When Lisa found out she had cancer two years ago, she had just 12 days to prepare herself for major surgery. As Lisa’s illness progressed she remained positive to the last and was known affectionately as the ‘little soldier.’ The last 8 days of Lisa’s life were spent at Arthur Rank Hospice, and each day was greeted with characteristic enthusiasm. Lisa would never lie down to die; on the day she passed away she was tired, went to sleep and drifted away.

Lisa is much missed but she leaves a very positive legacy behind her. She was dedicated to others during her lifetime, and that is why her family and friends have established the Lisa Barnes Memorial Fund in her honour, to raise funds to help others as Lisa would wish. Events are being held with a target of raising £100,000 for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.

Arthur Rank Hospice is your local adult Hospice offering specialist palliative care and support services to patients and their families throughout much of Cambridgeshire. The Hospice has an in-patient unit, Day therapy facility and Hospice at Home service. Recently an outpatient clinic has been opened at the Princess of Wales Hospital, to enable Ely residents to benefit from the same level of care without the need to travel into Cambridge. Any support you are able to give will be greatly appreciated and will directly benefit people in your local community.

The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports the work of the Hospice and must raise £1 million each year in order to continue to provide the vital services needed by our patients and their families here at the hospice. It is only with the support of the community that we can raise this amount.

If your pub, club, school or organisation would like to get involved or you are holding an event you would like to link with the Lisa Barnes Memorial Fund and help raise vital funds for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, please contact Robert Barnes on 01353 669880 / 07885087458, by email or post to: 130 West Fen Rd, Ely CB6 3AD.

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