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Fishbourne man set parachute jump in wife’s memory

Dave Lambourne, who is 74, is doing a 10,000 feet tandem parachute jump on Saturday  February 8, to raise money for St Wilfrid's Hospice

Dave Lambourne, who is 74, is doing a 10,000 feet tandem parachute jump on Saturday February 8, to raise money for St Wilfrid's Hospice

A BRAVE septuagenarian is taking a leap of faith in memory of his late wife.

Dave Lambourne, 74, from Fishbourne, is planning a parachute jump to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Mr Lambourne’s wife Doffy passed away at the hospice in July last year.

“My mum and dad were married for 54 years and were the happiest couple I know, we were all devastated when we lost her in July, she was an amazing lady, who everyone loved,” said Heidi Harrison, Mr Lambourne’s daughter.

“Myself, my husband Ivor, my two brothers Tim and Simon and my sister-in-law, Jeanette, will all be attending.

Mrs Harrison said she expected more family and friends to come out and support her dad and ‘keep my mum’s memory alive’.

Mr and Mrs Lambourne originally lived in Basin Road, Chichester, while Mr Lambourne served in the army.

They later moved to Halfrey Road, Fishbourne, where Mr Lambourne still lives now. The pair married in September, 1958.

Mr Lambourne will jump 10,000ft out of a plane in a tandem parachute jump at Old Sarum airfield in Salisbury on February 8.

He thanked St Wilfrid’s Hospice on his Just Giving page set up to raise sponsorship funds.

“They looked after my wonderful wife, Doffy, with such kindness and caring. They gave such great care to Doffy and they were always so kind to me and my family, at what was an awful time in our lives. For this we will always be grateful and we thank you. I also give thanks to the wonderful doctors, catering staff and volunteers.”

To sponsor Mr Lambourne visit www.justgiving.com/David-Lambourne

 

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