Broadstairs hospice shop display dedicated to former Pilgrims nurse Jo Leadbeater

Jo was a palliative nurse at the hospice

An Alice in Wonderland themed window display has been created in a Broadstairs shop window and is dedicated to a former hospice nurse.

The display has been put together by Pilgrims Hospice shop volunteer Charlie Euden as a tribute to her friend Jo Leadbeater (nee Mead) who lost her life to an aggressive brain tumour.

Jo and daughters on her wedding day

Jo was diagnosed with a grade four brain tumour in July last year. She underwent radiotherapy treatment and in the New Year married her partner Justin. But the tumour claimed the mum-of-five and stepmum-of-two’s life when she was just 54.

Friend Charlie has now put together the display, at the hospice shop in the High Street and said she made the dedication to honour Jo’s memory.

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She said: “Jo was a friend and my daughter dances with her twin girls. I do the Pilgrims Hospice windows in Broadstairs every Friday and thought it might be a nice way to honour her memory and remember what she gave.”

Jo was a palliative community nurse with Pilgrims Hospice. The charity helps people facing a terminal diagnosis, and their families, to live well.

It has some 200 Pilgrims nurses and therapists that support thousands of people in east Kent each year.

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