‘Tears and Laughter’ is a fascinating book charting the 21 year history of Keech Hospice Care.
Recording the life of the charity from its earliest beginnings to the present day, it tells the story of how the charity’s services grew and developed and of how it became a respected part of the hospice movement during that time.
Recording just some of those stories, the book offers a glimpse into the lives of a multitude of people. Their voices can be heard on every page – from those who one day had an idea to build a hospice to those who have supported and fundraised for its work ever since; from the first nursing team to be recruited to all the staff and volunteers who are with the charity today; and from the first patients to enter the hospice doors in 1991 to all the families who have in some way been touched by the hospice’s work.
The idea for this 21st birthday book was made a reality when a generous benefactor stepped forward to fund the project and a small team of volunteer researchers and writers stumbled into the world of Keech. The result is a celebration of 21 years at a charity that may have countered both good and bad times but has always remained dedicated to its local community - just as that community has been unwavering in its commitment to the charity.
This book is about ordinary people, facing an ordinary part of life – death and dying. That said, it is also a story of something quite extraordinary – of all the people who have freely given their care, love and devotion to a stranger, of how two hospices have made such a significant imprint in the local communities they serve and of how the experiences people have at the end of life has, through Keech, been made into something much better.
This heart-warming book can be yours for just £14.99 +£5.50 p&p. Or you can pick it up from the hospice or one of our Keech shops for free.
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