All for brave Sam’s family

Back row, from left, Rebecca Blade, Julie Simey, Sarah Stone, Lisa Jones, Kimberley Garrett and Tracy Coll, front, Shirley Ramsbottom and Maxine Garrett. Ready for the challenge
Back row, from left, Rebecca Blade, Julie Simey, Sarah Stone, Lisa Jones, Kimberley Garrett and Tracy Coll, front, Shirley Ramsbottom and Maxine Garrett. Ready for the challenge

Around 20 pals from Fleetwood took on an assault course with a difference to raise more than £2,000 for the family of a tragic mum.

Brave Fleetwood woman Sam Frith died after battling breast cancer for two years.

Sam Frith, of Fleetwood.

Sam Frith, of Fleetwood.

Sam, who was aged just 32 and lived on Forshaw Close, left behind four young children and her heartbroken husband, Anthony, when she died on March 13.

To support the family a group of pals, including Sam’s sister Lisa Jones and fitness instructor Maxine Garrett, took part in the sponsored six kilometre-long Muddy Manics event at Burrs Park in Bury on Sunday.

Maxine, 37, of Broadway, said: “We were determined to reach our target of £1,500 but amazingly we beat it and raised £2,200.

“All that money will now go to Anthony and the children and hopefully they can all go on a lovely holiday.

“It has been a terrible time for the family, with the children losing their mum and Anthony losing his wife.”

Maxine added: “The Muddy Manics was a great challenge – there was a river to cross, ropes to climb and at one stage we had to jump about on space hoppers. Then we had to do the course a second time!

“Now we want to do it again next year and help another family.”

Sam left behind Dalton, two, Holly-May, nine, Phoebe-Lea, seven and 11-year-old Billie-Jo. Since she died her parents – Sharon and Peter - family and friends have rallied round to help.