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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-Arden3 months ago
    Barbra Scoins-Arden

    Barbra Scoins-Arden

    3 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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  • Barbra Scoins-Arden5 months ago
    Barbra Scoins-Arden

    Barbra Scoins-Arden

    5 months ago

    20/3/18 - from Graeme: Hi to everyone.Got back to U.K today.Just a quick thanks to all of you who followed me on my fantastic holiday .It was great to see my family and friends in such style which had been made possible with all the help and well wishes from you all.It has been greatly appreciated not only by me but also all in NZ. Hopefully we can all catch up this Sun afternoon 25/3 - 3.30pm onwards at the W.I. Hall at the Rec in Broomhall Lane, where Barbra and Sarah have organised an afternoon tea for that purpose.Heartfull Thanks.Graeme.

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  • Barbra Scoins-Arden6 months ago
    Barbra Scoins-Arden

    Barbra Scoins-Arden

    6 months ago

    Sarah & I thought it would be a nice idea to arrange an 'Afternoon Tea' to welcome Graeme back home and have a lovely relaxing afternoon hearing about his adventures in New Zealand. It will also be a great opportunity to gather 'intelligence' to help them plan their long weekends away in the UK. Join us on Sun 25th March 2018 - 3.30pm onwards at the WI Hall, Broomhall Recreation Ground. Please bring a small donation of picnic/buffet food on a disposable plate. Help us spread the word to anyone who you know that Graeme would like to be there.

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Page last updated on: 5/24/2018 4:13 PM

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  • 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

  • Sarah Griffiths

    Sarah Griffiths

    Jan 21, 2018

    £50.00

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