Support for Thanks a Million challenge after friend and colleague was supported by hospice

April 2021


Lisa Fry, a member of Carol’s Cheerleaders, is helping to raise vital finds for Prospect Hospice as part of our Thanks a Million challenge in April after her friend and colleague was cared for by the hospice.

Lisa said: “Carole was diagnosed with cancer in October 2020 and sadly died within eight weeks of her diagnosis. Carole worked with my colleagues and me as a teaching assistant at Haydonleigh Primary School. Her journey was so short, it was dreadfully sad – she left work one day and we just never saw her again. It’s so hard when you just can’t do anything to help someone you care about.

“Because she was so close to us all, and it all happened so fast, we didn’t want to delay and decided we’d support Prospect Hospice, who had been so wonderful in the short time she had left. Carole was so happy to be welcomed by the wonderful staff, it visibly lifted her spirit. I’d done the Starlight Walk for the Prospect Hospice before, after my grandad had been in the hospice 20 years ago. It’s such a lovely place and the staff are so accommodating, and I want everyone who needs it to be able to use it, despite the fact that their normal fundraising has had to stop in the pandemic.

“We formed a team of 11 called Carole’s Cheerleaders, which includes her husband Mathew, daughters and son-in-law, and even though the Starlight Walk has had to be cancelled this year, we’re going to follow one of the routes used in past years and do it on the same date (while keeping socially distanced). I think the Thanks a Million appeal is a great idea and a great way for the community to come together and help people benefit from the care and consideration that Carole received.”

To find out more about Thanks a Million and get involved, click here.

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