A lot of people say to me “you’re so brave, for having lost your Dad and doing x and y and z” or the revised version of “You’re so brave.” I can listen to strangers or friends talk about their Dad, or cancer, or tumours. I can go into a hospital, a ward, a hospice. […]Read More
I openly discuss different forms of my grief, mainly losing my wonderful Dad to cancer when I was a teenager.
Sue Ryder run a project called, Sew Many Memories, where you turn your loved ones clothes into a patchwork quilt. Almost three years ago my Dad passed away from cancer at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice (I’ve spoken about this more here). Since then his clothes have sat comfortably in his drawers, apart from the odd […]Read More
It seems like a lifetime ago that my brother and I recorded a promotional video for Sue Ryder’s new hospice appeal, Thorpe Hall, that asked ‘What will you do?’ Our experience at Thorpe Hall seems both distant and near – it’s one of those periods in your life that you can recall with great clarity, […]Read More
The C word – Cancer – is something that unfortunately everyone is touched by it at some point in their life. For me, it was my Dad, my hero, 1/4 of the family team. It’s two years since he passed away and three years since he was diagnosed with brain cancer, but anyone who’s bereaved […]Read More
It’s official, the new Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall hospice in Peterborough is open! It so strange to think that after two years there is a new Thorpe Hall that’s replaced, my Thorpe hall. I sort of forgot when I was making speeches and fundraising that it was going to replacing my Thorpe Hall. Of course the […]Read More