The Hibbs Lupus Trust are delighted to announce that the inaugural Rhys Parker Memorial Award is awarded to Nathan Bridger.
The award, supported by family and friends of Rhys, reflects Rhys’ friendship, bravery and courage to help support others despite his own illness. Rhys Parker died in September 2013. He was just 36 years old.
In memory of Rhys, the Award will recognise an individual who has demonstrated a career in and / or has made substantial contributions to the lupus community that exemplifies the character of Rhys Parker.
Nathan has demonstrated outstanding dedication to raising awareness and funds by taking on a number of endurance events culminating in The Long Course weekend, an epic 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle ride and finishing with a 26.2 mile run. And, he has done all of this in memory of his friend Rhys. Thank you Nathan for your fantastic support.
The Trust are very grateful for all of the fantastic nominations of people who have made such a significant contribution to raising awareness and funds to support those living with lupus, which made the decision incredibly difficult. Every single nomination was worthy of merit and we would like to extend our thanks to everyone who took the time to suggest a candidate.