After learning about King’s Helipad Appeal, Geoff Lipscombe decided to utilise his talents in a show of support, as well as in memory of his late wife.
83-year-old Geoff, who is a professional pianist, composed music especially for a CD, which he then sold to friends and family. This raised an incredible £1,000 towards the new helipad. He was inspired to support the appeal and give something back after his late wife received excellent care at King’s in 2012. Although she sadly died, Geoff was extremely impressed by her treatment throughout.
As well as selling his CDs, Geoff regularly cycles along the shore with his second wife, Eva, to add to his fundraising efforts. Geoff and Eva live in the coastal town of Walmer in Kent, which makes for beautiful local bike rides.
‘Every time we get on our bikes we donate towards the helipad,’ says Geoff. ‘Despite the bad weather sometimes stopping us from cycling, we decided that even if we can’t get out on our bikes, it’s no excuse – so we still place some money in our collection box.’
‘We think it is fun and an incentive to get out and raise money for a brilliant cause. We shall be cycling as long as we can manage to do so,’ he says. ‘I am looking forward to the day that I can come to the opening of the new helipad.’
We are very grateful to supporters like Geoff and Eva who have helped make our helipad a reality.