The family of a woman who lost her battle with cancer last year will mark Mother’s Day by releasing sky lanterns in her memory.
Loved ones of Kyla Marshall of Blacon, who was mum to Ella and Lois, are inviting people to join them for the fundraiser at Blacon High School field at 7pm on Sunday (March 15).
Kyla’s brother-in-law Jason Marshall said: “We did this last Mother’s Day but we are hoping for a bigger and better turnout this year. For people who could not make last year, lanterns were let off all over the country but mainly all over Chester and Blacon.
“Even if people did not know Kyla – though most people in Blacon did – it’s just nice to do this to celebrate with your own mother.
“We are hoping to light the night sky up for Kyla’s daughters Ella and Lois on a difficult day.”
Pink lanterns will be sold for £3, with proceeds going to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, where Kyla was cared for. People with their own lanterns are also welcome.
Kyla’s friends and family raised £10,000 for the hospice in 2014 but are hoping to beat that this year with activities including the York 10k and a raffle, as well as the lanterns’ release.
Jason added: “The Hospice of the Good Shepherd is such a worthwhile cause. The level of care and compassion shown towards Kyla was incredible.
“By raising awareness and fundraising for the hospice, people will continue to receive the same level of excellent care as Kyla.”