Charity night in mum’s memory

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THE family of a woman who died suddenly in May are holding a charity night in her memory.

Published author and journalist, Jo Powell from Galgate was just 53 when she lost her life to a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage.

She was a former sub-editor for Lancaster and Morecambe Newspapers and the Lancashire Evening Post, went on to teach journalism part-time at UCLan and also tutored young journalists at Salford University and taught creative writing at Edge Hill University.

Jo’s novel, Shadows Fall, won UCLan’s national “It’s A Crime” writing competition and earlier in her career, she had a number of short stories published.

Now her three children are organising an event to raise money for the Headway charity which helps those who have suffered from brain illness and injury, and their families.

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