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Two daughters organise summer fete in honour of mum who died

Rachael Bennett, right, and sister Hannah Woodiwiss, left, with their late mother Kate Lippmann, centre

Rachael Bennett, right, and sister Hannah Woodiwiss, left, with their late mother Kate Lippmann, centre

Two grieving daughters are trying to rally support for a fundraiser in memory of their late mother.

Rachael Bennett, 34, and sister Hannah Woodiwiss, 32, are organising a summer fete to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which supported them after they suddenly lost their mum Kate Lippmann to the condition in 2012.

The family-friendly event will be on the green of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Church Square, Southcourt, Aylesbury, between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, July 5, and the sisters are on the look out for stallholders who want to take part on the day.

Rachael, who is mum to Ruby, aged four, and one-year-old twins Poppy and Freddie, said: “We want to raise awareness of this disease because it was such a shock when we lost mum.”

The 58-year-old had been suffering with pain and loss of muscle power for more than two years before she was finally diagnosed with motor neurone disease. She passed away just six weeks later.

Kate was a well-loved member of the Aylesbury community thanks to her job as a nurse in Stoke Mandeville Hospital’s A&E department for many years, as well as local surgeries and HMP Aylesbury.

Rachael said she and her sister Hannah struggled to cope with their loss, but that the MNDA and their dad Tony, 61, has been a huge support to them.

The fete will be staged just days after what would have been Kate’s 60th birthday on July 2.

If you’d like to book a stall or buy raffle tickets, call Rachael on 07870 797293 or email lippy1066@hotmail.co.uk.

 

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