Amanda and the Clayton Family’s Story

Hear from our supporter Amanda about the care her mum received from St Ann's, and why the Clayton family are supporting the 2023 Forget Me Not Appeal.

My name is Amanda and my family and I are proud supporters of St Ann’s Hospice and their Forget Me Not Spring Appeal.  

Since we lost my mum Jackie in 2018, my family has remained determined to support St Ann’s by fundraising and raising awareness of their brilliant work. 

My mum was a patient at the Heald Green site for eight weeks after being diagnosed with kidney cancer two years previously. She was a shadow of her former self before arriving at St Ann’s, but the staff supported my mum to put together the parts of herself she’d lost in the last few weeks of her life, which was so significant for our family. 

St Ann’s provided the specialist care my mum needed and we saw firsthand the impact of the incredible work taking place for patients and their families. Amanda

My mum had lost the ability to walk after the cancer had grown to her spine, and we never thought she’d walk again. The physiotherapy Mum received at the hospice meant she was able to stand again and even take a few steps, which was more than we ever thought would happen. 

We truly felt that the hospice was a safe and loving space that we could spend the valuable time we had left with Mum in, which was made so special by the wonderful staff at St Ann’s Heald Green.  

My mum passed away on her 64th birthday surrounded by family and had the best care we could ever have hoped for. Amanda

Since my mum’s passing, I have received bereavement counselling through St Ann’s which is a service I didn’t know the hospice provided before. The ongoing care you receive from St Ann’s after losing a loved one goes such a long way and is a truly invaluable offer. 

Our family has raised over £34,000 for St Ann’s Hospice in the last five years, and we want to continue raising money and awareness this spring.

Forget Me Not Spring Appeal

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