THE daughter of an Ashbourne couple who received care from Treetops Hospice has spent a morning in the charity’s town centre store talking to customers about the service it provides.
Janet Grindey had to leave her photograpy business to care for her parents George and Mary Briddon, from Hulland, when her father suffered complications following a stroke and her mother’s health had also begun deteriorating.
Mr Briddon died in November last year, aged 86 and Mrs Briddon died two days after his funeral, one month before her 85th birthday.
Mrs Grindey said: “A year on, I still have my moments, especially coming up to the anniversary of their deaths. But I can’t thank Treetops enough for what they did.
“All the nurses were so gentle and softly spoken, very discreet and unobtrusive. Yet they did so much. They were wonderful.”
As part of Hospice Care Week, Mrs Grindey Joined Kathy Longden, clinical services director at the Treetops shop in Dig Street to take part in a question and answer session with members of the public.