The Butterfly Hospice is to get a funding boost after national fashion retailer New Look chose to support them for 2014.
New Look east region manager Sandi Adams said the hospice was chosen and is so ‘close to her heart’.
“In 2006 my world fell apart when my 23-year-old son Nick was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given only six weeks to live,” she said. “He was in immense pain and no-one seemed able to control it. The nurses were able to find him a bed in the nearest hospice to us which was a 90-mile journey away. Within two hours of being admitted, he had seen a doctor, had a treatment plan and for the first time since diagnosis he was pain free. After a short stay he was able to return home to the care of his family for a while.”
Tragically this was not to be for long and Nick spent his final days in hospital and Sandi saw how very different his care was in comparison to the time he had spent in the hospice.
Since then Sandi has supported the charity by fundraising to build and equip the hospice. Two weeks ago she was proud to see the plaque for ‘Nick’s Room’ placed above a hospice bedroom door.
Sandra White of the Butterfly Hospice said: “we are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as the charity of such a prestigious company as New Look and we are really looking forward to getting acquainted and working with the staff in all fourteen of the East Region stores”
The Butterfly Hospice works in the community in partnership with patients, their families and other organisations to provide quality, responsive services free of charge for people with life limiting illness.
For more details about how you can support New Look and the Butterfly Hospice call Sandra on 01205 311222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org