Cumbria golden anniversary couple give cash to good cause
Last updated at 17:43, Friday, 24 January 2014
A CUMBRIA couple celebrating their golden wedding anniversary have donated more than a thousand pounds to a cancer charity in recognition of the care their son received.
Brian and Irene Hartley, of Haverigg, handed over £1,060 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which they received in gifts to mark 50 years of marriage.
Instead of treating themselves the couple decided to show their appreciation to the foundation for the care their son David received at the Rosemere Cancer Centre in Preston.
He was diagnosed with cancer eight years ago and received radiotherapy but has continued to make a good recovery and will celebrate his 50th birthday in March.
Mrs Hartley said: “It was our golden wedding on October 26. We had a party at Haverigg Cricket Club for friends and family.
“We did a little raffle but also an auction with things people gave us and we put quite a few prizes in ourselves.
“We had a lovely night.”
She added: “David would go to Rosemere for any treatment he needed. He had fantastic treatment there.”
Anne Sweeney, area fundraising co-ordinator for Morecambe Bay and South Cumbria, said: “Rosemere are delighted to receive such a fabulous amount of money.
“Mr and Mrs Hartley must be a very popular couple and have very generous friends! By choosing to donate their anniversary gifts to support Rosemere, they have directly impacted on the lives of people and their families whose lives have been touched by cancer. All the funds raised will go directly to fund care and vital research, making a real difference to local people.”
Mr and Mrs Hartley were married in Bootle Church, on October 26, 1963, and moved to Haverigg in 1986.
First published at 17:22, Friday, 24 January 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
Have your say
Be the first to comment on this article!
Make your comment
- Call for new Cumbria community safety volunteers
- Man to be identified after body found on beach
- Inquest into Windermere sailor's death to take place today
- Police appeal after man attacked by three people in Barrow back street
- Zero hour changes given mixed welcome by Barrow firms
- Man swipes rucksack in Barrow
- Thomas The Tank Engine’s birthday has special significance for Cumbria
- Roadworks on A595 near Sellafield to start next week
- M6 lane reopens after multi-vehicle accident
- Girl airlifted to hospital after horse fall in Cumbria
- Barrow Raiders unveil new youth plans (2 comments)
- Windermere win for Silecroft and Barrow trio
- Medal magic for Barrow martial arts masters
- Barrow Striders leap to success
- Stan shines for Walney in Ulverston League
- Walney fishing comp offers up £1,000 prize
- Moffatt in Fantasy land at Cartmel: with picture gallery
- Record prize money on offer for Cartmel in 2015
- Grand National winner plots Cartmel success
- Walney beat Millom in Barton Townley Cup thriller
- Reply pleasing and surprising
- FOOD REVIEW: The Wheatsheaf Inn, Brigsteer (1 comment)
- From trenches to Dunkirk role
- Sad end for village lad who lasted 24 days in trenches
- Soldiers facing a daily struggle
- Three dozen killed in hospital ship attack
- Shock to system as men from India face snow
- Sub-aqua delivery on stamp anniversary
- WEDDING ALBUM: Michelle Fredericks and Matthew Wilson
- Super South Cumbria holiday weekend for live music