A DAY of fundraising activities organised in memory of a Deeside mum raised more than £4,000 for the Countess of Chester Hospital.
Joanne Norbury organised a sponsored walk, charity football match and fundraising night in memory of her sister-in-law Lynne Devaney.
Lynne, who lived in Connah’s Quay but was originally from Broughton, died from breast cancer in 2005.
Since her death, Joanne has organised a fundraising event in Lynne’s memory every other year.
On Saturday more than 80 fundraisers donned pink and walked from Connah’s Quay to Hawarden and back.
Joanne said: “It was brilliant, we had a great time.
“One of the walkers has breast cancer at the moment and had chemotherapy just three days before but she still made it and was first in the pub, which we were made up with.”
Lynne’s son Billy, 10, saw walkers off at the beginning of their challenge.
Joanne said: “It’s great for Billy to see so many people turning out in memory of his mum. It makes him really proud.”
In the evening a charity night was held in the Connah’s Quay Civic Hall.
“It was a brilliant night and we raised £1,152 from the raffle alone,” Joanne said.
“We’ve raised about £4,000 so far but still have sponsorship money and the donations we collected on the walk to count.”
The evening also included a surprise from a fundraiser from the Countess of Chester Hospital who presented Joanne with a certificate from the hospital to thank her for raising a total of £14,500 for the breast cancer unit over the last six years.
Joanne said: “I have lots of support from all my friends.
“I’d like to say a massive thank you to the band, Rain, who performed on the night, The Melrose pub who provided food for the footballers, all the businesses in Shotton who donated raffle prizes and my friend Chris Roberts who also helped with raffle prizes.”