Tribute to brave mum raises cash for hospice

Sharon Yell, Sarah Ward (General Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice) and Diane Bell. EMN-150116-151653001
Sharon Yell, Sarah Ward (General Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice) and Diane Bell. EMN-150116-151653001

Two sisters planned a charity ball at Kenwick Park Hotel to remember their mum and to raise money for the local hospice that cared for her in her final days.

Diane Bell, 44, and Sharon Yell, 41, spent a year planning the event in memory of 
their mother Irene Larder, who sadly lost her battle with cancer at the age of 69, just over three years ago.

Over 160 people turned out for the event at Kenwick Park Hotel back in October last year, as they paid tribute to the popular Market Rasen woman - raising £13,895 
in the process.

The black tie event included raffles, music, a three course meal and also an auction with donated prizes such as an afternoon at a Premier League football ground, motor racing hospitality and pamper sessions.

Diane said: “We were keen to organise the ball because we wanted to give something back for all the wonderful care we had received as a family.

“That was the unique thing about St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice. They didn’t just look after Mum, they looked after the whole family.

“Nothing was ever too much trouble, and they cared for Mum with such unbridled depths of compassion.

“For that reason alone we will always support them in any of our fundraising efforts. We just want be able to repay them for their care and kindness.”