In May St Leonard’s heard from his partner Donna that Steve Barber intended to do an ice-climb on Mont Blanc and had chosen to raise funds for St Leonard’s Hospice in York as an important local charity.
As far as we are aware he had no direct link with the Hospice, so we were very pleased to hear that he recognised the important part the Hospice
plays in York and the surrounding area, and we were looking forward to the photographs he promised to bring back from this adventure to use on the Hospice’s website.
We are devastated to hear of Steve’s death and the deaths of John Barber and Roger Payne, as well as of the other victims.
Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends today.
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