Nothing prepares you for that kind of news.
I was in hospital at the time and all I could think of was getting home.
Home is sanctuary. Home is familiar. Home really is where the heart is.
If I was going to end my days anywhere, then it was going to be in home and not in hospital.
Shakespeare Hospice at Home Care.
I am blessed that we have a local charity, The Shakespeare Hospice, that provides a Hospice at Home care service. This allowed me to be cared for and live my remaining days at home surrounded by my loved ones.
They also provided invaluable support to my wife who had become my full time carer.
I cannot tell you how wonderful this service is or how wonderful all the nurses and people involved in my care have been.
I decided that I wanted to help others to have this same facility.
Everything they do is funded through charitable donation.
I started a Just Giving page so that friends and family could make a donation.
The donations poured in. Not just friends and family but customers of mine and other local businesses started to contribute.
Then I decided to announce the charity as part of The Last Webinar.
Contributions poured in.
Every fund raising target I set was smashed by people’s generosity. Many said the webinar and Seddon Days had changed their lives. The wanted to give something back, so the charity donation was their way of saying thank you.
So, if you feel that The Last Webinar and Seddon Days has helped you, then I would be very grateful for any donation that you can give. Big or small, it all helps. You can also donate in many different currencies (pounds, dollars, euros, etc).
Thank you so much in helping me to support them.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
The Boars Head BBQ Fund Raiser
On 31st July 2015, my local pub help a fund raiser my Shakespeare Hospice appeal. Despite advice to bed rest, I insisted in attending albeit only for a very short time at the start. They raised £450 for the charity which was fantastic. There was even a beer named in honour of Seddon Days.