Sound System Gift That Will Provide More Than Entertainment
Thank you to our friends at The Archer newspaper who have kindly donated a new sound system to North London Hospice in memory of one of their writer, Neil McNaughton.
Neil had a brain tumour and spent his last two-and-a-half weeks at our Finchley in-patient unit last year. His widow Tina and son Philip came with Neil’s friends and colleagues from The Archer to present the music system to the Hospice’s Patient & Family Support Manager Laurence McGonnell.
Tina said: “The care Neil received here made all the difference. He couldn’t have asked for better support at the end of his life. And the after care has been incredible. It didn’t just end at the end of Neil’s life. I have continued to receive support and take part in the weekly Walk & Talk bereavement group.”
The Archer editorial volunteer Diana Cormack added: “As a thank you for the loving care Neil received and in memory of a Liverpool lad with a wide musical taste, The Archer is please to present this CD player. We hope it will help to provide some comfort and ease to people who may be in anxiety or distress and also to those who would just appreciate a break.”
“This isn’t just an ordinary music player. In a place such as this there are times when words are not enough and music helps a person to find a way of expressing how they feel. It provides a healing of memories, worries and concerns and will provide much more than entertainment,” said Laurence McGonnell.