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Sisters organise quiz to remember their special mum who died of motor neurone disease

Event is at Westminter Park Community Centre

L-R: Sisters Colette Whinnett, Lorraine Hollis and Viv Hollis are hosting a charity quiz to remember their much-loved mum Margaret Hollis

Sisters will remember their much-loved mum at a charity quiz night organised to raise funds for the charity which supported her through her battle with motor neurone disease.

Lorraine Hollis and her sisters Colette Whinnett and Viv Hollis, along with Lorraine’s friend Clare Grant, have set up the event in memory of their mum Margaret Hollis, who died from MND a year ago, just nine months after being diagnosed.

The event takes place on Saturday, November 21 at Westminster Park Community Centre in Five Ashes Road and will raise funds for the Cheshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which supports local people affected by the condition.

A quiz night was the perfect choice of fundraiser to host in memory of their mum, who always enjoyed a challenge – even when living with a condition which had robbed her of the ability to move, speak, swallow and eventually breathe.

Lorraine, from Newton, said: “From early in her illness the MNDA provided mum with expensive communication software, which proved to be a lifeline as she became increasingly trapped in a failing body.

“Mum enjoyed quizzes and even though she could only communicate using a keyboard, challenged her son-in-law to a contest. They were soon neck and neck with neither willing to lose.

“Foul play was suspected when the tie-breaker question asked ‘which letter comes between the letters c and b on the Qwerty keyboard?’ With a huge smile on her face mum looked down at her keyboard and unsurprisingly answered correctly, proving that no matter the difficulties you really couldn’t beat our mum!”

Lorraine added: “Mum was the cornerstone for our family and is dearly missed by her husband, five daughters and 10 grandchildren. We continue to fundraise for the MNDA in her memory and hope that many people will join us for what’s set to be a fantastic night.”

Tickets for the event cost £5 which includes a meal of sausage casserole. There will also be a raffle featuring a host of fantastic prizes – including prizes donated by Mercure Abbots Well, The Bombay Palace, David Lloyd Leisure, Frankie & Benny’s, Vue Cinema, Chester Racecourse, Chester Football Club and Morrisons.

Tickets are available from Westminster Park Community Centre or Dodleston Chapel Stores or by emailing Lorraine: mancot23@yahoo.co.uk.

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