Weʼre raising £3,000 to help us make a memory garden for NHS70 star, Sharon Buckley, who tragically lost her husband, Mark and then her beautiful daughter, Katie B.
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Together with Sharon's other 3 beautiful daughters Sam, Charlotte and Ginny and Mark's sister, Tracy we have created a fundraising group "Butterflies and Bees" to raise money so Sharon can make a beautiful memory garden at home.
Mark who was a physical education officer at Garth Prison, was accidentally killed whilst out cycling nearly 5 years ago - he was just 51. He was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital, where Sharon was at work as a healthcare assistant, but sadly died soon after he reached the hospital. Later that day Sharon had to break the devastating news to her four daughters, telling them that their fit and active Dad had died suddenly. Mark was a keen sportsman who had completed several Iron Man triathlons so his untimely death was even more difficult for them all to understand. As well as his love for cycling Mark was a team coach for Garstang Gymnastics Club where youngest daughter Ginny was a keen member. He went running with his older daughters and his enthusiasm rubbed off and Sam and Charlotte continue to be keen runners and enter races raising money for various causes.
At the time Mark died, Katie had already been battling cancer for some years, having been diagnosed at the age of just 16 with acute myeloid leukaemia. She had intensive chemotherapy and after a lengthy, gruelling time she managed to beat the disease. However, several years later she relapsed and this time the only answer was to find a bone marrow donor. Luckily, Katie's youngest sister, Ginny, who was only 11 at the time, was a match and the operation went ahead. Katie was making a great recovery when her Dad was killed.
Katie continued to make a good recovery until it was discovered that cancer had returned again, this time she had developed an extremely rare tumour as a result of her leukaemia and despite further gruelling treatment Katie died at home at the age of 22, surrounded by her Mum and her sisters.
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Aug 19, 2018
Good luck with your garden A wonderful idea xx
Aug 18, 2018
Aug 18, 2018
Broke my heart this hope you get your beautiful memory Garden x 😘💋
Aug 17, 2018
In loving memory of my dear brother Mark and my beautiful niece Katie, in my heart always xxx
Aug 17, 2018
Jul 18, 2018
All the very best of luck raising the amount you need, the family deserve it, lots of love x
Jul 10, 2018
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I'm raising money for my close friend Sharon Buckley who is undoubtedly the strongest, most caring person I know. I have known Sharon for over 20 years and our children have grown up together. She has always been there for me and I want to be able to help her in some small way.
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