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Children's Hospice Support Plea

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11:41am 2nd March 2012
(Updated 11:41am 2nd March 2012)

A grieving mum tells Pirate FM just how much Cornwall's first ever children's hospice means to her family.

Michelle Watkins' baby daughter Rose was born with a rare genetic condition.

But when they went for tea and to meet the team that would eventually care for her at Little Harbour, the tot took a turn for the worse and died.

Michelle from St Just says the support for the family was amazing:

 


Little Harbour at Porthpean

Children's Hospice South-West, all the carers and the families are saying thank-you to Pirate FM listeners, who helped raise the five million pounds it took to build the centre near St Austell.

But running it costs more than a million pounds a year.

Nurse Hannah Smith says every little helps: "No-one likes to think that families are going through this but unfortunately, there are loads of families out there in similar situations and that's never going to end. It's really important.

"The siblings can feel safe because obviously it's a really horrendous time for the whole family. But if the children and the brothers and sisters can come here and feel that they're safe and they can go off an play, they don't have to worry as much and the parents don't have to worry".

Little Harbour at Porthpean

11:41am 2nd March 2012

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