Dussing family says ‘Thank You’

Wife of the late Des Dussing, Marie Dussing, visited our In-Patient Unit on Friday, 21 April, with a donation of 50 pillow protectors. Des, who passed away on 12 March 2017 after a long battle with cancer, had always been a great supporter of our hospice.

He and his family contributed on a regular basis towards our ‘Brick Fund’ and in the founding days of Stepping Stone Hospice, Ascot Bedding & Furniture (the Dussing family business), assisted with the furnishing of our newly-built In-patient Unit.

“We are eternally grateful for the kindness and the loving care bestowed on Des in his last days, here at hospice, and we will continue to support you wherever and whenever we can,” said Marie.

Thank you Marie, Des was a beloved friend of Stepping Stone Hospice and “we will always remember him with kindness and gratitude,” said Sr Margi Bollman, who received the donation on behalf of Stepping Stone.

Caption: Sr Margi Bollman (right), receives a donation of pillow protectors on behalf of Stepping Stone Hospice, from Marie Dussing, wife of the late Des Dussing.

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