A CANCER charity was the grateful recipient of almost £3,000 after fund-raising in memory of a former nursery worker.
Family and friends of Alison Hadfield, of Branston, reached their fund-raising target of £5,000 last month, just before what would have been her birthday.
The money was to be split between Alison’s two chosen charities – the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANS) and Cancer Research UK.
Representatives of Cancer Research went to visit Miss Hadfield’s former colleague at Stretton Day Nursery to be presented with a cheque for £2,500 and they were in for a pleasant surprise.
Nursery manager Helen Eaton said: “Without realising that Cancer Research were coming out the Brickmakers Arms had got Alison’s own sponsorship money collected of £615 so we were able to give them £2,982.
“The gratitude from Cancer Research was great – they were over the moon and I’m sure SANS will be too.
“Although it has been the hardest thing we have ever done and we miss Alison to bits, it has been incredibly inspiring.”
Alison lost her battle with liver cancer on Sunday, March 31.