Meet Faye: sailor, Sleep Walker, mum and Rowcroft patient

 

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Meet Faye: sailor, Sleep Walker, mum and Rowcroft patient

08 July 2016 Posted by Editor

Faye Jones was referred to Rowcroft earlier this year after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Since then she, alongside husband Robin and daughters Abi and Poppy, have been helping to raise awareness of Rowcroft and the support they've received as a family over the last few months.

Abi, who is soon to be 16-years-old, explained: "Rowcroft has helped us a lot recently when things haven't been that easy. The nurses make sure Mum's OK and if she needs anything they're always there. Rowcroft's also helped us to talk about how we're feeling."

Poppy who's 12-years-old has found this particularly helpful: "Rowcroft has helped me to explain how I'm feeling, even when I'm lost for words.

"They also made my birthday really fun when Mum was in the Inpatient Unit. They brought a bed into her room and let me stay overnight. We did a lot together like painting each other's nails and in the morning they brought me a card and a cupcake. It was the best birthday ever."

Faye added: "The whole team at Rowcroft has been fantastic. It's made so much difference having that big team around to help me to do things around the house, so far there's been no reason to struggle at all, they've helped to make our lives easier and changed the children's perspective of hospice's, they feel at home and welcomed by the whole team."

To find out more about how Rowcroft has helped Faye, her husband Robin, Abi and Poppy, please watch this short video and if you'd like to support Faye and more local families to make the most of every moment they have together, text BABS16 and either £5 or £10 to 70070.

Tags: text donate, Fundraising, care in hospices, Sleep Walk, Rowcroft Hospice

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  • I can honestly say it has been so lovely to have met this family.Albeit sad at times.Humbled again by the fab people we have the privilege to meet at work.Feeling blessed.

    by Debs Barker on 12th July 2016 | 17:13pm (reply)

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  • I cannot stop crying after watching that beautiful film. It reminds me of why I volunteer every year to work the Sleepwalk.

    by Heather Booth on 11th July 2016 | 06:45am (reply)

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