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Weʼre raising £5,000 to put in place a special travel fund for Graeme Kennedy to visit New Zealand once more to see old friends he grew up with and places he loves.

Sunningdale, United Kingdom

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Graeme Kennedy, who you will know as the Grounds Manager, based at Broomhall Recreation Ground, Sunningdale has been diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. He has looked after the park grounds and other sites in the village for the past 19 years and helped the committee set up the carnival site each year. Graeme's dearest wish is to travel back to his home country of New Zealand once more to see the places he loves (like the view of Poor Knights Islands from the Tutukaka coastline in the picture above) and old friends he grew up with - to say goodbye.

The consultants have told him that he would be cleared by them as okay to travel but to break his journey and not to leave it too long. With this in mind, he is looking to travel around mid February via Seoul. This journey would be taken alone but he would be met by his family in New Zealand.

On his return from New Zealand, if well enough and funds permitting, along with his wife Sarah and two sons Jake and Jasper, he would also like to visit some places in the UK that he has never managed to get to - Liverpool and Whitby Bay for starters.

To all the locals and families who have enjoyed spending time at Broomhall Recreation Ground over the years, please donate and help us spread the word. Together we can make Graeme's dream a reality.

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  • Barbra Scoins-Arden2 months ago
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    Barbra Scoins-Arden

    2 months ago

    18/10/18 (Part 2) The remainder of all the kind donations to 'Graeme's Fund' will help go towards the trip and ensure that the family can have a week to remember. The fund is still open if anyone would like to donate. One bit of very sad news - Sarah's mum was rushed into hospital last Friday night and died on Saturday evening - after much deliberation the family have decided to carry on with their trip. Please join me in wishing them a safe and enjoyable holiday and to give them all our sincere condolences. A village hug is much needed! 🤗

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  • Barbra Scoins-Arden2 months ago
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    Barbra Scoins-Arden

    2 months ago

    18 October 2018. (Part 1) Good evening everyone. Having had a chat with Graeme over cake (again!) we wanted to let you know how things are with the Kennedy family. Graeme has very good days mixed in with some not so good but the team looking after him are so amazed by him. The power of our collective positive thoughts have helped keep him bouyant and determined - keep it up! They're off on their long awaited Northern Trip for half term week. Some quality family time, starting with Nottingham then Durham, York and across to Whitby Bay.

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  • Barbra Scoins-Arden7 months ago
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    Barbra Scoins-Arden

    7 months ago

    24/5/18 Good afternoon everyone. Thanks once again for all the support and kindness you've given to Graeme. Collectively we've shown the family how much the community cares about them. What a great place to live! Lyme Regis beckons - starting tomorrow Graeme & Sarah will spend a week soaking up the sun and relaxing. Special thanks to facebook.com/SunningdaleHopeTrust/ for this wonderful, generous donation. Graeme & Sarah recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary - we took this pic at Saville Gardens on 7th May.

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Page last updated on: 10/18/2018 8:53 PM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 18, 2018

  • caroline cawley

    caroline cawley

    May 16, 2018

    Hi Graeme, my favourite New Zealander! So sorry to hear your news. I’d love to chat, email me if you can carolinecawley22@gmail.com

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 23, 2018

    £50.00

  • andrea ruddick

    andrea ruddick

    Feb 21, 2018

    Sorry this is so late, only just saw this, hope you can still use it! So sad to hear about Graeme but well done for making this trip of a lifetime happen. With love from the Ruddick family xxx

    £30.00

  • Judith Edwards

    Judith Edwards

    Feb 12, 2018

    Thank you x

    £25.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 5, 2018

    Thank you for all you have done for our community

    £20.00

  • Kevin Cochrane

    Kevin Cochrane

    Jan 28, 2018

    Message for Graeme - HI Graeme, I remember all our chats about the Lions and All Blacks, wishing you a great journey home from the only Scouser in the village, Rgs. Kevin.

    £20.00

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