Helping them through ‘their darkest days’ has inspired the Flemming family to rally behind Mountbatten. Tom Flemming was just 39 when he died from cancer. It had spread around his body and left him paralysed from the chest down.

Tom’s family described him as the ‘life and soul of the party’ who made his mark on everyone who met him.

He was a son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend to so many. He was also a fighter and never complained about his illness and made the most of every day until the very end.

To help give him the support he needed, Tom moved in with his brother, Stuart, Stuart’s wife, Jess, and their children, Sophia, and Arlo.

Mountbatten’s Care at Home team would visit twice daily to help look after Tom and remained involved in his care until he died.

“As a family, we cannot thank this wonderful charity enough for all the kindness, graciousness and care they gave not only to Tom, but to our entire family,” said Stuart.

“They were there for Tom all the way through and helped us so much in the weeks and months after he died.

“Mountbatten saved us, and we are committed to supporting them for helping us so much in what were truly our darkest days. “

The Flemmings have all placed a ribbon in memory of Tom in our hospice garden.

“It’s a wonderful thing for us to do, and for the children to be involved too,” said Jess.

“The garden at Mountbatten is a very peaceful place and it is really lovely to remember Tom in this way.”

By donating in memory of your loved one, you’ll be helping to ensure that people like the Flemming Family get the help they need to carry on in the darkest of times. 


Together we can ensure that no-one faces death, dying, and bereavement alone. Thank you.

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