Super Scooter Challenge

19 Oct 2018

On Thursday 25th October, 94-year-old Jack Galway will visit as many of the Snailspace Snails as he can using his mobility scooter to get around. He’s already raised over £600 for Martlets and is hoping to reach £1,000 by the end of the challenge.

Jack explains why he was inspired to get involved:

“Snailspace Brighton is a marvellous concept consisting of 50 giant painted Snail sculptures forming a free public art event across our city, and encourages everyone to #BeMoreSnail!  It has been organised and run by the wonderful Martlets Hospice, who provided excellent respite for my first wife Joan, and also so caringly looked after my lovely second wife Pat, nee Turvey.

 

My wife Joan, nee Gregory, became a partner in the Nevill Avenue Nursery School and her nurses training and ability to play the piano was ideal for it. She went on a tennis-coaching course to enable her to found the Hove Park Junior Tennis Club. Later she was Captain of the Brighton and Hove Golf Club Ladies section. She is well remembered by many in Hove. We were married for 53 lovely years before we lost her to Alzheimers.  My second wife Pat, whom we lost 4 years ago to Cancer, finally at Martlets, was well known in Sussex due to her job as Secretary to the Deputy Chief Constable of Sussex for over 20 years, where she became acquainted with many of the Police who all found her so helpful. She was there when the IRA bombed The Grand in Brighton. Pat also played the violin as a member of the National Police Symphony Orchestra (including playing in ‘The Last Night of the Proms’) and has many friends from that time.

 

So, I’m doing this to honour the memory of these two wonderful ladies with whom I was so closely associated and of whom I am so proud. My plan is to visit as many of the sculptures as I can on my mobility scooter, and to raise as much as possible for Martlets.”

Support Jack by donating to his JustGiving page.

To see how Jack gets on and to follow his progress on 25th October, follow @snailspacebh or #BeMoreSnail on Twitter & Instagram.

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