Vicky’s fundraising in memory of mother

Posted on 14th August 2014 | in Community


Vicky with her mother Nicola

Vicky Pringle from Amble, is fundraising for St Oswald’s in memory of her mam, Nicola. Nicola benefitted from care on St Oswald’s Inpatient unit before she died from cancer in October 2011, aged 48.

Vicky said “Mam was only there for 10 days but the care she was given was wonderful. I started fundraising so that I could give something back for the kindness and care my mam received.  I am taking part in St Oswald’s Icelandic Trek in October 2014 and I have already exceeded my fundraising target of £3,000, so anything extra I raise for the Hospice now is a bonus! I am really looking forward to the Iceland Trek, an incredible challenge.”

An event at the Masons Arms in Amble will be held on Sunday 17th August, begining 1pm. Including raffles, games, refreshments and live music from 3pm. Local artist Jimmy Thompson has donated a painting to auction; local businesses have donated raffle prizes.

There will be a BBQ and teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes to buy. Entry is free but donations are encouraged.

Anyone interested in organising an event to raise money for St Oswald’s or wanting more information about our 2015 Trek to Everest and other ways to fulfil their own ‘Life List’ goals while helping a local charity can call 0191 246 9123.

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