40 years of memories

 

We asked local people to come forward and share their stories and memories of Willen Hospice over the past four decades. Here are some of the interviews.

Looking back
Angela Williams
I worked as a Willen Hospice nurse when it first opened
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Pauline Smith
I went looking for the Hospice in 1979 before it was built
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Remembering Willen Hospice
Pat Green
Volunteered at Willen Hospice back in 1980
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Pat Thurling
My mum, Ella Lewis, was one of the first patients at the Hospice
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In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.