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Nearly £5,000 Raised By Family

Thursday November 21 2013




THE money's been counted and a Barnsley family is now ready to hand over a hefty cheque to Macmillan Cancer Support!

The fundraising has been done in memory of local woman Carol Perry by her four children, their family, and friends.

Carol, of Barnsley Road, Wombwell, died in March after a six-month battle with cancer.

In her memory, her two sons Shaun and Wayne Davies cycled coast-to-coast from Morecambe to Bridlington.

Carol's daughters Donna Eyre and Sharmane Evans have also been active and raised funds at garden parties.

Staff at the Little George pub in Wombwell also handed over £1,000 to bring the total up to £4736.82.

Donna, 30, said: "We started the fundraising when my mum was diagnosed last year and the idea of the bike ride came up.

"We asked my mum to pick the charity she'd like us to raise for and she chose Macmillan.

"At first we thought we would raise about £500 so it's some achievement to raise this much.

"We probably could have raised more if we would have asked strangers but this has been done just through friends and family."

Most of the family live close to each other on Roebuck Street but Donna believes the trauma of their mum's illness has managed to bring them closer even together.

"Our family was close anyway but when times are hard like this you realise how much of a rock they are," added Donna.

"I think she will be up there looking down on us with a beaming smile.

"I'd like to thank everyone that contributed and especially Richard Glover from Marshall Buildings for providing the support vehicle during the bike ride."

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Reply Posted by wellwisher on Sunday November 24 2013 at 20:26
Your mam will be looking down on you all. Every time you feel a breeze on your face,its her gentle kiss from above. Well done to you all.