Mum was a special person. Obviously! It's impossible to overestimate her importance in our lives and the positive influence she had on us when we were kids. Nor is it possible to quantify the love she had for us, all through our lives, and that we still have for her.
She was just 78 (that's young these days) when she died just over 2 years ago in March 2015. It was difficult to see her health deteriorate, especially towards the end, but she never lost her spirit while her body was failing her.
During her illness she was helped by – and spoke very highly of – the awesome people at Northern Ireland Hospice. I'm delighted, and privileged, to be able to use my ongoing good physical health to raise money for their continued work.