Wing walking in memory of an incredible lady

27th May 2021

By Steph Armstrong, St Barnabas Hospice supporter

“This year my partner Micheal (37) is helping to raise money for St Barnabas. He is signed up to do the wing walk event on 8th August at Wickenby Airfield in Lincolnshire. We have supported the Hospice for a few years now, by taking part in some of the events to raise money. In 2019 we did the 5k Colour Dash which we really enjoyed doing together as a couple.

“We support the Hospice by taking part in events because St Barnabas supported my mum during her short illness. Her illness came so unexpectedly and it rocked the whole family. It was a devastating time and a sad situation to see our mum go through. She was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in September 2010 and sadly passed away peacefully within the care of St Barnabas Hospice on 26th February 2011, after receiving the vital care she needed towards the end of her life.

“She was a hardworking, caring mother of seven children, she always put herself last even when she was ill. She just cared about all of us children at the time and how things would affect us when she was gone. She loved driving in her car before she became ill, loved a magazine and good book. She was the manager in Cooplands bakery in Lincoln town centre. She was a lifetime partner to my dad Mark; they were together from teenagers up until the age of 39 when she sadly passed away. It left a big hole in all of our lives.

“Micheal is also raising money in memory of his friend’s mum who passed away in 2018 and was also cared for by the Hospice.

“Micheal has never done anything like this before. He is feeling good about doing the event, and looking forward to the whole experience. I am proud of him for helping the Hospice that supported my mum. I think for anyone considering doing the event I would just say the donations raised are going to such a great cause, supporting the care the Hospice is able to provide to patients and their families. For anyone considering the event, give it a go! It will be an unforgettable experience and we are looking forward to the event on the day.”

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