Memorial fund raises £1,500 for Ripon nurses

Eric Tyson presents a cheque for �1,500 on behalf of the Carrie Tyson Memorial Fund to Janet Blythe of Ripon District Nurses pictured along with, from left, John Waterworth, Jacqui Sturman, Alison Wilson, Jan Newman, Amanda Gell and Rick Jones. (S)
Eric Tyson presents a cheque for �1,500 on behalf of the Carrie Tyson Memorial Fund to Janet Blythe of Ripon District Nurses pictured along with, from left, John Waterworth, Jacqui Sturman, Alison Wilson, Jan Newman, Amanda Gell and Rick Jones. (S)

A MAN from Ripon who lost his wife to cancer has thanked the nurses who looked after her with a series of fundraising events.

Eric Tyson’s wife, Carrie, died in January 2010 after a five-month battle with the disease and in that time she was looked after by the Ripon District Nurses.

Mr Tyson said: “As a wife, mother and grandma, this was a great loss to those in her life as she was someone very special. As the district nurses played such a huge role in the last few months, the Tyson family wanted to do something to say thank you and give something back.”

Fundraising for the Carrie Tyson Memorial Fund began in October when a race night was held at the Water Rat pub on Boroughbridge Road followed by a ‘Battle of the Sexes’ event – won by the women – at the Navigation Inn, on Canal Road.

The two events raised £1,500 which has been presented to the Ripon District Nurses by Mr Tyson. The money will be used to buy vital equipment in order to support other local families going through similar challenges.