When Stephen Realf was battling a brain tumour, Myton Hospice in Rugby was a lifeline.
The Lawrence Sheriff School pupil graduated as an RAF officer when he was just 18, making him the second youngest person to be training as an RAF pilot at that time.
One year later, at the age of 19, he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
This summer, after a seven year battle, he lost his fight on August 18, aged just 26.
During the course of his illness, Stephen endured several gruelling operations, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, yet his family say he never lost his beautiful smile or his sense of fun.
Stephen’s family have raised more than £7,000 for Myton Hospice and were very supportive of the recent Hospice Care Week.
See next week’s Advertiser to see how one brave lady did her bit for the fundraising campaign.