Terri Plummer wants to make Christmas extra special for Martlets patients this year, to thank the team at the hospice for the care that her daughter received. She has been collecting new pyjamas since September and will be giving some to the hospice as Christmas presents for patients who are staying on the ward over the festive season.
Jessica-Jayde Allen died last year from a rare type of bone cancer, last year, at the age of just 21. She regularly visited the hospice for physiotherapy from Ruth and enjoyed receiving Reiki there too, since it helped her to relax.
Jess looked forward to her visits to Martlets, she’d been through some difficult surgery and Ruth’s treatment was the only thing that helped her with the pain. They got on really well together and what Ruth did to help her was like magic; it took the pain away.
Martlets is so friendly, it’s such a beautiful place to visit – it’s not all doom and gloom. Everyone there was so amazing to Jess.
Jess inspired me with my pyjama campaign. We went pyjama shopping every time she went into hospital, so this is my way of keeping her memory alive. It’s something that I need to do.
I think it’s important to give what you can to the hospice to support the care that they provide to the community. This is my way of helping and I’ll be doing it every year from now on.