Fundraiser’s successful event in memory of much-loved sister
5th November 2014
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Along with her family and friends, Jan Kerwood was left devastated when her sister Tracey Abrahams died at the age of 49, just three months after being diagnosed with breast cancer.Still grieving, Jan decided to organise a fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research UK towards the development of treatments for breast cancer

As she runs Northall Clay Pigeon Club in Fletching with her husband Dan, it was a natural step for Jan to host a clay pigeon shoot – an especially poignant idea because Tracey had worked at the club for 14 years.

The charity shoot at Wivlesfield Farm was a huge success with a raffle and auction of donated prizes raising hundreds of pounds towards a grand total of £5,345.

“It was a touching day for our family and the atmosphere was brilliant,” said Jan. “Lots of people came out to support us and we had an excellent day’s clay shooting.

“Thanks to those who generously gave prizes and everyone who helped raise this amazing amount of money for a cause close to our hearts.”

Jan’s fundraising achievement was praised by Charlene Saunders, Marketing Manager at Welbeing, the specialist provider of independent living services which sponsors the Community Hero Award with the Sussex Express. The award honours unsung local heroes who help make their community a better place to live.

She said: “This event was a wonderful tribute to Tracey’s memory. Thanks to Jan, with help from her family, friends and a supportive community, thousands of pounds have been raised for vital research into breast cancer.” 

To nominate someone for the Community Hero Award, email angela@cobbpr.com with details of who you are nominating and why they deserve it.

 

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