Carole’s coronavirus pledge
At 75 years old, Carole Ashmore MBE is not ready to give up on the charities that she loves and has worked tirelessly to raise money for. Following the death of her friend from COVID-19, Bristol-based Carole is pledging to help the NHS, which is just one of the causes she has been voluntarily fundraising for, for over 50 years. Carole writes that she is inspired by the fantastic work of the NHS staff, who were by her friend’s side when her family couldn’t be because of the restrictions caused by the pandemic.
The money raised will be going to the Southmead Hospital Charity, in order to support the NHS staff and front line workers risking their lives during the pandemic.
Carole wrote: “At 75 years old and after almost 50 years of voluntary fundraising, I will never give up raising money for charities close to my heart. Thank you to our wonderful NHS, all those who work within the NHS, on the front line risking their lives to keep us safe.”
Carole was awarded her MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday honours in 2013 for her charity work in Bristol.
The link to Carole’s fundraising page can be accessed here: https://coronavirus.everydayhero.com/uk/carole-ashmore-mbe-thank-you-to-our-nhs