Memorial charity evening for Midhurst fund-raiser

Midhurst fundraiser Jane Flynn, who died suddenly before Christmas, will be remembered at a memorial charity evening to be held in the Grange Leisure Centre on Saturday, January 14

Jane who lived at Oaktree Court, was struck down by a blood clot on her lung and died at home on December 4, aged just 45 years old.

Friends and family crowded into the funeral service at St Mary Magdelene and St Denys Church in Midhurst six days before Christmas on December 19.

She was a familiar figure at Tesco in North Street where she worked and was well known as a prolific fund raiser in the town.

Over the years she had organised fundraising events for a variety of causes most notably Midhurst Community Hospital, which she held particularly dear, especially since her mother Pam Cooper, now bedridden, has been a resident there.

With her partner Alan Richards, a former infantryman in the Queen’s Regiment, who did 13 tours in Northern Ireland during the troubles, she also raised funds for Help for Heroes through two 60s evenings. She and her mother also organised the regular meetings of the Midhurst Country Music Club at the Grange Leisure Centre which had taken place for the last 27 years.

Jane and her family were in the process of organising the last ever country music club event at the Grange scheduled to take place on December 10, when she died.

Now members of her family are going ahead with the evening on Saturday, to raise funds for the Midhurst Community Hospital in her memory.

For full story see Midhurst and Petworth Observer, January 12