Westmeath stars' sponsored skydive in honour of late aunt

(Above) Pamela Grevllie with her aunt Ger.

Two members of one of Westmeath's best known sporting families are doing a sponsored skydive next month to honour the memory of their late aunt.

Best known for their exploits in the maroon of Westmeath, brother and sister Robbie and Pamela Greville are taking to the skies on October 2 to raise funds for St Luke's Radiation Oncology Centre, the hospital where their aunt Ger was treated before her premature death in 2019.

They have set up a gofundme page where people can make donations and at the time of writing had already raised over €3,600.

In a post on the page, Pamela explained why she and her brother are doing the sky dive and what Ger means to them.

“On the second October close to what should be our Aunt Ger’s 52nd birthday Robbie and I are doing a skydive in aid of St. Luke's Radiation Oncology Centre.

“For those who didn’t know Ger, she was the most amazing person with a smile that would brighten up any room, she loved life and always lived it to the fullest. She always went over and above her aunt duties and was more like a sister to all of us. But unfortunately in August 2018, Ger received a diagnosis of glioblastoma brain cancer and just eight short months later on April 16, Ger passed away.

“Throughout her illness Ger showed amazing strength and courage and one of the places she wanted to raise money for when she got better was St Luke's Radiation Oncology Centre as with each difficult and scary visit up there she was greeted with the biggest smile and cared for in the best way possible!

“As most will know, Ger was our No. 1 supporter in everything we done even though I am not so sure she would agree that jumping out of an airplane is one of our best choices, but for us for those few minutes we are up there we will be that little bit closer to her,” Pamela wrote.

You can make a donation here.

Robbie Greville in action for Killucan recently.