Chris Page attends our Day Therapy sessions. He worked for the Crown Estate for 48 years and lives in Windsor Great Park with his wife Christine. Chris was diagnosed three years ago with Motor Neurone Disease, leaving him unable to walk, eat, and he has lost his ability to speak. He spoke about his experience with the Hospice through a keypad.
“The hardest thing about my disease is not being able to speak to my grandchildren and wife. The disease impacts me the most when I’m with my family as I can’t express myself. I miss taking them out, we used to go on holidays and on walks in the park. I feel really sorry for them as it upsets them. I’m not worried about myself so much, but I worry about my wife, I want her looked after.
"Coming to day therapy, meeting other patients and staff is fantastic! I look forward to coming, it takes my mind off things. Complementary Therapy is available. I have massages to help with my pain, sharp cramping and muscle spasms. What else do I do? Laugh mostly! The staff are so kind and they make me laugh so much.
"What would I say to the people supporting the Hospice? That your support matters. You make such a difference to my life and to everyone in the Hospice. We have the best care.”
Make a difference
We rely on the generosity of our amazing community, whose support enables us to provide the best possible end-of-life care for local people. It costs £12 million every year to keep our Hospice running - through charitable support we need to raise over 50% of the funds required annually to provide our services free of charge, 365 days a year, to the people who need us most.
We’ve never needed you, our wonderful supporters, more than we need you today. Please donate what you can to help keep hospice care available for those in desperate need.