Blackburn woman raises funds for hospice in memory of her mum

A housing association resident from Blackburn has raised a whopping £1,770 for a local hospice after the loss of her mother.

Donna Campbell, 48, brought together friends and family to raise the funds for the East Lancashire Hospice, which provided care for her mum.

Campbell lost her mother, Monica Greenwood, in 2018 to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which heavily impacts the lungs. Greenwood had originally been born and raised in Ireland before living in Blackburn for 30 years.

“The hospice was fantastic when they cared for my mum. Not only did they provide a home carer team so mum could stay at home, they also provided great emotional support for our whole family during a hard time,” said Campbell.

Together, she and her family ran a disco night, which included a tombola and raffle. To help raise the money, they charged £5 a ticket for those who wanted to attend.

Campbell also approached Together Housing Group for a donation of a prize for the raffle, instead the housing provider donated £100 to the hospice.

This isn’t the first time Campbell has raised money for the hospice. Just after her mother passed away, she asked friends and family to make donations rather than buy flowers. This managed to raise £1,300 which brings the total amount she has donated to the hospice to £3,070.

“I think my mum would have been chuffed with the donations,” Campbell added. “This hospice helped her a lot and she would be over the moon to know people are helping to keep it open so others can access the same care she had.”

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