Fund-raiser for hospice held in memory of Wigan cancer dad

Kathleen Aspinall with some of the flower displays she made for sale
Kathleen Aspinall with some of the flower displays she made for sale

The family of a dad-of-one who died following a long battle with cancer held a fund-raiser in his memory

Neil Aspinall, from Wrightington, was 41 when he died in October after fighting glioblastoma for five years.

His dad and step-mum, Phil and Kathleen Aspinall, as well as his mum and step-dad Sheila and Ron Harbridge, organised a money-spinner at Heskin Village Hall in aid of Wigan and Leigh Hospice, where Neil spent his final weeks.

One highlight was a raffle full of "wonderful" prizes donated from businesses including Wrightington Country Club which donated guest passes, afternoon teas and hair and beauty packages; Barton Grange garden centre; Shaw Hill Golf Club; and various Wrightington butchers.

There was also a Frederick’s ice cream stand, face-painting and children’s entertainment plus a bottle stall.