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£2,020raised of £1,500 target by 53 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,020 to help Wotton Lawn Hospital in memory of Roger Marsland

    Chandler's Ford, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 19th September 2017

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    Wotton Lawn Mental Health Hospital in Gloucester proved an absolute lifeline for Roger in late 2016/early 2017 following a year-long battle with severe depression and anxiety.

    Maggie and his sister Louise visited Roger there many times and saw first-hand how he blossomed and grew in confidence during his 7-week stay. Roger learned so much from being at Wotton Lawn; from talking with the staff and perhaps more importantly, from learning about his fellow patients and their struggles.

    Roger was deeply grateful for the care and support he received at Wotton Lawn and, as a family, we are indebted to those who cared for him. These words from the 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust fundraising leaflet resonate powerfully with us and could have been written about Roger:

    “Mental ill health is an illness like any other. Whatever form it takes, many people are struggling with it right now and 1 in 4 of us will experience mental illness over the course of a year. For many people, recovery can be quick – perhaps a few months. For others, the enduring struggle with their illness can lead to years of difficulties with significant personal and family consequences.

    Participating in creative and physical activities, making new friends and celebrating life are proven ways to improve our overall wellbeing; helping to make life worth living with hope and something to look forward to. The Trust’s Charitable Funds enable people to experience things which are not part of core NHS spending. They could not be offered without your generosity.”



    • Maggie Marsland1 year ago
      Maggie Marsland

      Maggie Marsland

      1 year ago

      We raised an amazing £2,020 for Wotton Lawn Hospital in memory of Roger! Thank you so much for your support. Part of the money will be used to enable patients to experience and enjoy golf and Gloucester Golf Club (where Roger died) are keen to be involved. The rest will help to refurbish the enclosed garden on the ward where Roger stayed and a local artist will be commissioned to create a sculpture as a lasting tribute to him. We were very touched by that and Roger would have been overwhelmed. Our hearfelt thanks to you, once again.

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    • Maggie Marsland1 year ago
      Maggie Marsland

      Maggie Marsland

      1 year ago

      WOW! Well, a little over 48 hours since we said farewell to each other after Roger's celebration of life service on Friday, we have already reached £900. THANK YOU! In view of the generous and encouraging response I have taken the liberty of increasing the target to £1,500. I know. Once a fundraiser, always a fundraiser! Thank you, thank you, thank you. And please feel to share this link to help us on our way. With love and heartfelt thanks. Maggie xxx

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    • James Challis

      James Challis

      Sep 7, 2017

      Pleased to support this fundraising in Roger's memory and delighted to hear about Wotton Lawn's thoughtful and innovate plans to spend the money.


    • Neil Sawbridge

      Neil Sawbridge

      Aug 4, 2017

      thank you for the wonderful golf clubs. hope to do Roger proud. Love Milke


    • Stephen Butcher

      Stephen Butcher

      Aug 2, 2017

      Lovely man, full of charm, whit and sincerity. Sorry I was so far away to attend what looked like a great send off. Take care Maggie.


    • Stephen Protheroe

      Stephen Protheroe

      Jul 15, 2017

      We both hope this small donation added to your crowd funding will enable Wotton Lawn to continue to help others Maggie. Roger obviously benefited from their kindness and support. Love Steve Kay x


    • Brian & Beryl Colliss

      Brian & Beryl Colliss

      Jun 24, 2017

      As friends of Trevor and Jose, we knew Roger from a baby and fondly remember the times that we shared. We continue to hold Jose, you and Louise in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time


    • Karen Bowerman

      Karen Bowerman

      Jun 21, 2017

      Still thinking about you and the lovely memories we have of Roger. They were fun times 😊


    • Sarah Watts

      Sarah Watts

      Jun 21, 2017

      Hope you are doing well Maggie. Fantastic amount raised already xx


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    Maggie Marsland

    Maggie Marsland

    Chandler's Ford, United Kingdom

    Roger and I started going out in October 1981 and married in November 1982. We would have been married for 35 years this November. Throughout good times and bad, he was the love of my life.

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