On Tuesday 20 October I visited the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham to take a range of images for their new publicity material.
Before my visit I had limited knowledge of what the hospice did and thought of it incorrectly, as many of us do, as an "old people's home".
How wrong that impression is. Having spent half a day there photographing so many aspects of what the staff do I came away feeling we need to ensure this facility gets as much support as possible from the community.
It costs over £10,000 per day to keep the hospice running.
The hospice provides palliative care for those facing the end of their lives and those caring for and supporting them. Care is provided by way of a range of holistic therapies.
As the hospice says, "we can't add days to life but we can add life to days".
My thanks go to the staff at the hospice for their assistance in helping me to get the shots required.
MPA UK Photographer of the Year 2009
Member since: 10th February 2010
Chris Martin is an award winning photographer based in Southampton (formerly based in Guildford) and is the 2009 Master Photographers Association Events Photographer of the Year.