Denise Hood

Our Wonderful Alice

Fundraising for Havens Hospices
In memory of Alice Hood
Havens Hospices

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We care for seriously ill adults & children to help them 'Make every day count'


Many of you are aware Alice was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast cancer at the end of March last year. Alice went on to have  chemotherapy followed by a mastectomy with reconstructive surgery early November. Alice was remarkable throughout her treatment, so positive and was making really good progress.

However after surgery Alice began to suffer new symptoms and was admitted to hospital end of November. After three weeks of terrible suffering and extensive testing Alice was eventually told her cancer had spread to the fluid in her spinal chord and brain, no treatment was available with only weeks to live… The most heartbreaking and devastating news for us all to hear.

Alice was moved to Fair Havens Monday 19th December where she received palliative care and was made as comfortable as possible. As a family we all spent as much time as we could with Alice,  she was so fortunate to be surrounded by her close friends which meant so much to all of us. On the morning of Tuesday 10th January Alice slipped away peacefully with us by her side, knowing that she was loved by so many.

We can’t emphasise enough how strong and brave Alice was throughout the truly toughest of times, we are in awe of how she dealt with this cruel disease. We are so proud of her, she will leave a massive hole in our family, but we know Alice will always be with us and forever in our hearts.

Alice’s Funeral will be held on-

Thursday 9th March- 11:20am             Southend Crematorium                               Sutton Road , SS2 5PX . 

Afterwards we will be celebrating our wonderful Alice at The Boatyard Leigh On Sea SS9 2EN. 1pm- 5.30pm.

As a family we have decided that rather than flowers we would like to raise money for both Fair Havens Hospices and Cancer Research UK, both deserving charities. We will always be so grateful to Fair Havens for their care and compassion and we feel so much more needs to be done with research into this dreadful disease.

Alice you are Awesome 🤍 now rest in peace

1st July 1989 - 10th January 2023 

About the charity

Havens Hospices

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RCN 1022119
When an adult or child has been diagnosed with a complex or incurable condition, Havens Hospices can provide the care they need, ‘Making every day count’. Our specialist Care Teams can support them in the comfort of their own home and through our hospices, Fair Havens and Little Havens.

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