Most people would celebrate their birthdays by getting together with family and friends, going out for a meal and a drink or two and eating lots of cake right?
Well Carolyn isn't 'Most people' find out why below!!!
‘When I told my colleagues at the call centre that I was leaving them after ten years, there was a mixture of deep intakes of breath and steps back in amazement; especially when they found out I was making a complete career change by going to work for a funeral director.
They failed to see that the biggest parts of my job is caring for the living.
One of the benefits that even I was not expecting was to be able to meet and co-operate with the staff and volunteers of so many of the local charities that support the residents of East Devon.
Processing donations over the last few months as varied and wide ranging as they are.
There seems to be a very common theme running through, and that is a very strong support for Hospiscare charities this is probably because of first-hand experience of the differences these organisations can make to patients and their families during all the different scenarios associated with life limiting illnesses that the Hospiscare movement support, in most situations in the patient’s own home.
Twenty-eight years ago, my own mother was provided palliative nursing at home, during her lastweeks. Not only were the home care team taking care of her, but as a family they supported my father and my sister and I with the knowledge and phycological support we needed to be able to cope with her expected death. They were still there after the event with an open door if we needed them. Three years later they were called upon again, but this time, thankfully my sister was successfully treated for her cancer and is happily now enjoying her retirement.
When I decided to do a tandem skydive to mark my 55th birthday the charity I chose to raise money for - was a simple choice. Support a movement that needs our help to carry out day to day tasks in our community making a huge difference to patients and their families.
Exmouth & Lympstone Hospiscare – I really hope everyone will be generous supporting this event.
I would really like to thank my family and my employer Paul Shoobridge and his family, for their support for this fundraiser - I hope to do you all proud'
Carolyn, everyone here at Exmouth & Lympstone Hospiscare wish you huge amounts of luck for your Skydive on Wednesday 27th March, 2019, you are a true star and we look forward to seeing you when you have your feet firmly back on the ground.
If you would like to help support Carolyn please follow the link to her fundraising page here.CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR CAROLYN