Knutsford mum raises over £4k for charity
31 year old Alice Pemberton-Barlow raised £4,400 for charity from a coffee morning held at The Railway Inn at Mobberley.
Alice had her left leg amputated in February after being diagnosed with bone cancer. Her son, Bertie, was just 9 months old at the time of her operation.
She raised money for the charity Mummy’s Star, who supported her following her diagnosis. The charity support women and their families affected by cancer during pregnancy or within 12 months of giving birth.
Alice said: “I was overwhelmed by the number of people who came, especially as many were people who I hadn’t met before but who had heard about the charity through our story and had come to show their support. It was lovely to have Tracey Derbyshire from Mummy’s Star with us. On counting the cash raised on the day, and realising how much we had raised, we became quite emotional. Tracey said the funds would help upwards of 15 families living with cancer and pregnancy through their grant scheme.”
“I had originally planned to have the coffee morning at home in my kitchen with a few friends, with any change being donated to the charity. Needless to say my husband was pleased we changed our location when more than 200 guests arrived. The pub was the perfect venue, and we are so grateful to Lynda and her family for doing such a fantastic job. I would also like to thank everyone who took the time to come along, everyone who baked, the local businesses who donated to our raffle and Sheldons Dairy for donating milk for a lot of coffees.”
Alice also has an online donations page where people can pledge their support at justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-pemberton-barlow