A local family are holding a fundraising event this month, in memory of their wife and mother. Cindy Pearson died in 2010, of Ovarian cancer and received care at St Oswald’s.
Over the last five years, Cindy’s daughter, 24 year old Colleen Pearson, from Gosforth, along with other members of the Pearson family, has raised over £14,000 for the Hospice. From sky dives, to charity nights, the family have kept busy arranging a host of events in Cindy’s name.
They are continuing their support with a summer fundraiser to raise money for the charity who supported her and her family, during her mother’s illness.
The 6th ‘Cindy’s Night’ will be held on Saturday 25th June at Falcons Rugby Clun, Newcastle from 7.30pm. The night will include disco and live music from Ska-toons, raffle, auction and tombola, with a range of prizes. Tickets cost just £8 each and can be reserved by calling St Oswald’s Fundraising Team, on 0191 246 9123 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also be bought on the night.
Colleen said: “My family have hosted a charity event for my mum every year since she died. It was something mum would have loved, she was such an outgoing person, so we host it in her memory.
“We are proud to support St Oswald’s, as they did so much for my family at a very difficult time. The care mum received at the hospice was outstanding; they are such a deserving charity.”
“I would just like to say a massive thank you to all my family and friends for all their help and support over the years. It wouldn’t be possible without them.”
Our Fundraisier, Helen Alderson added:
“The ongoing support of Colleen and her family is so important to us at the hospice. The huge amount of money she has raised is a testament to their hard work and dedication and for all that we are very grateful.
Without the support of local people like colleen and her family, we would be unable to generate the additional £7million per year necessary to care for our patients and their families. We wish the Pearson family all the best for Cindy’s Night.”