Family provides free breaks for patients

Flo'wee-Jo, Karen Simpson, Peter Stewart (owner) and Tony Simpson.
Flo'wee-Jo, Karen Simpson, Peter Stewart (owner) and Tony Simpson.

A charitable Skegness family have been providing free breaks away for patients undergoing treatment or recovering from cancer since the start of the summer season.

Karen and Tony Simpson of the Yorkshire Pride bed & breakfast of Grosvenor Road, decided to help those in need by giving them a free holiday by the seaside.

“We’ve been doing it since the start of the season as a way to help those who are suffering or recoving and those touched by the illness,” said Karen.

“We don’t ask for any money;. It’s all free as I was a carer for 20 years in Nottingham and like to help people,” she added.

The family have held tombolas and fundraising events throughout the months to help towards the costs but Karen and Tony’s son and daughter have also been inspired by their parents’ enthusiasm by raising money themselves.

Len’nee-lee, 10, and Flo’wee-jo, 11, have been doing their own events to help raise money for both Cancer Research UK, the Poppy Appeal and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The family held a fundraiser at Happy Days, Chapel St Leonards on Saturday evening.

Those from within a 100 mile radius are welcome to enquire. Call 07940 094582.