Boost for West Sussex hospice as widower raises cash

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A BRAVE pensioner is taking a leap of faith in memory of his late wife.

Dave Lambourne, 74, from Fishbourne, is planning a parachute jump to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester.

Mr Lambourne’s wife Doffy died at the hospice in July last year.

Mr Lambourne’s daughter, Heidi Harrison, said: ‘My mum and dad were married for 54 years and were the happiest couple I know, we were all devastated when we lost her in July, she was an amazing lady, who everyone loved.

‘Myself, my husband Ivor, my two brothers Tim and Simon and my sister-in-law, Jeanette, will all be attending.’

Mr and Mrs Lambourne originally lived in Basin Road, Chichester, while Mr Lambourne served in the army.

They later moved to Halfrey Road, Fishbourne. The pair married in September, 1958.

Mr Lambourne will jump 10,000ft out of a plane in a tandem parachute jump at Old Sarum airfield in Salisbury on February 8.