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.”