Family and friends pulled out all the stops to raise money for a brave mum of four who has suffered two brain haemorrhages.
The grand total of £1,788 was raised in one night in a fund raiser held at the Woodman Inn, Burnley. Numerous local businesses donated a host of prizes for a raffle and there was a disco and supper laid on by landlord Ken Hargreaves and his wife Linda.
The money will go towards helping Stacey Brotherton-Kaye live a normal life after suffering the devastating illness. The fund was set up by her family after doctors broke the news that attempts to stem the bleeding after Stacey’s second attack last year have failed and she faces life in a wheelchair.
Money in Stacey’s Independence Fund will help pay for a special standing wheelchair and adaptations to her home so she can continue living there with her husband Paul and their children Callum (18), Kai (14), Indya (four) and two-year-old Jack.
The fund will also pay for the complementary therapies that Stacey has used to help herself and many clients through her Burnley based business the Banyan Wellness Centre in Manchester Road.
The campaign is being spearheaded by Stacey’s sister Jodie Henaghan and Stacey’s husband Paul who is preparing to raise more funds by taking part in the Tough Mudder Challenge with son Callum and Jodie’s fiance, Tony Smith.
Jodie said: “We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of so many people and iIwould like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who is supporting Stacey.’’
If you would like to follow the campaign or make a donation please log onto www.gofundme.com/forstacey