Farewell to fundraiser Kate

Kate Hardcastle with her dog Goldie who used to accompany her on fund-raising trips around the UK.
Kate Hardcastle with her dog Goldie who used to accompany her on fund-raising trips around the UK.

A MEMORIAL service will be held for a fundraiser whose determination and passion for her cause touched the hearts of people in Morecambe and the wider area.

Kate Hardcastle, who died in November 2011 aged 68, campaigned tirelessly to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research UK.

Kate was well known in Morecambe for dressing all in purple, the charity’s colour, while she travelled around raising awareness of the disease which claimed the lives of her mother and brother.

She had raised more than £14,000 for Pancreatic Cancer UK through numerous activities, including long-distance treks with her canine companion Goldie.

And she was in the process of transforming her house in Bolton-le-Sands into a respite home for people diagnosed with the disease.

The service will be held at Morecambe Parish Church at 2pm on Saturday, April 21, with refreshments afterwards in Poulton Memorial Hall.