Terminally ill man’s dying wish is to get to Glastonbury by helicopter

Nigel Stonehouse smiling

Nigel Stonehouse is an inpatient at a hospital in North Tees (Picture: PA/Getty)

A festival-loving man with advanced cancer is hoping for one last hurrah by getting to Glastonbury – despite being a hospital inpatient.

Former bricklayer Nigel Stonehouse, from Hartlepool, had bought a general entry ticket to the festival when he thought he would be well enough to go normally.

But after being diagnosed with kidney cancer only last month, the 58-year-old has now been told he has only weeks to live.

Friends he was planning to go to the festival with are fundraising to try and get him there in a helicopter, and Fatboy Slim, who will be performing there, has even joined in with support.

His close friend Lizzie Beggs, who is helping the efforts, wrote: ‘Nige was planning to be with us all at Glastonbury next week, and he has made it his dying wish to make it there, even if only for a few hours for one last time.

‘He is currently an inpatient at North Tees hospital, and their wonderful palliative care team have assured him that they will do all they can to make this happen.

‘Within hours they had contacted site managers at the festival who advised that they would facilitate in ways that they can.

Folks. I’ve been contacted by the friend of a terminally ill man who wants to go to Glasto 1 last time. He’s so poorly with cancer they’re going to have to fly him in by air ambulance. If you’d join me in helping Nige’s dying wish then pls donate here. https://t.co/Nc9ljPm0jg

— Fatboy Slim (@FatboySlim) June 19, 2022

‘Unfortunately there is no space left in the accessible areas (Nige has a general sale ticket) but they will facilitate entry via the accessible car …read more

Source:: Metro News

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