After losing her mum to cancer when she was only 19, Amy Rice was keen to raise money for the charity that helped her family through its toughest time.
Last Friday, three years to the day that mum Wendy died aged 37, Amy held a fund-raising Hawaiian themed summer barbecue for friends and family.
Having decided she wanted to “give something back” to Macmillan Cancer Support, the charity who gave her mum Wendy £300 to buy a washing machine after the family’s machine broke down whilst she was poorly, Amy was justifiably proud of her first fund raising effort to which friends, family, neighbours and local businesses contributed prizes for a raffle and an auction.
Now a mum herself to Joshua, Amy said: “We were determined to raise the money to give back to Macmillan so other families can benefit from their generosity, too. The Macmillan nurses were wonderful and I know how much their help meant to my mum – it came at a time when we needed it most.”
She continued: “We raised a total of £717 and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to support us - it was a fantastic turnout and I know my mum would have been so proud.”