A FORMER IT worker who lost his 54-year-old wife wanted to say thank you to the hospice that looked after her.
Rick Korff, 58, from Saughall, who has daughters, Jenni, 19, and Becky, 22, was impressed with the care his late wife Alison received at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Backford shortly before she passed away last July.
Helped by friends, he organised a fund-raising night at Boughton Hall Cricket Club which included a disco, band, prize raffle and auction and even Gothic belly dancers.
The night raised a total of £2,800 which Rick has now presented to the hospice.
Rick, who took voluntary redundancy when Cheshire County Council was abolished, said: “My late wife Alison was in there for the last four weeks of her life. They do a wonderful job. Considering it’s pretty much paid for by voluntary contributions, it’s amazing what they do and the valuable service they provide.”
Rick would like to thank friends Phil and Sue Lightfoot, Julie Hinchcliffe and Paul Austin and Fred and Eileen Lloyd for their support.
It was Fred, who has links with Chester Nomads football team that use the cricket club facilities, who arranged the venue.