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St Catherine’s Hospice pay tribute to Max Neill

Posted on - 8th March, 2016 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Charities, Preston News
Max Neill in the St Catherine's Hospice grounds Pic: Sarah Walker

Max Neill in the St Catherine’s Hospice grounds Pic: Sarah Walker

A Preston hospice has paid tribute to one of its residents who passed away after a battle with bowel cancer.

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Max Neill, who blogged about spending Christmas at St Catherine’s Hospice and the care he received, died aged 49.

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Jimmy Brash, director of care at the hospice, thanked Max and his family for sharing their experiences to help raise awareness of important issues around end of life care, and the impact that hospice care can have.

He said: “The honesty with which Max wrote about his situation was extremely brave, and it is easy to see how his blogs resonated with people across Central Lancashire, around the country and beyond.

“His passion and determination to use his experiences to help make a difference to others facing the end of life was truly inspiring. We are very grateful to Max and everyone who shares their experiences of St Catherine’s and hospice care to build a greater understanding of what really matters at this most poignant time.

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“Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all of Max’s family and friends. We hope the lasting legacy Max has left will provide some comfort at this most difficult time.”

Max’s funeral took place on Friday 4 March at the Red Scar Crematorium.

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