Wish Ball at The Brook in Soham will help fulfil terminally ill people’s last wishes

Hannah Schumann

Hannah Schumann - Credit: Archant

A paramedic brought up in Soham is holding a charity Wish Ball later this month at The Brook.

The Wish Ball

The Wish Ball - Credit: Archant

Hannah Schumann, who volunteers with Stichting Ambulance Wens - a charity which began in Rotterdam to fulfil the wishes of terminally ill people - has organised the fundraiser.

She said: “I think we all wish we could have had that last special memory with a loved one - that’s how I feel about my grandmother.

“That’s why I’m involved with the charity, and for the fact that my profession allows me to help others.

The charity has now expanded to the UK and relies on health care professionals volunteering to take patients, who are usually on many medications, to make their last days special.

“We are hoping to raise money for an ambulance to be kept in the UK,” Ms Schumann added.

“This goes towards enabling people to have moments with their loved ones that they can treasure forever.

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“The wishes granted have included ice skating with family whilst on the stretcher, being wheeled out to the sea, visiting Disney and holding their first grandchild.”

The Wish Ball takes place on Friday March 25 from 6.30pm.

Tickets cost £35 each and include a three course meal and welcome drink; tables of eight or more will also receive a free bottle of Prosecco.

For more information and to book, call Hannah on 07710 490328 or 07506 060224.