Dear Ashlee

Dear Ashlee, I have known you since we were children, playing on the park, you living on one side of it and me on the other. I always admired you. You always had cool clothes, trendy trainers and gorgeous hair. You were funny, you were popular and you knew everyone

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Ashlee

This photo is of me with my friend Ashlee. She got married today. She turned 30 last month.  Isn’t she beautiful? She probably won’t ever get to turn 31. Her first wedding anniversary may never come. Ashlee is dying and there’s nothing any of us can do.  Today has been

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For Ashlee

I read it in the papersI heard it straight from youI know it’s common knowledgeStill I can’t believe it’s true I’ve know you for a lifetimeWe’ve been through smooth and roughWe’ve laughed so hardWe’ve cried some tearsYou’ve always been so tough But everything has changed nowYou need those who will

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The Last Letter

Dear Ashlee You’d have been pleased with how your funeral went. From the exotic flowers on your angel-white coffin to the horse-drawn carriage fit for a princess, I’ve never seen a more beautiful entrance made. Your family were so strong. I honestly don’t know how your mum and Neil have

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Race For Life 2014

Heroes wear trainers. I’m no hero, but I wore trainers on 13th July. Like most other people, I hate cancer. I hate it with all my might. So when Scottish Power offered to sponsor me to take part in the Heaton Park Race For Life last month I was going

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