Lilian Griffiths, 71, runs LG Fashions at Jacky White’s market in Sunderland the place she sells skirts, jumpers, pyjamas, attire and different garments for older girls.
However Lilian, from South Shields, additionally runs a charity guide stand from the market and it’s a big success.
She has supported the Bobby Robson Basis and likewise offers cash to ‘Large Pink Gown’ Colin Burgin-Plews to help his fundraising causes.
Lilian mentioned: “The guide counter is in reminiscence of my brother John Williams.”
John, 67, additionally from South Shields, died seven years in the past from most cancers and Lilian additionally raises cash in reminiscence of her buddy Anne Ashcroft who died greater than two years in the past.
Modest Lilian mentioned: “It’s simply one thing I’ve accomplished over time. I used to do Comedian Aid and Youngsters In Want.”
However since John handed away, all cash raised has been in his reminiscence and Lilian added: “I do know I’ve raised hundreds of kilos however I might not prefer to put a determine on it.”
Books on the stall promote for 50 pence if they’re paperbacks, £1 for hardbacks and £1 for CDs and DVDs as effectively.
The deaths of two folks near her prompted Lilian to start fundraising for the Sir Bobby Robson Basis.
In two years, with each penny donated to the charity, she has raised £3,450.
Lilian says: “I’ve helped various charities over time, together with St Clare’s Hospice in Jarrow, which is such a miss to us all. They had been there for me after I misplaced my brother, John, to most cancers seven years in the past.
“John’s greatest buddy, Brian, would come and sit with him when he was poorly. Then Brian’s spouse, Anne, additionally died from most cancers and that’s after I thought I ought to do some fundraising for the Sir Bobby Robson Basis.
“Persons are very variety and donate all types of issues for the stall. It’s primarily second-hand books however there are additionally plenty of DVDs, CDs and puzzles and issues.
“The opposite stall holders right here assist the place they’ll. And I’m very proud to be taking part in a component in doing one thing about most cancers.”
Sir Bobby Robson launched his Basis in 2008 and it has gone on to lift over £14 million.
Woman Elsie Robson mentioned: “We’re very touched by Lilian’s fundraising for our Basis. She is a outstanding lady and, like too many people, has skilled the ache of shedding a liked one to most cancers.
“To have raised over £3,000 is completely magnificent and we’re very grateful to Lilian and the opposite stallholders at Jacky White’s, who I do know assist help her efforts. And, in fact, to all of the guests to the market who donate or purchase the second-hand items.”
Councillor Graeme Miller, Chief of Sunderland Metropolis Council, mentioned: “Most cancers is a horrible illness that strikes at far, far too lots of our nearest and dearest.
“All donations and contributions, it doesn’t matter what their measurement, assist make a distinction.”
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