Needham Market: More than £4,000 raised in memory of Ryan Graham

Left to right, Ryan Chettle, Amy Graham and Shellie Chettle.

Left to right, Ryan Chettle, Amy Graham and Shellie Chettle. - Credit: Archant

A woman has been left speechless by the amount of money raised in memory of her husband.

Amy Graham’s husband Ryan, 32, died in August after a six-month battle with stomach cancer just months after the couple were married.

Mr Graham was diagnosed with the disease in February and learned it was terminal just two months later.

One of his last wishes was to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice after he was cared for there on two occasions.

Mother-of-two Mrs Graham, of Park Road, Needham Market, said: “I can’t describe how I feel with how much we have raised. It is beyond my expectations.”

With the help of her sister, Hannah Ersoy, 31, she organised a Christmas fair at Christchurch Hall in Needham Market on Saturday. “I thought we might raise about £500 but we made £822.34 which is just amazing,” she added. “It now brings our total to more than £4,000 in just nine weeks.”

As part of the fair, Mrs Graham’s children Shellie, 11, and eight-year-old Ryan Chettle, ran a stall selling their old toys in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.

Mrs Graham, 29, said: “I think Ryan would be shocked at how much we have raised but he knows how determined I am and if I want to do something, I’ll do it properly.

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“I’m sure he is looking down on us and is really proud of what we have achieved.”

Donations can be made to St Elizabeth Hospice