Grieving partner to tackle Kilimanjaro trek
A woman whose partner died in Bath in March while trying to raise money for Sport Relief is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in his memory.
Paul Morgan, 44, suffered a heart attack in Lower Bristol Road while cycling, and poignantly called his partner Laura Summers to tell her he was very unwell.
She tried to call him back but when his phone was answered just minutes later, the former soldier was already dead.
Now Miss Summers is determined that something good should come out of the tragedy and, as well as the fundraising climb next month, plans to also launch a cause called Sunshine People in his memory.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
"He hadn't been going for very long on the cycle ride – it was shocking," said Miss Summers, 32 who lives in Weston-super-Mare.
"He called me saying he didn't feel well and said 'I feel like I'm having a heart attack and think I'm going to call an ambulance', very, very calmly.
"When I tried to call him back it went straight to answer machine and I thought he was on the phone to the ambulance.
"I later discovered he had fallen down and the phone had broken.
"The paramedics, especially a lady called Vicky, were absolutely brilliant to me afterwards, helping and supporting me and being very honest with me.
"They were there within three minutes but by the time I got back through, within nine minutes, they were already putting him in the back of the ambulance.
"I am climbing Kilimanjaro for Help for Heroes because he actually did 22 years in the army and maybe I will do something for Sport Relief next year in his memory.
"Paul was very humorous. He would stand by his guns and he was also very, very kind to people and would do things for them without any thought for himself but just because he wanted to do them."
Mr Morgan worked for Arcus FM, a facilities management company that works with Sainsbury's, and its stores in Bath are also planning to support the fundraising drive. The couple had planned to marry and Miss Summers said she took some comfort in the response from friends and loved ones to Mr Morgan's death.
She is preparing for the gruelling six-day climb by sessions in the gym, long hikes and by climbing Pen y Fan in Wales.
"I have to do these things and I have to keep his memory alive in people's minds really – that is vitally important to me," she added.
"I am guessing he would be proud and pleased of what I am doing."
To sponsor Miss Summers go to http://www. bmycharity.com/search /fundraisers/all/paulmoggsmorgan/1