Calling for help from all who love Glastonbury and hold it in a special place in their heart.
This is Nige, he is 58 years old, and he is a Glastonbury Veteran! A wonderful, kind man who is special to all who know him.
Nige was diagnosed with cancer of his kidney in mid-may; it had unfortunately already spread to his lungs. In the last week, Nige has taken a sudden turn and has been told that not only is his cancer incurable, but it is progressing fast and is aggressive. He has been told he likely has a matter of weeks left.
Nige was planning to be with us all at Glastonbury next week, and he has made it his dying wish to make it there, even if only for a few hours for one last time. He is currently an inpatient at North Tees hospital, and their wonderful palliative care team have assured him that they will do all they can to make this happen. Within hours they had contacted site managers at the festival who advised that they would facilitate in ways that they can. Unfortunately there is no space left in the accessible areas (Nige has a general sale ticket) but they will facilitate entry via the accessible car park.
Now to the hard part! Getting Nige all the way there…..
This is obviously a HUGE undertaking, and will be costly. The palliative care team suggested commissioning a helicopter to get him there and back - the first quote we have had is for £12k.
We are asking that anyone who is able, makes a donation no matter how small to try and help us make this happen. We realise logistically this will be huge, and that we have very little time, but we want to move heaven and earth to get him there. It would mean the world to Nige and to all who love him.
If anybody has any ideas, connections or ANYTHING that could help us make this happen (logistically or financially or any possible way) and fulfil Nigel’s dying wish, we will be forever in your debt and eternally grateful.
We also realise that even if we raise the funds Nige may be too unwell to get there, in which case the funds will be donated to Glastonbury charities.
Please, please share this far and wide.