Helping hospice in Casey’s memory

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A dad and stepmum have been raising money for a children’s hospice who cared for their daughter.

Trevor and Susan Forrest also want to raise awareness of the work done by Rainbows hospice for children and young adults in honour of Rugby woman Casey, who was 24 when she lost her life last year.

Their fundraising efforts included taking on the gruelling Wolf Run - a unique combination of three kinds of off-road running: mud runs, trail runs and obstacle runs.

They also held a charity fancy dress acution/raffle and disco at the Railway Club in Rugby.

Susan said: “We decided to organise this event to show our support and appreciation to Rainbows Hospice, Loughborough, who looked after Casey in the last few years of her life.

“Rainbows provided respite care and involved the whole family so we could stay there with her and make some amazing memories.”

The couple recently attended the annual Remembrance Day at the hospice where they presented £4,893.75.

“We would like to say a big thank you to all the people who arranged the event, donated, who turned up and supported us in any way,” added Susan.

“People were so generous in Rugby town with donations and raffle prizes.

“We would like to thank them all for making the auction such a success.”

Rainbows Hospice opened its doors in 1994. It is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support.

Visit www.rainbows.co.uk for more details.