In April 2020, Hospice At Home West Cumbria received a donation of £30,000 from the Mahone family from Cleator Moor, in memory of their loved one Joanne Mahone. Last week, Joanne’s devoted husband Martin contacted the local charity to inform them they would like to donate another £10,000.
A spokesperson said: "We are absolutely overwhelmed to receive this additional gift, meaning the total given to Hospice at Home West Cumbria is an astonishing £40,000.
"From all at Hospice at Home West Cumbria, thank you so much for your support. £40,000 is an incredible donation and will help to ensure our dedicated nurses can continue to care for other families across west Cumbria."
Joanne’s family, friends, colleagues and local community committed themselves to raising money to try and get treatment for Joanne, but after a short fight, and support from our home nursing team, Joanne sadly passed away.
Joanne’s husband Martin said: “Jo passed away in 2019 after a short fight against a very aggressive Sarcoma cancer. The Hospice at Home nurses were so helpful and caring in Jo’s final days with us. Our local community committed to raising funds to try and get treatment for Jo but unfortunately this wasn’t possible. We all agreed the money raised should go to charities close to our hearts. It was Jo’s birthday on 23rd January and we wanted to make this final donation in honour of her birthday. We are delighted to have been able to give Hospice at Home West Cumbria £40,000 in total.”