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Tim’s stage show is a hit for hospice

A former Thurlby resident’s one-man show is helping to meet a £50,000 fundraising target.

Tim Stubbs made it his mission to fundraise for the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough after the charity’s nurses cared for his sister, Carole Glenn.

Tim Stubbs on stage at Bourne Corn Exchange (7326986)
Tim Stubbs on stage at Bourne Corn Exchange (7326986)

Carole, who lived in Torfrida Drive, Bourne, died in December 2016 just minutes away from her 69th birthday.

Tim was so touched by the support the hospice had provided in the final days of her illness with cancer, that he and his family vowed to give something back.

“Carole was brave, but she was also frightened,” said Tim. “But we were so impressed by the care that the nurses gave her that we spent the whole of 2017 fundraising and by the following December we had raised £42,400.

“Now I want to round that up to £50,000 through the sale of a DVD that was recorded at my one-man show at Bourne Corn Exchange.

“We come from quite a well-known family in Thurlby and Bourne, which owned Stubbs Bakery, and so a lot of people know us.

“This really helped with my show, which looked back at what life was like growing up in Thurlby, and at some of the characters in the village back then.

“Ticket sales for the show covered the cost of the venue and and filming it, and then all the money from the sale of the DVD is going to the Sue Ryder hospice.”

In its first week the DVD sold more than 100 copies.

The fundraising began at Carole’s wake in the Red Lion in Warmington, which Tim runs with his partner, Richard Bright.

Angel-shaped wine glasses were sold in Carole’s memory.

The fundraising by Carole’s family that followed included a skydive by her husband David, and sponsored walks, afternoon teas and charity auctions.

“We pledged to raise £10,000 in a year,” said Tim. “By the time we had a final gala dinner for 70 guests at the end of the year we had raised more than four times that amount.

“Now I want to take that total to £50,000.

The 20-bed Sue Ryder hospice provides palliative care for people living in Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings as well as the surrounding villages.

Care is provided fee of charge, but it costs £9,000 a day to provide the specialist nursing and support.

Tim’s DVD is £15 from Stephanie’s Flowers in Crown Walk, Bourne and from the Red Lion Pub in Warmington.

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