Lucy shares with us how Cransley Hospice Trust has made such a deep impact on her family and why she feels that is is so important to give back.
“My mum was diagnosed with a rare skin cancer in April 2019. It quickly became clear there was no treatment available and we were told my mum had around three months to live.
After a few traumatic weeks spent in a hospital ward, with Mum’s illness worsening, a bed became available at Cransley Hospice. My mum was in desperate need of specialist end of life care by this point, but the thought of moving to a hospice seemed scary.
I apprehensively went to visit after her transfer – but found my mum comfortable and smiling for the first time in months. She immediately felt like she was in the right place. We found we could also relax and finally hand over the responsibility for her care to the experts with confidence. Cransley was a place of calm, we could be together as a family, safe in the knowledge my mum was in the best hands possible. It was an enormous relief to all of us after spending the last few months in the wilderness.
The staff at the hospice were beyond amazing. We felt supported as an entire family unit, during the worst experience of our lives. Somehow the staff always knew when to give privacy, when to crack a joke, when to take over and just how to be there in the darkest of days.
The care Cransley Hospice gave to our family was truly the only shining light of positivity throughout our whole experience. As a family we will be forever grateful and in their debt.
I am always keen to join any events or help with fundraising to show appreciation for their care and to maintain an essential service to our community. Until a loved one needs a hospice, it is impossible to understand how important this caring support is.”
Lucy Collett and her family fundraise for Cransley Hospice Trust at every opportunity. A fun way they like to give back is by playing Your Hospice Lottery!
For as little as £1 per week, you can sign up to play Your Hospice Lottery to support Cransley Hospice Trust too. Not only will you be helping them raise vital funds, you will have the chance to win incredible prizes.
Click below to sign up today!