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Man set for busking in Watford to say 'thanks' to the Peace Hospice
One man and his guitar will be strumming up support for the Peace Hospice in remembrance of his dad who lost his life to cancer.
Ryan Leach has never forgotten the care his father "Dodge" received and the time they shared together during his illness at the hospice in Rickmansworth Road, Watford.
Singing and busking to shoppers and passers-by will be Ryan’s way of saying "thanks" to the Peace Hospice.
He will be busking in Watford during Hospice Care Week from October 7 and October 13.
Ryan explained: "I lost contact with my dad for eleven years and only found him again when he was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus.
"I moved back in with him to make up for lost time. We had a lot of laughs even though it was an emotional time."
As his father’s illness progressed he received the support of the Peace Hospice and Ryan continued to spend time with him at the Peace Hospice Inpatient Unit.
He added: "At first the word ‘hospice’ frightened me. I thought it would be a scary place but as soon as dad was referred to the Inpatient Unit I changed my mind.
"It was a very relaxed environment and the care and support was such a comfort.
"Although dad was very ill, every day counted. He mattered to the very end and we made great memories. I am so thankful to the Peace Hospice.
"That’s why I will be singing and playing my guitar during Hospice Care Week. I want to give a little something back and make people aware of the amazing work of the Hospice."
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