Shellie was everything. She was known and is remembered by everyone. She was beautiful, inside and out.

She was my lady. Our children’s mummy. A beautiful soul who we miss every single day.

She was 37 when she died. But she was happy. She didn’t have fear or worries. And that’s why we’ll forever be grateful to Trinity Hospice.

They treated her like an absolute queen! They let us all – 30 of us – stay with her and even brought in two trollies full of drinks for us all! Nothing was too much.

In 2017, Shellie had started to feel unwell. On Christmas Eve, she went into hospital with severe back pain. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 cervical cancer on New Year’s Eve.

She had all the treatment, but it wasn’t enough.

Shellie went to the hospice every week for information and support, but she really enjoyed the crafts – making pillows, a silk scarf, and a decorated stone which we placed at the hospice while she was there.

She knew Trinity was where she would spend her final days.

When the time came for her to go in, everyone was so kind. They were so positive and made us all so welcome and so comfortable.

Shellie got to spend time with her family, and enjoyed being in the hospice garden. She was just so happy during those days before she died.

We’ve done a number of events for the hospice – Santa Dash, Colour Run, Memory Walk.

Blackpool Memory Walk is really special to us. We did it after she died – I wore a luminous green t-shirt with Shellie’s picture on the back. She’s got hearts above her head and she’s sticking her tongue out!

I couldn’t do it in 2021 due to my own health at the time. But with the support of my sister and my mum, I was able to walk from my home in Bispham to the prom to see everyone taking part. I was gutted to have missed the event, but so pleased I was able to get there for Shellie – my lady.

This year there are eight of us taking part. We’ll have a cuddle beforehand, and we’ll wait for her picture on the big screen when we’ll shout ‘we love you’.

It’s the perfect way to celebrate my beautiful lady and what she means to us all.