The only important news of 2020 from Benj at Taverners is the loss of our darling Cate, who finally succumbed to her advanced cancer on 14th September. Deeply mourned by all family, and especially missed by the grandchildren, to whom she will always be Cookie.
As her metastatic cancer advanced, active treatment ceased and Cate was bed-bound from July. We received enormous support from Community Nursing services and Pilgrims Hospices, and I was in permanent attendance with visits from family and friends whenever possible, within the limitations of the Covid-19 lockdowns.
Cate’s Tribute site has raised over £1000 for the Hospices
The illustrated account of our 2012 Round Britain Sail is now available from Amazon as an e-book or in paperback, with all royalties going to the Hospice. The paperback version is bigger and better, albeit more expensive because of the unavoidable printing costs, but even more proceeds go to the Hospice.