Lockdown life – the everyday impact on Bedford: Part seven

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Jill and Tony Izzard 60th Wedding Anniversary
Jill and Tony Izzard received a message from the Queen, congratulating them on their 60th Wedding Anniversary

Sharing experiences during ‘lockdown’ has shown that we are not alone. Many are having to change plans and accept that important milestone events like weddings or birthday celebrations need to be postponed.

In this way, coronavirus has impacted much more than our day-to-day lives.

Today, Jill Izzard tell us how their 60th wedding anniversary plans have been put on hold and they face another significant challenge.

Life will become brighter and happier

We’ve been together for so many years and a card arrived from Our Queen with congratulations on our 60th Wedding Anniversary in March.

However this has been tinged with sadness as we cancelled any celebrations with our wonderful family and friends, and have welcomed into our lives the wonderful Nurses, Carers and Volunteers as my husband battles with his last days/weeks coping with Cancer.

Nothing is too much for these wonderful people who have the Co19 Virus to worry about but also manage to be so kindly and compassionate to us here in our home which now resembles a Hospital Ward.

We have Sue Ryder Nurses visiting twice daily and the District Nurse to top-up Tony’s medication so he is out of pain and is calm and comfortable.

For the collection of prescriptions and drugs from our local chemist we have the wonderful Craig and his band of volunteers.

Neighbours, family and friends have helped with shopping and a positive chat via the doorstep, phone and online when times are rough.

Without all these people we’d be absolutely lost. So here is our chance to say a huge thank you from both us and our family as we hit the difficult times.

Life will become brighter and happier and until that time, thank you.

By Jill Izzard, Brickhill.


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