By Rachael Grealish
Last year Hospice at Home West Cumbria received a donation of £30,000 in memory of Joanne Mahone, now her family has raised a further £10,000 for the charity.
Joanne passed away in 2019 from Sarcoma cancer, but in her final days Jo and her family were supported by the hospice.
During her fight against cancer Joanne’s family, friends, colleagues and local community committed themselves to raising money to try and get treatment for Joanne.
Unfortunately after the short fight Joanne passed away from the aggressive cancer.
In April 2020, Jo’s husband Martin contacted the charity with a £30,000 donation in memory of his late wife and to thank the hospice for their care.
Martin said: “Jo passed away in 2019 after a short fight against a very aggressive Sarcoma cancer. The Hospice at Home nurses were so helpful and caring in Jo’s final days with us. Our local community committed to raising funds to try and get treatment for Jo but unfortunately this wasn’t possible.”
Adding to this, just last week Martin contacted the charity to say a further £10,000 had been raised.
“We all agreed the money raised should go to charities close to our hearts. It was Jo’s birthday on January 23 and we wanted to make this final donation in honour of her birthday. We are delighted to have been able to give Hospice at Home West Cumbria £40,000 in total,” Martin added.
A spokesperson for Hospice at Home West Cumbria aid: “We are absolutely overwhelmed to receive this additional gift, meaning the total given to Hospice at Home West Cumbria is an astonishing £40,000.
“From all at Hospice at Home West Cumbria, thank you so much for your support.
“40,000 is an incredible donation and will help to ensure our dedicated nurses can continue to care for other families across West Cumbria.”
To find out more about Hospice at Home West Cumbria or to make a donation call 01900 873173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org