Death is the one certainty: every second of every day death visits and leaves with another. Rich or poor, good or evil, all will wander off holding death’s hand.
For Debbie Phillips, death visited in February this year - one of many visited that day. Her family grieved as families do and her daughter, Sarah, sang a beautiful song into her mobile phone.
Sarah’s words finish off the story.
“I recorded this into my mobile phone in my bedroom on the 10th February 2010, the evening my mother, Debbie Phillips, died of cervical cancer. Family friend, Charlie Mole, subsequently added the musical accompaniment. This was played as a tribute at her funeral on 25th February. Cervical cancer has for a long time been the 'poor relation' of other cancers. The Debbie Phillips Cervical Cancer Research Fund has been set up as part of the UCL Cancer Research Trust to fund research into the detection and treatment of cervical cancer. The link will take you to a site which will enable you to make a donation to the fund. If you like my song please make a donation.
Copy and paste this link to donate: www.ucl.ac.uk/online-giving/giving-to?PR OJECT_CODE=P11”
[The Telegraph has a fuller report]