Jim Bowden Hope Tribute Fund

After a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer, our amazing Dad, Jim Bowden, passed away surrounded by his loved ones - he was 60. He leaves behind his wife, Sue, his sister, Kath, and four Children; Tom, Heather, Laura and James. Having been born and raised in the small town of Bollington, the whole community knew him, and the regular sight of him walking up local hill White Nancy with our dog Penny is one missed by all through the town. During his final months, Dad was a regular patient at the Christie cancer centre in Manchester and we were overwhelmed with the friendliness and warmth of the staff we encountered. We've witnessed the devestation that cancer can cause, and we don't want any other families to have to go through a similar experience. Through the ground-breaking research and treatment at the Christie, there is a possibility that one day that might happen. With that in mind, we've created a Tribute Fund in Dad's name, with all proceeds going to the Christie. At his 60th birthday party, Dad collected donations for the Christie, and this is an idea that we as a family would like to continue. The aim of the fund is to raise £15,000, however long it takes, in order to get a lasting memorial; Dad's name on the 'Tree of Remembrance' in the Christie gardens. We've had darts marathons, 10k runners and music events to help achieve our target, and it would be very much appreciated if you would consider the fund as the chosen charity for your next event. Get in touch: james.bowden@live.co.uk for further details. Alternatively, you can donate on this page. Many thanks, Tom, Heather, Laura and James

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