I want to share with you, my absolute favourite photo of my ‘Nan’ causally white water rafting down the hippo infested waters of the Zambezi, to raise money for her local hospice.
This inspirational lady has raised tens of thousands of pounds, since retiring from the nursing profession. Other adventures have included, bottom surfing the Sahara Deseret sand dunes, fire walking, trekking the Great Wall of China and dressing as random characters and creatures whilst bucket collecting in the town!
When June’s not giving her travel insurance company a heart attack, she can be found under piles of brick O’ brick in the lounge, waiting to be ticketed up for a raffle or tombolla stall.
At 78 years young, June is always on call to help others who live on the street. She often informs me of the “poor old dears” (usually younger than herself) who are unwell and how she has been to help them out, whether it be for a cuppa and a chat or some medical advice and support. Although she stopped practicing as a nurse years ago, she still has a desire to care for and look after others.
Over the past two years, June has been the primary carer for his sister in law with dementia. June was visiting her every other day, taking her hot meals, clean clothes and out for walks.
I would love to say THANK YOU on behalf of everyone she has ever cared for, including myself.