Romahome customer beats fundraising target
Romahome owners who supported a charity event in August have helped boost funds for cancer research by £2,282.
Organiser Janice Beresford’s husband, Mark, died in 1999 of non-Hodgkins high grade lymphoma just weeks before their third wedding anniversary.
Janice held several fundraising events after Mark died and re-started her programme with an agility dog show at Mapledurham Estate, Reading, on August 10 and 11 under United Kingdom Agility rules where her target was to raise at least £2,000.
Romahome owner Janice was supported at the event by Andrew Harris from Freeborn Motorhomes in Surrey and Louise Wyllie, a member of the marketing team at The Romahome Centre in Southampton, who took along a complete range of Romahomes to display during the show.
“Janice had put a huge amount of effort into organising the agility event and it was pleasing to see how many people turned up to support her, with a good sprinkling of motorhomes around Mapledurham showing clearly how useful a vehicle like Janice’s Romahome can be,” added Louise.
Janice says her Romahome has plenty of room for her dogs, Tigger, a Jack Russell / Lancashire heeler cross, and Chip, a Jack Russell / Dachshund cross.
“Mark and I got married in 1996 and on our first wedding anniversary he got his diagnosis at the Royal Marsden. He died 10 days before our third wedding anniversary and his funeral was the day before – just three weeks earlier he had been given a life expectancy of six months.
“I promised him that I would help others who were suffering from the disease, especially the younger ones who he always regarded as more important than him. He never felt sorry for himself.”