I’m fundraising for the fantastic Strathcarron Hospice.

My grampa Drummond stayed there before he passed away 18 years ago and my aunty Lilian is there at the moment as she has terminal cancer.

It costs Strathcarron more than £12,000 PER DAY to run their hospice, which provides end of life care for people like my grampa and Aunty Lilian. End of life Care is given to people who are near the end of their life and have stopped treatment to cure or control their disease. It includes physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support for patients and their families.

The help Strathcarron is currently giving my aunty Lilian has been invaluable to my family. When an amazing woman like her becomes ill it affects all of us. We are an extremely close family, full of strong and funny women, and seeing her become ill has broke our hearts.

Knowing the level of care that’s been given to her is a small comfort, and simple things like being able to put her make up on and sit in a proper seat instead of in bed all day are just 2 things which have really raised her spirits.

I’ll be doing the Strathcarron 2021 Highland Swing in April for my aunty and grampa as I would absolutely love to give back to Strathcarron on behalf of all our family, as the rest of them Are too feert to do it with me :)

Nicola Maxwell