Goody 'brighter' after hospice admission

Terminally-ill reality television star Jade Goody was tonight feeling a “lot brighter” after being admitted to a hospice, her publicist Max Clifford said.

Terminally-ill reality television star Jade Goody was tonight feeling a “lot brighter” after being admitted to a hospice, her publicist Max Clifford said.

The 27-year-old newlywed spent much of the day planning the christening of her two sons and herself while being cared for at St Clare Hospice, in Hastingwood, near Harlow, Essex, said Mr Clifford.

Goody was taken to the hospice on Friday after hallucinating the previous night.

“I’ve spoken to her – she had a good night and she is a lot brighter,” said Mr Clifford.

The 'Big Brother' celebrity, who married Jack Tweed, 21, last Sunday, occupied much of her time today organising the christening of herself and her boys, Bobby, five, and Freddie, four.

Mr Clifford said it would take place next Saturday at a church close to Goody’s home, in Upshire, Essex.

“She is looking forward to the christening,” he said. “She is planning it with her friends and family. She was concentrating on that today and tomorrow and will go home on Monday.”

Goody was being comforted by a succession of visitors today, said Mr Clifford.

“Some of her friends have been, including a couple of her bridesmaids,” he said.

“Jack has been in and has stayed and the children are going to see her.

“Of course, the boys don’t know it’s a hospice. They just think mummy is in hospital.”

Mr Clifford said Goody was “extremely grateful” for the support she had received from the hospice and the general public.

But he added it was “a shame that her next door neighbour was so different”.

The cancer-stricken star became embroiled in a row with the male neighbour as she left her home yesterday.

It is understood the dispute surrounded the presence of media outside her property and access via a shared gate.

“She is extremely grateful for everything that she is getting at the hospice and also the wonderful support that she is getting from all over the country,” said Mr Clifford.

“She is so appreciative. It’s so lovely that there’s so much support from so many people. It’s just a shame that her next door neighbour is so different.”

About 250 people took part in a walk in support of Goody and to raise money for her children in Loughton, Essex, today.

Many wore T-shirts showing Goody’s face as they completed the 1.6-mile route.

Goody has been given just weeks to live after her cervical cancer spread to her liver, groin and bowel.

Mr Clifford said she planned to record a television interview with Piers Morgan for ITV early next week.

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