Today we want to share Lisa’s story with you and thank her and her family for raising an amazing £800 for the charity. Thank you to the Digweed family.
Here at Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity we aim to support as many families and individuals as we can, but it is due to your generosity that we are able to provide those little things that are so important.
My mum, Pam Stewart, was always very active and healthy until she became unwell in May 2014. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the beginning of June 2014 and given just days/week to live. We were incredibly fortunate that the Countess Mountbatten Hospice were able to offer mum a place and 6 days after her initial diagnosis she moved to the hospice. The care and compassion shown by the staff was amazing and made the last 6 weeks of mum’s life very comfortable and calm. Mum was so happy at the hospice, she was surrounded by her family and friends and was able to enjoy the wonderful gardens. She was so well cared for, always had a smile on her face and never complained of any pain. The support the hospice also gave to me and my family was incredible and allowed us to spend quality time with mum and not worry about her care. The shock of such a sudden terminal diagnosis was incredibly hard to deal with and of course we wanted to spend all our time with Mum. Particularly in the last few days of Mum’s life, the staff were an incredible support to me and we are all extremely grateful to the hospice and staff.
As a family we wanted to raise money for the hospice so they can continue to provide this level of care to patients and their families. We requested donations to the hospice in memory of Mum following her funeral and also completed the 16 mile Walk the Test Way in October 2014. Myself, my husband and two daughters took part and we completed the walk in just over 5 hours and were so grateful to everyone who sponsored us. Mum would have loved the walk along the Test Way and would have been so proud that we raised £800 for the hospice.