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raised of £2,000 target by 100 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,530 to give to the Royal Brompton Hospital in memory of Gerry, who lost his fight for life

    South-west England
    Funded on Sunday, 20th May 2018

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    At Christmas, Gerry was unwell. A couple of weeks later, he developed serious breathing difficulties and was admitted to hospital . Then he became critically ill and was put on a ventilator in ITU. Family and friends have been supporting Kate who, as you can imagine, has been very distressed.

    On 18th January, doctors decided that Gerry's only chance of survival was to receive specialist treatment 120 miles from home at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. A team of experts arrived from the Brompton, performed an operation to put Gerry on an ECMO (lung bypass) machine, then transported him back by ambulance during the night.

    Whilst Gerry was at the Brompton, you donated an amazing £2000, which helped Kate stay in London so that she could be at his bedside .

    The machines supported Gerry – ventilator, ECMO, pumps and drips. He had a special bed and special care. He was conscious, and able to speak for a short time each day. We all willed him to survive; prayed for improvement. He fought for 10 weeks, Kate by his side and Deb in support. The team at the Royal Brompton Hospital Intensive Care Unit used every ounce of their superb expertise in their attempt to repair him.

    Then came the utterly devastating news that Gerry’s lungs could never work again. The machines were all that was keeping him alive and the situation was not sustainable.Our friend – Kate’s forever love – passed away on 5th April with Kate by his side.

    Read Kate and Gerry's story here.

    Saying farewell

    Kate is planning a finale for Gerry on 27th April at 12.30 at Weston Crematorium, followed by a gathering at the Commodore Hotel in Kewstoke. All who knew Gerry are welcome to come along. He was a Scot and his favourite colour was pale pink, so, if you wish, feel free to wear pink or tartan in his honour.

    As his friends know, Gerry was an avid photographer. Kate and Deb would love it if you could bring along a photo taken by him - or of him - to display on the memory table at the Commodore.

    Donations are still very welcome; the money raised since Gerry died will go to the Royal Brompton Hospital. A memory tree  is located in the main corridor of the hospital and is seen by many patients, staff and visitors every day. Money is raised by sponsoring a leaf on the tree.

    Kate would like add a leaf for Gerry.

    Thanks again for your support and donations. Kate will never forget your generosity.



    • Kim Wright3 years ago
      Kim Wright

      Kim Wright

      3 years ago

      It is with sadness that I have to report that, after a long fight, Gerry passed away last week at the Royal Brompton Hospital . If you would like to wish him farewell, details of his funeral are on the main page of this crowdfunding site.

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    • Kim Wright3 years ago
      Kim Wright

      Kim Wright

      3 years ago

      Thanks to all of you, we've hit the target. Amazing! Gerry's condition is improving bit by bit, with his wife by his side; your donations will make a world of difference in reducing the things Kate has to worry about. All donations not used to help Kate be with Gerry will be donated to the Royal Brompton Hospital, so keep donating if you can xxx

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    • Kim Wright3 years ago
      Kim Wright

      Kim Wright

      3 years ago

      See Kate and Gerry on utube for an update

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    • Cherie Ham

      Cherie Ham

      Apr 27, 2018

      On the day we say farewell to Gerry I chose to donate rather than buy flowers as I know this will be of help xxx love and hugs on this hard day xxx


    • Chris Hodges

      Chris Hodges

      Apr 26, 2018

      In memory of Gerry and to help Kate make a difference for the Royal Brompton. Our thoughts and love are with you.Chrissie & Chris, Lucy & Sam, Caroline & Miguel x


    • D TOZER

      D TOZER

      Apr 20, 2018

      In memory of Gerry , a lovely happy man , thanks always for those holidays where you and Kate looked after Ollie for us, our heart goes out to you Kate , love , thoughts and hugs from all the Tozers


    • Caroline Welch

      Caroline Welch

      Apr 11, 2018

      For Gerry - who always had time for a joke and a chat xx


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    • Corinne Wong-Foster

      Corinne Wong-Foster

      Apr 10, 2018

      I can't believe he's gone! Love and thoughts are with Kate and family xx

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    Kim Wright

    Kim Wright

    South-west England

    Long-time friends of Kate and Gerry

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