Family of inspirational mum raise funds to brighten cancer patients’ hospital stay
The family of Lisa May Howarth from Bridlington, challenged themselves to cover 284 miles each on foot, bike or swimming over April 2022 to represent the days Lisa spent fighting cancer.
Lisa Howarth, received a cancer diagnosis on 26th April 2021. Lisa sadly passed away on 3rd February 2022. In Lisa’s memory, her two sons, Robert, James and his girlfriend Grace Pugh covered 284 miles each.
Robert, James and Grace concluded the last 25 miles of their challenge with the Yorkshire Three Peaks on the 30th April, with the amazing support of friends Luke Heavens and Jordon Lynass.
Friends, Rebecca Kane, Deepa Ahir and Kerry Gilbert were also involved as a team, sharing the 284 miles between them.
Shortly before Lisa passed away, Lisa expressed wishes to raise money to provide Ward 31 at the Queen’s Centre, Castle Hill Hospital with TV’s for patients. Chief family organiser, Grace Pugh, said, “Lisa initially said to us, it would be great if we could organise some fundraising to by a new TV or two for the ward, from that moment the seed was sown. We have received huge support throughout our fundraising, and as a result of the generosity of everyone who has supported us, we raised enough funds to donate 19 TV’s to wards 31 and 29 at Castle Hill Hospital. We would like to thank everyone that donated, supported and shared our challenge in Lisa’s memory.”
Grace continued, “The 19 TV’s donated all in honour of Lisa Howarth, she’s our true inspiration, fighter, incredible Mum, Wife and Grandma. Her legacy to live on and many people will benefit and enjoy the TV’s donated all in her memory.”
Lisa Hartley, Senior Matron at the Queen’s Centre said, “I would like to sincerely thank Lisa’s family and everyone who supported them in making Lisa’s wish a reality. The TV’s donated will make such an incredible difference to the patents we look after for on our wards whilst receiving care.”