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Borehamwood busker to raise money for Watford Peace Hospice
A busker will be strumming up support for the hospice who cared for his father before he died of cancer.
Ryan Leach, of Borehamwood, will be singing and playing his guitar to help raise money for the Peace Hospice, in Lower High Street, Watford.
His father, known as “Dodge”, died of cancer of the oesophagus and Ryan is keen to give back to the hospice.
He said: “I lost contact with my dad for 11 years but only found him after he was diagnosed with cancer.
“I moved back in with him to make up for lost time. We had a lot of laughs even though it was an emotional time.”
As his father’s illness progressed, he received the support of the Peace Hospice and Ryan continued to spend time with his father at the inpatient unit.
He added: “At first the word hospice frightened me, it was a very scary place, but I soon changed my mind. it was a very relaxed environment and the care and support was a comfort.
“Although dad was very ill, every day counted. He mattered to the very end and we made great memories.”
Mr Leach will be busking in Watford Town Centre during Peace Hospice Awareness Week, which runs from October 7 to October 13.
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