Harry completes tri-umphant challenge in memory of daughter

By Gareth Dennison | 29/06/2016 0 comments

Harry completes tri-umphant challenge in memory of daughter

DAD Harry Finlayson completed a 18-mile triathlon with a difference in memory of his teenage daughter. 

He was joined by friends in the challenge between the Black Lion pub, Firbeck, and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston, where daughter Georgia (13) spent her final days.

They pushed Georgia’s wheelchair from the hospice, in North Anston, walked back and then cycled to the pub — raising £1,807.

Harry (57), of Maltby, said: “Events like this help to keep Georgia’s memory alive and say thank you to Bluebell Wood, which did so much to fill Georgia’s final days with love and laughter. 

“It was wonderful to have so many friends and family wishing us well on the day and to see George bringing so much fun to the children there.”

Bluebell Wood community fundraiser Anna Gott said: “Harry is an inspiration to everyone at Bluebell Wood. 

“We’re so grateful that he has chosen to support us once again and achieve amazing things that we know Georgia would be proud of. 

“Our support services include end of life treatment and care, music therapy, counselling, sibling support groups and home visits, so every penny raised helps us to provide these and much more.”

Bluebell Wood’s mascot is a dog called George — named after Georgia, who died in 2011.

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