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Creating memorable moments for our patients
The Hospice’s Family Support team flew into action last week after a patient on our Sylvan Ward told them his dying wish would be to fly in a Spitfire.
84-year-old John has fond memories of hearing Spitfires flying above his Yorkshire home and his three brothers worked on them during their time in the RAF.
After hearing his request, a member of our Family Support team, contacted Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar to see if they could help. The Biggin Hill team kindly invited John and his wife Heather for a private tour of the hangar in Bromley, Kent.
John was thrilled that his request had come true and said:
“I wasn’t in the best of health on the day of the visit so could not fly, but was happy to be up close to a Spitfire.”
“I could have sat inside the cockpit, but it was very small and would be hard to get out of. I can face most situations but not that. I think the pilots were a lot smaller in those days.”
The Hospice is happy to help create such a memorable moment for John and Heather, who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week!