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Bromley family hopes to raise £10,000 for Kent hospice
A BROMLEY family hopes to raise £10,000 for a Kent hospice that looked after their beloved father and husband, who died last year.
In October 2012, Phil Matania, of Bromley Common, was diagnosed with cancer after discovering a lump in his throat.
The 51-year-old was given just three days to live.
He was cared for at the Hospice in the Weald, Tunbridge Wells, where he stayed for 10 days before he passed away.
Mr Matania's wife, Hayley Matania, and their daughters, Liz Stringer and Alix Matania, hope to thank the hospice with a series of fundraising events.
Mrs Stringer, 26, said: "The level of care that we received was amazing - not only for my dad but me and my mum and my sister were given a room so we could be with him.
"We were going through so much and received such fantastic support.
"The hospice receives no government funding and relies of voluntary donations - so we wanted to raise this money for them."
The first fundraising event will be a military style assault course held at Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells, this Saturday (March 9) - which would have been Mr Matania's 52nd birthday.
The family have persuaded 50 family and friends, most from the Bromley area, to take part and so far have raised over £5,000 of their final target.
Anyone who wishes to donate visit justgiving.com/Phil-Matania