Starry night for brave Tracey

Tony Cartwright and his wife Cynthia, right, and his sister Tracy Browne, centre.

Tony Cartwright and his wife Cynthia, right, and his sister Tracy Browne, centre.

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The stars will come out next year for a former Chorley woman who has lost her battle against cancer.

It was Tracey Brown’s dying wish that others like her receive dedicated hospice care and a special charity fund-raising weekend will help make her wish come true.

Tracey, who was born and bred in Chorley - she lived on Copthurst Lane, Whittle-le-Woods and attended Parklands High School - died, aged 47, in St Margaret’s Hospice, Taunton, on July 7.

Her brother Tony Cartwright, of Chorley, a prolific fund-raiser over the years, is organising the event next May 18-19, in Somerset, bringing together stars of showbiz, including soap actors and former footballers.

Tracey, who moved to Somerset 28 years ago, was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago. Two celebrity football teams will compete down there. Tony says the weekend will raise thousands of pounds.

“We need to get £10,000 minimum,” he said. Tracey, who leaves a husband Melvin, a daughter Sarah, 23, and two sons Sam, 19 and Jack, 13.

For details, contact Tony on 01253 276032 or 07941410154.