#teamsusie raises £50k for charity

#teamsusie members, from left, Andrea Haig, Lisa Breeze and Lyndsey Taylor.
#teamsusie members, from left, Andrea Haig, Lisa Breeze and Lyndsey Taylor.

Despite having to deal with losing both her son and husband to cancer in 2013 and then being diagnosed with terminal cancer herself in 2014, Susie Lockyer from Ashington was determined to do something positive.

She made it her mission to raise as much money as she could for Cancer Research UK and inspired lots of people.

The #teamsusie group was created to link these people together to collectively support a charity working towards beating a disease that will touch one in two of us in our lifetime.

Sadly, Susie lost her battle with cancer in July last year, but she saw the total raised reach £20,000.

And now her friends and relatives locally and across the country who continued the #teamsusie fund-raising have got the total up to £50,000 through activities such as head shaves, raffles, quiz nights and dances.

There is more to come as a This is Us 2019 charity calendar has been produced using images set-up and taken by local photographer Ross Thompson.

The ‘assets’ of participants are covered by items such as Easter eggs, pumpkins and sunflowers. See the #teamsusie group page on Facebook for more details about the calendar.

And in July 2019, #teamsusie will be the organising committee for the Northumberland Relay for Life – a 24-hour celebration event being held in Morpeth that has room for 25 teams of six, email andreahaig@sky.com for more information.