Pledge to raise cash in mem­ory of fi­ancée

Stockport Times East - - NEWS -

APUB land­lord has pledged to raise £1,000 for Beech­wood’s Sil­ver Wing ap­peal – to help the char­ity that meant so much to his fi­ancée.

It is hoped that Steve Alexander, who runs the Crown Inn on Heaton Lane, is one of many busi­nesses who will raise the four-fig­ure sum for the char­ity’s ap­peal.

Steve’s part­ner Tracy Mullen was 47 when she dis­cov­ered she had breast can­cer in 2007. Sadly, her can­cer be­came ter­mi­nal and she died af­ter a sev­enyear battle with the dis­ease.

Steve, 52, said: “Beech­wood was men­tioned to Tracy by an­other pa­tient when she was in hos­pi­tal, they be­came friends and ended up on the same pro­gramme there.

“Beech­wood was fan­tas- THE Sil­ver Wing Ap­peal aims to raise £100,000 to en­hance pa­tient ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­tend com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing a new café and char­ity shop.

If you would like to sup­port the ap­peal in­di­vid­u­ally or even choose Beech­wood as your char­ity of the year for 2015 get in touch on 0161 476 0384 or email fundrais­ing@ beech­wood­cancer­care. and they will send a Sil­ver Wing ap­peal pack out to you. tic and al­ways helped with any dif­fi­cul­ties or ques­tions she had and she met some lovely friends there.

“Along with her lit­tle flat in Conwy, where we spent many times with our dogs, Beech­wood was an ab­so­lute tonic.

“Tracy fought a very brave and coura­geous fight against her ill­ness, al­ways with her fa­mous smile on her face.

“We were due to be mar­ried just be­fore she passed away but sadly we never made it down the aisle. But in my mind, we will for­ever be en­gaged.”

Tracy and Steve de­cided to use the Crown Inn as a way of mak­ing peo­ple aware of Beech­wood, hold­ing beer fes­ti­vals, fam­ily fun days and even the weekly foot­ball card con­trib­uted to raise money for the char­ity.

Steve added: “I would like to carry on mak­ing peo­ple aware of what Beech­wood of­fers in Tracy’s hon- our. I would like to thank Beech­wood for all the sup­port they gave, not only to Tracy but hun­dreds of oth­ers, and we will give 100 per cent to rais­ing funds in the fu­ture.”

Fu­ture events at the Crown Inn in­clude a beer fes­ti­val and a fire walk, dates of which are to be con­firmed, with pro­ceeds go­ing to Beech­wood.

This year, Beech­wood is cel­e­brat­ing its 25th an­niver­sary, and would like to get busi­nesses in­volved in fundrais­ing for its Sil­ver Wing Ap­peal.

An­gela Gray, fundrais­ing manager for the can­cer care cen­tre in Bridge­hall, said: “I would like to thank Steve for all his sup­port now and with Tracy. I would like to en­cour­age more Stock­port busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions to get in­volved. If 100 busi­nesses pledge to raise just £1,000 we would be at the Sil­ver Wing ap­peal tar­get.”

Crown Inn land­lord Steve Alexander and his late fi­ancée Tracy Mullen

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