Turf Moor breast cancer fund-raiser in memory of tragic Burnley mum (51)

Anne Scholes
Anne Scholes

A FUND-RAISING night in memory of a well known and loved Burnley mum is to be held almost a year to the day since her death.

The evening takes place in the James Hargreaves suite at Burnley Football Club on Saturday, February 5th, and all of the money raised will be donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer in honour of Mrs Anne Scholes.

She lost her own battle against the disease at the age of 51 in February last year.

The fund-raiser has been organised by Mrs Scholes’s husband, Michael and their three children, Amanda, Lee and Kristina.

Mrs Scholes was devoted to her family and had many friends and relatives, including her two brothers, Tommy and Neil, who are all expected to turn out for the night that is being billed as A Celebration of Life for the Life of Anne Scholes.

Mr Scholes, of Worsthorne, said: “We are hoping there will be in excess of 250 people there.

“Tickets are selling well and I just know that a lot of people will turn out for this event because of Anne.

“She was very well known and liked by a lot of people. She was a really sporty person and she loved socialising and being with people.”

Mr Scholes came up with the idea of the fund-raiser as a way of thanking all the people who cared for his wife during her illness.

The evening includes a buffet supper, disco and raffles and other fund-raising surprises organised by Mrs Scholes’s son Lee.

Tickets are £15 and are available online at www.inmemoryofanne.scholes.co.uk or by ringing Mr Scholes on 07966383357.