What they said

Poems to order:

I would like to thank you for all of the effort put in to creating such beautiful personal poetry for me. I was reduced to tears by how emotional this was. It is appreciated more that I can put into words & is so special with such personal touches & is something I can treasure forever, thank you so so much.  (I mean every word of this, it truly is amazing, thank you so much).

Mum absolutely loved the poem(s) which you wrote for her. She phoned on Christmas morning, and hardly mentioned the National Trust membership or any of the other presents I'd bought for her - that was the one she wanted to talk about. She couldn't work out how a poem that was so personal, and so apt, had been written. 

One of her friends emailed me later in the week to say that Mum had shared the poem with her and some others, and had said it was her "best present ever". She said that she (the friend) had tears in her eyes when reading it. 

So all in all, it went down very well!

What a great idea! It was so sweet to be able to welcome my nephew's firstborn with a poem written just for him. Thank you so much for helping to make something special, even in the middle of lockdown.

Comments from Oncology patients and carers

This has been an absolute joy for me; I’ve just loved it! You’re very clever. You know what you’re doing with this work? You’re spreading happiness.

That’s beautiful, brilliant - it’s a picture of me! What a gift you have. It’s so lovely it’s all I can do not to cry. God moves in mysterious ways and he must have sent you to me today. Thank you so much. I’m so excited!

Do you know, since I’ve known my mum had cancer, that’s the first time I’ve cried? It really brings it home to you. That’s my mum exactly. It’s lovely. Thank you so much; sometimes it’s good to cry. This really means a lot to me.

Do you know, this has done me so much good? I’ve been able to talk about all the things I’ve kept to myself before. I wouldn’t go to therapy but you’ve done me the world of good. You do wonderful things for people; you’re a wonderful lady.

Lovely! Smashing! Wonderful! When I’m feeling down I can read that and it will cheer me up. I recognise myself in all of that. Thank you so very, very much. I’ve really enjoyed my afternoon.