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On 9th April 2009, Sylvan Rose sadly lost her beloved fiance, Bob Turner, to cancer. He was just 52 years old. During his life Bob had to overcome many obstacles after he was confined to a wheelchair at the age of 18, when a motorcycle accident left him paralysed from the chest down.
Following a terminal cancer diagnosis in February 2009, the care he received at his local hospice in Reading, Berkshire, prompted Sylvan to establish a Trust in his memory that is helping to raise funds for deserving causes. These include many UK hospices. A collection of humorous verse by Sylvan and fellow poet Jeremy Huxley Ward, Patterns of Fun, is also raising funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. And for Macmillan Cancer Support, whose dedication supports thousands of families through difficult times, Sylvan decided to become a Calendar Girl for 2013! Sylvan is also keen to support charities which aim to promote greater integration for physically disabled people.
To find out more about the Bob Turner Memorial Trust, please click here.