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Sidcup charity’s donations to hospice reach £50,000

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 June 2018

Colin and Eva. Picture: Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

Colin and Eva. Picture: Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

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The latest donation made by a Sidcup charity to the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice has brought its total donations over the past 39 years to £50,000.

The Joan Seeley Pain Relief Memorial Trust was set up by former Grand Prix sidecar racer and motorbike designer Colin Seeley after the death of his first wife Joan from bone cancer in 1979.

As a tribute to her courage, he set up the charity to provide equipment for the relief of chronic pain, and he runs it with his second wife Eva.

The hospice was the first organisation to receive one of the trust’s grants.

Colin said: “Every pound we collect is £1 spent, as we have no admin or trustees costs.

“Forty hospitals and hospices in the UK have been supplied with £255,000 of pain relief equipment since the trust started.”

Colin raced in British and world championship sidecar competitions between 1961 and 1966, winning the 1964 Dutch TT.

When he retired from competition he successfully manufactured and designed his own frames for racing bikes, many of which have become classics.

At the age of 82 he still works with Bonhams giving advice on vintage motorbikes.

Bostall Woods, home of the hospice, is close to Colin’s heart, as it is where he used to play as a boy, five miles away from the AJS and Matchless motorbike factory where he met Joan.

“Colin and Eva’s support of the hospice has been an immense help to people with terminal illness over a near 40 year period,” said Kate Heaps, the hospice’s chief executive.

“They are such kind and consistent supporters and have helped so many. We can’t thank them enough and are immensely proud to be associated with the trust and everything it stands for.”

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