Special visitor at town’s hospice

Coun Sandra Pickin, Mayor of Wakefield, with patients and their families at the Prince of Wales Hospice.
Coun Sandra Pickin, Mayor of Wakefield, with patients and their families at the Prince of Wales Hospice.
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Staff and patients at Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice had a VIP visitor earlier this month.

Wakefield’s mayor, Coun Sandra Pickin was given a tour of the Halfpenny Lane care centre’s lymphoedema clinic and spent time chatting to staff and patients.

Coun Pickin, whose father died 10 years ago after battling cancer, has taken part in a number of fundraising events for the hospice including a sponsored skydive, fun runs and the annual memory walks.

She said: “Doing the skydive was fantastic and I hope many more will take up the challenge to raise funds for this very worthy cause. The hospice is a fantastic place with excellent staff. You can’t fault the way they are with patients.”

Coun Pickin also visited the hospice’s day therapy unit, where patients socialise, its rehabilitation suite and physiotherapy and occupational therapy departments.

Coun Pickin will open and lead the hospice’s 10km Memory Walk in April.