The family of Sue Walker, who sadly died from cancer in June 2012, worked together to raise nearly £20,000 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care in her memory.
After Sue's death, her husband, John, and their children, Emma and Matt, set up an online fundraising page and asked for donations to Rennie Grove from family and friends hoping to raise £2,000. However, through donations, sponsorship and organising a number of events, the impressive total they have now raised is nearly £20,000.
Originally I thought that to raise £2,000 would be a fantastic achievement but I was amazed that within a few days the donations being made exceeded this. Emma then decided to take part in a triathlon with a number of friends and they raised even more and my son-in-law also raised money by taking part in another triathlon. Then we decided to continue the good work by organising some events to mark the anniversary of Sue's death and the idea of a concert and a golf day were born.
"Whilst we were really successful in our fundraising and we feel very happy that we did her proud, a Forever Loved Fund would have given us a perfect way to link our activities back to Sue. Everyone who supported our efforts, even if they didn't know Sue, would have had the chance to learn more about what a remarkable woman she was."
The Walker family are planning another golf day in Sue's memory that will take place in 2015 and have now set up a Forever Loved Fund for their fundraising. See Sue Walker's Forever Loved Fund.
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