“My Father was my best friend, a loving Husband, Father, Grandad, Brother and Uncle”

26th October 2021

Dan Vines took on the ultimate challenge, The Outlaw in memory of ‘his best friend’ and Father, John Vines.

“My Father was diagnosed with prostate cancer over ten years ago and after years of operations and various treatment, he was told early in 2020 that nothing further could be offered. It was at this point he began receiving palliative care from St Barnabas. He battled for four months, before sadly passing away on July 2nd 2020 with his family around him at home.

“St Barnabas provided us with regular contact and support during those last few weeks. They had a calming influence on the situation, which was so important to us during those tough times. They were there for us after he died too. It was such a tragic loss for us, but St Barnabas made it a somewhat easier situation to deal with. They were there when needed with a friendly voice.

“My Father, John was my best friend, a loving Husband, Father, Grandad, Brother and Uncle; the life and soul of our family and so sorely missed.

“As a member of a triathlon club based in Lincoln, I wanted to challenge myself and raise some much-needed funds for the Hospice along the way. I had completed the London Marathon 8 times but hadn’t done an Iron Man distance since 2015.

“I decided on a full Iron distance triathlon called The Outlaw. It included an 3.8km swim, 180 km bike ride and then a 42km run. The time limit is 17 hours, but I finished in 13 hours and 2 mins on the day.”

Dan raised £3,259, far surpassing his original £2,000 target.

We would like to say a huge thanks to Dan, and each and every one of his supporters. This incredible donation will support more families, like Dan’s and patients, like John receive vital end of life care when they need it most.

If you would like to show your support and thank Dan for his incredible effort visit his Just Giving page; https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Daniel-Vines5

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