Charities given a boost thanks to a well known Whittlesey woman who died following a short illness

Maureen Hunts husband Ray (second from right) is flanked by son Philip and daughter Anita at the che

Maureen Hunts husband Ray (second from right) is flanked by son Philip and daughter Anita at the cheque presentations to Sue Ryders Jo Marriott and Macmillan clinical nurse specialist Linda Launchbury. Also pictured are Co-operative employees Lesley Phillipson (availability supervisor), team managers Irene Chapman and Michael Fox, Janice Nichols and Margaret Fulcher. - Credit: Archant

Friends, family and work colleagues of a well known Whittlesey woman has helped two cancer charities after she died following a short illness.

Macmillan Cancer Care Support and the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice have each received a cheque for £1,000 following donations made in memory of Maureen Hunt, a long-time employee at the Co-operative store in the town.

A Co-operative spokesman said: “Maureen was a highly valued member of the management team and was well known and liked by the customers. She was a great friend to us all and will be sadly missed.”

Her husband Ray, daughter Anita and son Philip were on hand, along with some of her former colleagues at the Co-operative store, to present the cheques to Sue Ryder’s Jo Marriott and Macmillan clinical nurse specialist Linda Launchbury.

The donations were made at a packed St Andrew’s church following the funeral and from shoppers at the Co-operative store, where a book of condolence was opened in memory of Maureen, who had worked there in a variety of roles across several different departments and in a supervisory capacity since 1991.


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