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Alix's Story

A tribute to Alix Burnage, 1965-2021

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Alix was a much-loved wife, daughter, mother, family member and friend, who sadly passed away at the Hospice on 11 August.

Well-known in the local community, Alix was head of swimming at St Piran’s school in Gringer Hill for over 15 years. She was described as a ‘fearless’ teacher who bought ‘passion, energy and enthusiasm’ to the sport.

A beautiful Forget-me-not Tribute page has been dedicated by Alix’s family, to celebrate her life and raise money for Thames Hospice. An amazing amount has been raised so far in Alix’s memory, with a sponsored skydive planned on Mother's Day which five of her family members are taking part in. Alix also raised an incredible £6,000 herself last Christmas, by taking part in the Hospice’s Santa Dash.

Gill, Alix’s mother, said: We are all so grateful for the care everyone has given to us as a family. It helped us all tremendously at the time and is still continuing to support us while we try to come to terms with our huge loss. You are doing a tremendous job and hopefully our contributions will go a small way to help you to support others in their tough times. Thank you to everyone involved with your work.”

To find out more about Forget-Me-Not Tributes and set up your own in memory of a loved one, please click the button below.

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Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

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