Why Dedicate?

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By supporting Suffolk Remembers, you are allowing our specialist staff to provide care for 1000s of patients across Suffolk. These patients and their families are on a very difficult journey facing progressive and life-limiting illness. With your support we can provide help through therapy, symptom control and pain management.

Hospice support continues into bereavement, providing support through the grieving that follows when we lose those we love.

Each year St Elizabeth Hospice has to generate £12.9m to help improve the quality of life for those we support. Every pound you pledge helps us care for local people when they need it the most and we can’t do it without you.

Thank you.

Colin Archer's Story

Colin from Kesgrave, Suffolk has supported Suffolk Remembers for the past three years, and will be attending this year’s event.

“At Suffolk Remembers I will once again be dedicating a candle to my wife Lesley who sadly died from breast cancer in 2017.

“Being able to be close to Lesley in her final days, knowing that she had such good care, was very comforting for us both, made possible by the wonderful staff at the hospice. Every year since we have supported Suffolk Remembers.

“It has become such an important day to the family now. Listening to the service and the choir with other people who have also lost loved ones, listening to their stories creates such a powerful feeling of shared loss, that we are all not alone in our grief.”

Following Lesley’s death, Colin has gone on to support the hospice in a number of ways, including Suffolk Remembers and volunteering at St Elizabeth Hospice Retail Centre in Martlesham, as he is passionate about enabling more people to access its vital care.

He added: “If anyone out there thinks they or a loved one could benefit from the care of St Elizabeth Hospice in any way, I would tell them to not hesitate and get in contact.

“The staff are brilliant and the aftercare they give to relatives like myself is very personable, nothing is too much trouble. All the staff understand how best they can help you when you are going through some of the toughest times in life and their care and support makes the world of difference.”

Click here to read the full story on the hospice website >>>