Robin Gibb’s Family Ask For Charity Donations In Lieu Of Flowers

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May 30, 2012 | 2:21pm EST

Robin Gibb’s grieving relatives have appealed to fans to donate to charity in lieu of sending flowers to the family.
The Bee Gees legend died on 20 May, aged 62, after a long battle with liver and colon cancer and it has now been announced Gibb will be laid to rest in a private funeral for close family and friends on 8 June.
But the star’s family are shunning flower donations in the hope that devotees put their money towards benefiting the Rebecca House and Wish Upon A Dream organisations.
A message on the singer’s website adds: “The family have requested no flowers but donations can be made to either of the following children’s charities on the Isle of Man, both of which were close to the heart of Robin Gibb and his family”.
Gibb’s son, Robin-John, recently revealed the funeral will be held in Thame, Oxfordshire and will be followed by a memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London in September.