The 10@10 Late Night Walk 2023 starts tomorrow with more than 170 people walking to raise vital funds for the Countess of Brecknock Hospice. We spoke with one of our patients, Steve, about the walk and he soon joined the excitement, posing for a photograph with some of the staff, holding the 10@10 t-shirt and flashing accessories.
Steve’s journey begun when he was admitted to the hospice following a stay in an acute hospital with symptoms associated with his chronic condition. After just a few days of being in the Hospice, Steve’s well-being improved. Faced with a non-reversible condition, Steve has benefited from spending time outside in the beautiful garden, resting in his own Hospice private room and being cared for by highly trained professionals.
Steve struggled to find words to describe the Hospice and said “wonderful does not make it justice”. He praised the Hospice’s modern facilities, state of the art equipment, warm hospitality and particularly the staff for making him feel at ease. Steve’s friends feel that he is back to being the lively and joyous person they have always known. When describing Steve’s journey, the staff have a smile on their faces, knowing that Steve is a lot more comfortable and capable of facing the future, one step at a time.
There are many ways of supporting the Hospice to continue to help people like Steve. Some of the staff are taking part in the 10@10 Late Night Walk – sponsor them.
Every act of kindness counts!
Thank you, Steve, for sharing your heartfelt and inspiring story.