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THE JUMPER

“This jumper was my Dads. We lost him in 2011 exactly 2 years to the day after being diagnosed with cancer. I was the youngest member of the family and was always seen as the little girl and my sisters had more of a friendship relationship with my Dad. I really missed him and my Mum said the one thing that helped her when she lost her Dad was having one of his sweaters, so she dug one out for me. I picked this one over the one she intended to give me as it reminded me of some really good times I’d had with my Dad when he was wearing it.

Sometimes it’s just about being able to smell him. At times I sit with the jumper when I’m missing him, and instead of reminding me of what I’ve not got now, it reminds me of the good times and conversations we had then…”

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