One of the loveliest and most approachable faces on the staff said farewell to St Wilfrid's last week - Jane, one of the amazing cleaners on team, said farewell to us in style last week! The staff and volunteers organised a huge farewell party for Jane on the ward - one of her favourite places in the hospice.

It certainly was a lovely gathering and I was overwhelmed at the generosity of people - they were all so kind and thoughtful. 

While I'd been at St Wilfrid's for almost 13 years - I began at Millgap Road and moved into the new building with everyone else - and there's been so many changes over the years. I have such a great mixture of memories collected over the years which I'll cherish.

In the very early days I had no idea that I would gain so many friendships which have developed over the years - I've made friends for life. 

The only message I can pass onto the team? Keep smiling, always try to be positive and sing when you feel like it!