janine, who is also the owner of the ‘Yoga Place North’ studio in Chorley, said how grateful she was to the hospice for their commitment to caring for her father before his death.
“It was a very short journey from his diagnosis to his death,” Janine said.
“But St Catherine’s made this time more bearable for all involved. The care they gave to him during his last few weeks was undoubtedly filled with love, tenderness & dignity. Not only that, the support they gave to us was heartfelt.
“Unless you have experienced what goes on at St Catherine’s, you would never know that it is mainly run on volunteers and fundraising.
“My family and I would like to thank St Catherine’s for all they did for them and continue to do for others today.
“Our fundraising will continue, and the goal is to reach £10,000!”
We’d like to say a huge thanks to Janine and all of her family and friends for their fundraising efforts.
If you’d like to find out how you can Pay for a Day at St Catherine’s Hospice – click here.
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