Emsworth Man to Wing Walk to Support Rowans Hospice


Nicky Parker was just 57 when he died of cancer now his brother Steve Parker a 61 year old Emsworth resident  is to wing walk on Friday t26th June to raise funds for the Rowans Hospice where Nicky spent his final days being cared for so lovingly by their dedicated team.


Losing anyone in this world is a extremely emotional experience but knowing that he passed away in such peaceful surroundings that Rowans Hospice provided, brought comfort in an otherwise painful moment.  


Rowans is an important part of our community and Steve wants to give something back to them as a small way of saying thank you.  It costs £6.5 million pounds each year to provide the excellent care for thehospice's patients. 86.5% of that total is raised by people like you and me in our local community.  So at 61 years old Steve will stand on top of a 1942 WWII Stearman biplane, 700 ft in the air reaching speeds of 130mph in memory of Nicky.


Did You Know …?

  • The Hospice was named the Rowans due to the mystical and healing properties associated with the Rowans Tree.

  • The Hospice was actually meant to have 20 bedrooms, but the design team had not thought that the Matron would need an office base.

  • The first patients through the doors were an elderly lady with terminal cancer and a young gentleman with HIV

  • All care and support is given free of charge

  • 3117 Carers were supported by Living Well Centre last year

  • Rowans undertakes on average 554 home visits a month

  • It takes a total of 306 dedicated members of staff and 1527  volunteers to run Rowans Hospice and Retail operations

  • W £527 is needed to fund just one overnight stay in-patient ward

  • 140,535 voluntary hours are worked across the charity every year

  • £19,655 every day to provide the apprpriate care.


  • Please support this most worthy cause by donating through Just Giving is simple, fast and totally secure HERE.




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