Bolton Hospice patient taking part in the Midnight Memories Walk
Published to Hospice Stories on May 21, 2018
Wendy Taylor, 60, from Farnworth is taking part in this year’s Midnight Memories Walk with her grandson, Josh.
Wendy is a current day patient of Bolton Hospice, she was diagnosed with lung and bone cancer in August 2017 and has undergone various treatment including chemotherapy.
In January 2018 Wendy became very ill, she was unable to eat and was extremely poorly. Her Macmillan nurse referred her to the Bolton Hospice inpatient ward, after a week of care and support from the consultant-led team at the hospice, her symptoms were managed and she was able to eat again allowing her to return to her family home.
Now, Wendy attends day therapy at the hospice once a week.
“I enjoy coming to the hospice so much, nothing is ever too much trouble, and there is such a positive attitude. It has become my social club! I particularly enjoy making the crafts and even get the chance to enjoy a glass of wine! The meals are lovely and I always have a great laugh. There is no sadness at all which is what people always think about when you say ‘hospice’, I can vouch for the fact there’s a lot of fun, and a lot of support, which is definitely what I needed!”
Wendy is taking part in the Midnight Memories Walk on June 16th alongside her loving grandson Josh. Wendy is bravely going to walk as much of the 8-mile route as she can, and her grandson will push her in her wheelchair when she needs a break.
Wendy is asking all survivors to please join them both and sign up to this year’s Midnight Memories Walk to help to support Bolton Hospice for the excellent care she is receiving.
The Bolton Hospice Midnight Memories Walk is an 8-mile sponsored walk to raise vital funds for Bolton Hospice and is kindly sponsored by Stateside Foods.
You can walk in memory of a loved one, to support the hospice or as a survivor of a life-limiting illness.click here