Money for ‘out of this world’ hospice nurses

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A FUN-LOVING grandmother will always be remembered for her warm smile.

They are the words of Norman Brown, speaking about his wife of 40 years, Anne, who died on January 14 this year at just 58 years old.

Norman said: “She was fun-loving and will always be remembered for her smile and personality.”

Anne, who has two daughters and one baby grandaughter, was diagnosed with bone and breast cancer and spent the last few months of her life going to Myton Hospice in Rugby for one day a week.

By way of thanking the day hospice, in the grounds of the Hospital of St Cross, for the special care it provided Anne, Norman and his friends at his local pub the William Webb Ellis organised a fundraiser.

The sponsored pub crawl on bikes took place last year when a team of cyclists from the pub got together and visited 20 pubs in one day, raising a total of £2,139 for Myton Hospice.

Norman said: “Anne really enjoyed going to the hospice, which is one of the reasons we’re trying to highlight it.

“The work those nurses do is out of this world. When she came back from the hospice on a Tuesday night she would be so positive and so much happier.

“It was like one woman going out in the morning and a different one coming back at night.”

Karen Owen, landlady at the Webb Ellis, said: “We got everyone involved in the pub crawl and everyone have very generously.

“The hospice was great for Anne knowing how much joy she got out of going there. It’s a fantastic service.

“We’re having a party on the day of the royal wedding where we will raise more money for Myton and we’ll continue to raise as much as we can.”