For many years I have been a supporter of St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby. It is the only round-the-clock facility for adults and children with life-limiting illnesses from Northern Lincolnshire, Hull and the East Riding, providing free care for anyone with such an illness, whatever their diagnosis. The aim is to make each day count, and I was very grateful to St. Andrew’s for the kindness and care they gave my mum and dad, Pearl and Syd, in their final months and days.
My daughter Kate and I appeared on ‘Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ to raise money for the hospice, and we managed to win £16,000 – not bad, though I still wish we’d been able to win the million for them!
A new hospice is now being built (the biggest project since the charity was established about 30 years ago) to increase patient capacity and create a health and wellbeing centre. To support St Andrew’s – or to learn more about the invaluable work that they do – please visit www.standrewshospice.com