This picture of a rainbow over Bury Hospice was taken by Melissa Peters. She had arrived to visit her mother, Susan, who was being cared for at the centre. Before walking inside she took the photograph to show her mother.
But moments later staff told her that her mother had died ten minutes earlier. Now the image is a poignant reminder of that day, and is displayed as a tribute to Susan in Melissa’s home.
Melisssa, a mother-of-three, is now in training to take part in the Hospice’s five kilometre run, called ‘Touch the Rainbow’, in her mother’s memory.
Melisssa, 28, said:
Susan, 62, who lived in Radcliffe, worked in Morrisons in Ramsbottom.
She started feeling unwell in June last year. Tests revealed she had lung cancer which had spread to her lungs and abdomen.
She was admitted to the hospice, where Melissa and her three children would visit every day.
The 5k run takes place at Burrs Country Park on June 12th between 9am and 5pm to mark the 25th anniversary of the hospice. Registration is £20 and runners are encouraged to collect sponsorship. To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 797 1748.