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