A grieving daughter is choreographic a charity theatre performance in memory of her mum. 

Helayna Liviero lost her mother Chrissie to cancer of the abdomen and pelvis in September 2021.

In just five weeks from her diagnosis, Chrissie became very poorly and needed hospice care where she was given a bed at Florence Nightingale Hospice.

Helayna said: “Mum passed away two years ago in Florence Nightingale Hospice, we were all so relieved to get her a bed in the Hospice, as this was what Mum wanted in her final days.

"Due to her illness, she was in constant pain and when she came into the Hospice, they managed to control her pain better for the first time.

"As a family we were able to visit Mum daily, and her partner was able to stay in the room with her each night.

"The nurses there were incredible, making sure that Mum was comfortable and that we, as a family, were supported. When she finally passed away, they were so kind to us and allowed us to stay for as long as we wanted."

Helayna is now a choreographer for the charity's production of Nativity! The Musical, which is being shown at Wycombe Swan on Saturday, October 28.

The professional dancer, who has toured the UK with many productions, even performed for Prince William was asked by the charity to take part in this show.

She said: “I was delighted to be asked to be involved with the show, I have always enjoyed teaching dance and having experienced first-hand the care given to Mum a year earlier, I was thrilled to be able to get on board to help raise vital funds for the Hospice."

The first show at Aylesbury's Waterside Theatre was a success, raising £55,000 for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

In August, the charity also performed The Wiz at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, raising £75,000 for the Hospice.

“I think the whole project is just incredible, I know my Mum would love it and would be dancing along with us," Helayna added.

"Having experienced loss, and seen what I have seen, I can’t emphasis enough the importance of the nurses within the Hospice, and how important it is to keep hospice care alive.

"There will always be people in need, and we need to make sure we keep raising the funds for the Hospice to care for patients and their families, so like mine, their loved ones receive the very best care at the end of their life.”