‘Jack’s Angels’, together with new-born baby Florence, took part in the 2019 Twilight Walk in memory of a very special Grandad, Jack Daniel, who passed away in our care a month shy of his 100th Birthday. The ladies of the family walked the 10 mile route on a sunny July evening in memory of Jack, raising an incredible £800 between them.
Sarah, Jack’s Granddaughter, would like us to share this very special story. “It was a special walk for us as Florence, my daughter, was my grandad’s first girl after having five great-grandsons.
“He passed away in January 2019, one month shy of reaching 100 and thanks to Jayne, his Hospiscare nurse, had stayed at home with no hospital admission until he was directly admitted to the Hospice on Boxing Day when he simply couldn’t cope anymore.
“My Granddad was so upset because he thought he had ‘ruined our Christmas’ but in fact we were simply so relieved that he was safe at the hospice and that his breathing and pain could be helped.
“It was my Grandad’s choice to stay at home as he felt very strongly about avoiding hospital as he had only spent two nights away from his farm.
“In the last week of his life, he had time to say goodbye to us all and told me that I’d better have a girl! Fortunately for my Granddad, he knew a week before he died that this was going to be the case, so it was so important that Florence came along on the Twilight Walk!”
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