Thousands raised in memory of Exmouth mother who died waiting for transplant

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 February 2018

Diane Love, Steve Gazzard, Alison Brockbank proprietor The Bicton Inn, Michelle Furmston BAY FM, Sarah Mendham Manager Boots Opticians, Exmouth Town Crier Roger Bourgein.

Diane Love, Steve Gazzard, Alison Brockbank proprietor The Bicton Inn, Michelle Furmston BAY FM, Sarah Mendham Manager Boots Opticians, Exmouth Town Crier Roger Bourgein.


More than £2,500 has been raised in memory of an Exmouth mother who died while waiting for a double lung transplant.

Steve Gazzard was thrilled to present a cheque of £2,753.77 to the British Lung Foundation outside The Bicton Inn last week.

The cash was netted in memory of Steve’s daughter, Sarah Wright, who died in 2012. The money was raised thanks to various events in 2017, including a draw at Franklins, a Transplant Awareness Day event on The Strand, the Christmas Day Swim, fundraisers at The Bicton Inn and donations given at Steve’s regular organ donor ‘sign-up’ campaigns.

Steve, who is a town and district councillor, said: “Once again I am amazed by the support that we receive from the public and their generosity and how businesses rally round to help.”

The money raised will help fund a charity research programme, which looks into the illness which took Sarah’s life.

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