Robin Gibb donations boost Isle of Man charity

Robin Gibb and his wife Dwina opened a hospice facility for children in 2008 Robin Gibb and his wife Dwina opened the children's hospice in 2008

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An appeal by the family of Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has brought in a surge of donations to a Manx charity.

Rebecca House children's hospice announced on 11 June that more than £4,000 had been raised so far.

Well-wishers for Gibb were asked by family members to donate instead of sending funeral flowers.

The founder member of the Bee Gees, who died aged 62 after a lengthy battle with cancer, was born at in a maternity home in Douglas in 1949.

The money will go towards providing care for children with life-threatening conditions.

The facility was officially opened by Gibb and his wife, Dwina, in 2008.

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