Lord Michael Dobbs visiting Island in memory of his father

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House of Cards author and House of Lords Member Lord Michael Dobbs of Wyle is visiting the Island in May to walk the Coastal Path in memory of his father Eric, whilst raising funds for Hospice Isle of Man.

Shortly after publishing House of Cards, Lord Dobbs’ father Eric died in the Hospice on the Isle of Man. Reflecting on his experience Lord Dobbs commented:

“The extraordinary carers there transformed his final weeks. He found peace, and suffered no pain. His last days were almost joyous.”

In order to thank the Hospice I’m planning to walk the coastal path of that beautiful island, then climb to Snaefell. The walk will cover 130 miles, over six days, and since I’ll be hitting seventy later this year and more used to sitting on my backside in the House of Lords, it’s a real challenge.  But what is life without a few blisters?

I’ve called it Walk4Eric but it’s really for those people who the Hospice still cares for.  I want them, and their families, to be helped in the way my father was.”

The walk begins on 10th May and spans Dying Matters Awareness Week, a week that provides an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.

During his walk Lord Dobbs will be feeling most of the pain but you can share the effort and make a contribution by visiting his Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/walk4eric

JustGiving is simple and secure. It will never sell your details or send unwanted emails. Your money will be sent directly to us and it will make a huge difference to the community on the Isle of Man.

A Royal Get Together

Lord Dobbs is also an accomplished and entertaining speaker, and will be  joining us on the evening of Saturday 19th May 2018 at our ‘A Royal Get Together’ event.

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