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“I wanted Alan to be a part of this tribute and of St Christopher’s and this way he always will be”

Gillian Dickinson tells us why she submitted a photo of her husband, Alan, as part of our Dame Cicely Saunders photo mosaic project

Ann’s story: how St Christopher’s helped her deal with grief

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.

Donna: “I’m walking for my dad”

Back in 2015, Donna took part in the Fun Walk with 20 family and friends for her father. She's taking part again this year, walking for her dad. Here is Donna's story.

Donna Burden's family and friends walking at Fun Walk 2015

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.