Congratulations to talented amateur photographer and Greenfields staff member, Clare Basham-Smith, whose blooming lovely photo ‘Buttercups at Dusk’ has made the front cover of Farleigh Hospice’s charity diary 2020.
Farleigh Hospice is based in Chelmsford and provides hospice care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses and bereavement across mid-Essex. Last September, Greenfields’ staff and volunteers chose the hospice to be our Charity of the Year 2019. Finance Operations Manager, Clare, is one of 12 competition-winners whose prize-winning pics are featuring in the diary.
Clare, who has always had an interest in photography as “it’s a great way of documenting life and capturing memories”, has lost two family members to cancer, both of whom received support through the hospice:
“Last August – quite suddenly – we lost my father-in-law, Bob, to cancer. He was given just two weeks to live after a short stay in hospital. He hated being in the hospital, and was too poorly go home, but, luckily, he was admitted to Farleigh just 24 hours before he died.
“It wasn’t the first time I’d been to Farleigh; they had also cared for my late uncle over ten years before.”
Clare’s husband, Scott, has also shown his support for the hospice, running the London Marathon in April in Bob’s memory and raising over £4,000 for Farleigh.
Clare was invited to a launch night at the hospice, with tea, cake and more photos taken!
The diaries and also calendars are currently being produced and you will be able to buy them at the hospice, their shops and via their website soon, with all profits going back into the charity.
Find out more about Farleigh Hospice by clicking on this link: www.farleighhospice.org