Christmas light switch on creates memorable moment
The magic of Christmas came early to St Nic’s as a special festive event lit up our Hospice garden.
Smiles and laughter were shared, and memories were made at our Hardwick Lane hospice last Tuesday (December 5) when our outdoor Christmas lights, which decorate our garden, were officially switched on.
The event was arranged as part of its Memorable Moments initiative, which aims to create special memories for patients and their families.
Patients staying on our Sylvan Ward and their family and friends were invited to enjoy the occasion, which also included refreshments and music from the Breckland Brass Band, who made sure the air was filled with festive tunes.
Natasha Smith, our Sylvan Ward Sister, said: The Christmas lights event gave our patients a chance to spend time with their families enjoying a cup of mulled wine and a mince pie, but more than that, it’s provided some joy at a time of great sadness.
“The families involved said how much they had enjoyed the event. One of our patients wanted me to know how special it had been to spend time with all her family; she said the lights made it feel like Christmas, and the music from the band was lovely. Allowing our patients to see the beautiful lights from their beds has provided some additional relaxation and comfort.
“Christmas is a sad time when it will be your last Christmas, so it’s important we take every opportunity to bring a smile to our patients’ faces.”