18 April 2012
A book that brings together the history of Keech Hospice Care and stories of local people who have been involved since its creation 21 years ago was launched at the hospice on 18th April at 2pm.
Pam Rhodes, TV presenter & author launched the book and gave its first reading. As an ambassador Pam has been involved with Keech for over two decades and has been actively involved in the development of the adult and children's hospices.
Commenting about the book Pam said: “Over two decades, I've watched Keech grow from its hopeful beginning to the wonderful place it is today - a reassuring combination of professional skill, compassion, encouragement and loving care where every second of life is precious and valued.This is a tale of triumph which has you wiping away the odd tear as you cheer out loud at all that's been achieved!”
The book is packed with stories from the first 21 years at the charity and offers a unique insight into the wonderful world of hospice care. Sales of the book will also help to raise some of the funds that are needed to keep the charity going each year.
Chronicling the life of the charity from its earliest beginnings, the book tells the story of how the charity has grown and developed into the much loved and respected charity it has become today. But, more than that, ‘Tears and Laughter’ is a testament to the hundreds of people who have made their own personal connection with the charity. 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.
To buy your copy of this fascinating book, please click here.