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Great Waldingfield woman fulfils terminally ill father's wishes after raising more than £5,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care


By Priya Kingsley-Adam


Francesca Clark has raised funds funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care after her dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour and kidney cancer. (8086736)
Francesca Clark has raised funds funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care after her dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour and kidney cancer. (8086736)

A woman, whose dad is terminally ill, has fulfilled his wishes of raising funds for a hospice, which has supported the family.

Stuart Clark, of Green Acre, Great Waldingfield, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour and kidney cancer.

Following the diagnosis, the 62-year-old was keen to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds, which was successfully achieved through a series of quizzes, organised by daughter Francesca.

“My Dad is such a generous man, always putting others before himself,” she said.

“As soon as he was diagnosed with a grade 4 brain tumour and kidney cancer, he wanted to do some fundraising for the hospice.

“Dad knows that it is very likely we, as a family, will be using most of the hospice services throughout our journey and raising the money is his way of saying thank you for the future,” added the 22-year-old.

Family and friends, along with work colleagues, helped to organise the fundraising events at Number Ten Wine Bar and Kitchen in Lavenham, which raised £5,045 for the hospice.

Community fundraising manager George Chilvers praised the family’s efforts.

“Francesca with her Dad’s encouragement, has done an amazing job of raising over £5,000 for the hospice,” he said

“The money raised will help us to continue supporting people living with death, dying and grief, and I know the family are benefiting from our support services.”



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