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We all know how overstretched our wonderful nursing staff are, gone are the days when the nursing staff have time to give patients the support they need. This is were the wonderful volunteers at The butterfly Service become so important. The Butterfly Service are a group of volunteers based at The Lister Hospital who support dying patients, their friends and families as they approach end of life.

They offer support, companionship, compassionate listening and comfort to patients which can be especially important to patients with few or no visitors. They are there to listen, read allowed, help liaise with staff, just hold their hand or make a good cup of tea. Without them many would spend their final days alone.

if you can spare a few pounds to sponsor me towards this fantastic and vital charity I would be very grateful.

Thanks Jen

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