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Jane to take part in our Memory Walk in memory of her dad Frank.

10 May 2024
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Jane Ross is taking part in the Birmingham Hospice Memory Walk in memory of her dad, Frank, and to thank the hospice for the care he received in 2023.  

Frank being visited by Jane’s dog, Jack.

She said: “We were overwhelmed by the standard of care and compassion afforded to both my dad and his family in the last weeks of his life. The speed of response, quality of care and extraordinary empathy shown went above and beyond any healthcare I have ever experienced.  

“It felt like Dad was wrapped up in a much-needed blanket of high-quality medical skill and endless kindness.” 

Jane said that herself and her family always felt welcomed by our hospice teams. This included her own dog Jack, who was brought into the hospice to visit Frank.  

“There is a lot of joy at the hospice. Dad even had an afternoon tea for his 85th birthday, which we all attended. I will always look back on this time with immense fondness and thankfulness. 

Frank and his family at his 85th birthday afternoon tea.

“The staff all have a can-do attitude, work incredibly hard and all appear to love their jobs. I think the courage they show should not be underestimated.” 

This year’s Memory Walk will take place on Saturday 15 June at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Jane will be joined by her stepdad Paul, who was a great friend of Frank’s.  

Jane added: “We have already donated to Birmingham Hospice in memory of Dad but the Memory Walk is the perfect way to raise even more funds in gratitude of the charity. Plus, we love walking which will help! 

“Events like the Memory Walk are important because they’re the perfect opportunity to promote the extraordinary work the hospice does, have some fun and bring the local community together in support of a wonderful charity.” 

All are welcome to join us to walk 2.5km or 10km in memory of someone special this June to support local people living with at terminal diagnosis. 

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