Story 28

Greeted with warmth

My daughter Jennifer lived at Greenhill House for 17 years, where she was cared for with much love.

Beryl Knight

The atmosphere throughout the home was one of friendliness and awareness of the needs of the residents.

Whilst Jennifer was there, I had the great privilege of meeting Leonard Cheshire, a truly inspiring man, and a memory I treasure. I said to him, ‘you must be pleased to achieve so much during your lifetime’, and he responded ‘but there is so much more to do.’

When Jennifer died in 1991, the staff were very supportive. Her ashes are buried in the grounds there, high on a bank which has been planted with daffodils. Each spring when the flowers are in bloom I visit. I am always amazed and humbled by the residents and staff, who remember Jennifer and greet me with such warmth.

I am 90 years of age this year, but my children, who sometimes accompany me, have promised me they will continue the yearly pilgrimage.

I am always amazed and humbled by the residents and staff, who greet me with such warmth.