Rose rises to swimming challenge for Prospect Hospice

Rose Gibson from Blunsdon recently visited Prospect Hospice to donate a cheque for £579 that she raised through a sponsored swim in memory of her late sister in law Sandy Fairman, who was cared for by our nurses in her own home seven years ago. To raise the money, Rose, who raised the money with her solo swim despite health challenges of her own, swam for 45 minutes, and received great support from the people of her home village.

“I try to do something for Prospect Hospice every year,” says Rose, “and the people of Blunsdon have always been very generous with their support. It’s nice to do something to keep Sandy’s memory alive too.  Prospect’s nurses cared for her at home, and I think they are very special people.”

Rose is already planning her fundraising challenge for next year: “I’m hoping to do my own mini Ironman,” she says. “It will be a 45-minute swim again, but then 30 minutes on a static bike and a two mile walk around Blunsdon!”

Our huge thanks to Rose for her generous support for Prospect Hospice over the years, and our best wishes to her for her future fundraising plans.

* Rose is pictured here having completed her swim, with her granddaughter