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Starr's to Base Camp for Hospice

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To raise much needed funds in the memory of Alison Starr for the Nelson Tasman Hospice, who support those with life limiting illnesses

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  Nelson / Tasman

Last year 31st May 2018 our Mum and loving wife and grandmother Alison Starr passed away after several years in a battle with breast cancer.

The Nelson Tasman hospice supported Alison throughout her illness and in her final days and hours. As a family we are truly grateful for the support and care they gave our mum and our family through this difficult time.

The hospice relies heavily on the financial support of the Nelson/Tasman community and local business, without which the service could not operate. A brand new state of the art facility will open in Nelson in March this year to serve and care for the community for decades to come, however the hospice still currently experiences a $1m shortfall in funding each year, made good through fundraising activities and community initiatives and donations.

This is where we want to do our bit - In October 2019 Alison's husband Simon and son's Dean & Todd will trek to Mount Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5380m, to raise much needed funds for Hospice and in the memory of Alison.

Please show Alison your support by giving what you can - Thank you

Simon, Dean & Todd Starr

Dean Starr's involvement (page creator)

Our mum Alison was cared for in her final days by the Hospice in Nelson, and supported throughout the late stages of her illness by the fantastic nurses, carers and support staff there.

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The Top of the World for Mum  19 October 2019

We’re proud to announce that a few days ago Simon and Dean made it up to Everest Base Camp at 5364m in memory of mum and wife Alison after 8 days trekking through the Khumbu Valley in Nepal.

Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported us so far, this page will remain open for another few weeks so if you can spare anything to support Nelson Tasman Hopsice we would appreciate it.

We’ll now get busy planning “what’s next” 😎

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  • Nicole

    Nicole 6 days ago


    Well done Dean. Admirable passion, journey and achievement. You are really an exceptional person and I'm proud to know you. Keep shining


  • Paul

    Paul 7 days ago


    Dean, Admire your contribution to society! Hope to see more in future. Paul


  • Sarah

    Sarah on 13 Nov 2019


    Well done on your trek. A great thing to support.


  • Lindsey and David

    Lindsey and David on 01 Nov 2019


    Well done Dean. What a fantastic adventure you guys have had in memory of your mum. A wonderful achievement both personally and also on behalf of the hospice.


  • Daniel

    Daniel on 31 Oct 2019


    Simon, it's been inspirational to witness all the hard work and effort you put in leading up to the event. Great effort from both of you and well done.


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