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Foundation is lasting legacy to Solihull mum

A FOUNDATION has been set up to remember a young Solihull mum who died of cancer last year.

A FOUNDATION has been set up to remember a young Solihull mum who died of cancer last year.

Michelle Keaney, from Monkspath, passed away in October last year from cancer of the womb aged just 41, leaving husband Mark and children Tom and Poppy, aged 3.

Mark and Michelles father Paul Lloyd decided to set up the Michelle Keaney Foundation to help raise funds and awareness for Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation, as Michelle also suffered from a heart condition.

She was such an outgoing person, said Mark. Everyone loved her, she had friends everywhere.

He said Michelle, who worked for Trinity Mirror before working for the Solihull Chamber of Commerce, would have loved being involved with the Foundations events.

She was a real entertainer, she would definitely have enjoyed what were doing.

We know that this is what Michelle would have wanted, to keep the memory of her alive and to raise money to help others in the same position.

The Michelle Keaney Foundation is holding a charity under-8s football match on Sunday 27 May at Glades Football Club in Lugtrout Lane, Catherine-De-Barnes, with four local teams battling it out.

Mark said that eight year-old Tom, who plays as the Glades FC goalkeeper, was also very proud to be able to take part and help raise funds in his mothers memory.

The family day out will also include a bouncy castle, ice creams, hot dogs, burgers, a cake stall and a licenced bar as well as a raffle and tombola.

Tickets are available on the gate for s1 which includes free parking and a programme. All the money raised will go towards Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation.

For more information call Mark on 07799 435347 or Paul on 07813 179406.



Cathrina Hulse
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