Philip Goodeve-Docker's funeral held

Philip Goodeve-Docker Rescuers reached the men by helicopter but Mr Goodeve-Docker had died

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The funeral for a man who died while crossing part of the Greenland ice sheet last month has been held in Hampshire.

Philip Goodeve-Docker, 31, of Ealing, west London, was on the 400-mile trek with two friends when a snowstorm engulfed them, blowing away their tent.

By the time help arrived hours later, Mr Goodeve-Docker had died.

The service was held at St Mary the Less Church near his family home at Chilbolton, near Andover.

He was raising money for the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) with two friends, Roan Hackney and Andy Norman, in memory of his grandfather Patrick Pirie-Gordon.

Mr Pirie-Gordon was the charity's treasurer and also honorary vice-president of the Royal Geographical Society, which helps fund polar exploration.

Since Mr Goodeve-Docker's death funds raised for QNI have increased from £3,700 to more than £16,000.

The charity plans to create a memorial to him.

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