In April this year our good friend and work colleague Anne Dalby passed away after her 5 year battle with ovarian cancer. Pendleside Hospice is where Anne was cared for in her final weeks and it gave her and her family all the help and support they needed.
Anne worked at the cottages4you site for over 20 years until her retirement in December 2010 after her original diagnosis at the beginning of that year. She was the Payroll manager for the business for all that time working in payroll and also HR. Most people will remember Anne as an outgoing and bubbly person with a great sense of humour and definitely once met never forgotten.
As a business we support Pendleside as our nominated charity but we wanted to do something above this. So when the ‘Girls night out’ was advertised as a sponsored 10K walk I thought it would be a good event to get a team of ladies together to walk in Anne’s memory. We called ourselves ‘Anne’s Angels’, consisting of myself (Nikki Caygill), Gill Carter, Lindsay Pennington, Emma Riley, Gill McAdam, Siobhan James and Shirley Brooks and we donned pink halos, tutus and wings to walk the route around Burnley.
We set up sponsorship forms and just giving pages to get people to support our cause along with advertising through Facebook messages to all our friends. At the moment our total money raised is £950.
Find out more about the great work Pendleside Hospice do on their website.