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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Charity darts match to be held in memory of Yate grandmother

DARTS players are hoping to hit the bullseye in memory of a ‘supergran’ from Yate.

The friends and family of Karen Trevorrow, who died in November after suffering a heart attack, are stepping up to the oche to raise funds for a hospital ward close to the grandmother’s heart.

Karen, 53, was fit and well but complained of feeling unwell on bonfire night last year.

She collapsed at her home in Eggshill Lane and spent five days in intensive care at Frenchay Hospital before doctors realised she had suffered a stroke as well. Her daughter Fran, who owns Look A Head hairdressing salon on The Ridge, said: "We switched off her life machine on November 10. It was a total shock and everyone who knew my mum has been shocked by her passing.

"I never thought it would be my mum. She was such an outgoing, bubbly and friendly person. She was just one of those people everyone loved."

Karen, who had lived in Yate all her life, was a housewife and helped with her daughter's business. She had been married to husband Hugh, 57, an operations manager for Hanson, for 34 years. The couple have two children, Fran, 25, and Louise, 30.

Fran said: "She was devoted to her granddaughter, my niece Cameron, three, and we do not know if mum knew that my sister was three months' pregnant when she died. One of her friends always called her supergran."

Karen would have become a grandmother for the second time a month ago, when Louise gave birth to a little boy who has yet to be named.

A darts match is being held in Karen’s honour at the Rose and Crown pub, in Rangeworthy, this Sunday, May 3 (from 5.30pm).

It is being organised by Fran and other members of the Rose and Crown ladies darts team, which Karen joined five years ago.

"She said she was just going along to make up the numbers but she really enjoyed darts, especially when we won," said Fran.

All money raised from the event will be donated to the neo-natal intensive care unit at Southmead Hospital, where Louise spent several months as a baby after Karen suffered pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.

For more information call the Rose and Crown on 01454 228233. (story source...)
By Ali Dent »
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