Family aim high to help Pamela

Pamela Ellis and grandaughter Natalie Russell.
Pamela Ellis and grandaughter Natalie Russell.

A ST ANNES family are hosting five charity events in a joint bid to raise money for cancer charities and to send their terminally ill mother on a dream trip in a hot air balloon.

Pamela Ellis, 67, of Troutbeck Road, St Annes, was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in March and her family have now launched the five events to raise the money needed,

Pamela, who worked at the Links Pub on Heeley Road, St Annes for 17 years also chose two charities Macmillan and Clic Sergeant who will receive a portion of the money raised.

The event kicks off on Saturday at 7.30pm with an auction and raffle at the St Annes British Legion on Oxford Road, complete with a £200 bottle of champagne and a signed picture of Status Quo up for grabs.

Other events in the pipeline include 23-year-old Kirsty Russell sitting in a bath of beans and a massive car boot sale.

They are also planning to take over St Annes’ popular Vogue nightclub for a night where entrance money will be donated to the cause.

Pamela has also asked to be taken on a trip to her childhood holiday destination in Anglesey which holds happy memories for her.

Pamela’s daughter, Tracie Edwards, said: “We want to get her up in the air in that hot air balloon and also back to Anglesey, a place which she remembers fondly.

“My mother is an absolute diamond who has done so much for me and we want to fulfill the list she has made before she goes.”

The family are still needing auction items for Saturday.

To donate call Tracie on (01253) 788335.