Way back in the day – long before Facebook and social media – there used to be a chat room within the Loquax Forum. Each evening compers would congregate in the room (provided the server would stay up) and get to know each other. From those chats two compers – Karen (kazcomp) and John – got to know each other and eventually became a couple. They married and in doing so we believe became the first or second Loquax marriage.
Sadly, this year, John passed away after a battle with cancer. Our condolences – on behalf of the entire Loquax community, past and present – go to Karen.
Karen recently posted on the forum that she’s the sort of person who keeps busy, and would like to do something to repay Marie Curie for the incredible care they took of both of herself and John over the past couple of years. She has signed up for their Great Wall of China trek in 2017.
Karen explains that “John and I both had a love of travel, and the Great Wall was one of our ‘bucket list’ places that we didn’t get to visit. So I thought it would be an amazing opportunity to see it and raise money for such a great cause too”. If you’d like to support Karen with her fundraising then you can find out more on her her Just Giving page.
To give you an idea of the amount of money Marie Curie need:
£180 pays for a full nine-hour shift for a Marie Curie Nurse in a patient’s home
£235 pays for one day’s attendance at a day therapy unit at a Marie Curie Hospice
£515 pays for the cost of caring for an in-patient in a Marie Curie Hospice for one day
Karen has also set up justtextgiving too: Just text KAZF54 followed by the amount you want to donate, either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. Texts are free to you and 100% of your donation goes to Marie Curie in John’s memory.
Alternatively, you can contact Karen for an address to send a cheque, or for PayPal or BACS transfer. Loquax will soon be making a donation but if you’d like to join in then please do so. Thank you.
Note that Karen wants 100% of people’s donations to go to Marie Curie, so is aiming to pay for the trip herself. She’ll be selling things and hitting the competitions again to try to raise the money, along with any other money-making ideas.