Family raises £1,650 for Weston Hospicecare in father’s memory

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 August 2017

Clare Blake was the winner of the 'name the bear' competition at the Weare Summer Fayre.

Clare Blake was the winner of the 'name the bear' competition at the Weare Summer Fayre.


A Somerset family has hosted a fair in their father’s memory to raise money for Weston Hospicecare.

Theresa Body with her father John Pound.Theresa Body with her father John Pound.

Theresa Body, her husband Jeff and her mother Kate held a summer fair in Weare at the weekend to raise money for the Weston-super-Mare-based charity which supported her father.

John Pound, from Axbridge, died in August last year, five weeks after he was diagnosed with cancer.

The family had held a number of small events such as coffee mornings, raffles and barbecues since his death and had raised around £750.

Theresa told the Mercury: “We set ourselves a £1,000 target but needed to work out how to raise the money.

“Over the four hours there had to have been around 200 people visiting.

“We have now raised £1,650 to give to Weston Hospicecare in memory of my dad.

“My mother has at least one more donation in the pipeline so the final figure could be different.

“We had a lovely day, the sun shone and people were very generous.”

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