Bev Allen was blown away by the care shown to both her and her previous husband, Gerry Byrne, as he spent his last two months at Trinity Hospice in 1993. From afternoon tea and football chat to romantic evenings, her treasured memories have supported her through 30 years of fundraising. This is her story.
When they told us Gerry needed to go to Trinity I didn’t even know where the hospice was, and I lived in Bispham!
Gerry was so down before he went in, but the difference within two hours of him being there was remarkable.
I remember it was a very happy place; it just felt like a big group of friends and family who did so much for us.
There was a young doctor working there at the time who was a big Blackpool FC fan and would talk to Gerry about the matches he’d been to.
Gerry was in a shared room, and I remember one of the nights there wasn’t anyone else in there with him so they pushed the beds together and let me stay. The nurses even got us red roses!