Hospice help in memory of Robert

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More than £13,000 has been raised for a baby hospice in honour of a Rugby man who died aged 28.

The family and friends of Robert Bavington donated the money to Zoe’s Place in Coventry.

His brother, James, said: “Robert was an adventurous, fun loving guy who led life to the full.

“He was also a kind, considerate man and would have been proud that money raised in his name will benefit the lives of others. So, we decided to hold an event, called “Be More Bav” at Fargo Village in Gosford Green and raise funds for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.”

“Robert ran a web design company at Fargo Village. Hundreds of people turned up, demonstrating how popular he was, and took part in raffles and auctions to boost funds in his memory.”

Mick McCann, fundraising manager, said: “We are absolutely overwhelmed with the funds raised by the Bavington family and friends of Robert. Initially they hoped to raise about £1,000 but to raise over £13,000 is just astonishing and greatly appreciated.”

The hospice provides palliative, respite and end of life care for babies and infants with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.

“The hospice provides round the clock care every day and to do this we need to raise over £1m every year, so you can just see how much this means to us,” added Mr McCann.

“The family were impressed with the quality of the hospice and care given to the nurses.”