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Robert Brocklebank dives for Dawn

Posted on 30 December 2016

Robert Brocklebank took to the skies on 22nd October to face his fear of heights and skydive 10,000ft in memory of his loving partner, Dawn Brennan.

Robert’s brave challenge raised an incredible £1,971.25 for Pilgrims Hospices, which will really help to ensure we can continue to provide our services free of charge to our patients, their carer’s and families.

Robert said: “I am doing a 10,000ft skydive in memory of my loving partner Dawn. She was a loving caring person who had achieved such a lot in her short life. Dawn had just graduated as a nurse and had found her dream job at Taylor/Cardiac Ward, KCH. We had just purchased our first home and she was so happy in making plans on the way we wanted it. Dawn was suddenly and very sadly taken from us in June 2016 at the young age of 27. She is greatly missed by myself and everyone who knew her, I have chosen Pilgrims Hospice as this charity is very close to my heart. I know Dawn will be very proud of me as heights are not really my thing.”

Sophie Douch, Community Fundraising Officer, said: “What a brave challenge Robert took on whilst having a fear of heights, and with such a touching reason for doing so. Robert raised an incredible amount for Pilgrims Hospices which will truly make a big difference, and could help pay for over 98 hours of care for a patient here at the hospice. The amount of support Robert received is a clear testament to how loved Dawn was and certainly how missed she is, but it sounds like she would have been very proud of Robert for facing his fears. Thank you very much for choosing to support Pilgrims Hospices at this time.”

If Robert has inspired you to take up a challenge or help to support Pilgrims Hospices, you can click here to find out how you can help.




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