The family and friends of a much-loved council worker from Vicars Cross who passed away in February raised a staggering £9,576 for the charities that supported her with an evening at the Guildhall in Chester.
More than 200 people attended the sell-out event organised by Sheila Brown’s daughter Rebecca and nieces Samantha and Abbey Brookfield to celebrate her life and fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support and Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
Sheila, who worked in the environmental health department at Cheshire West and Chester Council, lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this year at the age of 54.
Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, entertainment, raffle and auction.
Samantha said: “We couldn’t have done it without every single one of you that donated and attended the event.
“It just goes to show how dearly loved Sheila was. It feels like Sheila’s story has touched more than just her extended friends and family.
“We were not only blessed by the turnout on the night, but by the local businesses of Chester.”
The women thanked Sheila’s close friend Brian Tyrer for his help organising the venue, James Millar and the team at Townhouse 1776 for securing last-minute sound equipment, Green Street Media for donating a weekend in London for the auction, Axis Recruitment for donating £1,000, Personal Group for donating £1,000, Vivio for donating £500 and Rosie Buckley, Chris Peters and Hollie Keenan for donating their marathon and 10k funds.
Sam added that she and Abbey want to express how proud they are of their cousin Becky: “She carries her mum’s undeniable strength, bravery and beauty. She is a credit to her mum and our family.”