Mother raises thousands in memory of son

The family of a man who lost his fight for life after suffering a brain tumour are aiming to raise �100,000 for the hospice that cared for him. Ali Rainback, a former ski instructor from Kimpton, who died last year aged 36, was cared for by the staff at

THE family of a man who lost his fight for life after suffering a brain tumour are aiming to raise �100,000 for the hospice that cared for him.

Ali Rainback, a former ski instructor from Kimpton, who died last year aged 36, was cared for by the staff at St Francis Hospice in Berkhamsted in the last weeks of his life

In gratitude for the care her son received, Ali's mother Diana has campaigned tirelessly to raise over �60,000 for the hospice which relies on public support to fund its �3.3m yearly costs.

And to raise even more towards their target, Diana will be joined by 30 women from Kimpton to take part in the hospice' annual midnight walk on June 20 to mark the anniversary of her Ali's death.


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The family are also holding a family fun day in the village on July 4. It will have lots of traditional games like welly wanging, a sack race and treasure hunt as well as a five-a-side football competition in Ali's honour - The Ali Rainback Cup.

Ali's brother, Simon, said: "It's turning out to be quite a big event which is fantastic and will hopefully raise lots of money for the Ali fund and ultimately the hospice."

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To support the fund and to find out more about the fun day, including how to enter the football competition, go to www.justgiving.com/alirainback

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