Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Robin Gibb donations boost Isle of Man charity

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

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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