A HOSPICE where an inspirational cancer sufferer spent her last days has received a boost in her memory.
Ann-Marie Noble, an RAF flight lieutenant, was just 32 when she died at Hartlepool & District Hospice in December after a battle with cervical cancer.
The former English Martyrs School and Hartlepool Sixth Form College student’s plight touched the hearts of thousands of people in Hartlepool and further afield after she spoke to the Mail about her “bucket list” of things she wanted to do before she died.
She also urged other women and girls to get a smear test.
Staff from employment and training company Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG), where Ann-Marie’s cousin Vikki Crangle works as a junior buyer at its Stockton branch, have donated £400 to the hospice, after Vikki nominated the hospice for a donation from the company’s payroll-giving scheme.
Vikki, a 25-year-old mum-of-two, from Chester Road, in Hartlepool, said: “Obviously Ann-Marie was a major inspiration to everyone and the staff at the hospice were wonderful with her in her final weeks.
“It’s lovely to work for a company that gives us the opportunity to give something back.
“Ann-Marie would be thrilled.”
Anne Gladwin, trust fundraiser at the hospice, thanked Vikki and Pertemps for the donation and said: “Ann-Marie was obviously a truly remarkable person and an inspiration to many.
“It’s an honour for us to receive a donation in her memory.”