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Skydive in memory of Lucia

Local couple Karen Weeks and Nick Green will be doing a sponsored skydive at Hinton Airfield, Banbury on bank holiday Monday 31st August to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West.

Karen, who teaches Pilates in Bath, and her partner Nick, are close to the family of local teenage fundraiser Lucia Robinson, who died in June at CHSW Charlton Farm.

Lucia had been suffering from astrocytoma, an aggressive form of cancer in her spinal cord, but during her year-long illness, tirelessly raised money for children’s cancer charities and Bristol Children’s Hospital. Funds raised by the ‘Go Blue For Lucia’ group she founded are now near £9,000.

Karen, who lives in Chilcompton said, “We really wanted to give something back to the hospice. The love and care Lucia and her family received there was absolutely extraordinary.

“Of course, this level of care costs a lot of money, and Lucia had desperately wanted to do a skydive herself as a fundraising event, but her illness progressed too quickly to allow that. So we’re going to jump for her, remembering her.”

Lucia’s parents have asked Karen and Nick to carry Lucia’s ashes with them when they jump, so she will actually go with them on the skydive.

Karen and Nick’s fundraising page can be found by searching ‘Karen Weeks’ at www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com or you can arrange to support them by emailing karen@core pilatesuk. co.uk.

Children’s Hospice South West, which cared for Lucia, provides hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West. For more information go to www.chsw.org.uk.

 

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