Deputy Mayor of Skegness praises hospice

Deputy Mayor of Skegness Coun Dick Edgington (centre) at the hospice.
Deputy Mayor of Skegness Coun Dick Edgington (centre) at the hospice.

‘Humbled and moved’ is how the deputy mayor of Skegness described his first visit to the Butterfly Hospice in Boston.

Coun Dick Edginton was given a tour of the facility, met the hospice staff, volunteers and patients and enjoyed some scones and cup of tea.

The hospice’s inpatient unit is run in partnership with Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) and the Butterfly Hospice Trust.

It relies on donations to remain able to provide this much-needed service. Since, August, 2014, the six-bed unit has been providing free, high-quality palliative, end of life and respite care in an informal and homely environment with adults with life-limiting illness.

Speaking about his visit Coun Edginton said: “The facilities you have here are absolutely fantastic. The work that the staff and volunteers do is tremendous.

“It’s quite humbling and moving to visit and get a real feel for what it is like here. It’s very tranquil and serene.

“It’s a great benefit to the community not only here in Boston but to those in Skegness too who can also receive care here.”

Yvonne Slater, chairman of the trustees at the Butterfly Hospice said: “We’re very honoured to welcome the deputy mayor of Skegness to visit us at the hospice to highlight what we do here.

“We had hoped to welcome the mayor but unfortunately he was unwell. We are very proud of the great work we do here and are most grateful for any support we can receive.”