Three sisters honour memory of mum

Three sisters honoured the memory of their mum Barbara Rothwell by taking part in the Manchester Midnight Walk.

By Claire Briscoe on May 24, 2022

Lisa Rothwell, Erica Shawcross and Karen Sutherland were joined by friend Sharon Gresty for the 10k city centre walk raising money for our patients.

They were among hundreds of walkers taking part in our flagship fundraising event which returned in style after a two-year break due to Covid.

Barbara, a child minder from Walkden, died from cancer last year aged 72 and was cared for by our Hospice@Home team.

Her late brother Robert Green had been a patient at our Little Hulton hospice 12 years ago.

Lisa said: “We would have been happy and comfortable if mum had also gone into St Ann’s, but she was treated brilliantly by the nurses who came to her home. It was because of Covid really that she didn’t go there as an inpatient.

“It’s nice to remember mum by doing this walk. It’s a local charity which means a lot and we’re glad to support the hospice.”

Sharon was also remembering her late dad Ronald Horsfield and late brother David by doing the walk.