Julia France's daughter, Sadie Rance, died of ovarian cancer aged 24 in March 2015.
"When we first heard about St Christopher's Sadie refused to go. She thought you’d go there to die and it would be full of old people, not young people like her. So they came to our home.
"Sadie wanted to die at home and I knew that St Christopher’s would make it happen. The hospice sent a doctor round who supported our decision and said no to the paramedics taking her in.
"People mustn’t be frightened of the hospice; it’s just a word that we’re conditioned to feel frightened of. It’s there if we want it and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
"We are eternally grateful to [Phillipa Sellar, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Young Adult’s Group Co‑Ordinator] and all at St Christopher’s whom looked after my whole family, so very well."
READ FULL STORY
Help St Christopher’s to continue to open up
hospice care to those that need it.