John joined our Treetops Lottery last October. He bought extra tickets for our annual Super Draw and was ‘overwhelmed’ to hear he’d won the top cash prize:
John has generously donated some of his winnings back to us and plans to share the rest with his children and grandchildren.
This year’s Super Draw has raised over £12,000. Proceeds raised helps us to provide vital care for local people with a life-limiting condition and those who’ve been bereaved.
Treetops were a lifeline
We were a lifeline for Catherine Mears and her family when her mum Dorothy (pictured right) was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer which affects the body’s immune system.
Our Hospice at Home nurses were invaluable in supporting Dorothy's wish to die at home.
“Everything happened quite quickly. Mum was in hospital for a spell, but she definitely preferred to be at home. She was living downstairs, and my Dad was sleeping on a camp bed in the dining room to take care of her. Dad was in his late seventies at that time, so we knew he needed help.”
Having the Treetops nurses there overnight meant Dad could get a decent night’s sleep and wasn’t worrying. He could then cope a bit better and face the next day.
“I think if the Treetops nurses hadn’t helped, Dad would have struggled, and it would have got to a crisis point. The nurses were invaluable to us, especially my dad.”