A family was able to spend some precious time together with their loved one receiving end-of-life care after help from Walsall Healthcare’s Well Wishers charity.
The charity was able to support the wishes of lung cancer patient Andy Jenvey, aged 58, who was staying at Goscote Hospice and sadly died on 21 March.
The Walsall grandfather-of-four, with another grandchild on the way, had requested a tea party for him and his family.
Well Wishers organised this special get together with support from local businesses.
Lisa Jenvey, Andy’s daughter said: “The tea party was great, especially for the grandchildren as it was the last time they got to see grandad as himself before his health started to deteriorate.
“If I could describe dad’s personality it would be that he was a wind-up, he loved joking with all of us! But he was also the type of person who would help anybody.”
“It’s was lovely having that time together and really celebrating him.
“The staff at Goscote Hospice have been fabulous, everyone has been so nice so I just want to thank them for all they have done as well as the charity and local businesses who helped organise the tea party. It meant a lot to us, and I know it meant a lot to my dad.”
Georgie Westley, Fundraising Manager said: “It gives us great pleasure to know we were able to support Andy’s last wishes. As a charity we do all that we can to provide the best experience possible for our patients and families.
“A huge thank you to Amrik Singh (Vibrant Networks), Richard Scandrett (Drain Doctor Plumbing and Heating) and Laura Andrews (Community Champion Morrisons Willenhall) for providing presents for the grandchildren to have at the tea party.”
Goscote Hospice now sits under Walsall Healthcare’s Well Wishers charity which serves the Manor Hospital and its Community Services.