Robin Gibb – what a tremendous supporter of Rebecca House
Everyone at Hospice Isle of Man was very saddened to hear that Robin Gibb had sadly died. Our deepest sympathies go to all his family. As at today we are delighted to announce we have received just over £6,000.
It is a true testament to him, that we heard the news through the Robin Gibb official Facebook page that all donations in lieu of flowers in memory of Robin will be made to the Children’s Hospice Rebecca House, Hospice is deeply touched by this magnificent gesture. It is completely fitting that this would happen during UK National Children’s Week – what a truly wonderful gesture. To make a donation please click the donate button on this website. http://www.hospice.org.im/donations/
It is with great sadness that everyone at Hospice and in particular Rebecca House learned of the sad death of Robin Gibb and our condolences have been sent to his family. Robin and his wife, Dwina, were tremendous supporters of our children’s hospice, Rebecca House since officially opening it in November 2008.
Margaret Simpson, Chief Executive of Hospice said “I clearly remember Robin, during the official opening, being keen to spend time with the children and their families at Rebecca House – indeed we have photographs of him and Dwina spending time interacting with the children during this visit.”
Robin’s support also included a concert organised by the Henry Bloom Noble Healthcare Trust in conjunction with Isle of Man Newspapers. This concert raised funds for Oskar’s Dreams which in turn benefitted Rebecca House – it was truly great night with lots of dancing in the aisles.
He also kindly recorded one of the Isle of Man’s national songs, Ellan Vannin with a local secondary school, King William’s College – this moving song is beautiful performed by Robin. Even today this atmospheric recording is still generating income for Hospice. We have raised over £3,000 from the sales of this CD. These CD s are still available from fundraising on 647431 on to download on http://www.dukevideo.com/Downloads/Audio-Downloads/Music/Robin-Gibb-Ellan-Vannin-Video-Download.aspx
Margaret also went on to say “Having met Robin I truly felt for all his fame he was quite a shy man who had a definite empathy will our patients and their families – he will be sorely missed on the Isle of Man and remembered with kindness by everyone at Hospice and Rebecca House.”
“Words cannot express our appreciation to Robin and Dwina – these donations will make a massive difference to our children’s hospice – Rebecca House.”
posted on: '23rd May 2012'