After suffering pain in his back, Maurice Greenwood was sent for a scan.

In early 2023 the dad-of-two was told he had cancer in his lungs, liver and spine.

Maurice, 67, was referred to The Kirkwood in Dalton for help, support and treatment but when staff said he needed to go into the hospice, Maurice was devastated.

Speaking in an emotional video for The Kirkwood, Maurice said: “Going into a hospice to me meant I am dead. But they said: ‘No, you’ll be going home.’ I didn’t know hospices do what these guys do.

“The staff are like angels. I would not have got through it without them.”

Just a month after being admitted to the hospice, Maurice returned home to Mirfield.

“I have a condition which will eventually get me – but not for a long time,” he said. “That’s what The Kirkwood has given me.”

Maurice, known to his friends as Moz, is a former member of Whiteknights, a group of volunteer motorbike riders who deliver blood and vital medical supplies to hospitals.

Listen to Maurice’s story in his own words in the video below.