Nadia’s dad always loved Christmas. It was this which helped to spark a new Christmas tradition in his name after he died in 2016.
“Dad was a sociable, family man, he loved any excuse to bring people together, particularly at Christmas.
It became a bit of a tradition, through the years, each time, trying to out do our previous festivities.
Dad’s love of the festive season saw us begin a new tradition, donating to PSPA’S Bauble Appeal.
“Dad was diagnosed with PSP at just 69 years old in 2013. He had been experiencing symptoms for a few years prior though. Symptoms included withdrawing from friends and family, avoiding social outings and becoming more tired.
Dad retired the year before, so mum thought he was slowing down in general. But we all felt something was wrong.
Following his diagnosis, it was horrible to watch my vibrant and happy dad deteriorate before our eyes. But we are glad we found PSPA. The local Support Group was particularly helpful to our family.
Sadly, we celebrated our last wonderful Christmas together with dad in 2015. This is when I began donating to PSPA’s Bauble Appeal.
I donate because the charity is really close to my heart. I know dad would approve too. He loved this time of year and it helps me remember those special times we had together.”