A touching and lovely message comes to me from Jackie and Sammie Degville, who are undertaking the race for life in aid of Cancer Research in honour of their beloved husband and father Paul Degville, who died following a protracted battle with the illness in January.
I’ll let the ladies explain in their own words.
Ian Bourne recently shared the sad news, via the Brownhills Blog, that my wonderful husband Paul Degville passed away on 6th January 2013.
The news came as a a shock to everyone and only a few individuals were aware that Paul had been couragously fighting a recurrent cancer condition. Although Paul lost his fight sooner than expected, he was always very positive about the treatments and took great interest in advancements in research.
This in mind, our daughter Sammie, my sister, Carole and I have entered Race for Life 2013, due to take place on 16th June to raise funds for Cancer Research. We will be participating in memory of Paul, a beautiful husband and dad and are hoping to raise £1,000.
The day will be very emotional for us as not only is it Fathers Day, but would also have been another wedding anniversary for Paul and I.
I would like to ask you if you could post an appropriate message on your blog and encourage anyone who knew Paul to sponsor/donate (every £1 helps) in his memory at http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/jackie-and-sammie.
If you are able to help spread this very special request it would be much appreciated by Sammie and myself. Paul regularly enjoyed reading your blog and was delighted in the post talking about the jazz music sessions at the Crown, the Wheatsheaf and particularly the references to his dear Mom and Dad. Thankyou.
Jackie and Sammie Degville