City Hospice Clinical Nurse Specialist supports new campaign #CreateShareRemember by sharing one of her most treasured memories of 2020 to feature in bespoke piece of art
In the summer of 2020, City Hospice nurses continued working throughout the pandemic. Our priority was our patients continuing to receive the care that everyone in our community facing terminal illness deserves.
International Nurses Day took place on 12th May 2020 and at City Hospice we decided that, this year more than ever, we needed to celebrate the work of our team . So with the help of our Ambassadors we set about creating a plan to celebrate the day.
Our Ambassadors helped plan the celebration
Spiro Borg of Spiros Fine Dining and Chris Macnamara of the Brogue Trader supplied quality shoe boxes containing a beautiful afternoon tea. Inside were delicious treats and some miniature beverages by Mark Douglas of buzbee’s. The boxes were kindly finished with a lovely message of thanks from the Ambassadors. This was courtesy of Booie Sall of Harlequin Printing and Packaging and they were delivered in beautiful jute bags. The teas were delivered by Welsh International and Cardiff Blues star and City Hospice Ambassador, Ellis Jenkins to the delight of the team.
It really was a lovey day and made the team feel very special during the difficult early days of the pandemic.
Sarah Bennett, Clinical Nurse Specialist explains:
“This was such a special day for all the nurses at City Hospice. We had absolutely no idea it was happening. It was just a usual afternoon when we were all busy in the office making phone etc. We were asked to go outside not the garden and there was Ellis Jenkins!!!
He presented us all with a beautiful gift box fully of lovely treats. It was such a lovely surprise and really made us feel very valued, he took the time to hand the boxes out to us, ask how we were coping and continuing to care for patients and their families across Cardiff. We have been so lucky to receive gestures like this and it has really helped to keep our spirits up.
I think the #CreateShareRemember project is a lovely idea. The pandemic has changed everything! The way we live, the way we work even the way we celebrate our special moments or remember our loved ones. This campaign provides an opportunity for us to do that. Our personal memories will be part of this bespoke piece of art we can share with our family and friends.
Nathan Wyburn has been a fantastic supporter of City Hospice with his duo partner Wayne – being able to work with him and use his talents to raise funds and awareness for City Hospice is fantastic. I’ll certainly be sharing this picture as a treasured memory of 2020.
On a personal note, I would like to thank Coles Funeral Directors for supporting City Hospice it is very generous. I lost my brother 2.5 years ago and Coles were our chosen funeral directors. They were absolutely amazing and helped us through such a difficult time – I really can’t thank them enough”.