Published Monday 1st November 2021

Postcards from Life | Bid here https://bit.ly/3jfp0Td

Artist Pat Kelly

St Michael’s provided exemplary care to my partner, Tim, and allowed my daughter, Jane, to flourish as a volunteer hairdresser.
“It was a place which made both of them very happy and I just want to support them as much as I can. 

Taking part in Postcards from Life is just one way of doing that.”

Pat Kelly has submitted two lots to this year’s Postcards.

The artist witnessed the exemplary care her partner received at St Michael’s, and the way her late daughter flourished during ten years here as a volunteer hairdresser.

“They were just great to both Tim and Jane,” said Pat.

“Tim thought the Hospice was just a place to die, but I told him, ‘No, it’s where you go to live’.

“It didn’t take long to change his mind. He loved it there.”

Such was the quality of care that Jane devoted a decade of her life to voluntarily cutting patients’ hair at St Michael’s, resulting in her receiving a ten years’ Long Service Award.

She tragically died in 2011 when the car she was travelling in was hit by a train at Moreton-on-Lugg when barriers were incorrectly lifted allowing the vehicle to cross the track.

“Jane had a lot of fun at St Michael’s,” added Pat. 

“It was a place which made her and Tim very happy and I just want to support them as much as I can. 

“Taking part in Postcards from Life is just one way of doing that.

“I really enjoy taking part and I just can’t get over the standard of work this year. It’s just wonderful.”