Race course walk in memory of Doreen

The going was good for a Snettisham family who took to the race course in memory of a popular wife and mother.

Doreen Grange was honoured by her family and friends who completed five laps of Fakenham Racecourse to raise money for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.

The family wanted to give something back to the hospital after Mrs Grange lost her battle to cancer in June last year.

Her husband Ray along with son Andy and daughter Gail presented a cheque for £1,258 to Sister Jane Miller at the hospital.

Ray, who was married to Doreen for 56 years, has thanked the people of Snettisham for their support.

He said: “I think it is a wonderful amount to have raised for the hospital. It shows how well thought of Doreen was in the village.”

Doreen had worked at Sandringham House before her marriage and later worked as a Home Help Care Assistant for 25 years.

A total of 10 people, including members of the Grange family along with friends from the Alan Stockley Pharmacy, in Snettisham, walked the course on December 18. Owners of the track also ran a race in memory of Doreen on the day.

Her son Andy has thanked Lady Jane Fellowes, sister to Diana, Princess of Wales, for her support along with Fakenham Racecourse.

He said: “We cannot thank everyone enough for their support. It is heartening to know that nearly every penny was raised by someone who knew or went to school with Mum.”


Pictured are: front, from left, Sister Jane Miller, Ray Grange and Andy Grange; back, Robert Brown, Malcolm Brown and Gail Brown

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