A patient's story
"The Hospice has been my lifeline when I needed it the most."
"My name is Mark Haworth and in March 2021, at the age of just 50 years old, I was given the devastating news of a Stage 4 Prostrate Cancer diagnosis."
"Not long afterwards, on 1st April 2021, I was admitted to the Inpatient Unit at East Lancashire Hospice where I spent 4 months being cared for by the incredible team of Doctors, Nurses and Support Staff, who helped me to get to a point where I can manage my illness.
"Since coming home, I have been supported by the Creative and Support Therapies (CaST) team that initially involved Liz from the team, visiting me every Tuesday in my own home which was invaluable, both for my physical and mental well-being. More recently, I have been coming into the hospice on a weekly basis to take part in the sessions offered by CaST, such as Creative Clay which I look forward to immensely.
"With a lot of help and support from the team at East Lancashire Hospice, I am now on the road to recovery and I am hoping to get to a place where I am pain free which will enable me to get back to my job as a Ward Clerk on the Acute Medical Unit at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.
"The lifeline that has been offered to me and many others is only there because of people like you, who have supported the hospice either by taking part in an event, making a donation, playing the lottery or buying a raffle ticket."To make sure that lifeline is there for others when they need it, the hospice needs to continuously raise the money required, especially during these difficult times and so although we know it is hard for everyone at the moment, any amount you can spare in any way is absolutely, gratefully appreciated."
You can help Mark, and all our patients and their families.
The East Lancashire hospice Spring Raffle allows the hospice to generate much needed funds.
Our Spring Raffle webpage will tell you more.