Donation made in Paul's name

08 August 2016

FAMILY and friends have raised over £1,000 in memory of a Wigan grandad.

Sue Keeley

Paul and Steph Keeley

Paul Keeley's family and friends have so far donated £1,413 to Wigan and Leigh Hospice where Paul was cared for in his final days earlier this year.


Paul was diagnosed with primary lung cancer and secondary brain cancer in May 2015 and sadly passed away aged 62 in January.


His widow Sue Keeley said: "He went into the Hospice on Monday, January 11th, and passed away on Wednesday, January 13th, but the staff made his last couple of days comfortable and pain-free and helped us to deal with it.
"We said that anything we raised in Paul's memory would go to the Hospice which started with £400 we raised by asking for donations at his funeral."


Paul's son-in-law Garry Telford and nephew Anthony Garcia have raised a further £693 by completing the Manchester 10K in May while his niece Tina Groves and her eight-year-old daughter Chloe have already raised £60 by completing a sponsored run. Tina is hoping to reach her fundraising target of £100 soon by selling wine bottle charms.


A further £260 has been raised by Winstanley Golf Society which held a Golf Day and named a Memorial Trophy in his honour. Paul held various positions, including Treasurer and Chairman, over 30 years as a member of the society.


He worked as Northern Regional Maintenance Manager for the Jockey Club Racecourses looking after Aintree, Haydock, Carlisle and Market Rasen racecourses before his retirement in April 2013. At Aintree Paul played a major part in ensuring the success of five Grand National races.


Paul also leaves his daughter Steph and three grandchildren including Edie Paul who was born on July 16 this year and named after her granddad.

 

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