One of our very special patients, Lisa Dawn Davies, sadly passed away at Wirral Hospice St John’s on 15 November 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Lisa was only 34 years old and had she spent her life giving and helping others, and regularly helped many charities. Lisa was full of fun, enjoyed life and loved nothing better than spending time with her family and friends.
Lisa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006 and went on to fight a five-year battle with the disease. In October 2011, Lisa was admitted to Wirral Hospice St John’s when her condition worsened. Her pain was managed and she was closely cared for by our specialist multi-professional team of doctors, nurses and therapists.
Lisa’s family were so touched by the special care that Lisa had received at Wirral Hospice that they decided to hold a charity evening in her memory. Lisa’s nephew Adam said: “We could really see Lisa relax once she got to the Hospice, she was visibly happier and much more comfortable. Lisa said to my nan that the hospice felt like a big hug.”
On 15 June 2012 the family hosted an event to raise money for the Hospice – it took place at St Joseph’s Parish Centre in Rock Ferry. It was very well-attended and offered entertainment of a wide variety, including dancers and live music, which added to the atmosphere of the night.
Family and friends in attendance showed great support for the night and the hard work Adam and his family had put into organising the event. It was clear that the evening was not solely a fundraiser, but a celebration for Lisa – of how much she is loved and how grateful her family are for the care she received at the Hospice.
Through all of their fundraising activities, the Davies family have raised an exceptional £3,153 in aid of Wirral Hospice St John’s. This very special donation will go towards the specialist patient care of other patients at the Hospice.