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Blossom Ball in memory of farming dad

NADV 1403133AM1 Sisters organising Ball for St Gemma's. Sisters Caroline Liddle and Joanne Richmond. (1403133AM1)

NADV 1403133AM1 Sisters organising Ball for St Gemma's. Sisters Caroline Liddle and Joanne Richmond. (1403133AM1)

Two sisters are planning a ball to raise funds for St Gemma’s Hospice in memory of their father, Martin Richmond from Tadcaster.

It was an easy decision to hold the ball at the Pavilions at the Great Yorkshire Showground for the duo who attended the Great Yorkshire Show each year with their father.

“My dad was a farmer all of his life on the family farm, we grew up going to the Yorkshire Show and have so many good memories of being at the show with him,” said Caroline Liddle who is organising the ball with her sister Joanne Richmond.

John Richmond died at St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds last year after a long battle with cancer.

Joanne added: “The care that our father and family received from everyone at the Hospice was wonderful and we will always be extremely grateful that our father’s final days were spent in such a calm and caring place.

“We will never be able to thank the staff at the Hospice enough for all that they did but we have decided to organise a charity ball to raise as much money as possible. To give you an idea of the costs involved with running a hospice, St Gemma’s needs to raise the equivalent of £470 per day for just one in-patient.”

Caroline added that the two sisters has taken on other fundraising challenged and she had taken part in a 14 mile fundraising hike in The Dales.

She said: “It was a great challenge for me, but it is also a good coping mechanism, so is organising the Blossom Ball.”

The ball will take place on April 26, tickets cost £42.50 and tables are still available for the event at the Pavilions.

For more details email theblossomball@gmail.com.


 

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