Ami’s tribute to mum Sue

Ami Baxter, an estate agent at Dawson and Baxter, Elland, is donating �5 from every house sale to Stroke Association
Ami Baxter, an estate agent at Dawson and Baxter, Elland, is donating �5 from every house sale to Stroke Association

An Elland estate agent will donate a note for every house she sells to the charity that helps people with the illness that took her mum’s life.

Ami Baxter, an estate agent at Dawson and Baxter, Southgate, said a sad farewell to her mother four months after Sue, of Netherton, Huddersfield, suffered a major stroke at the age of 65.

Ami with her mum Sue Baxter who lost her life to a stroke at the age of 65

Ami with her mum Sue Baxter who lost her life to a stroke at the age of 65

Ami, 28, who slept at her mother’s hospital bedside, said: “It was heartbreaking. After my mum had her stroke it was like she was a different person - it affected her mentally and her characteristics changed which was really hard to accept.

“Before it happened I didn’t know much about a stroke apart from the advert on the TV so now I want to help others to understand stroke.”

Ami says her passion to buy and sell houses now has more emotional attachment as for every house sold she will donate £5 to Stroke Association.

“It’s an incredible charity that helps support stroke survivors and their families,” she said.

Stroke Association regional fundraiser, Jo Beverley, said: “With around 152,000 strokes a year in the UK – that’s around one every three and a half minutes - it is vital that we have people like Ami who can raise funds for people affected by stroke.

“We’re really grateful to her for choosing to support us and we wish her the very best of luck with her new venture.”

On April 10, Ami will hold a charity purple themed evening at Dawson and Baxter for clients, business associates and friends.

In Yorkshire and Humberside, there are more than 10,600 strokes per year and over 112,300 people living with the effects of stroke. For more information about stroke, visit stroke.org.uk or call the helpline on 0303 3033 100.