Generous great-grandma hands over £500 to hospice after asking for donations in lieu of gifts when she turned 90
A generous nonagenarian raised funds for St Catherine’s by asking for donations for the hospice in lieu of gifts when she marked her milestone 90th birthday.
Myfanwy Hartley, who is originally from Wales but has been living in Longridge for over 68 years now, raised a fantastic £500 in memory of her beloved son Christopher.
Mrs Hartley holds the hospice close to her heart after Christopher received care from its team of Clinical Nurse Specialists – who visit people in the comfort of their own homes – before sadly losing his battle to cancer two years ago.
She chose to donate all the proceeds from her birthday celebrations to the hospice to show her appreciation for the care he received.
The mother-of-six, grandmother-of-nine and great-grandmother-of-four, said: “The Clinical Nurse Specialists were brilliant and they were always at the end of the phone when you needed them.
“I’ve also got family members in Wales who have died of cancer so I wanted to raise money for a cause that is close to my heart.
“I think the work carried out by St Catherine’s Hospice is truly wonderful and I can’t thank them enough for the care they gave to my son.”
The money will go towards providing specialised palliative care to the people of Chorley, Longridge, Preston and South Ribble with life-limiting illnesses.
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