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Lewis Manning Hospice to appear on BBC's One Show tomorrow

By mbarber  |  Posted: April 21, 2014

  • Nikki talks to Andy in hospice garden

  • Andy with Nikki

  • Nikki shows Andy some press cuttings from her memory book

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Tune in to BBC's The One Show tomorrow (Tuesday) to see a feature on Lewis-Manning Hospice.

Former Radio 1 presenter Andy Kershaw visited the Poole-based hospice in February with a film crew to interview Nikki Hastings, who is a current Day Hospice patient, as part of a story about QR Memories and leaving lasting legacies for loved ones. The story was originally due to be shown at the end of February but changes to scheduling mean it is now going out on 22nd April.

QR Memories are an innovative idea by Chester Pearce, a local funeral and bereavement service that works closely with Lewis-Manning, of creating QR codes that can be placed into stone memorials on graves or next to a tree or on a bench, that links to website with text, photos and videos to help people remember a person or to learn a little more about them and what they achieved during their life.

Nikki, who is 39 and terminally ill, having been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in October 2008, talked to guest presenter Andy Kershaw about her own experiences of creating memory books for her children and discussed the various different ways you could use a QR Memories website.

Nikk has written a book which she hopes to get published. She also told her story at Lewis-Manning’s annual Death into Dying conference last year, as well as at a ladies lunch as part of “inspiring women” project, which was filmed and will feature on The One Show.

Nikki said: “The experience of being interviewed for The One Show was amazing and it was a great opportunity to discuss the different ways you can leave a legacy for your loved ones – it is certainly something that everyone should consider.”

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