After 20 Years of Fundraising, Hospice Fundraiser Receives Incredible Care from Dr Kershaw’s Team

30 Jun 2022 -- Posted by : ElizabethK2
Margaret Bolton supporting the Hospice who later cared for her

Margaret Bolton, 88, had supported us for over twenty years taking part in a number of activities to raise funds. After recovering from cancer on two previous occasions, Margaret was diagnosed with incurable cancer and the family turned to Dr Kershaw’s to care for Margaret at home, with dignity, near her loved ones.

Her daughter, Cheryl Howarth said: “Mum fundraised over the years for Dr Kershaw’s. When mum became poorly we turned to Dr Kershaw’s who mum had supported for so long, for the care and support she needed. Their Hospice at Home Team cared for mum for five weeks before she died, administering the medication that mum needed to remain comfortable, and becoming our friends in the end. The treatment they provided was professional but they did so with care and humour, which made such a difference to mum and our family. The Hospice at Home Team were always on the end of the phone, visiting mum three to four times a day, even during the night if we needed their support.

The team came straight away after mum died, leaving a knitted heart in her hand and giving us one each to keep to remember mum, which meant so much. The support we had wouldn’t be possible without donations and fundraisers in the community, like our mum. We couldn’t have faced losing mum without Dr Kershaw’s support and we will be forever grateful to the team for their help and love.”

To become a fundraiser and support patients across the community like Margaret did, contact our Community Fundraising Team on 0161 624 9984 or


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