Jeff Masters
David Burman
Robbin Suffield


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[p]Three 80-year olds are walking 80 miles up the rivers Severn and Avon and the Stratford Canal to raise money for three well-deserving hospices. The walk will begin on the 2nd September and will be finishing on the 9th. [/p][p]Our trio of walkers is made up of; [b]David[/b], a farmer and chemical engineer well experienced in producing lambs and driving a combine. [b]Robbin[/b], a geologist who knows where to profitably drill or dig big holes, who then ran the family hardware store in Shirley before remodelling his 17th century cottage in Wootton Wawen. Finally [b]Jeff[/b], who started life training as a Mechanic of the Mine before qualifying at university and following a career in clean and efficient energy technology.[/p][p]We are raising money for The Myton Hospices, The Shakespeare Hospice and Acorns Children’s Hospice. As Henley Rotary Club, we generally raise £10,000 each year, and the three hospices are regular beneficiaries. COVID-19 meant we raised scarcely anything last year and we then decided to try a different approach, hence the challenge of the [b]Triple80HospiceTrek[/b]. [/p][p]The walk is from Sharpness on the River Severn, up to the River Avon and then alongside the Stratford Canal to Wootton Wawen. This route means no long climbs, the prevailing wind on our backs and a good chance of not getting lost.[/p][p]Accommodation is the three of us sharing hotel rooms, plus some nights under canvas. The greater hardship may not be the walk, but the night-time arrangements. We stress that all accommodation and sustenance is at the three participants expense, hence why three of us are sharing a room. [/p][p][br][/p][p]David Burman: [i]"My thoughts concern my Uncle who had his last few weeks in Myton Hospice. He was certainly not an easy gent to please but after a few days at Myton said to me “This is a very happy place; the staff are wonderful, and I really am enjoying being here. It is like being on holiday."[/i][/p][p][i]Another friend was treated at the Shakespeare Hospice and said they were so kind, and she was helped so much that she said when I get better, I am coming here to be a helper, they seem to have great fun with us, it is a bit like a pantomime."[/i][/p][p][br][/p][p]Robbin Suffield:[i] "It's win, win, win - our walk will give us some exercise and fellowship, and hopefully with the generosity of friends and the public, will help the three hospices to carry on their essential work - and my wife says she'll benefit from a week's peace and quiet![/i] [/p][p][br][/p][p]Jeff Masters: [i]"I was involved with Solihull Mencap for some thirty years during which we also ran a home for the members. I could see the huge benefits a kind and caring staff bestowed and feel this is more so in a hospice. My best friend and long-time walking companion who eventually succumbed to cancer went into to a hospice. On one occasion, my visit coincided with four other people. On seeing us all gathered round his bed, my friend called loudly, nurse, nurse bring the champagne. To our collective astonishment and amusement, it arrived, with glasses, within seconds. This to me showed how far the hospice would go to accommodate their guests wishes."[/i][/p][p][br][/p][p]Henley in Arden Rotary Club has regularly supported The Myton Hospices, a provider of in-house care for terminally ill patients, Shakespeare Hospice which provides care within the community and Acorns Hospice which provides short breaks, emergency and end of life care for life limited and life threatened babies and children. The three hospices cater for different needs and are close to our hearts and much respected in the community.[/p][p]We have had some experience of hospices and could see the huge benefit bestowed from having such caring and positive staff. They are dealing with the end of life, but really do create a happy place.[/p][p]We do hope you can support our chosen charities, and should you be on our route, we will be pleased to see you and possibly have your company for a couple of miles. On the final day of the walk, Olivia, Bridget and Natalie will be walking the last 7 miles of the trek with us, whilst representing the three hospices. [/p][p]The grand finale is at the Navigation Inn in Wootton Wawen, which is the nearest the route passes to Henley in Arden, the home of our Rotary Club. We are now greatly reduced and also hope this escapade will stimulate interest in new members![/p][p] [/p][p][i]Please see below for some information on the three charities we have decided to raise money for:[/i] [/p][p][b][u]The Myton Hospices[/u][/b][/p][p] Each year The Myton Hospices support thousands of people and their families, in our three hospices, via our patient and family support services and in the community through Myton at Home. The charity needs to raise £7.8 million alone this year to continue providing their services free of charge and couldn’t do it without people like you! Last year, despite the challenges of Covid-19, limiting ability to offer some of the services, Myton were still able to support 1,400 people and their families.[/p][p][b][u]Acorns Children’s Hospice[/u][/b][/p][p] Acorns Children’s Hospice provides care, support, fun and laughter for life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people and support for their families. In the past year Acorns has cared for over 820 children across the West Midlands from its three hospices in Birmingham, Worcester and Walsall, within the family home and community. When a child’s life is limited, family time is precious. Which is why, as well as providing complex medical care, Acorns help families to create lasting memories and make every day count. Acorns relies on people like you in the community to fund its vital care services for local children and families.[/p][p][b][u]The Shakespeare Hospice[/u][/b][/p][p]At The Shakespeare Hospice we are proud to be a little bit different! We are an award-winning Hospice providing outstanding palliative and end-of-life care for our patients, their families and carers across South Warwickshire. Our reach extends beyond the traditional Hospice walls, providing expert support within our local community and patients own homes. We offer a diverse range of community-based services including Hospice at Home & Day Hospice (Adult Community Care), Adult Counselling, Children’s and Family Support Services and Transitional Care Services. Our expert care is available not just to our patients but also their families, loved ones and those who matter the most to them.[/p][p] [/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Sep 15, 2021


Well done; not bad for old chaps like those Robbin knew at Ashby Hastings Rotary club. A very worthy effort and a pleasure to walk with you. Brian


plus £17.50 Gift Aid

Sep 15, 2021

Jim and Linda

Sep 14, 2021

Sue Nick and Elena


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2021

David Burman


plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2021

PP John Latham

Congratulations boys. It was a great idea and achieved with great results


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2021

Gill and Jonathan Evans

Well done chaps!!


plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2021

Di Roberts

Congratulations Triple80's, wonderful fun way to raise money for your chosen charities.

Sep 9, 2021

Katie Eveleigh

Huge congratulations!! What an inspirational journey and fantastic charities to raise money for!! Very proud of you. Much love, The Eveleigh's xoxoxo


Sep 9, 2021

martin Smyth

Good luck.

Sep 9, 2021

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