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Tee-rific Lady Captain!

22 August 2023

We’ve recently  had the honour of having these two glamours ladies visit us!

A heartwarming visit from Diane Maudsley and Wendy Edwards was a true highlight for Blue Skies recently, as the pair joined us for a brew after their fundraising feat at their golf club.

For those of you who’ve been following us recently, you’re likely familiar with the inspiring journey of the Maudsley family.

 After the Loss of their Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend the family wholeheartedly embraced Toms wishes to fundraise for The Haematology Unit at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.  From raffles, ‘ladies nights’ to golf tournaments, they have raised more than £43k in less than 3 years !

Wendy Edwards, who held the title of Lady Captain for Darwen Golf club from January 2020 till 2022. When her friend Diane, lost her son Tom to Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, three years ago at the age of 28, she  joined the family in fundraising for Blue Skies and The Haematology Unit at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

“Tom was diagnosed in October everyone was completely devastated. Diane had told me about the work that Blue skies charity did to help patients like Tom, so it seemed so fitting to chose Blue skies as one of my charities, trying to help the family in any way we could during Toms illness.Then on May 26th 2020 we got the devastating news Tom had lost his hard fought battle with leukaemia. Due to COVID we were unable to hold any proper events till 2022. We managed to raise the funds by holding a Christmas markets/Fashion show event, raffles, members 

donation on my Lady Captain Golf Day.We also held an 80’s Charity Night! I’m so Proud of all the support we have had from all the ladies in our small golfing section together with friends & Family to support your wonderful charity.Watching Diane and Becky fundraise in Tom’s memory is truly inspirational. We know that like us Tom would be proud of them both for all they have achieved and continue to do so. When coming into The Haematology Unit recently,  was a very emotional day, being able to see for myself with Diane all the beautiful murals that have been painted in the patients rooms and chemotherapy machines that allow patients to have treatment at home, also listening to how they have made a massive difference to the haematology ward was amazing. Thank you to Ward manager Jo,  on The Haematology Unit , and all the staff at Blue skies for your kind hospitality and looking after us.” – Wendy Edwards 

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