Fundraiser for Stroke Association in auntie’s memory

Sisters Kieley Scholey, Hannah Armitage and Danielle Canham raising funds for the Stroke Association.
Sisters Kieley Scholey, Hannah Armitage and Danielle Canham raising funds for the Stroke Association.

THE family of a stroke victim have held a Christmas charity event in her name to raise money for charity.

Kieley Scholey, Danielle Canham and Hannah Armitage are fundraising for the stroke association after Kieley and Danielle’s aunt, Lorna Morton, died in April this year.

The women decided to set up an annual fundraising event for the charity, featuring stalls and a raffle. It was held on November 5 at Churwell Community Centre.

Stalls included Usborne books, Phoenix Cards, Jamie at Home, Bodyshop, Ollie Owl crafts and gifts, a Jewellery stall, Netty’s cakes and a Shellac nails and mini massages treatment room. The event raised around £635.

Kieley said: “We advertised the event and it went well.

“We are looking to do the same again next year and advertise stalls for people on a first come first served basis and hold it in November next year.

“We are also looking to do something in Lorna’s memory next April.”

Lorna Morton, a 53-year-old foster carer from Beeston, died on April 2 this year after falling ill on the Sunday Evening. She had another stroke the following day and eventually her life support system was turned off by her family, just days before her 54th birthday on April 10.

All money raised by the fundraisers will go to the Stroke Association via the Lorna Morton Memorial Fund.

Strokes affect more than 150,000 people each year, killing around a third of those afflicted. The Stroke Association is the only UK-wide charity solely devoted to fighting stroke in people of all ages.