Maggie’s tenner- in memory of Maggie Lomas
Maggie’s tenner is a fund raising page – Maggie’s friends and family want to raise money in her name for Yorkshire Kidney Research.
‘Maggie Lomas was the eldest of our four children. She was a science teacher and mostly taught chemistry to GCSE and A level pupils, she taught in Shropshire, Poole, Macclesfield and Leeds.
In 1996 Maggie was diagnosed with Kidney failure. She received great care from St James Hospital in Leeds but after several months had to have dialysis three times each week. Although life saving the treatments limited her life considerably, she could not work or go on holidays, and she caught several infections. In 1999, due to a family’s great generosity in deciding to donate the kidney of a relative who had died, she received a Kidney transplant on her 35th birthday! This enabled Maggie to have 16, happy and healthy years where she was able to work and travel. She travelled to New Zealand, Australia and USA and became a chemistry tutor- work, which she loved.
She was a great personality loved by all her family and her numerous good friends, sadly she died in March 2016 after catching fungal pneumonia.
Due to the generosity of strangers, Maggie enjoyed many years of normal living. We want to raise money in her memory for Yorkshire Kidney Research; this will, hopefully, enable others to be given the chance that Maggie had’.
Ann and Peter Lomas
How does Maggie
We want to raise as much money as possible for Yorkshire Kidney Research and thought that we would launch the fund raising page from October 2017 and we will then celebrate the amount raised at the end of March 2018.
How much do we want to raise?
Our aim to to try and raise £2000 in six months
What should you do?
Just take £10, you can donate that to Maggie’s tenner page here or you take and use your £10 to raise more money and then the total amount will be donated to Maggie’s Tenner.
Maggie loved to make, bake and create things. Her gifts were often homemade and much loved. She would make the most amazing cakes, the ingredients would always be her friends favourites and the food she made was just wonderful, from chocolate ganache cake to cheese nibbles and pickled onions. The effort and love she put into them was always appreciated by us all! She even created a dinner party that she prepared and cooked as a gift!
So that why we thought the fund raising could be about doing something creative or making something if you wanted to!
Or just buy from the others
who are creating
donate your £10 to Maggie’s tenner!
Ideas for fund raising: Make, bake or create to raise more for Maggie's tenner
Invest the £10 to make cakes and have a cake sale
Invest the £10 to buy thingsto make cards
Invest the £10 to buy wool to make scarves
Invest the £10 to buy ingredients for fudge