Meet Andrea and Margaret

Visits day and night.
Supportive phone calls.
Tailored care.
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Meet Andrea and Margaret

Andrea shares her mum’s experience of being cared for by St Barnabas’ Hospice at Home Team

When the Oncologist told Andrea that there was nothing more they could do for her mum, she felt overwhelmed. Margaret was always there for her family and now she was the one that needed help. Andrea wanted to look after her at home but needed support and expertise to care for her. That’s where we came in.

Thanks to St Barnabas – and people like you who fund their amazing care – I look back on the last months of Mum’s life as a gift. With help to keep her comfortable at home, I could spend quality time with Mum – as her daughter, not her carer.

Towards the end of Margaret’s life she would call out in pain in the night and often wouldn’t take her pain medication. One night, Andrea was able to call the Hospice at Home Team at 2am and they came straight to the house to help. Thanks to the support Andrea received, she looks back at those last days as a gift and could spend quality time with her mum as a daughter and not a carer.

“I’ll never forget her voice ringing through the house as we sang old songs together. And when I think of Mum now, I see her smiling at old photos as we looked through them on her bed. We had time to reminisce, to laugh and cry. I even had time to help her write Christmas cards – it was so Mum, to think about doing things for those she loved while she was so sick”

Your donation can help local people like Andrea and Margaret

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You can make all the difference in the painful, impossible moments that come at the end of a loved one’s life

£18

Could give someone an hour of care during the day, when families often struggle to balance work and care.

£28

Could provide an hour of pain control and emotional support at night, when people like Margaret need comfort the most.

£60

Could fund a two-hour visit from a nurse during the night, when a family is in crisis and urgently needs support.
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Will you make the difference today?

Just £18 can give people like Margaret the care that keeps them comfortable at home and turn tough moments into cherished memories.
£18
£28
£60
Other
£

Will you make the difference today?

Just £18 can give people like Margaret the care that keeps them comfortable at home and turn tough moments into cherished memories.
£18
£28
£60
Other
£