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Mr Blue Sky single set to be released in memory of Worcester dad

by David Cosgrove, Reporter

A CHARITY single in memory of a Worcester dad who died of cancer is set to be released.

The version of Electric Light Orchestra’s Mr Blue Sky was recorded in memory of Battenhall dad Nigel Collinson.

Mr Collinson was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in September 2013, and died 12 weeks later – just two days after his 45th birthday.

One man and his dog take on Exeter half marathon

Mark Goff with Pongo and brother in law Tom

Dimbleby Cancer Care

One man and his dog from Ponsanooth took part in the Exmoor Half Marathon earlier this month in memory of his BAFTA winning uncle and raised £550 for charity.

Mark Goff, 30, ran the race with his dog, Pongo, and his brother-in-law, Tom, in memory of Chris Collins, a BAFTA winning producer, who died of cancer last year.

Remembering romance this Valentine’s Day

by Izzy Partridge
Marie Curie Healthcare Assistant – South East

With Valentine’s Day coming up, sometimes I think about people I’ve cared for in the past and one story really stands out.

A few years ago I cared for an elderly man who lived with his wife. They were one of those lovely old couples who make you want to be like them when you’re that age. They didn’t have any children, but had lived a great life together – going on holiday and really living life to the full.

They were still very affectionate, she would sit and hold his hand; they’d have a little kiss and cuddle in his bed together. Sometimes people seem afraid to touch their loved ones when they are ill, like they are too fragile to hug, so it was lovely to see.