David’s family raises funds as ‘a big thank you for being so caring’

The family of David Mallaby presented Bassetlaw Hospice with the proceeds from some recent fundraising, pictured are Joanne Mallaby with children Lucy and Oliver and Hospice administrator Ian Hall (w120330-6a)
The family of David Mallaby presented Bassetlaw Hospice with the proceeds from some recent fundraising, pictured are Joanne Mallaby with children Lucy and Oliver and Hospice administrator Ian Hall (w120330-6a)

THE FAMILY of a popular Langold man who passed away last month have raised over £1,500 for Cedar House at Bassetlaw Hospice.

David Stuart Mallaby passed away on 3rd March, aged 44-years-old. He was a loving husband to Joanne and a devoted father to 12-year-old Olly and 14-year-old Lucy.

After David’s death, the Mallaby family chose to raise money through donations for Cedar House- to thank them for their warmth and support during and after his illness.

“The quality of care that David received and that they gave to us was amazing,” said Joanne. “Nothing was too much trouble for them. They did all they possible could to make David feel comfortable and make us all feel very welcome - they were so great with the kids.”

Joanne continued: “We just wanted to do what we can so that other families can have the benefit of their care.”

“David used to call it ‘Home Sweet Home’ - that’s how warm they were. We just wanted to do all we can to say thank you.”

She added: “The doctors and nurses were so good to all of us and helped us through every process - even now they say that they’re there for us if there’s anything we need.”