Mandy Haden was a patient at Primrose Hospice & Family Support Centre, she was also one of fifty “Nudies” who took part in Sophie Tea Art’s ‘Women’ Catwalk show in 2021. Mandy sadly died in January 2022 and Sophie’s team reached out to Mandy’s family to see if they could support them.
Sophie’s team kindly decided to auction an original painting created by Sophie with all donations going to Primrose Hospice.
With the support of our amazing public and Sophie’s excellent team they raised an incredible £4,700 through the auction which will help Primrose Hospice to support more people like Mandy and her family.
Laura, Mandy’s daughter, said: “Mum was always so upbeat and confident. It was really nice for her to be able to meet other people that were in a similar boat to her.”
Before Mandy died she spoke to Sophie’s Team prior to participating in the catwalk about being diagnosed with a palliative and life-limiting illness. Mandy said: “During these years that I have been given I have not wasted time. I’ve done the Forrest High Tree Walks with my family as memories, Snowdonia’s highest peak and longest zip wire, indoor sky diving and had a tattoo, as I’ve always wanted one!
Do what you would really like to do in life as soon as you are able. We left doing our living until we had had our family. So things did not work out as we had expected them to be. You only have One Life SO LIVE IT.”
Thank you to Mandy’s family for their support for Primrose Hospice, thank you to Sophie Tea’s Team and thank you to everyone that donated through the auction.