A village fun day in Lowick and fundraising at the Golden Sands Caravan Park at Cresswell have together raised an amazing £8,237 for our Foundation.
Both events were in memory of Moira Metcalf, 52 from Lowick, who sadly died from cancer in January.
A very active member of her local community, Moira and her husband Michael received a Community Award in 2017 from Lowick Parish Council in recognition of their efforts.
She is described as having ‘an outgoing spirit that was undiminished by her illness,’ which inspired family and friends to do something positive to help others in her name.
The Moira Metcalf Memorial Family Fun Day brought together the whole Lowick Community in July. It was a day of traditional games and activities including tug-of-war, quoits wheelbarrow races, cake stalls, penalty shootouts and rounders.
Moira’s husband, Michael, thinks she would have loved the day and says: “It was great to get the whole community involved in the day, and to raise so much money for such a worthy cause.
Lady Elsie and the Metcalf family
“The amount of people who were there, helped with everything, and donated for the day just shows how well-loved Moira was.”
Wheelbarrow racing at the Moira Metcalf Family Fun Day
Lady was proud to meet Michael and his family to officially receive the money raised for our Foundation and says: “It was a great pleasure to meet Moira’s family.
“They’ve chosen such a positive way to remember her and the money raised will help others affected by this terrible disease. We’re very grateful to everyone who supported the fun day in Moira’s name.”
Moira was mother to Paul and Emma and a collection at her funeral contributed a further £1,900 to help support our work.