Christmas was my Dad’s favourite time of the year and on the 12th of August this year we celebrated our last Christmas together. Dad was in the North London Hospice when my Mum, brother, sister and I decided to plan one last Christmas together. With 24hours to pull it off, we all mucked in with creating decorations and planning the best possible Christmas for Dad. When Dad woke up from his Sunday nap, his bedroom had been decorated with paper chain garlands, snowflakes, fairy lights, candy canes and a Christmas tree! Best of all was the Christmas dinner that was prepared for us by the staff. We had turkey, roast potatoes, honey roasted parsnips, stuffing, pigs in blankets, cabbage and gravy, thanks to hospice chef Ben Watt. The staff at the North London Hospice worked so hard to make our day special and they proved that the spirit of generosity that we often see at Christmas can be used at any time of year.