Behind the scenes of hospice which granted Star Wars fan dying wish

The hospice which organised a special screening of Star Wars for a dying fan, have allowed ITV Meridian behind the scenes.

Rowans Hospice in Purbrook near Waterlooville makes dreams come true for everyone they care for.

It has an entire building dedicated to living well, with light, colour and laughter filling the atmosphere.

The walk-in centre offers exercise classes, complementary therapies, emotional and practical support to anyone with a life-limiting disease, carers or the bereaved.

Carole spends every Wednesday at Rowans Hospice doing crafts and then goes home.

92-year-old Rita is still coming to classes two years after her husband Derek died of pancreatic cancer.

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It costs more than £7 million a year to run Rowans Hospice, 85% of that comes from donations.

The hospice is running a silver jubilee appeal which aims to raise £7.5 million for refurbishment work.

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Interviewees: Carole Vassallo & Rita Wright & Lisa Davies, Healthcare support worker & Ruth White, Chief Executive & Debbie Hulbert, Corporate supporter & Karen Brickell, Ward Manager