Pledge to raise cash in memory of fiancée
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. co.uk 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