I spent 8 months volunteering for an inspiring charity Hospice Africa Uganda in Kampala in 2016.
Everyone on this planet deserves to die with dignity, no matter their race, creed, or background.
Hospice Africa Uganda works tirelessly to ensure people in one of the poorest parts of the world have the chance to die in dignity, pain free, surrounded by their families.
Founded by the inspirational Dr Anne Merriman in 1993 Hospice Africa Uganda has transformed care for cancer patients in Uganda.
Cancer care facilities are still few and far between, meaning only 5 per cent of people who develop cancer ever get to have chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Cure is not an option. Palliative care and pain relief is the only hope.
This is where Hospice Africa Uganda comes in.
Thanks to Dr Anne and her team hundreds of people with cancer are receiving pain relief and palliative care each year, something which makes their final journey so much easier.
All patients in need of care are accepted, irrespective of ability to pay.
It costs just €25 a week to care for a cancer patient, and provide them with liquid morphine for pain control. That is €100 a month.
It was humbling for me to see at first hand the great work the Hospice Africa Uganda team are doing. But they need help.
Every contribution no matter how big or small is much appreciated.