FRIENDS and family of Brighouse mum Lisa Freeman who died from a rare heart condition in 2005, have raised nearly £2,000 in her memory.
Lisa, a former nursery nurse at St Joseph’s RC Primary School, was 30 when she died from a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Now as part of her mum’s 60th birthday celebrations £1,650 has been raised.
Sheila decided she wanted to raise money for the Cardiomyopathy Association in her daughter’s memory instead of receiving presents for her milestone birthday.
“We did all sorts of events to raise the money. We had guess the name of a bear and rolling pound coins. We have guess how many five pence pieces were in a jar and Lisa’s daughter, Katie, and one of her friends sang ‘My Song’ by Elton John before Katie who is 13 did a solo performance.
“It really was a fun evening. Lisa was one of the most caring people in the world and this was our day to give Lisa something back by raising the money in her memory,” she said.
The party was held at Bradley Golf Club, Huddersfield, and Sheila praised businesses, family, friends and members of St John’s Church, Rastrick - which Lisa used to attend - for their support.
A further £900 is expected through work colleagues of her husband, Mike, from Canada.
The event was also attended by Lisa’s son Jordan aged 10.