Stories from St Christopher’s
Richard Carter is 52 and has lived in Orpington all his life. In 2016 he was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and began coming to St Christopher’s in April 2017
Julia France: When you lose a loved one you have a blanket of sadness and people become trapped in it. I’ve let the love that I have for Sadie breathe
Julia France's daughter, Sadie Rance, died aged 24 in March 2015. Sadie was cared for by St Christopher's and Julia was kind enough to share their experiences with us.
Gillian Dickinson tells us why she submitted a photo of her husband, Alan, as part of our Dame Cicely Saunders photo mosaic project
Stefanie is a 20 year old nursing student who was inspired to pursue a career in palliative care after coming to St Christopher’s Summer School when she was just 16
St Christopher’s patient, Jackie Lewington, and her mother Jean Smith, have come together to form a dream team in making and selling knitted Easter bunnies and chicks to raise money for our hospice
Ann contacted the Bereavement Service three months after her husband died, after less than a year of caring for him. She now lives alone and has supportive neighbours and a daughter who lives nearby, but Bill was ‘her rock’ and always knew what to do.
Volunteer Dave Perry has used his engineering background to give one member of the Young Adults Group a chance to express himself
Sisters Geraldine, Lisa and Sarah’s October Dinner and Dance in memory of their brother Kieran Morgan raised over £32,000. This is their inspirational story.
Firoz Karmali has been a patient-facing hospice volunteer for four years, but his association first began back in 2007 when his wife Susan was referred to Harris HospisCare