Supporting local hospice care

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Patient Stories

We like to share the latest news from the hospices, stories from supported patients and notes from our winners. If you have a story you would like us to share please do get in touch.

Paul and Carol supported by Phyllis Tuckwell

“Paul was always a very active, sporty person,” says Carol. “We were also volunteer Puppy Walkers for the Guide Dogs Association, but that all came to a halt when Paul became

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Patrick supported by Shooting Star

Patrick spent the first seven months of his life in hospital, until he was referred to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices during the summer for three weeks of step-down care to help his parents

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Mya’s story -supported by Shooting Star

Born premature in August 2017, mum Emma immediately knew all was not right with her youngest daughter Mya. “She was born at 36 weeks, so early, but unusually she weighed 8lb 6oz due to lots

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Charlie-Ray’s Story – Supported by Shooting Star

“The minute he gets to the hospice, he’s just so animated, as soon as he’s through the door he’s smiling and knows everyone so well and for me when I get in there, I just feel so free,”

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Gibson’s story – supported by Shooting Star

Gibson's mum Debbie has chosen to be a an amazing astronaut and raise funds for Shooting Star Space Race. Here is Gibson's story; It was during late pregnancy when parents Debbie and James were

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Nicholas’ Story – Supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

Nicholas was born eight weeks premature, with a chromosomal abnormality. He was later diagnosed with lymphoedema, a chronic condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissues. It develops

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Rick’s Story supported by Phyllis Tuckwell

When Rick was diagnosed with stomach cancer, his wife Jo was caring for him full time. He was experiencing severe pain and nausea which meant that he was repeatedly admitted to hospital, and

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Lorea’s Story – Supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

When Lorea was a baby she hardly ate, was always crying and slept all the time. Already having a healthy two-year-old girl, Amaia, parents Maite and Adrian just felt something wasn’t

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Roger’s Story

A keen runner, swimmer and cyclist, Roger was used to keeping fit and active. “We would take the grandchildren swimming,” he remembers, “and go cycling on Sunday

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