Funds raised in memory of an amazing Mum
Family and friends of a much-loved mum-of-two raised £1,000 in her memory for St Catherine’s Hospice.
Clare Carter was cared for on the in-patient unit at the hospice before her sad death in January at the age of just 41.
Her sons Ryan, aged 19, and Adam, 16, returned to the hospice recently to hand over the proceeds raised in her memory thanks to generous donations and fundraising from relatives, friends and colleagues.
Clare’s partner David Morton joined Adam for a ‘Zorbing Challenge’ – which involved rolling in a giant ball down a hillside – and raised money in sponsorship.
Further funds came from Ryan’s Captain and colleagues in the Army, and a collection was also made at Clare’s funeral which helped raise the amazing total.
Ryan, a craftsman in 39 Engineer regiment workshops, said: “My Mum was quite adventurous and loved getting up to new things. She’d bought the Zorbing experience for her and David to have a go at – knowing that he would be really scared!
“Unfortunately she was too sick to do it in the end, but David vowed he would complete it and Adam said he’d go along for support. As it was quite a big deal for David he decided to collect sponsorship and raise a bit of money for the hospice at the same time. I think he enjoyed it in the end and was really pleased he’d done something my Mum was so keen for him to have a go at, and also raised funds for St Catherine’s.”
Ryan and Adam, along with David, and Clare’s parents Jean and Ron Shaw, thanked everyone for their contributions towards the work of the hospice.
Ryan added: “It was obviously a very difficult and sad time for us all. The hospice were absolutely fantastic and it was a comfort knowing Mum was being looked after so well.
“The staff were always there for us too – the nurses would always sit us down, have a chat, keep us up to date and check we were okay.
“We’re really pleased we could make this donation so that more people can have access to the same brilliant care as we did.”
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