Mum’s memory will be honoured at charity day

Eileen Corbett who lost her fight with lung cancer earlier this year. (s)

Eileen Corbett who lost her fight with lung cancer earlier this year. (s)

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A mother described as a “fighter” and a much-loved friend will be remembered at a fundraising event to be held in her memory.

Eileen Barlow (55), of Clitheroe, was taken ill and admitted to hospital in March this year and diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. She was then given just 6 to 12 months to live by doctors. After one round of chemotherapy and a short battle with the disease, Eileen was re-admitted to hospital where she sadly died on March 29th.

The charity event will be held at the Royal British Legion in Clitheroe on Sunday, August 30th from 2 to 5 pm, with all funds raised going to Cancer Research UK.

The day will feature entertainment, a bouncy castle, face painting, a tombola, cake stall, bric-a-brac and more.

Originally from Northern Ireland, Eileen had lived in Clitheroe since her 20s. A volunteer with the Salvation Army, she was well-know in the town and a regular at Swales’ cafe.

Eileen’s daughter Kelly said: “We hope to raise as much as possible on the day. My mum meant the world to me and I’m doing this in memory of her and to raise money for a fantastic charity.”