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Husband of Farleigh nurse helps to raise over £300 for the hospice

Tuesday 26th May

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Robert Tibble, a Braintree man and husband of one of Farleigh’s hospice at home nurses, has raised over £300 for the charity through his Farleigh inspired poetry. Robert’s poem offers an insight to the world for the Farleigh nurses, and a touching tribute to the amazing care they provide to people living with a life-limiting illness across mid-Essex.

The poem has been published on Robert’s JustGiving page, which encourages the public to donate towards Farleigh’s running costs at this challenging time. So far his poem has raised £335, with every penny being generously donated to the hospice.

Speaking about his poem, Robert said “I started writing poetry to deal with a difficult childhood and I write about things that I am passionate about or have an emotional interest in. I wrote this poem because after listening to my wife tell me about her days at work, I realised it takes special people to do what the hospice does. We all must take into account that these are real people with real thoughts, feelings and fears about their jobs.

I think the hospice provides terrific service and support and if I’m in a position one day where I need that I’d want to feel reassured about the time I had left. This poem reflects both sides of this strange time.”

Alison Stevens, Chief Executive of Farleigh Hospice said “Robert’s poignant poem demonstrates the connection Farleigh Hospice has with the community of mid-Essex and the family we have built with our wonderful nurses. That his powerful words have encouraged others to donate towards Farleigh at this difficult time speaks to his creativity and the generosity of people who enable us to continue providing care to people in mid-Essex with life-limiting illness, as well as support the NHS as best we can through the COVID-19 pandemic.”

To read Robert’s poem and donate to Farleigh Hospice, please visit