My name is Steve Parker and I am 61 years old The last few years have been very tough for me as I lost my little brother to Cancer. My little brother is called Nicky Parker and he was just 56 when he died of Cancer. My little brother spent his last remaining days at Rowans Hospice being care 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 I really wanted to give something back to them as a small way of saying Thankyou.

It costs £6.5 million pounds each year to provide the excellent care for the patients. 86.5% of that total is raised by people like you and me in our local community. So at 61 years old what can I do to challenge myself whilst raising money for this great charity? I know! I will stand on top of a 1942 WWII Stearman biplane, 700 ft in the air reaching speeds of 130mph. In memory of you Nicky xxx

Did You Know …?

The Hospice was named the Rowans due to the mystical and healing properties associated with the Rowans Tree. All care and support is given free of charge Rowans undertakes on average 554 home visits a month We need raise £527 to fund just one overnight stay in-patient ward 140,535 voluntary hours are worked across the charity every year We need to raise £19,655 every day to provide our care