"I’ll never forget the day my brother Boab McCrone was admitted to the hospice. It was December, and the weather was so bad it took more than four hours to make the short journey from Govan to Carlton Place in the snow. The doctor stayed on and waited to admit him, even though they had been advised to leave because of the weather. That's when we realised the hospice was a special place.
Boab was pain free and relaxed, all the pain etched on his face was gone, and for that we were forever grateful.
The tribute fund allowed us to keep Boab’s memory alive and gave us something to focus on as a family. Boab was such a great guy and a very important part of our family, so while preparing for midnight walks and football matches all the stories came out and we laughed and cried. What great memories. His favourite song was Dean Martin’s That’s Amore and we finish all our walks singing.
We have raised £26,000 taking part in sponsored walks, cake sales, football matches and zip slides, and we’re still going.
I would say to anyone thinking of setting up a fund, go for it. You will be helping a wonderful place while keeping the memories of your loved one alive. We see the tree every time we visit the hospice, it feels good to know that our donations are helping other families in similar situations receive the same amazing support."
- Agnes Nisbet