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18 October 2021

Postcards from Life – Artist Barbara (Babs) Lafford

Postcards from Life – Artist Barbara (Babs) Lafford

“For somebody like me who is disabled, Postcards is a project I can take part in and enjoy.

“My brother, Stuart, was at St Michael’s in 2016. He died there.

“He was bowled over by the support and care he received from the Hospice – and as a family, we were too. “Everyone involved in Stuart’s care was just lovely, from the doctors to the nursing staff and volunteers.

“After he died, I received counselling from the Hospice which really helped, and some of my relatives benefitted from it too.

“We found great solace just in visiting the Hospice and sitting in the café.”

Stuart was a talented illustrator whose creativity became an inspiration to Barbara. During one chat to a non-clinical member of staff in the Hospice cafe, Barbara was introduced to the fledgling Postcards from Life project and, after explaining her love for art, she invited to submit work. She has taken part in the fundraiser each year since.

“I just love taking part, and it’s always so thrilling to see people bidding on your work. “It’s a privilege to take part in Postcards, particularly in light of the wonderful care they provided Stuart. “The Hospice became a massive part of my life after that, and remains so to this day.”

To view the artwork and place your bid, click here.

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