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Daring motorcyclist who used to live in Ingrave raises over £800 for hospice in memory of wife

14:29 25 September 2013

David Bardwell, 62, on the 1949 Velocette at the beginning of the 37-mile-long circuit

David Bardwell, 62, on the 1949 Velocette at the beginning of the 37-mile-long circuit

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A widower who used to live in Ingrave, Brentwood, has raised £820 for the hospice which cared for his wife, by completing a motorcycle ride.

David Bardwell presenting Lauren Josman, the hospice's fundraising events manager, with the £820David Bardwell presenting Lauren Josman, the hospice's fundraising events manager, with the £820

David Bardwell, 62, embarked on the challenge at the TT circuit in the Isle of Man for Saint Francis Hospice.

David, whose wife Pam sadly died of breast cancer, rode on a vintage motorbike which featured in the 37-mile-long circuit’s original race in 1949.

He said: “In its day this motorbike was one of the best of its kind and the opportunity to ride it around the TT course was an amazing and thrilling experience for me.

“I wanted to share some of that pleasure by getting sponsorship and raising as much money as I can for Saint Francis Hospice because they provided my wife Pam and me with amazing care during her illness and made the last few weeks of her life as comfortable as they could possibly be.”

David, who was married to his wife for 37 years, added: “Pam was a loving, very hospitable person who was always there to help others who needed it and she is very much missed.”

For more information on the Havering-atte-Bower based hospice, visit www.sfh.org.uk.

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