Super skydiver Oonagh was inspired by our special anniversary to put pen to paper for us – here’s her wonderful poem.
110 in so many ways
At 1 minute 10 seconds I had entered the world and opened my lungs.
1 week and 1 day my grandparents came.
1 month and 10 days a smile I produced.
1 year and 1 month my hair was put into pigtails.
11 years and a week my primary school finished.
10 months 1 day truancy I played.
Year 10 for a week I concentrated hard.
110 days I waited to hear.
I had passed 11 exams 0 were failed.
11 years later I heard a cry of pain.
But a place that was celebrating its 110 birthday, still it heard of my plea.
1 Doctor 10 nurses were listening to me.
1 driver 10 friends supported me too.
110 stars shined bright on a day,
As 110 strings of a heart were broken.
110 angels were surrounding me.
1100 lanterns they light every year.
To remember an unknown number they have helped.
110 more years I hope they are there always for you.
110 times thank you. John Taylor Hospice for being you.