David Smith

David's Head Shave

Fundraising for St Catherine's Hospice Preston
raised of £500 target
by 114 supporters
We provide specialist care and support to people with life-shortening illnesses.


In April I was diagnosed with cancer of an unknown primary, which means they don’t know where it’s coming from at this stage. They believe it’s gastric and in my lymph nodes, I’m due a PET scan soon to find out more. 

For now, I’m in St Catherine’s for pain relief and symptom management, but I have to admit I had massive apprehensions when the hospice was first mentioned to me. I made all sorts of excuses not to come, because I just thought it meant the end. Being here has really opened my eyes to what hospices are like.

The quality of care, and the attentiveness, passion and knowledge of the staff here is incredible. The volunteers are really friendly, the food is unbelievably good, and the surroundings are amazing.

I really want to raise money for the hospice because it’s really shocked me to learn how much charity St Catherine’s relies on to provide this service. It’s given me some fight back to do something to help.

I’m going to shave my head along with Steph’s son William, when we manage to raise £500. 

I’m looking forward to letting you know how we get on and sharing photos with you in the coming weeks, and I’ll keep you updated on my journey.

About the charity

St Catherine’s cares for patients and families who are affected by life-shortening conditions, at the hospice and in people’s own homes across Chorley, Preston and South Ribble. Our specialist care helps people enjoy the best possible quality of life to the end of life.

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