Be Inspired

Amazing stories that truly celebrate life.

We are inspired every day by our patients and their families. Follow the links on this page to read some of their lovely stories.


James White

It was November 2007. My brother James, at the very young age of 33, was first diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

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Dick, Mary and John

It has been 25 years since my first experience with St. Michael’s Hospice; my lovely Dad passed away peacefully on 4th January 1994 in the amazing care of the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Hospice.

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Jim Skillett

In 1996 I had the ‘perfect’ family, I was married to a wonderful, caring man who worked hard to provide for his family and had 3 wonderful children. Life could not get any better!

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Anna Irwin

My beautiful sister sadly got diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer in April 2016, which devastatingly, was terminal.

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Steve and Nicola Philpotts

Once upon a time, over ten years ago, we didn’t know each other existed. However, we were both volunteering on the In-Patient Unit (IPU) at St. Michael's Hospice on alternate Sunday evenings.

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Lucretia Perry

Max Bygraves used the catch phrase “I wanna tell you a story” to great effect and  I would very much like to tell you my story about a group of truly caring and wonderful ladies.

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Malcolm Newman

"Just Keep Swimming": The 10 Lessons Grief and Running (and Disney) have taught me.

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