Cash raised in honour of young mum

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Work colleagues of a young mum who died after a battle against cancer raised more than £300 in her honour at an annual garden event.

Alison Gobey, 37, died from stomach 
cancer last year, leaving husband Wayne, 38, and their 28-month-old-son Samuel.

The mother-of-one was a keen horticulturalist and colleagues and friends dedicated their open garden event this year to her.

They opened a 
private garden up to the public as part of the 
National Gardens Scheme at 9 Main Street, 
Horsley Woodhouse, on 
Sunday, August 3.

Wayne, of 
Westminster Drive, Church Gresley, 
attended the event in 
honour of Alison and said it was a huge success.

The 38-year-old said: “There was a record number of visitors this year, 159 I 
believe. People made such generous donations, so I would like to thank 
everyone that got involved – Alison would have loved it.”

The £332.69 raised will go to Perennial, the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society – a cause close to Alison’s heart.