Jade’s Place

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Oskar’s Dreams latest project has been to refurbish a counselling room at Hospice.

The bright, vibrant room called Jade’s Place is a lasting legacy to Jade daughter of Oskar’s Dreams secretary Dawn Herbert.Jade Image

Sadly Jade died, aged 17, in March 2013 after a 7 year battle with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. As Jade was a loyal supporter of Oskar’s Dreams the family decided that funds would be raised in her memory.

We worked with Hospice & the decision was made that we would create a new young persons chill out space at Hospice.

The room will be used by young adult patients and siblings within the family unit along with children and grandchildren of patients that use the adult services at Hospice or the children’s hospice Rebecca House. They will be able to chill out and ‘take off their colours.’

Jades family, Dawn, Ronnie, Ethan & Mailie knew exactly what Jade would of wanted and have used all of her favourite colours and themes in the design of this special place.  Jade also loved the rock group You Me At Six & met them in both March & December 2012, their album Take Off Your Colours was one of her favourites – that’s why that strapline is after the name of the room.”

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Margaret Simpson, Chief Executive of Hospice said: “Some people will associate Hospice and the work we do with the older generation but sadly young people will require the services we provide.” “Jade was an inspirational young lady who touched the lives of everyone she met so to have her remembered in this way, which will provide support for future young people we come into contact with, is a lovely way of thinking about her.” “I would like to thank Dawn and Ronnie Herbert and Oskar’s Dreams for their continued support of both Hospice and Rebecca House, our children’s hospice.”

“I know this room will help make a difference to the young people we look after and the appointment of someone trained to work with this age group will be a significant impact on them.”4F1B6737

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