The mother of a son who made her promise to get a hospice opened close to home while on his deathbed has described opening the building as like ‘winning the lottery’.
Sandi Adams, of Skegness, lost her son Nick to kidney cancer at the age of 24.
He was originally able to stay at St Barnabas Hospice, Lincoln, a 90-mile round trip, but after he recovered he became ill again and this time was unable to secure a hospice bed.
Mrs Adams described how he stayed on the seventh floor of Pilgrim Hospital, unable to travel any distance and with windows that were sealed shut when ‘all he wanted was some fresh air’.
She said this inspired him to ask her to get a hospice open locally, knowing she would take him up on the promise.
The New Look employee has raised more than £70,000 from the fashion-chain’s stores across the county.
She said: “It’s like winning the lottery, it’s the nearest I can imagine to it. It’s about the difference it will make to people’s lives.”
A room in the hospice will be named after Nick.