“We believed that even though Mum was dying, we were going to celebrate her life every step of the way.”

28th January 2020

Allison, her mum and her daughter

Our Winter Raffle is back with £4,000 in prizes up for grabs. It’s a great opportunity to support the Hospice whilst being in with a chance of winning!

Allison’s mum was cared for by our Hospice and she wanted to share how money raised from previous raffles has helped her mum die at home surrounded by family.

Allison said, “I can’t say thank you enough to those people who buy raffle tickets. Because of you, my mum had everything she wanted when she died.

“My family and I decided to become Mum’s ‘cheering squad’. We bought pom poms to encourage her and raise her spirits. We believed that even though Mum was dying, we were going to celebrate her life every step of the way.

“Mum had always said she wanted to die at home, so we agreed to do everything possible to grant her this wish. We couldn’t have done it without the incredible Hospice at Home team from St Barnabas.

“The St Barnabas nurses made sure we weren’t alone in caring for her and ensured that both she and us had what we needed to care for her at home. They were angels.

“I spent four years working in retail for St Barnabas until I moved to Essex. The care Mum received is the sole reason I chose to work for such an incredible Hospice. I wanted to give back to ensure that others can continue to access an incredible service.”

Raffle tickets can be ordered from www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/winteraffle20 or purchased over the phone by calling 01522 546 500. The Raffle closes on Monday 30th March.

Take Part

Sign up to take part in one of our great fundraising events including the Colour Dash, Moonlight Walks and Light up a Life.

See our events


Make friends, use your know how, make a difference. We are grateful to the hundreds of people who give their time each week.

Register your interest