A much loved and respected member of the Demelza care team said a sad goodbye to children, families and colleagues when she moved on to pastures new after 18 years with the charity.
Ann Fagg joined Demelza in February 2000 as a nurse and worked her way up to Care Services Lead. Most of her time was spent working at Demelza’s Kent hospice, in Sittingbourne, but the last three years Ann has worked at the charity’s Eltham hospice in South East London.
Children gave Ann hand-made cards and staff enjoyed tea and cake with Ann before she left – as well as trip down memory lane, recalling special times.
Ann said: “I'm very sad to be leaving. It’s not really felt like a job but more of a vocation. I will really miss Demelza, the ethos of the organisation, what it stands for and how it puts families at the centre of everything.
“It’s been a privilege to work here and to work with the children and their families. It’s been truly rewarding to have been a small part of their lives.”
When Ann arrived at Demelza there was just the Sittingbourne hospice. Today Demelza, as well as supporting children and families in Kent, also has another children’s hospice in Eltham and supports children in the community in East Sussex.