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Caplins Do the 92!

  • Published date
    07/02/2020
  • Author
    North London Hospice
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Father and son Bob and Joshua Caplin are set to take on the ‘92 in 92’ challenge in memory of wife and mum Rosalind to mark the 10thanniversary of her death.

 

Together with Bob’s son-in-law Stephen Goldman, the trio will attempt to visit the UK’s 92 league football clubs in just 92 hours, covering a distance of 2,600 miles and hope to raise an incredible £9,200for Chai Cancer Careand North London Hospice, which supported Rosalind at home in her final weeks.

 

They set off from Watford Football Clubon Sunday 23 Februaryand will cover 2,600 miles during the four-day challenge, completing their expedition at Tottenham Hotspur FCon Thursday 27 Feb.

 

Bob Caplin said: “ So, you have a relative who is suffering with a terminal illness and people say to you  “I know how you must be feeling; I know what you must be going through.”  No, you don’t!  Unless you have lots of experience and expertise in dealing with an ill person and their relatives, you cannot understand what someone is going through emotionally or physically.

 

“This is the expertise that North London Hospice brings to each unique situation. As a patient or relative you want empathy, you want understanding and you want support in the most stressful of times. In the final stages of my late wife Roz’s illness, The NLH supported the family’s decision to care for her at home and supplied nursing and counselling services. So invaluable at the time, and free at the point of use. No additional worries as to how to pay for this. It is impossible to measure the benefit provided by the Hospice, but it is possible to measure the financial cost. Money is essential to keep the service running and expanding. Our support is crucial.”

 

Help the Caplins reach their goal and read more about their story here

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