Libby set to mark a fundraising decade

Barnetby Lindsey Lodge fundraiser Libby Atkin (2nd left rear) with Anne Millett (centre right rear) of Lindsey Lodge Hospice at the annual Barnetby autumn coffee morning. EMN-141016-143937001

Barnetby Lindsey Lodge fundraiser Libby Atkin (2nd left rear) with Anne Millett (centre right rear) of Lindsey Lodge Hospice at the annual Barnetby autumn coffee morning. EMN-141016-143937001

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Support Group marks its 10th anniversary in 2015 and in that time they have raised more than £7,000.

The group started fundraising for the North Lincolnshire Hospice, which serves the Brigg area, at coffee mornings in 2005. Founding member was Libby Atkin, whose husband Roger had been cared for in the hospice before he died and Libby is still the organiser for fundraising events in the group.

“The hospice is helped every year by people like Libby and her family who have made such efforts with their fundraising,” said the hospice’s Anne Millett.

And the fundraising continues, with the autumn coffee morning in St Barnabas Church Hall the latest effort by Mrs Atkin, as she looks forward to marking the 10th successive year in the village of fundraising, now boosted with the annual tractor rally.

Money has also come from another Brigg area source, with a considerable legacy from a former and much respected Brigg lady, Wendy Taylor, who died earlier this year.

Born in 1932 at Grasby, she had moved to Brigg with her parents.

She spent 20 years working in London but returned to Brigg to care for her mother. Wendy also worked for 30 years in the dental practice in Caistor and Brigg of Robert Jackson.

“Gifts such as this are tremendously important to the continued development of Lindsey Lodge,” said Hospice Director Alison Tindall.