£6,300 raised in memory of Clitheroe Health Centre worker Ann (53)

FAMILY'S THANKS: Debbie Turner, Brian Turner, Mary Turner and Steven Turner (s)
FAMILY'S THANKS: Debbie Turner, Brian Turner, Mary Turner and Steven Turner (s)

A GRATEFUL family has thanked supporters who have helped raise more than £6,300 in memory of a loving mum.

Ann Turner died of lymphoma at Blackpool Victoria Hospital last September, aged 53, and her family organised a grand charity ball to support the work of the hospital’s pioneering haematology ward and nearby Duncan House, where family members are accommodated to be near their loved ones.

Mrs Turner’s colleagues at Clitheroe Health Centre, where she worked as a dispenser, held a coffee morning which raised more than £500.

Then the family - Ann’s husband Brian, sons Steven and Scott and daughter-in-law Debbie - organised a ball sponsored by Hanson Cement at Mytton Fold Hotel. Local duo Level 2 and DJ Russell Large appeared free of charge, and companies and individuals donated raffle prizes. The ball raised more than £5,800.

Mr Turner, of Pendle Avenue, Chatburn, said: “We were overwhelmed with support. Ann was well known, and lots of people contributed to the fund-raising. We want to thank everyone who helped in any way.”