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Fundraiser launched to ship terminally in poor health Glastonbury veteran to this 12 months’s pageant


A GoFundMe marketing campaign has been launched by the buddies of a terminally in poor health man to assist ship him to this 12 months’s Glastonbury pageant.

Nigel Stonehouse, 58, was identified with kidney and lung most cancers in Might. He has been attending Glastonbury for the final 30 years, and was referred to by his buddies as a “pageant veteran”. He was set to attend this 12 months’s version of Glastonbury this week, however has develop into unable to journey with out medical help.

Associates of Stonehouse – a former bricklayer from Hartlepool – launched a GoFundMe marketing campaign over the weekend, seeking to elevate funds to move him by helicopter from North Tees hospital to the pageant grounds at Pilton, Somerset. “Within the final week, Nige has taken a sudden flip and has been informed that not solely is his most cancers incurable, however it’s progressing quick and is aggressive,” the marketing campaign description reads. “Nige was planning to be with us all at Glastonbury subsequent week, and he has made it his dying want to make it there, even when just for a couple of hours for one final time.

“The palliative care workforce recommended commissioning a helicopter to get him there and again… We’re asking that anybody who is ready, makes a donation regardless of how small to attempt to assist us make this occur… we need to transfer heaven and earth to get him there. It will imply the world to Nige and to all who love him.”

Organisers completed their name for assist by stipulating that ought to Stonehouse finally be too unwell to journey, funds can be donated to charities related to Glastonbury.

The trouble has garnered the eye of some distinguished names in music. Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Prepare dinner), who will carry out at this 12 months’s pageant, wrote on Twitter: “[Stonehouse is] so poorly with most cancers they’re going to must fly him in by air ambulance. For those who’d be part of me in serving to Nige’s dying want then pls donate right here.”

On the time of writing, the “Get Nige to Glasto” fundraiser had exceeded it’s £12,000 purpose, nevertheless you possibly can nonetheless donate right here. NME has reached out to the fundraiser’s organisers for remark.

Glastonbury 2022 returns between between June 22 and 26 after a two-year coronavirus delay. Tickets for the occasion – which options headliners Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar – offered out in simply 20 minutes.

Earlier this month, attendees had been alerted to a nationwide practice strike that might have an effect on journey to the venue. Earmarked as the largest rail strike to face the nation in 30 years, the strike begins tomorrow (June 21) and in addition takes place on June 23 and 25. Disruption to journey is anticipated to have an effect on travellers to and from the Pilton grounds up till Monday June 27.



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