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Seven year old Emily Kinsella can’t remember her Granny, as she was too young, but she likes looking at pictures of them together.

It was these precious photos that prompted Emily to do something for the wonderful people that looked after her father’s mum, Pamela during the last months of her life.

Emily’s dad, Philip Kinsella, said, “George Thomas Hospice Care helped mum cope with the terrible news that cancer had returned. My Mother was full of life, battling through five years of having radiotherapy and chemotherapy and we thought that she was all clear. She started to feel unwell again just after the five year mark and was told that the cancer had returned to her liver. Mum was told that there was nothing that could be done. It wasn’t long before Mum got really ill and passed away.
George Thomas were there again to help me this time. The team really help me deal with my loss and to put things into perspective.
So Emily decided all by herself to make key ring pendants by drawing pictures on shrinking plastic and sold them from her stall on the driveway outside her home in Cyncoed, making £12.50 for the charity. The Rhydypennau pupil said, my parents always tell me how lovely my granny was and I felt this was something nice to do.”
Head of Bereavement Counselling, Sarah Bull, said, “Counselling bereavement support gives people the opportunity to be able to talk to someone in a confidential setting and can be really helpful,
It was a pleasure to be able to offer this family the services we offer at a time when it was most needed.

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